Wednesday, December 11, 2013

7 Inspiring Nelson Mandela Quotes

We all know Nelson Mandela as a freedom fighter, prisoner and the first president to be elected under the new constitution. On 5th December around 8:50 Mandela died because of lung infection at his home in Houghton, Johannesburg. He was 95 years of age; his death was announced by President Jacob Zuma. His funeral is expected to take place at the Union Buildings and his body will be buried at his native village Qunu. 

Nelson Mandela fought for racism, poverty and inequality, and fostering racial reconciliation and that inspired many people around the world. His journey of life had many ups and downs, from being a freedom fighter to prisoner and from the "The Black Pimpernel" to Mr. President.

Here are 7 most inspiring Nelson Mandela Quotes:

1. Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

2. It always seems impossible until it's done.

3. Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.

4. I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.

5. Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.

6. I am the captain of my soul.

7. Where you stand depends on where you sit.

Rest in Peace, Mr. Mandela. You will be missed by everyone.” 


  1. That is good collection. One can look up to this for some positive thoughts.

    1. Thanks Indrani :)
      He was indeed a very positive person.

  2. Love all the quotes by Nelson Mandela. I want to add one-

    “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”

    1. Totally agree with you Bharati !
      Thanks :)

  3. They are not just words, real gems! Thanks for this awesome post!

    1. I am glad you liked it, Sindhu :)
      Keep visiting.

  4. i wonder why a country like zimbabwe never got such a leader.. why those people continue to suffer

  5. You are great anthologist. I think these top 10 quotes are great. Thanks for sharing!!