Nelson Mandela: The 10 Best Quotes from his Historic Life



Nelson Mandela will be remembered as one of the most inspiring men in human history, and in honor of him, VISTAj collects 10 of the greatest quotes throughout his historic life.

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

9: “I like friends who have independent minds because they tend to make you see problems from all angles.”

8: “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.”

7: “There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”

6: “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

5: “There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.”

4: “Lead from the back — and let others believe they are in front.”

3: “Difficulties break some men but make others. No axe is sharp enough to cut the soul of a sinner who keeps on trying, one armed with the hope that he will rise even in the end.”

2: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

1: “If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.”

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