Nelson Mandela was a South African civil rights activist, politician, and philanthropist who served as the country’s first black president from 1994 to 1999. After being involved in the anti-apartheid movement in his twenties, Mandela joined the African National Congress in 1942. For 20 years, he led a peaceful, nonviolent disobedience movement against the South African government and its apartheid practices. Mandela was a firm believer in the power of empathy, sincerity, and discourse to heal even the most difficult wounds. His fortitude in the face of his old captors garnered him appreciation from South Africans and individuals around the world and facilitated his country’s democratic transition. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 for his tireless efforts to promote racial peace and reconciliation.

1. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

2. “Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” – Nelson Mandela

3. “There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” – Nelson Mandela

4. “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.” – Nelson Mandela

5. “For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others” – Nelson Mandela

6. “There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.” – Nelson Mandela

7. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

8. “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” – Nelson Mandela

9. “Sometimes, it falls upon a generation to be great. You can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom.” – Nelson Mandela

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