Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born on the 18th of July, 1918, in Mvezo in
the Umtata district, capital of the Transkei, on the Eastern Cape of South
Published books by Nelson Mandela include "Forging a Democratic, Nonracial
South Africa", "Long Walk to Freedom. The Autobiography of Nelson
Mandela", and "The Struggle Is My Life."
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Quotes by Nelson Mandela
- 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.
- After climbing
a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
- It always seems
impossible until its done.
- Man's goodness
is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished.
- We owe our children,
the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence
- Great peacemakers
are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility.
- We must use time
wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.
- But we know too
well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians.
- The value of our
shared reward will and must be measured by the joyful peace which will
triumph, because the common humanity that bonds both black and white
into one human race, will have said to each one of us that we shall
all live like the children of paradise.
- Democracy is based
on the majority principle. This is especially true in a country such
as ours where the vast majority have been systematically denied their
- We must therefore
act together as a united people, for national reconciliation, for nation
building, for the birth of a new world.
- 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.
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