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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela - 18 July 1918 - 5th December 2013

Born: Mvezo, Transkei, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Residence: Qunu, Transkei & Houghton, Johannesburg, South Africa

Family:

  • Mother - Nosekeni Fanny Mandela
  • Father - Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa Mandela
  • Brothers - 3 Half Brothers
  • Sisters - 3 Full Sisters and Six Half Sisters
  • Wives - Evelyn, Winnie Madikizela and Graca Machel
  • Children - Makaziwe (2), Zindziswa, Makgatho, Zenani and Madiba

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A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special ~ Nelson Mandela
 
A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the other side must be closer, and thus emerge stronger. You don't have that idea when you are arrogant, superficial, and uninformed ~ Nelson Mandela
 
A leader is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind ~ Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom
 
A Nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but it's lowest ones ~ Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom

A winner is a dreamer who never gives up ~ Nelson Mandela
 
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb  ~ Nelson Mandela
 
Although Verwoerd thought Africans were lower than animals, his death did not yield us any pleasure. Political assassination is not something I or the ANC ever supported. It is a primitive way of contending with an opponent ~ Nelson Mandela
 
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others ~ Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom
 
Appearances matter — and remember to smile ~ Nelson Mandela
 
As I have said, the first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself. Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility ~ Nelson Mandela 



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As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in prison ~ Nelson Mandela

As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same ~ Nelson Mandela

Courage is not the absence of fear — it s inspiring others to move beyond it ~ Nelson Mandela
 
Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again ~ Nelson Mandela
 
Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had because they didn't have the talent or the strength or the endurance or the commitment? ~ Nelson Mandela
 
During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die ~ Nelson Mandela
 
Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world ~ Nelson Mandela
 
For a revolution is not just a question of pulling a trigger; its purpose is to create a fair just society ~ 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 ~ Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom
 
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



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Freedom is indivisible; the chains on any one of my people were the chains on all of them, the chains on all of my people were the chains on me ~ Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom

Having resentment against someone is like drinking poison and thinking it will kill your enemy ~ Nelson Mandela
 
I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one's head pointed toward the sun, one's feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death ~ Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom
 
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying ~ Nelson Mandela
 
I am not an optimist, but a great believer of hope ~ Nelson Mandela

I am the captain of my soul ~ Nelson Mandela
 
I am the master of my fate and the captain of my destiny ~ Nelson Mandela
 
I could not imagine that the future I was walking toward could compare in any way to the past that I was leaving behind ~ Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom
 
I detest racialism, because I regard it as a barbaric thing, whether it comes from a black man or a white man ~ Nelson Mandela
 
I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself ~ Nelson Mandela



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