Mooie Nelson Mandela citaten (leuke Nelson Mandela quotes). Nelson Mandela was een Zuid-Afrikaanse anti-apartheidsstrijder en politicus. Nelson Mandela heeft vele jaren van zijn leven gevangen gezeten voor hij uiteindelijk president werd van Zuid-Afrika. Ook won hij de Nobelprijs voor de vrede. Nelson Mandela is onlangs overleden en werd maar liefst 95 jaar oud.
A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
A Nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but it’s lowest ones.
A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
Appearances matter and remember to smile.
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.
As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
Courage is not the absence of fear it’s inspiring others to move beyond it.
Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
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.
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.
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
I am not an optimist, but a great believer of hope.
I am the captain of my soul.
I could not imagine that the future I was walking toward could compare in any way to the past that I was leaving behind.
I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.
I have never cared very much for personal prizes. A person does not become a freedom fighter in the hope of winning awards.
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.
In my country we go to prison first and then become President.
It always seems impossible until it’s done.
It is not where you start but how high you aim that matters for success.
It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones.
It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.
Keep your friends close and your rivals even closer.
Know your enemy and learn about his favorite sport.
Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front.
Lead from the front but don t leave your base behind.
Live life as though nobody is watching, and express yourself as though everyone is listening.
No single person can liberate a country. You can only liberate a country if you act as a collective.
Nothing is black or white.
Once a person is determined to help themselves, there is nothing that can stop them.
One cannot be prepared for something while secretly believing it will not happen.
One of the things I learned when I was negotiating was that until I changed myself, I could not change others.
Only free men can negotiate, prisoners can’t enter in contracts.
Peace is the greatest weapon for development that any person can have.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great, you can be that generation.
The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
The brave man is not the one who has no fears, he is the one who triumphs over his fears.
There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.
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.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?
We know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians.
We must use time creatively, and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.
When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat.
Where you stand depends on where you sit.
You will achieve more in this world through acts of mercy than you will through acts of retribution.
Your playing small does not serve the world. Who are you not to be great?