Mooie Nelson Mandela Citaten, Quotes en Uitspraken

17 dec 2018

Mooie Nelson Mandela Citaten (Leuke Nelson Mandela Quotes)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?


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