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The life of Nelson Mandela: Images and Quotes

Yesterday, Nelson Mandela’s body was laid to rest. I blogged about the death of Nelson Mandela, but I want to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela in images and his most  popular quotes.


“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. 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.”

“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.”


“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”


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


Nelson Mandela won the nobel peace prize in 1993.

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

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


“We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.”

“If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.”

“Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.”



“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”


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

“If I had my time over I would do the same again. So would any man who dares call himself a man.”

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