Nelson Mandela

July 17, 1918 – December 4, 2013
South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation.
Nelson Mandela

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Education is the most powerful weapon which you can

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Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
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Nelson Mandela

July 17, 1918 – December 4, 2013
South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation.

When a man is denied the right

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When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
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Nelson Mandela

July 17, 1918 – December 4, 2013
South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation.

It always seems impossible until it's done

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It always seems impossible until it's done.
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Nelson Mandela

July 17, 1918 – December 4, 2013
South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation.

Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies

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Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
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Nelson Mandela

July 17, 1918 – December 4, 2013
South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation.

For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains

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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.
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Nelson Mandela

July 17, 1918 – December 4, 2013
South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation.

There is nothing like returning to a place

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

July 17, 1918 – December 4, 2013
South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation.

Do not judge me by my successes

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

July 17, 1918 – December 4, 2013
South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation.

There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a

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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.
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Nelson Mandela

July 17, 1918 – December 4, 2013
South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation.

I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint

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I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
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Nelson Mandela

July 17, 1918 – December 4, 2013
South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation.

If you talk to a man in a language he understands

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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.
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Nelson Mandela

July 17, 1918 – December 4, 2013
South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation.
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