8 Inspirational Quotes From Nelson Mandela

With the passing of Nelson Mandela on December 5th, 2013, South Africa and the rest of the world lost an once-in-a-lifetime leader and human being. Here are eight inspirational quotes from IN THE WORDS OF NELSON MANDELA to take with you and to inspire.

1. On apartheid

“The universal struggle against apartheid was not an act of charity arising out of pity for our people, but an affirmation of our common humanity.”

2. On South Africans

“The onus is on us, through hard work, honesty and integrity, to reach for the stars”

3. On self-respect

“If you are in harmony with yourself, you may meet a lion without fear, because he respects anyone with self-confidence.”

4. On peace

“Peace and prosperity, tranquility and security are only possible if these are enjoyed by all without discrimination.”

5. On the future

“You are responsible for your own future, and with hard work you can accomplish anything and make your dreams come true.”

6. On determination

“As long as you have an iron will you can turn misfortune into advantage.”

7. On children

“Children are the most vulnerable citizens in any society and the greatest of our treasures.”

8. On his homeland

“In time, we must bestow on South Africa the greatest gift - a more humane society.”

9. More inspirational quotes can be found inside IN THE WORDS OF NELSON MANDELA edited by Jennifer Crwys-Williams

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