Favorite Quotations Nelson Mandela Mandela: Son of Africa

"One of the strongest weapons is dialogue.." ~ Nelson Mandela

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We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. As we let our own Light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. ~ 1994 INAUGURAL ADDRESS

I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society. If needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die for.

I left prison more informed that when I went in. And the more informed you are, the less arrogant and aggressive you are.

I will use the rest of my life to help the poor overcome the problems confronting them--poverty is the greatest challenge facing humanity.

That is why I build schools; I want to free people from poverty and illiteracy.

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

The wounds that cannot be seen are more painful than those that can be treated by a doctor.

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

Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.

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.

We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? ~ 1994 INAUGURAL ADDRESS

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