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The Impossible – Nelson Mandela

It always seems impossible until it’s done.


Peace with your Enemy – Nelson Mandela

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

Courage and Fear – Nelson Mandela

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.

Bitterness and Hatred – Nelson Mandela

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.

Do not judge me by my successes – Nelson Mandela

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

The Freedom of Others – Nelson Mandela

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.

Long Walk to Freedom – Nelson Mandela

I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter ; I have made mis-steps along the way ; But I have discovered the secret that, after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can only rest for a moment, for with freedom comes great responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not ended.

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