24 Mandela Quotes for 2014
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? We ask ourselves, who are you not to be? You are a child of god. Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightening about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in all of us.
And as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
If you have an objective in life, then you want to concentrate on that and not engage in infighting with your enemies.
Let us prove Martin Luther King, Jr. correct when he said that humanity can no longer be tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war.
Prison not only robs you of your freedom, it attempts to take away your identity.
I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination.
There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow again and again before we reach the mountain tops of our desires.
Death is something inevitable. When a man [sic] has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for eternity.
Difficulties break some men but make others. No axe is sharp enough to cut the soul of a sinner who keeps on trying, one armed with hope that he will rise even in the end.
Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of there people.
A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of.
I like friends who have independent minds because they tend to make you see problems from all angles.
Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
I have learned that courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man [sic] is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and embraces the freedom of others.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
Lead from the back- and let others believe they are in front.
Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by the number of times I fell down and got back up again.
I hate race discrimination most intensely and in all its manifestations. I have fought it all during my life; I fight it now, and will do so until the end of my days.
A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
It always seems impossible until it’s done.