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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (1918 – 2013) was a South African politician. He was the first President of Africa elected in a fully represented democratic election on 27 April 1994. Mandela was also the first black President of his country.

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


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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.


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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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After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.


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There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.


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There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children.


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In my country we go to prison first and then become President.


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I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.


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To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.


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I was not a messiah, but an ordinary man who had become a leader because of extraordinary circumstances.


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Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace.


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I stand here before you not as a prophet, but as a humble servant of you, the people.


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Give a child love, laughter and peace, not aids.


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I have retired, but if there's anything that would kill me it is to wake up in the morning not knowing what to do.


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If you are poor, you are not likely to live long.


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I can't pretend that I'm brave and that I can beat the whole world.


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There is no such thing as part freedom.


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Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will.


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


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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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A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.


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It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.


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It always seems impossible until its done.


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Forget the past.

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