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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.


Nelson Mandela

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NELSON MANDELA
When I think about the past, the types of things they did, I feel angry, but then again that is my f...
NELSON MANDELA
The power of imagination created the illusion that my vision went much farther than the naked eye co...
NELSON MANDELA
True reconciliation does not consist in merely forgetting the past.
NELSON MANDELA
Where is your bat? ... You're a handsome young chap you know.
NELSON MANDELA
Without language, one cannot talk to people and understand them; one cannot share their hopes and as...
NELSON MANDELA
Lead from the front — but don t leave your base behind.
NELSON MANDELA
When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an ou...
NELSON MANDELA
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
NELSON MANDELA
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
NELSON MANDELA
I dream of the realization of the unity of Africa, whereby its leaders combine in their efforts to s...
NELSON MANDELA
I hate racial discrimination most intensely and all its manifestations. I have fought all my life; I...
NELSON MANDELA
How can I be expected to believe that this same racial discrimination which has been the cause of so...
NELSON MANDELA
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhanc...
NELSON MANDELA
I realized quickly what Mandela and Tambo meant to ordinary Africans. It was a place where they coul...
NELSON MANDELA
I am confident that nobody... will accuse me of selfishness if I ask to spend time, while I am still...
NELSON MANDELA
I stand here before you not as a prophet, but as a humble servant of you, the people.
NELSON MANDELA
Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will.
NELSON MANDELA
There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its childr...
NELSON MANDELA
If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your pa...
NELSON MANDELA
I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.
NELSON MANDELA
There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of th...
NELSON MANDELA
Where globalization means, as it so often does, that the rich and powerful now have new means to fur...
NELSON MANDELA
If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United State...
NELSON MANDELA
I can't pretend that I'm brave and that I can beat the whole world.
NELSON MANDELA
We can't afford to be killing one another.
NELSON MANDELA
I was called a terrorist yesterday, but when I came out of jail, many people embraced me, including ...
NELSON MANDELA
Our single most important challenge is therefore to help establish a social order in which the freed...
NELSON MANDELA
There are many people in South Africa who are rich and who can share those riches with those not so ...
NELSON MANDELA
No country can really develop unless its citizens are educated.
NELSON MANDELA
We pledge ourselves to liberate all our people from the continuing bondage of poverty, deprivation, ...
NELSON MANDELA
I cannot conceive of Israel withdrawing if Arab states do not recognize Israel, within secure border...
NELSON MANDELA
Before I went to jail, I was active in politics as a member of South Africa's leading organizati...
NELSON MANDELA
Our human compassion binds us the one to the other - not in pity or patronizingly, but as human bein...
NELSON MANDELA
As an attorney, I could be rather flamboyant in court. I did not act as though I were a black man in...
NELSON MANDELA
There are many people who feel that it is useless and futile to continue talking about peace and non...
NELSON MANDELA
The education I received was a British education, in which British ideas, British culture, British i...
NELSON MANDELA
A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the othe...
NELSON MANDELA
Then we'd get behind them and drive them up a valley. Then we'd stab a pig, it would cry, and then w...
NELSON MANDELA
That was one of the things that worried me - to be raised to the position of a semi-god - because th...
NELSON MANDELA