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Nelson Mandela Biography (Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela): South African President and Human Rights Activist
Famous for : being imprisoned for 27 years because of his support for an anti-apartheid South Africa and being leader of the African National Congress. Mandela was the president of South Africa from 1994 through to 1999 and is an influential world speaker on human rights issues. Mandela received the Nobel Peace prize in 1993, sharing it with Frederik Willem de Klerk.
Mandela details : Born - July 18, 1918 South Africa / Lives - South Africa
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Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
Nelson Mandela - Forgiveness - Enemy - Hate

Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front.
Nelson Mandela - Leadership - Management

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.
Nelson Mandela - Passion - Encouragement - Motivational

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
Nelson Mandela - Good - Knowledge

Only free men can negotiate; prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated.
Nelson Mandela - Freedom - Negotiation - Deals

Friends, Comrades and fellow South Africans. I greet you all in the name of peace, democracy and freedom for all. I stand here before you not as a prophet but as a humble servant of you, the people. Your tireless and heroic sacrifices have made it possible for me to be here today. I therefore place the remaining years of my life in your hands.
Nelson Mandela - Freedom - Peace -
Democracy - Commitment - Inspirational

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.
Nelson Mandela -
Challenges - Inspirational - Learning - Courage - Fear - Brave

A man who takes away another man's freedom is a prisoner of hatred, he is locked behind the bars of prejudice and narrow-mindedness. I am not truly free if I am taking away someone else's freedom, just as surely as I am not free when my freedom is taken from me. The oppressed and the oppressor alike are robbed of their humanity.
Nelson Mandela - Freedom - Compassion

I really wanted to retire and rest and spend more time with my children, my grandchildren and of course with my wife. But the problems are such that for anybody with a conscience who can use whatever influence he may have to try to bring about peace, it's difficult to say no.
Nelson Mandela - Peace - Compassion - Retirement
- Children - Family - Problems - Influential

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Nelson Mandela - Inspirational - Great - Challenges - Determination

No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.
Nelson Mandela - Learning - Compassion - Love - Religion

Democracy is based on the majority principle. This is especially true in a country such as ours where the vast majority have been systematically denied their rights. At the same time, democracy also requires that the rights of political and other minorities be safeguarded.
Nelson Mandela - Peace - Democracy - Love - Human Rights - Politics

Let it never be said by future generations that indifference, cynicism or selfishness made us fail to live up to the ideals of humanism which the Nobel Peace Prize encapsulates. Let the strivings of us all, prove Martin Luther King Jr. to have been correct, when he said that humanity can no longer be tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war.
Nelson Mandela - Peace - Inspirational - Human Rights - Selfish - Failure - Ideals
- War - Cynical

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