Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African politician and activist. On April 27, 1994, he was made the first President of South Africa elected in a fully represented democratic election. Mandela was also the first black President of his country, South Africa. Mandela was born in Mvezo, South Africa to a Thembu royal family. His government focused on throwing out the legacy of apartheid by ending racism, poverty, inequality, and on improving racial understanding in South Africa. Politically a believer in socialism, he served as the President of the African National Congress (ANC) from 1991 to 1997 and adopted new Constitution of South African in 1996 that prohibits all discrimination, based on language, religion, handicap and sexual orientation, not only on racism. Internationally, Mandela was the Secretary General of the Non-Aligned Movement from 1998 to 1999. Mandela received more than 250 honors, including the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize, the US Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Soviet Order of Lenin. He is often referred to by his Xhosa clan name, Madiba, or as Tata (“Father”). Mandela was described as a hero, and his actions gave thousands of people hope. Mandela was sick for several years during his retirement. He was hospitalized in late summer of 2013 from a continuous lung infection. Mandela died on 5 December 2013 in Houghton Estate, Johannesburg from a respiratory tract infection. He was 95 years old. We bring you the compilation of the best Nelson Mandela Quotes, hope you like it.
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Only free men can negotiate; prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated.— Nelson Mandela
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying. — Nelson Mandela
Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is manmade and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings.— Nelson Mandela
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.— Nelson Mandela
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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.— Nelson Mandela
Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great. You can be that great generation.— Nelson Mandela
If the United States of America or Britain is having elections, they don’t ask for observers from Africa or from Asia. But when we have elections, they want observers— 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. — Nelson Mandela
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.— Nelson Mandela
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