Today the world says goodbye to Nelson Mandela. He once said that “When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace.” May he rest in peace.
The man who spent 27 years in prison for opposing apartheid before becoming the President of South Africa inspired millions around the world. Here are 13 inspiring quotes that remind us of his spirit.
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies. –Nelson Mandela
It’s not where you start but how high you aim that matters for success. –Nelson Mandela
Lead from the back, and let others believe they are in front. –Nelson Mandela
Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world. –Nelson Mandela
For to be free is…to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. –Nelson Mandela
Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again. –Nelson Mandela
After climbing a great hill, one finds that there are many more hills to climb. –Nelson Mandela
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.