De 20 mooiste quotes van Nelson Mandela

In de Bedrock-serie ‘De mooiste quotes van…’ delen we regelmatig inspirerende citaten van wijze mensen. Vandaag is het de beurt aan Nelson Mandela, de in 2013 overleden anti-apartheidsstrijder uit Zuid-Afrika. Voor zijn strijd voor gelijkheid kreeg hij niet alleen de Nobelprijs voor de Vrede, maar ook zo’n 250 andere onderscheidingen. O ja, en hij inspireerde er miljoenen mensen mee.

De mooiste quotes van Nelson Mandela

  1. “A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.”
  2. “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion.”
  3. “It is not where you start but how high you aim that matters for success.”
  4. “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.”
  5. “I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.”
  6. “May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.””
  7. “A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.”
  8. “When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat.”
  9. “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.”
  10. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
  11. “Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward.”
  12. “There is no such thing as part freedom.”
  13. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
  14. “As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”
  15. “I am the captain of my soul.”
  16. “Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”
  17. “One of the things I learned when I was negotiating was that until I changed myself, I could not change others.”
  18. “If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.”
  19. “To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.”
  20. “Live life as though nobody is watching, and express yourself as though everyone is listening.”

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