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“I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There wer...

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The wisdom of Nelson Mandela: quotes from the most inspiring leader of the 20th century

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“A leader. . .is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.”

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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...

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“It can be said that there are four basic and primary things that the mass of people in a society wish for: to live in a safe environment, to be able to work and provide for themselves, to have acc...

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“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.”

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“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...

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“I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that ther...

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“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”

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“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

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“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.”

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“If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.”

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“While poverty persists, there is no true freedom.” 

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“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”

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“It is never my custom to use words lightly. If twenty-seven years in prison have done anything to us, it was to use the silence of solitude to make us understand how precious words are and how rea...

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“There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.”

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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

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