Citations de Nelson Mandela

“Prison itself is a tremendous education in the need for patience and perseverance. It is above all a test of one’s commitment.” 

~ 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 no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.”

NELSON MANDELA

“We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.”

NELSON MANDELA

“I was made, by the law, a criminal, not because of what I had done, but because of what I stood for, because of what I thought, because of my conscience.”

~ NELSON MANDELA

“I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended.”

~ NELSON MANDELA

“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

“I hate race discrimination most intensely and in all its manifestations. I have fought it all during my life; I fight it now, and will do so until the end of my days.”    

NELSON MANDELA

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

~ NELSON MANDELA

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

 ~ NELSON MANDELA

“During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”

~ NELSON MANDELA

“I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.”

~ NELSON MANDELA

“Man’s goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished.”

~ NELSON MANDELA