5 Inspiring Quotes From Nelson Mandela


Nelson Mandela, one of the greatest hero the world has ever seen. A man who dedicated his life to the people of Africa fighting for their rights. A Nobel Peace Prize winner has thought the entire world to respect mankind by his deeds and not by his color. Today is his birthday. The man has left so much behind for us to learn from his life. Here we come with his 5 inspiring quotes.

Quote 1:

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

No man has ever attained success without failure. If you asked them whether falling down helped I am sure most of them say that’s the thing which made them work harder and enhanced their craving to reach their goal. Every time they failed they learned something better out of it. So I guess failure isn’t that bad. I know waking up from failure is one hard thing but how wonderful it would be if we can transform that to the one best thing ever happened to us to rise. Rise beyond our expectations.

Quote 2:

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.

Every great man was afraid of one or the other thing. The intensity might have been different but there is no man in this world that fears nothing. Do you think all the brave men we see today were fearless from birth? No! They have battled against their fears to reach the braveness that they have today.

Quote 3:

I am the master of my fate and the captain of my destiny.

You are the creator of your destiny.” My mom said. I cried “You don’t know fate is never with me, it’s evil!” But was it evil? NO! It wasn’t but I was relieved to have put the blame on it to sympathize myself. Certain incidents happen, you cannot stop it but you can decide to choose the thoughts and act accordingly creates your own fate and destiny.

Quote 4:

It always seems impossible until it’s done.

“Oh! It’s impossible!” How often did you say it and realized it actually isn’t. We tend to attach words with prefixes and try to avoid it without even trying. It’s the little hope that takes you ahead of two letters to see the possible

Quote 5:

There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.

Why would you want to fit in if you were made to stand out? Don’t you think sometimes you underestimate yourselves for the things you can do and when you realize you have the capability wouldn’t you be amazed? We experience our growth, we realize our potential but we somehow tend to stop it. Factors might be fear, laziness, insecurities and uncertainties.  We all have abilities that surprise us , a little push and you will see how much more you have in you.

More about him could be found in the books

Long Walk To Freedom – Autobiography

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8 Responses to "5 Inspiring Quotes From Nelson Mandela"

  1. #5 is my favorite. You actually end up underestimating yourself most of the time…till the time situations throw you in a place where you have no option but to perform…and that’s when you surprise yourself.
    All his quotes here are indeed inspiring 🙂

    1. Thank you Vinodini :). It was very inspiring for us to go through his list of quotes.. Quite an extraordinary man. Next on the list is going through his autobiography.. That ought to give us a lot more interesting things to write about 🙂

    1. Thank you Alok. Glad that you liked the post. Nelson Mandela has always been a very influential person. And to share a post like this on his Bday was a great start for the day for us as well 🙂


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