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Here are 11 of Nelson Mandela’s most inspirational quotes

The words of wisdom Nelson Mandela spoke throughout his life form part of his enduring legacy. Image: REUTERS/ Juda Ngwenya

Kate Whiting

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Nelson Mandela with World Economic Forum Founder and Executive Chairman Professor Klaus Schwab in Davos, 1992.
Mandela joins World Economic Forum Founder Klaus Schwab in Davos in 1992. Image: World Economic Forum
President Nelson Mandela addresses a rally in this township near Pretoria, June 25.
Nelson Mandela addresses a rally in June 1995. Image: Juda Ngwenya/Reuters

A supporter holds a placard with the face of the late Nelson Mandela during a rally in South Africa
A supporter holds a Mandela placard during an ANC rally in May 2019. Image: REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

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