Human Rights

Here are 11 of Nelson Mandela’s most inspirational quotes

South African President Nelson Mandela greets supporters during a celebration of the 84th birthday of his ruling African National Congress (ANC) January 8.

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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