If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.[Are you listening to this, leaders of the United States government??? You could learn a lot and profit much from Nelson Mandela's wisdom!]
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
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.
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 your leadership.
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.
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.
Thank you for the sacrifices you made Nelson Mandela. You will be remembered.
Our prayers at J.S. Brooks Presents go out to all who mourn this great loss. We stand by you in your grief.
For more inspiring quotes from Nelson Mandela, see: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/n/nelson_mandela.html
If you want to hear from a world leader who was influenced directly by Nelson Mandela, follow this link and hear what President Barack Obama had to say about him and his life: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/12/05/man-who-took-history-his-hands-and-bent-arc-moral-universe-toward-justice?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=email268-graphic&utm_campaign=mandela