Nelson Mandela Quotes

   

Quotes on Positive Thinking

“One cannot be prepared for something while secretly believing it will not happen.”

- Nelson Mandela

“I am not an optimist, but a great believer of hope.”

- Nelson Mandela

“I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.”

- Nelson Mandela (from Long Walk to Freedom)

“Appearances matter…remember to smile.”

- Nelson Mandela

“Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”

- Nelson Mandela

“Your victory has demonstrated that no person anywhere in the world should not dare to dream of wanting to change the world for a better place.”

- Nelson Mandela (letter to President Barack Obama)

“There are few misfortunes in this world that you cannot turn into a personal triumph if you have the iron will and the necessary skill.”

- Nelson Mandela

“A winner is a dreamer who never gives up”

- Nelson Mandela

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

- Nelson Mandela

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

- Nelson Mandela

“Love comes more naturally to the human heart than the opposite.”

- Nelson Mandela

“Once a person is determined to help themselves, there is nothing that can stop them.”

- Nelson Mandela


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