Home » Breaking News » 3 Years On: Remembering Nelson Mandela, the Man who Demolished the Wall of Hate
Nelson Mandela demolished the wall of hate with love (Photo: ABC news)

3 Years On: Remembering Nelson Mandela, the Man who Demolished the Wall of Hate

Yesterday, December 5, marked the 3 years anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s death. Having spent 27 of his 95 years in prison for what he believed in- the abolition of apartheid system and equality for all men, white and black alike- the great Madiba finally died on December 5, 2013 after a prolonged respiratory infection.

Nelson Mandela was released from prison on February 11, 1990 and went on to become the first black president of South Africa on May 10, 1994 stepping down in 1999 after one term in office thereby fulfilling his promise.  The life of Mandela has inspired hundreds of millions of people all over the world. And so we have put together a few of his quotes to inspire you.

“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 always seems impossible until it’s done.”
“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”
“After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.”
“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”
“There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.”
“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
“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.”
“If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.”
“Difficulties break some men but make others. No axe is sharp enough to cut the soul of a sinner who keeps on trying, one armed with the hope that he will rise even in the end.”
“Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.”
“When people are determined they can overcome anything.”
“Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”