Remembering Mandela – Inspirational Photos & Quotes

In light of the passing of the greatest Statesman that ever lived, we join the world in remembering Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela through a series of inspirational photos and quotes from Madiba.

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”

“It is so easy to break down and destroy. Heroes are those who make peace and build.”

“A democracy is an order of social equality and non-discrimination. Our compatriots who are disabled challenge us in a very special way to manifest in real life those values of democracy”

“Young people must take it upon themselves to ensure that they receive the highest education possible.”

“For every woman and girl violently attacked, we reduce our humanity. For every woman forced into unprotected sex because men demand this, we destroy dignity and pride. Every woman who has to sell her life for sex we condemn to a lifetime in prison. For every moment we remain silent, we conspire against our women. For every woman infected by HIV, we destroy a generation.”

“Honour belongs to those who never forsake the truth even when things seem dark and grim.”

“I cherish my own freedom dearly, but I care even more for your freedom.”

“There can be no greater cause in the world today than the quest for peace.”

“I Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, do hereby swear to be faithful to the Republic of South Africa.”

“No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”

“During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”

“When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity.”

“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.”

“Don’t call me, I’ll call you”

Madiba – 18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013



Our Readers Comments

  1. We are all touched by your humanitarian,we hope tour legacy will live on!

  2. Nelson Rolihlahla Ah Dalibhunga Mandela, Madiba, Ngqolomsila, Yem-yem, Sopitsho, my black president, father of the nation, qhawe lamaqhawe, there is no one like you, a true hero, definition of excellence and honour. We have such great honour to be called the Mandela Generation, you lived, loved, sacrificed your life for our freedom, no words can describe you, we should all make a promise to do our best to finish the good work that you started…you did your bit and now its up to us to do the rest. Lala ngoxolo Tata Madiba, God was indeed in a happy mood when he created you with yur parents. You remain in our hearts always. May you soul Rest in peace Tata.

  3. You’ll always be remembered for all u did to de nation,ur smile,passion and above all ur LOVE to kids.HAMBA KAHLE TATA

  4. Madiba was a very special person to all the people of the world. The memorial service is a testimony to that. He was a God-given leader of the world. May we take pride in his wisdom and live his legacy. He was true leadr par excellence. He will be remembered forever by all who cherishes his vision of a free society

  5. Great summary-wonderful memories!

  6. What an Awesome person, he was a born leader, he had a special way with people. He did a wonderful job leading the nation. He now has earned his rest. God Bless his soul. R I P MADIBA.

  7. Madiba I will miss u so much. Thanks for everything U have done. May God hold U in the palm of His hand always 🙂 “Honour belongs to those who never forsake the truth even when things seem dark and grim.” – Madiba

  8. Madiba, Tata, Nelson, President, doctor,Mandela as he known to the world was indeed the most awesome man in the world. Yes some will talk about things that sent him to prison but those same ppl do not know what its like be oppressed.To to have had not a vote in the country of 1s birth, to be imprisoned when you open your mouth against those who opressed you, to not be able shit on same toilet as those with lighter skins, to do hard labour with barely pay as if they did you a favour. Mr Mandela did not just jump on band wagon but was well educated and went back into histories empowered himself with knowledge and that is the difference in his leadership. He will be honoured and remembered for the greatness of his being and freeing an oppressed majority which was treated as a minority in the past. Long walk to freedom a must read. R.I.P Tata of our nation

  9. Huzur içinde yat(R.I.P)

  10. Awesome Tribute to a Legend of Peace

  11. When I found out this morning about his passing, my heart felt so heavy. A day of mourning for the loss of this great man. Having spent some time reading tributes to Madiba has reminded me how much he did for us. May your soul rest in peace Tata. God Bless.

  12. Absolutely stunning a true leader and we can learn alot from this man,You will be truly missed by everyone around the world.xx

  13. Tata you are missed….thank you for being faithful to RSA…your legend will live on… may those that lead where you lead remember what your struggle was all about.

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