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



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