There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for

“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.”

~Nelson Mandela
One cannot be prepared for something while secretly believing it will not happen.

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

~Nelson Mandela

“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.”

~Nelson Mandela

“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.”

~Nelson Mandela

“The very right to be human is denied every day to hundreds of millions of people as a result of poverty.”

~Nelson Mandela

“Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice.”

~Nelson Mandela

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

~Nelson Mandela

“Poverty is not an accident. Like slavery and apartheid, it is man-made and can be removed by the actions of human beings.”

~Nelson Mandela

“Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great, you can be that generation.”

~Nelson Mandela

“There are affairs in life where third parties, no matter who they are, should not be let in at all.”

~Nelson Mandela

“A Nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but it's lowest ones.”

~Nelson Mandela

“A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.”

~Nelson Mandela

“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.”

~Nelson Mandela

“An educated, enlightened and informed population is one of the surest ways of promoting the health of a democracy.”

~Nelson Mandela

“No one is born hating another person because of the color 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.”

~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