It always seems impossible until it's done. 10 inspirational quotes by Nelson Mandela.

As the world celebrates what would have been the formidable South African president's 100th birthday, we take a look back at some of his most inspirational and motivational quotes. Powerful words by remarkable man. 

nelson mandela inspirational quotes

1. " Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

2. '' After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. "

3. " There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered. "

4. " 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. "

5. "Action without vision is only passing time, vision without action is merely day dreaming, but vision with action can change the world." 

6. "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." 

7. "Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated and passionate about what they do." 

8. "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." 

9. " Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace. "

10. " It always seems impossible until it's done. "

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