South African leader Nelson Mandela was a global inspiration and a testament to the great advancements that can be made through persistence and peaceful protest. By dismantling apartheid and tackling institutionalized racism, poverty and inequality, Mandela truly changed the world – as documented in this moving digital tribute. To mark his passing on December 5 at age 95, we take inspiration from some of his most powerful quotes.
1. ON EDUCATION
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
2. ON TIME
We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.
3. ON MOTIVATION
It always seems impossible until it’s done.
4. ON FREEDOM
Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.
5. ON VIRTUES
A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
6. ON COMMUNICATION
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
7. ON MONEY
Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.