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10 Things Nelson Mandela Taught Us

Nelson Mandela has been an inspiration to everyone with his wise actions and words. Here's a list of some of the best things he taught us through his quotes to help us live better lives.

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

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

Take it from this revolutionary who was South Africa's first black chief executive, and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election was he says everything is possible if you do it.

2

"Choose love over hatred."

"Choose love over hatred."

"No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin,or because of his background or his religion. People must learn to hate and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught how to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than it's opposite." Nelson Mandela and his government focused majorly on dismantling the legacy of apartheid through tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation.

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

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

Hailing from Thembu royal family ,Mandela himself attended Fort Hare University and the University of Witwatersrand, where he studied law and fought against racism which made him get involved in anti-colonial politics.

4

"A winner is a dreamer who never gives up."

"A winner is a dreamer who never gives up."

After all, it is the dreamers who can think of the unimaginable and accomplish the impossible.

5

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

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
6

"May your choices reflect hopes, not fears."

"May your choices reflect hopes, not fears."

Your choices are what define you. Let it be optimistic and full of faith.

7

"Freedom for everyone"

"Freedom for everyone"

Mandela said, "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."

8

"Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure."

"Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure."

We all have potential to do the most unimaginable things, we just need to realize it and tap into it.

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"Sometimes, it falls upon a generation to be great. You can be that great generation"

"Sometimes, it falls upon a generation to be great. You can be that great generation"

Nelson Mandela firmly believed that the youth collectively could accomplish anything by standing up against various issues together.