As the world celebrates the life of Nelson Mandela, Demoiselle 2 Femme, NFP would like to honor his legacy by sharing a few of his most inspiring quotes. His words are a symbol and true representation of the wisdom, integrity, and fearlessness he possessed while fulfilling his life’s purpose. May we all be reminded and charged to be the change we seek to see in the world.

Read 10 of Nelson Mandela’s Inspiring Quotes:

Mandela1.) “Education is the most powerful weapon in which you can use to change the world.”

2.) “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.”

3.) “It always seems impossible until its done.”

4.) “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.”

5.) “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.”

6.) “We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.”

7.) “There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”

8.) “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.”

9.) “If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.”

10.) “A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”