Nelson Mandela
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"Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela" was a South African Internal resistance to South African apartheid/anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and Philanthropy/philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was South Africa's first black chief executive, and the first elected in a universal suffrage/fully representative democratic election. Presidency of Nelson Mandela/His government focused on dismantling the legacy of Apartheid in South Africa/apartheid through tackling institutionalised racism, poverty and social inequality/inequality, and fostering racial conflict resolution/reconciliation. Politically an African nationalism/African nationalist and democratic socialism/democratic socialist, he served as History of the African National Congress/President of the African National Congress (ANC) from 1991 to 1997. Internationally, Mandela was Secretary General of the Non-Aligned Movement from 1998 to 1999.

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It always seems impossible until its done.

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

I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.

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.

Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings.

As I have said, the first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself... Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility.

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

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.

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find how you yourself have altered.

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.

It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.

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

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

Only free men can negotiate; prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated.

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.