15 Of Nelson Mandela’s Most Inspiring Quotes

Nelson Mandela, human rights icon and first Black president of South Africa, passed away at 95 on Thursday (Dec. 5). After battling serious health complications for the past year and a half, the elder statesman was surrounded by friends and family in his Eastern Cape home. Here, we remember his words that moved nations.

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.

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

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.

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