5 Inspiring Quotes From Madiba

5 Inspiring Quotes From Madiba


1Bouncing Back

Nelson Mandela in boxing gloves

“Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”

2When you’re on a roll

The inspirational Nelson Mandela

“When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat.”

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3Sage Advice

Nelson Mandela visiting Robben Island

“Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.”


4You are capable of more

Nelson Mandela

“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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51918 – 2013: A Legacy

An inspirational leader in South Africa

“A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.”

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Casandra Visser
Casandra Visser is a Digital Marketing & Content Strategist and writes for Entrepreneur Media SA.