Mandela Day 2021 | Mandela Day 2021: Inspirational quotes from Nelson Mandela to live and celebrate the day with
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- Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918.
- He would have been 101 today.
- He is still an inspiration to many around the world.
July 18 is a very special day because it is the birthday of a man who changed the course of history with his resistance. On this day in 1918, former South African President Nelson Mandela. He was the country’s first black head of state.
Nelson Mandela is known around the world for his determination and the way he brought South Africa together to fight poverty and for equality, social and cultural justice. For 67 years he has dedicated his life to serving the nation and, in a way, the world as well.
Story and Theme
In 2009, the United Nations officially declared July 18 “Nelson Mandela International Day”. It is believed that it was Mandela himself who called this “Mandela Day” and urged the world to come together and fight for the greater good of the world. The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) announced the “Nelson Mandela Prize” which is awarded to those whose contribution to its field is commendable.
This year, the theme of the day is “One hand can feed another”.
Nelson Mandela Quotes
Nelson Mandela continues to be an inspiration to the world. Even today, people fondly remember his contribution to the promotion of peace and social justice.
Here are some quotes to remember him.
- “Anyone can rise above their own situation and be successful if they are dedicated and passionate about what they are doing.”
- “No one is born hating another person because of the color of their skin, their origin or their religion. People have to learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can learn to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.
“True leaders must be prepared to sacrifice everything for the freedom of their people. “
“A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community life would go a long way in making the world the best place we so passionately dreamed of. “
“A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.”
“I learned that courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The courageous man is not the one who is not afraid, but the one who overcomes that fear.”
“Difficulties break some men but make others. No ax is sharp enough to cut the soul of a sinner who keeps trying, armed with the hope that he will rise up even in the end. “
“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, it goes to his head. If you speak to him in his language, it goes to his heart.”
“I never lose. I win or I learn.