Nelson Mandela International Day which is simply known as Mandela Day is an international day is celebrated every year in order to honor Nelson Mandela. The day is observed on Mandela’s birthday which is on July 18.
This remarkable day was officially announced by the United Nations in November 2009, with the first UN Mandela Day being celebrated on 18 July 2010. On the other hand, there were some other groups who started celebrating Mandela Day on 18 July 2009.
Mandela Day is not just a celebratory day but also a global call to action that celebrates the idea that every single individual has the strength and influence to change the world, the capability to make a strong influence on others life.
The campaign message of Mandela Day is as follows, “Nelson Mandela has fought for social justice for 67 years. We’re asking you to start with 67 minutes.”
“We would be honored if such a day can serve to bring together people around the world to fight poverty and promote peace, reconciliation and cultural diversity,” as per to a statement issued on Mandela’s behalf.
Inspirational Nelson Mandela Quotes
As the day is very remarkable and motivating so with the help of our page we have gathered all the inspirational quotes that you would like to share with your friends and family in order to influence and encourage them.
“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.”
“When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.”
“Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.”
“Man’s goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished.”
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
“Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”
“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.”
“Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.”
“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.”
“As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones.”
“A Nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but it’s lowest ones”