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Nelson Mandela

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Biography - Nelson Mandela:

South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and political leader.
Born: 1918 - Died: 2013
21st century
20th century
Place of birth: South Africa
South Africa

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.



(French, German)

J'ai appris que le courage n'est pas l'absence de peur, mais la capacité de la vaincre. L'homme courageux n'est pas celui qui ne ressent pas la peur, mais celui qui parvient à la surmonter.

Ich habe gelernt, dass Mut nicht die Abwesenheit von Furcht ist, sondern der Triumph darüber. Der mutige Mann ist keiner, der keine Angst hat, sondern der, der die Furcht besiegt.

See also 

See also...

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.

Audacity augments courage; hesitation, fear.

Quotes for: to learn


Quotes for: to learn

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The best means of learning to know oneself is seeking to understand others.

When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

You shall learn to laugh. Now, all higher humor begins with this, that one no longer takes one's person seriously.

Quotes for: courage


Quotes about courage:

Have courage to use your own reason!

The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.

It is better to trust in ability than in luck.

There is no happiness without courage, nor virtue without struggle.

Courage is found in unlikely places.

The courage of Truth, the belief in the power of the spirit, is the first condition of philosophical study.

Quotes for: fear


Quotes about fear:

To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.

Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.

Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.

...that this fear of erring is really the error itself.

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.


Nelson Mandela also said...

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere.

Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice.

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

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

May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.

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