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“When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity.” Nelson Mandela

Motivation 2020: Nelson Mandela Day #MandelaQuotes #MandelaDay

Motivation 2020: Nelson Mandela Day #MandelaQuotes #MandelaDay

NMF CE Sello Hatang launches Mandela Day 2020: Give a special focus on Food & Nutrition as well as Education and Sanitation. This year’s slogans are: Take Action. Inspire Change. Make every day a Mandela Day.

November 2009 – in recognition of the former South African President’s contribution to the culture of peace and freedom, UN General Assembly declares 18 July “Nelson Mandela International Day”. Resolution A/RES/64/13 recognizes Mandela’s values and his dedication to the service of humanity in conflict resolution; race relations; promotion and protection of human rights; reconciliation; gender equality and the rights of children and other vulnerable groups; the fight against poverty; the promotion of social justice. The resolution acknowledges his contribution to the struggle for democracy internationally and the promotion of a culture of peace throughout the world. UNO on Nelson Mandela International Day

What is Mandela Day? On July 18th, leaders and ordinary people around the world will celebrate Nelson Mandela International Day; it is celebrated in honor of the life and works of the late Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Tata Madiba, Khulu, Dalibhunga, who passed away in 2013. Mandela was an anti-apartheid revolutionary, lawyer, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, and politician. He was fondly known as “the father of the nation,” and his life and struggles are a reminder of the resilience of the human heart, and a determination to do what truly matters for the good of all. As the first black elected leader of a free South Africa, he worked hard to reconcile all its people to forgive the atrocities of the past and move forward as a united nation. His determination to move his country toward peace, truth, and reconciliation is also a reminder that we can work together to overcome the ill-will and petty hatreds that are rampant around the globe. This year and every year, let us all remember to add our voices: Take Action. Inspire Change. Make every day a Mandela Day.

If we are to thrive as a global community, especially in the face of the current pandemic, we must work together for the sake of our collective humanity and our nations. Even though Mandela grew up under the oppressive apartheid system, and fought to see South Africa become a free nation for all its people, he never bore any hatred for his oppressors. His Nelson Mandela Foundation continues to remind us to help those in need and foster a spirit of global unity. We live in difficult times and we need to get back to following a path of heartfelt compassion and consideration for all humanity. To celebrate this great teacher, leader, father, and humanitarian, I have included quotes from him in this post.

Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.”
Our march to freedom is irreversible. We must not allow fear to stand in our way.
I greet you all in the name of peace, democracy, and freedom for all.”
“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”
Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
“We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.”
“The road we have walked has been built by the contributions of all of us. The tools we have used on that road have been fashioned by all of us. The future we face is that of all of us.”
Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire, it has the power to unite people, in a way that little else does.”
“Our children are our greatest treasure. They are our future. Those who abuse them tear at the fabric of our society and weaken our nation.”
To the youth of today, I also have a wish to make: Be the scriptwriters of your destiny and feature yourselves as stars that showed the way towards a brighter future.” All by Nelson Mandela

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“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.” Nelson Mandela

Motivation 2020: Nelson Mandela Day #MandelaQuotes #MandelaDay

Motivation 2020: Nelson Mandela Day #MandelaQuotes #MandelaDay

Letshego Zulu shows her support for #Each1Feed1 Campaign

Mandela Day is a global call to action that celebrates the idea that each individual has the power to transform the world, the ability to make an impact. Wikipedia

Nelson Mandela’s Biography: When we read about Mandela’s life, we meet a man who left a shining legacy of determination and duty. He devoted 67 years of his life on this planet to service and spent 27 of those years as a prisoner on Robben Island, banished to a lifetime of hard labor by the Apartheid led regime. That he survived it to become a beacon of hope for many in South Africa and beyond is remarkable. He also became that nation’s first democratically elected black leader. Nelson Mandela was a man of integrity who never sought vengeance for the abuse he endured. He championed the efforts of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to hear, evaluate, and forgive the atrocities committed during the apartheid regime. I would encourage all to read Mandela’s autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, published in 1994.

This year’s anniversary is poignant in that we are facing a global pandemic that has decimated lives and economies around the globe. We can all act in more considerate ways by contributing to campaigns like the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s #Each1Feed1 Campaign, by supporting it and any other organizations that help those in need, and by respecting the CDC dictates that advice us on how to protect each other from getting the COVID 19 virus.  Ending Poverty mattered to Mandela and it remains a grave concern around the world because despite the abundance we see in some parts of the world, 1.3 billion people live in abject poverty. 1 billion are children, 850 million don’t have enough food to eat, and 750 million lack adequate water in their areas.  The Nelson Mandela Foundation invites us all to do our bit by contributing to those folks in need in our communities, by advocating for changes that will help more people get access to resources and by being mindful and conscious of our consumption and impact on the resource supply around the world.

As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality persist in our world, none of us can truly rest.”
The very fact that racism degrades both the perpetrator and the victim commands that, if we are true to our commitment to protect human dignity, we fight on until victory is achieved.”
I am continuing to struggle for human rights.”
“A blind pursuit of popularity has nothing to do with revolution.”
Freedom cannot be achieved unless the women have been emancipated from all forms of oppression.”
The time for healing of the wounds has come. The moment to bridge the chasms that divide us has come. The time to build is upon us.”
We shall never forget how millions of people around the world joined us in solidarity to fight the injustice of our oppression while we were incarcerated.”
We have pursued the journey to freedom and dignity for all.”
Those who conduct themselves with morality, integrity, and consistency need not fear the forces of inhumanity and cruelty.
There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”
If I had my time over I would do the same again, so would any man who dares call himself a man.” All by Nelson Mandela


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06/01 – 02 BLACKOUT DAY,
06/07 – 13 St Anthony
06/21 – 19 Juneteenth, 20 World Refugee Day, 21 International Yoga, 21 Father’s Day, 24 St John the Baptist, 26 Against Illicit Trafficking,
06/28 – 30 BET Awards


07/01 – 01 SUMMER, 04 Independence Day, 06 D-Day,
07/05 – 07 World Chocolate Day
07/12 – 18 Nelson Mandela Day,
07/19 – 24 International Self-Care Day
07/26 – 28 Parents Day, 30 International Day of Friendship, World Day Against Trafficking in Persons



“I hoped that life might offer me the opportunity to serve my people and make my own humble contribution to the freedom struggle.” Nelson Mandela

Motivation 2020: Nelson Mandela Day #MandelaQuotes #MandelaDay

Motivation 2020: Nelson Mandela Day #MandelaQuotes #MandelaDay


Motivation 2020: Nelson Mandela Day #MandelaQuotes #MandelaDay

Motivation 2020: Nelson Mandela Day #MandelaQuotes #MandelaDay

Mandela Day 2019 – The Next Chapter – Call to Action


Peace is not just the absence of conflict; peace is the creation of an environment where all can flourish, regardless of race, colour, creed, religion, gender, class, caste, or any other social markers of difference. Nelson Mandela

Mandela’s Legacy & Recognition:  Over the years, the UN has recognized Nelson Mandela in so many ways. There is the Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize awarded every five years “to recognize the achievements of those who dedicated their lives to the service of humanity as guided by the purposes and principles of the UN while honoring and paying homage to Mandela’s extraordinary life and legacy of reconciliation, political transition, and social transformation.” The first winners of the prize established in 2015 were Dr. Helena Ndume of Namibia and Mr. Jorge Fernando Branco Sampaio of Portugal. In September 2018, leaders from around the world gathered at the UN in NY to pay tribute to Mandela and to adopt a political declaration of the Nelson Mandela Decade of Peace (2019 – 2028) “The Declaration saluted Mr. Mandela for his humility, forgiveness, and compassion, acknowledging as well his contribution to the struggle for democracy and the promotion of a culture of peace throughout the world.” May his life and legacy continue to inspire us all to remember to give back for the sake of our shared humanity.

Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mines, that a child of farmworkers can become president of a great nation.”
One of the very sad realities today is that very few people, especially young people, read books. Unless we can find imaginative ways of addressing this reality, future generations are in danger of losing their history.”
We watched our children growing without our guidance… and when we did come out, my children said, ‘We thought we had a father and one day he’d come back. But to our dismay, our father came back and he left us alone because he has now become the father of the nation.”
We join hands with our neighbors and the peoples of Africa to work for development and peace; for democracy and human rights
My friends, let your watchwords be: truth and freedom.
It is so easy to break down and destroy. The heroes are those who make peace and build.”
“We are all human, and the HIV/AIDS epidemic affects us all in the end. If we discard people who are dying from AIDS, then we can no longer call ourselves people.”
“A common touch is of immense advantage, especially on the part of a head of state.”
“I had no time to brood. I enjoyed reading and writing letters and that occupied my mind completely, except when I learned of the harsh experiences of my family, that naturally disturbed me.” All by Nelson Mandela

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Positive Motivation Tip: A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. Nelson Mandela

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  1. Cristina Petrini permalink
    15/07/2020 12:56 am

    On this important day, remembering his actions and paying homage to his beloved daughter who recently passed away, these phrases are a ray of sunshine.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      15/07/2020 4:43 am

      Yes, Zinzi passed away on Sunday and her indomitable spirit will be missed. May she rest in peace. Mandela Day is on Saturday.

  2. Angela Ricardo Bethea permalink
    15/07/2020 1:12 am

    “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
    -Nelson Mandela
    I love this quote since I agree to it, we humans are loving and caring creature in which it is natural for us to love and help people in need.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      15/07/2020 4:42 am

      Indeed, I agree with you and Mandela that it is taught/learned. Hatred is taught and it begins in our homes and in our hearts.

  3. Kate Loves Travel permalink
    15/07/2020 4:05 am

    I didn’t realise there was a Nelson Mandela Day. Thanks for sharing so many inspiring quotes from an amazing man…

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      15/07/2020 4:41 am

      I appreciate the feedback.

      • Kate Loves Travel permalink
        30/07/2020 2:12 am

        He’s definitely someone I am in awe of and would like to learn more about…

  4. William Sweeneey permalink
    15/07/2020 4:23 am

    Mandela is one of the most powerful examples of what true leadership looks like. His story is incredible, and I have not often seen one that matches his in terms of accomplishment, hurdles, and spirit.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      15/07/2020 4:40 am

      I completely agree with you. Plus he was a man of great humilty and wisdom.

      • Mary Osadolor permalink
        15/07/2020 10:39 am

        Nelson Mandela is a legend and will forever remain in the books of history. Great article as always

    • Dr Surabhi permalink
      15/07/2020 9:01 am

      I was unaware of the Mandela day. Great personality. The quotes are so powerful!

  5. World In Eyes permalink
    15/07/2020 5:13 am

    truly no doubt Nelson Mandela was seriously very motivating and inspiring person one can ever meet..Glad to know all about it..Thanks indeed for sharing..great work though…

  6. Matt Taylor permalink
    15/07/2020 5:38 am

    Nelson Mandela, was such a great and inspirational man! My favorite quote of his is “Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” Love that quote!

  7. The Happy Mommie permalink
    15/07/2020 5:49 am

    A very informative post ! Mr Nelson Mandela is a role model for so many people 🙏

  8. Brianne permalink
    15/07/2020 8:28 am

    If there is any man in recent history who deserves his own day, It’s Mr. Mandela, although I think he might be abashed at having one. He always seemed very humble. He was one of my favorite people to study in history.

  9. Stephanie permalink
    15/07/2020 9:13 am

    I didn’t know that there was an international day for Nelson Mandela. It’s amazing to think of what he has overcome and was able to do in his life.

  10. Neely Moldovan permalink
    15/07/2020 10:23 am

    I did reserach paper on Nelson Mandela in college. I think he is an extraordinary man. So so much wisdom!

  11. Erika Ravnsborg permalink
    15/07/2020 11:22 am

    Nelson Mandela was a beautiful human being. The world misses him

  12. Denisa L permalink
    15/07/2020 12:29 pm

    He was a fighter and a leader. An inspiration for his generation and for generations that followed him!

  13. The JOYOUS Living | Influencer (@thejoyousliving) permalink
    15/07/2020 1:07 pm

    thanks for sharing. i confess i did not know that much about President Mandela.

  14. chad permalink
    15/07/2020 1:36 pm

    What an amazing inspirational figure, the more i read about Mandela the more I am in awe…Amazing personality.

  15. Marie permalink
    15/07/2020 4:41 pm

    I am so glad that there is a day designated for Nelson Mandela. He was such an inspiration for so many years and will continue to be for many years to come.

  16. ashley permalink
    15/07/2020 5:22 pm

    He was an amazing man ad such a great leader. He is definitely missed but not forgotten.

  17. Alyssa permalink
    15/07/2020 6:22 pm

    Nelson Mandela really did a lot of amazing things to better our society and humanity. He is always full of wisdom and made people realize the importance of freedom.

  18. lightlytraveling2 permalink
    15/07/2020 7:25 pm

    I hope everyone honors Nelson Mandela this weekend by doing something nice for one another or helping out within your community. Just give back in anyway just to honor/remember such a great man.

  19. Nkem permalink
    15/07/2020 9:17 pm

    Throughout your post, the first quote really stuck with me. Speaking to someone in their language as opposed to just the language they may understand. We need to make an effort to be empathetic and truly put ourselves in the shoes of other people!

  20. melanie hamilton permalink
    16/07/2020 1:26 am

    What a wonderful leader!! Thank you so much for sharing. I hope Mandela’s memory is always cherished.

  21. Krysten (@WeirdGirlBlog) permalink
    16/07/2020 1:30 am

    Oh man, I had no idea there was a Nelson Mandela day, thank you for letting me know. His story is so fantastic, I appreciate you sharing these quotes with us.

  22. tcleland88 permalink
    16/07/2020 2:03 am

    I did not know there was a day that honored Nelson Mandela. I’d love to read his autobiography.

  23. tweenselmom permalink
    16/07/2020 3:29 am

    I didn’t know much about Nelson Mandela but he surely has really inspiring quotes, they’re very meaningful! Thanks for sharing these with us!

  24. forkwardthinkingfoodinista permalink
    16/07/2020 4:15 am

    This is amazing!! Mandela is such a motivational and inspirational man so this post only boosts that which I like

  25. Jenn Kalchik permalink
    16/07/2020 4:27 am

    Nelson Mandela is so important. Thanks for sharing.

  26. Amy Kaur permalink
    16/07/2020 4:45 am

    What a great man and inspiration he was! Luckily we have writers like you here to remind us of people like him, thank you !

  27. Kenny Ngo permalink
    16/07/2020 6:42 am

    He was definitely ahead of his time. He was more mature and far more knowledgeable than a lot of people.

  28. Prajakta permalink
    16/07/2020 9:10 am

    Wow I didn’t know there was a Nelson Mandela Day!! Thanks for sharing such inspirational post. He was indeed an amazing personality.

  29. World In Eyes permalink
    16/07/2020 9:18 am

    Thanks for sharing..Great post indeed…He is the best example and an amazing personality…

  30. Monidipa permalink
    16/07/2020 9:33 am

    I had read a lot about Nelson Mandela since childhood. He had been my idol too. I had learnt one this from his actions is, when you find a cause worth fighting for you become passionate and passion fuels the fires of perseverance.

  31. Jackline A permalink
    16/07/2020 10:06 am

    Mandela is an amazing man and I loved this post. You did a great job summarizing all the great things he did.

  32. My Kitchen permalink
    16/07/2020 11:49 am

    Mandela is one of the most celebrated people in the world.His humanitarian work makes him one of the greatest.

  33. Louise Smith permalink
    16/07/2020 12:27 pm

    I didn’t realise there was a Nelson Mandela Day! He definitely deserves it though as he was an incredible man 🙂

    Louise x

  34. norma permalink
    16/07/2020 1:24 pm

    I love his story. Super interesting blog. Thanks for sharing!

  35. Agnes Vazhure permalink
    16/07/2020 5:39 pm

    Nelson Mandela is one the best example of true people. He will be missed.

  36. permalink
    16/07/2020 5:48 pm

    Our world needs more people like that! Great quotes!

  37. emmandamian permalink
    16/07/2020 5:54 pm

    Nelson Mandela is a role model for all. He was so humble and nice. I hope we can emulate his qualities.

  38. SHADRACK BIWOT permalink
    16/07/2020 7:13 pm

    i couldn’t agree more hatred is taught and it begins in our own homes.mandela was a perfect example of what true leadership is

  39. Puja permalink
    16/07/2020 9:48 pm

    Mandela is an inspiration to all. I really liked reading your post dedicated to him.

  40. Agnes Dela Cruz permalink
    16/07/2020 10:23 pm

    What an important day! Thank you for listing and letting us know more about this great man. I’ve learned alot!

  41. Kiwi permalink
    16/07/2020 11:19 pm

    I really didn know Mandela had his own day. I will be sure to honor it this Saturday

  42. Jos Folios permalink
    17/07/2020 3:40 am

    I think the future will definitely miss a Nelson Mandela

  43. GiGi Eats Celebrities permalink
    17/07/2020 6:37 am

    Mandela was certainly a game changer.

  44. Shannon permalink
    17/07/2020 9:17 am

    I didn’t know about Mandela Day. I will teach my toddler about him on the 18th and make it a yearly tradition!

  45. Leesa permalink
    17/07/2020 10:13 am

    I consider Nelson Mandela to be one of the greatest men in modern history. The trials he had to overcome and the way he never let them change him are so inspiring.

  46. honeybunnytwee permalink
    17/07/2020 10:31 am

    He was so wise and such an iconic person! Nelson Mandela reminds me of true leadership and gives me hope for peace.

  47. RWSL permalink
    17/07/2020 10:35 am

    This is such a wonderful post! Thank you so much for sharing- I had no clue about so many of these things!

  48. 17/07/2020 10:39 am

    This was such a great read! Mandela is so inspiring and I love all the quotes from him!!

  49. Angelica permalink
    17/07/2020 8:17 pm

    I’ve have always thought he was an inspiration and truly deserves to be appreciated this Saturday on Mandela Day.

  50. Gervin Khan permalink
    18/07/2020 12:29 am

    I don’t have a lot of information about him but the only things that I knew about him are he was a great man, good leader and a man with a big heart and a good will.

  51. Agnes Dela Cruz permalink
    18/07/2020 1:30 am

    I am glad to learn that there is a day dedicated to this great man, Nelson Mandela. Such a true leader!

  52. LipstickCafe permalink
    18/07/2020 2:33 am

    Really nice article, I loved the quotes!

  53. Steven Morrissette permalink
    18/07/2020 2:55 am

    Nelson Mandela always been a great motivation for me.

  54. Chei permalink
    18/07/2020 3:52 am

    I havent heard about Nelson Mandela. But i do admire him for being a great leader. He is an inspiration to everyone.

  55. Craftedwithbliss permalink
    18/07/2020 3:58 am

    Worth the read. Didn’t know about Mandela back then. Thank you for sharing!

  56. jasleyv permalink
    18/07/2020 4:35 am

    One of the wisest man who have ever lived!

  57. Kenny Ngo permalink
    18/07/2020 6:47 am

    Nelson Mandela is one of those people that the world needs more of.

  58. The JOYOUS Living | entertainment blogger (@thejoyousliving) permalink
    18/07/2020 7:57 am

    love the calendar you’ve put together of holidays. i did not know about a parents day in the states. cool.

  59. Rose Ann Sales permalink
    18/07/2020 8:56 am

    Thanks for sharing everything about him. Great quotes.

  60. Dr Surabhi permalink
    18/07/2020 9:48 am

    I was not aware of Mandela day. Very inspiring quotes. Love them all

  61. Mary Osadolor permalink
    18/07/2020 11:01 am

    Nelson Mandela will forever live on in our memories. He was a man of courage and worth emulating. Great article

  62. Oscar Oganiza permalink
    18/07/2020 2:18 pm

    Thank you for sharing his wisdom in your blog. Both of you are amazing

  63. Arris Gawe permalink
    18/07/2020 9:14 pm

    Nelson Mandela was introduced to me by my teacher in High School and I can say he’s a man with a good heart. He was the one who addressed Racism in Africa. I salute this person!

    • Rochelle permalink
      20/10/2020 3:48 am

      Nelson Mandela was a true hero, it’s also good seeing post celebrating him and the great work he has done

  64. Little Slice of Joy permalink
    19/07/2020 4:37 am

    So many of these quotes have touched me… I wish so many would read his words and live by them. The world is in such chaos and needs to open their hearts and mentality to his words.

  65. Sujata Chaudhury permalink
    19/07/2020 5:28 am

    Mandela has contributed so much to humanity that he will forever be an Idol for many generations to come.

  66. Gleefulblogger permalink
    19/07/2020 7:16 am

    Remembering his life’s journey and devotion for the good cause via quotes/teachings and following the path means real gift to the humanity.

  67. Vaibhav Mehta permalink
    19/07/2020 7:56 am

    I love the man and what he stood for. Imagine him leading the BLM movement today!

  68. Sarah M permalink
    19/07/2020 10:37 am

    I hadn’t know that there is a Nelson Mandela day. He was a great leader and his words reflects his golden inner self.

  69. kittyslifeblog permalink
    19/07/2020 2:43 pm

    Thanks for sharing so many inspiring quotes from Nelson Mandela. I have read about him in my school and he has been the powerful example for what the leadership looks like.

  70. Michele @ ourredonkulouslife permalink
    19/07/2020 6:24 pm

    This man right here is a legend. He is probably one of the most selfless people on the planet. He has done so much good.

  71. mischievouswordsbymartaazra permalink
    20/07/2020 12:00 am

    Mendela is one of the most influental people to fight against injustest. I love his story as it inspiers you to do and be better

  72. Polly Amora permalink
    20/07/2020 2:39 am

    Growing up, I always look up to Nelson Mandela. A man dedicated to bringing peace and love into the world. And one of the great moral and political leaders of our time.

  73. Khushboo Motihar (@kbmotihar) permalink
    20/07/2020 8:43 am

    Nelson Mandela is in an inspiration! I loved the beautiful post you have curated sharing his legacy.

  74. Renee permalink
    20/07/2020 9:14 am

    What an inspiration he is! I love the quotes that you provided here. Very inspirational especially during these crazy times

  75. relatablyrachelp permalink
    20/07/2020 12:37 pm

    I never knew there was a Mandela Day. He was truly a great leader.

  76. Ashli Ferguson permalink
    20/07/2020 4:14 pm

    He was such a great leader and wonderful man!!

  77. Agnes Dela Cruz permalink
    20/07/2020 4:16 pm

    Watched the NMF CE Sello Hatang launches Mandela Day 2020. Such a big move to inform the world how they are need to heard and seen.

  78. The JOYOUS Living | entertainment blogger (@thejoyousliving) permalink
    20/07/2020 5:59 pm

    it is so sad that our world needed nelson mandela to remind us that men and women are raised and trained to hate people.

  79. Nkem permalink
    20/07/2020 8:45 pm

    I miss Mandela, and I never knew him. There are and were very few people like him who could touch the world in the way he did, and who had the experiences he could share for the benefit of the greater good.

  80. Ann permalink
    20/07/2020 9:18 pm

    We all need motivation these days, badly, so thank you for taking the time to give back to us 🙂

  81. Bright snow Loveland permalink
    20/07/2020 10:35 pm

    I never knew I would find more interesting and inspiring quotes about my mentor here. I love it 😘😘😍❤️

  82. bye:myself permalink
    20/07/2020 11:40 pm

    What a fantastic, comprehensive post on this wonderful man. He did so much and leaves very big foot prints for his followers.

  83. Ntensibe Edgar Michael permalink
    20/07/2020 11:44 pm

    Once again, this is a day we all, ought to stop for a moment and reflect upon our lives and the direction we are all taking.

  84. Brianne permalink
    21/07/2020 1:10 am

    Nelson Mandella deserves his own month. That man was an icon of what humility, grace, and grit are all about. He went through so much, but he never let it derail him from his goal, and he got there.

  85. Mary Osadolor permalink
    21/07/2020 2:24 am

    These quotes are priceless. Nelson Mandela, will forever remain a legend

  86. jennifer schreiner permalink
    21/07/2020 3:33 am

    I adore how determined he was to make the world a better place where everyone is valued and treated equally. He dedicated his whole life to stop discrimination and help people around the globe. One day I aspire to help other people just as he did.

  87. SiennyLovesDrawing permalink
    21/07/2020 3:52 am

    Am a fan to Mandela life quotes & truly motivated by his wisdom. Thanks for sharing this & Happy Nelson Mandela day to all ya

  88. Denisa L permalink
    21/07/2020 5:16 am

    It’s great that Nelson Mandela was recognised in so many ways!

  89. paolo permalink
    21/07/2020 5:55 am

    Nelson Mandela is such an inspiration to everyone. One of the best leaders

  90. Matt Taylor permalink
    21/07/2020 5:58 am

    I had no idea there was a Nelson Mandela day, that is awesome! He was such an inspirational person. My favorite of the quotes is this one “It is so easy to break down and destroy. The heroes are those who make peace and build.”

  91. Neely permalink
    21/07/2020 8:10 am

    He was such an amazing man! I’ve loved learning more about him through this

  92. Alexis permalink
    21/07/2020 8:13 am

    What a great list of resources for studying this amazing man in history.

  93. Aruna Mallick permalink
    21/07/2020 8:56 am

    Do you know Mandela has a great relation with india. Actually he was influenced by great indian leader Gandhi..

  94. Melanie permalink
    21/07/2020 10:04 am

    What great inspiring quotes! Thank you for sharing!!

  95. Fatima Torres permalink
    21/07/2020 11:12 am

    Mandela was a visionary who instilled hope in all those he met. Such a wonderful person to celebrate.

  96. Amy permalink
    21/07/2020 2:05 pm

    My favorite quote was always, “Everyone can always rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.” He was such an influential man to people all over the world and this quote of his continues to drive me on a regular basis.

  97. Heidi permalink
    21/07/2020 2:07 pm

    He was such an inspiring man and said the best quotes!

  98. katrina Kroeplin permalink
    21/07/2020 3:12 pm

    he was such an inspiration to so many.

  99. manderpantz permalink
    22/07/2020 2:12 am

    Nelson Mandela was such a wise man, so many great quotes!

  100. tweenselmom permalink
    22/07/2020 2:25 am

    These are very meaningful quotes from Nelson Mandela, thanks for sharing these with us!

  101. itsahero permalink
    22/07/2020 2:34 am

    He is truly a hero, worldwide. His leadership is greatly missed.

  102. Joline permalink
    22/07/2020 2:54 am

    There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children. What an amazing man. So inspiring.

  103. Franze Garcia permalink
    22/07/2020 3:08 am

    Glad that this day exist as a time to commemorate the good deeds and humility that Nelson Mandela has ever did to humanity. So inspiring!

  104. World In Eyes permalink
    22/07/2020 4:10 am

    Great blog post…glad you shared such amazing info about him with us…found it quite interesting and helpful one…

  105. Elle permalink
    22/07/2020 5:03 am

    Nelson Mandela was an amazing man. The quote you shared really resonated with me. “When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity.” Nelson Mandela

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      25/07/2020 12:03 pm

      It did with me too. Well said, Mandela!

  106. Mary Osadolor permalink
    22/07/2020 11:26 am

    This is a beautiful and inspiring post. Extremely motivating. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  107. Jessie Q. Synan permalink
    22/07/2020 1:22 pm

    I love that there is a Nelson Mandela day. I also love how you made sure to raise awareness about it!

  108. Live2byouJFM permalink
    22/07/2020 3:43 pm

    Such a great man and an awesome model for all! Thanks for sharing these quotes!

  109. jamozax permalink
    22/07/2020 8:03 pm

    He was indeed a great man and a great leader. Most of the leaders today love more being bosses than leaders. I think all his quotes are inspiring and loving. One of my favorites is “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”
    Thanks for sharing this informative article.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      25/07/2020 12:00 pm

      That is one of my favorites too. 🙂

  110. itsasweetsweetworld permalink
    22/07/2020 8:42 pm

    He was truly an inspiration to us all.

  111. passionatedreamland permalink
    22/07/2020 10:10 pm

    Thank you for sharing this! I didn’t really know a lot about Nelson Mandela Day. I’ve learned so much from this post.

  112. Sarah Emery permalink
    22/07/2020 11:48 pm

    What an inspirational man that I hope many admire.

  113. My Kitchen permalink
    23/07/2020 12:48 am

    There are no words to describe mandela.He was an example of what a leader should be like.

  114. Alyssa permalink
    23/07/2020 4:58 am

    Nelson Mandela spent his life calling on citizens and world leaders to work together to end extreme poverty, and to protect the human rights of all people no matter who they are or where they come from. We all need to celebrate and continue his legacy.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      25/07/2020 12:00 pm

      Completely agree… sadly, we are not there yet.

  115. Polly Amora permalink
    23/07/2020 7:48 am

    Ive always admired Nelson Mandela growing up. He was also a youth advocate and I like that he values education and encouraged youth to value it too.

  116. Retirestyle Travel permalink
    23/07/2020 9:35 am

    He was a great man and these are important quotes.

  117. Marjie Mare permalink
    23/07/2020 4:04 pm

    This is one of my favorite quotes. Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again. People always see and admire the final product but they don’t know what we went through to get there.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      25/07/2020 12:01 pm

      Yes, that is very encouraging and empowering.

  118. Angelica permalink
    23/07/2020 5:04 pm

    I’ve have always thought he was an inspiration and truly deserves to be appreciated on Mandela Day.

  119. laurentrivison permalink
    23/07/2020 7:29 pm

    Thank you for the calendar! I also had no idea Mandela was in prison for so long 🙂

  120. bye:myself permalink
    24/07/2020 3:06 am

    After all that this man endured, he still was such a mellow and friendly person. He was just an incredible leader and an inspiration for many people around the globe.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      25/07/2020 12:02 pm

      Definitely. He was mellow yet tough as nails inside.

  121. Denisa L permalink
    24/07/2020 4:07 am

    A good heart and a brave soul can win many battles!

  122. Katrina permalink
    24/07/2020 4:21 am

    Love Nelson Mandela and his story!!

  123. Minakshi Bajpai permalink
    24/07/2020 7:35 am

    Thanks for sharing this good post.

  124. Jasmine E. permalink
    24/07/2020 11:43 am

    I love the quote that if people can learn to hate, people can be taught to love. I think this is a very important statement to keep in our minds at all time especially during this time period of police brutality and racial/gender discrimination. Thank you so much for sharing.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      25/07/2020 12:02 pm

      Yes, hate is learned and love too.

  125. Ashten (A Balancing Act) permalink
    25/07/2020 5:01 am

    Wonderful post! Such great things to learn from his life. Thank you for the reminder!

  126. Bright snow Loveland permalink
    25/07/2020 5:36 am

    Nelson Mandela is a legend. He has truly transformed South Africa and Africa as a whole. This legend still lives in our hearts. RIP

  127. Mary Osadolor permalink
    25/07/2020 6:08 am

    A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination, I love this quote, it’s one of Nelson Mandela’s great quotes that motivates you towards being a better person.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      25/07/2020 12:02 pm

      It sure does…

  128. Ivana Mearns permalink
    25/07/2020 11:05 am

    It’s great to have so many days to celebrate, including Mandela day. Nice to know that people who make an impact don’t get forgotten.

  129. Denisa L permalink
    25/07/2020 12:37 pm

    Bravery it’s not a weapon, it’s a defence.

  130. Anne permalink
    25/07/2020 1:29 pm

    I already heard about Nelson Mandela but knowing him more is amazing. Indeed a wonderful person and all Mandelas Quotes are inspiring.

  131. eshhappycookingrecipes permalink
    25/07/2020 1:36 pm

    He was a very good leader and an inspiration speaker.

  132. Oscar Oganiza permalink
    25/07/2020 3:56 pm

    Great quotes post by Mandela! Thank you for sharing!

  133. melanie hamilton permalink
    26/07/2020 1:06 am

    Such an inspirational and impactful man! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  134. Michele @ ourredonkulouslife permalink
    26/07/2020 6:18 am

    I am such a big fan of Nelson Mandela’s my favorite quote from him that I have posted on my wall is “I am the captain of my own soul.”

  135. Rhea Constantino permalink
    26/07/2020 7:05 am

    Nelson Mandela Day not only celebrates Nelson Mandela’s life, but it is also a global call to action for people to recognize their ability to have a positive effect on others around them. It is the spread of positivity and gratitude.

  136. 26/07/2020 2:12 pm

    We need more leaders who think and act more like Mr. Nelson Mandela.

  137. Ramil Hinolan permalink
    27/07/2020 3:03 am

    I admire Nelson Mandela. I know so much about him. He is like our (Philippines) Corazon Aquino who sacrificed a lot to unite his people. It is nice to know that a day is dedicated to this very noble man.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      28/07/2020 7:24 am

      Yes, she was a great leader too

  138. Ms. P permalink
    27/07/2020 3:10 am

    Great words of a great man! All of them so profound. Which one do you like the most?

  139. Meghana Rao permalink
    27/07/2020 4:05 am

    Very motivating, thanks for sharing.

  140. Monidipa permalink
    27/07/2020 8:16 am

    Nelson Mandela was a great man, an inspiration. All his quotes are great, especially I liked these one, ‘We join hands with our neighbors and the peoples of Africa to work for development and peace; for democracy and human rights’.

  141. Sabs permalink
    27/07/2020 10:52 am

    my favourite quote form the ones listed is this: “Freedom cannot be achieved unless the women have been emancipated from all forms of oppression.” He was an extraordinary man, one of kind!

  142. MaJAc Collection permalink
    27/07/2020 12:32 pm

    Nelson Mandela was a true leader and very humble. I’ll forever salute him for who he was. After decades of imprisonment, he doesn’t seek revenge but continued to fight for peace. It takes a true leader to do such thing. Thank you for sharing this with us.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      28/07/2020 7:23 am

      I concur

  143. Christiana permalink
    27/07/2020 3:53 pm

    Nelson Mandela was a great man an absolutely rare specie and this is an awesome post.

    • Ashten permalink
      01/08/2020 5:43 pm

      Wow! Such inspiring words and quotes to live by and aspire to.

  144. blair villanueva permalink
    27/07/2020 5:51 pm

    He got a good heart and very inspiring person. I wish we have so many Nelson Mandela in this world but again he is one of a kind. Maybe the next one isn’t born yet.

  145. Louise Smith permalink
    27/07/2020 11:10 pm

    Nelson Mandela was an absolutely amazing man. I remember my eldest learning about him at school – she loved it.

    Louise x

  146. Chantal Gray permalink
    28/07/2020 1:33 pm

    I love Nelson Mandela. He was such a humanitarian and persevered through challenges. He is such an inspiration and has continued his legacy with grace. Amazing reminder!!!!🤗

  147. Artemis Eats permalink
    29/07/2020 1:27 am

    One of my favorite quotese from him is ” thé algérien army made me a man” ne how je smoke of how North African rights against their invadors inspired him to fight against apartheid, it show some great pan African unity that i hope de return ro.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      29/07/2020 11:24 am

      Very interesting. I haven’t heard that one.

  148. Azubike Eze permalink
    29/07/2020 5:50 am

    Nelson Mandela’s words, “Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again,” sticks to my mind. Thanks for sharing.

  149. momelite2 permalink
    29/07/2020 6:48 am

    What an inspiring human being. We need more people like Nelson Mandela.

  150. Mary Osadolor permalink
    30/07/2020 12:00 am

    Nelson Mandela will continue to remain in our memories for the outstanding way he lived his life. Great article.

  151. Fatima Torres permalink
    30/07/2020 12:11 pm

    Mandela was such an inspiration. May he rest in peace and that others follow his lead.

  152. Tiffany permalink
    30/07/2020 2:32 pm

    Such an inspiration he will always be apart of history and a legend.

  153. Nichelle permalink
    31/07/2020 6:17 pm

    Thanks for sharing this. I love what Mandela stood for and I so appreciate his words of wisdom. Mandela was certainly a worthy soul to our culture and history.

  154. Franze Garcia permalink
    02/08/2020 12:02 am

    Glad that there’s a special day given to commemorate his contribution to humanity. <3

  155. bye:myself permalink
    02/08/2020 9:52 am

    South Africa did a fantastic job with the reconciliation project – and a lot of that credit goes to Mr. Mandela.

  156. amayszingblogs permalink
    02/08/2020 4:25 pm

    Nelson Mandela is truly inspire for all of us a great man philanthropist a true servant and a hero. I admire him so much awesome quotes!

  157. The Travel Bug Bite permalink
    03/08/2020 3:28 am

    I remember learning about Nelson Mandela in high school. What an amazing and inspiring man! Thank you for sharing to refresh my memory and teach others. One day I really want to visit the cell he was in and further my education about him.

  158. Michele @ ourredonkulouslife permalink
    03/08/2020 9:04 am

    I am always amazed by the things I find out about Nelson Mandela. Truly an inspiration.

  159. rebeccalerner622 permalink
    03/08/2020 11:26 am

    This is such a beautiful tribute to a great man. So many of his brilliant quotes stick with me.

  160. Ashli Ferguson permalink
    03/08/2020 3:56 pm

    wow this is amazing! I didn’t know there was a day for nelson but I am glad there is

  161. ansh997x permalink
    03/08/2020 5:14 pm

    Nelson Mandela was a great person and his teaching should be accepted worldwide especially in a time like this.

  162. Sarah Emery permalink
    03/08/2020 5:33 pm

    I had an interesting chat with a wonderful friend of mine who lived in South Africa when Nelson Mandela was president. It was so intriguing to hear her account and how he changed her life and others for the better.

  163. Puja permalink
    04/08/2020 7:59 am

    Mandela is one of my favorite leaders. Thanks for sharing all this info.

  164. blair villanueva permalink
    04/08/2020 9:37 pm

    I shared these quotes to my niece when she is looking for inspirational icon (as an assignment for her school). She was happy to chose Nelson Mandela 🙂

  165. Emily Fata permalink
    06/08/2020 3:06 am

    I loved reading through all of the inspiring quotes spoken by Nelson Mandela. He truly was an incredible man.

  166. Rayka permalink
    13/08/2020 4:17 am

    Such an amazing and inspirational person. I visited South Africa a few years ago, and took a tour of Robben Island. It blows my mind that he was imprisoned there for 18 out of his 27 years of imprisonment because he chose to stand against apartheid and fight for equal rights.


  167. Luna S permalink
    22/08/2020 7:21 am

    I wasn’t aware he had his own day, he is such an inspiration that I am not surprised they did that for him. Thanks for sharing all of this awesome info.

  168. Czardilyn Buyawe permalink
    23/08/2020 3:42 am

    Nelson Mandela is such an inspiration. He is truly an amazing person

  169. Ann permalink
    23/08/2020 4:10 am

    I love the legacy of Nelson Mandela and is just right there is a Mandela Day to commemorate all his good deeds. And to you for featuring it here on your blog, thank you..

  170. Hannah permalink
    23/08/2020 10:43 am

    Beautifully written! Nelson Mandela is a pioneer and such an inspiration man I’ll always look up to. A day devoted to him is the least South Africa can do and I’m happy to celebrate it!

  171. Emily permalink
    15/09/2020 5:58 am

    I love that you included some of his best quotes in the article. He was such an inspiring man and his words will live on for generations.

  172. aisasami permalink
    19/09/2020 12:07 am

    Mandela is such an inspiration for the world in terms of freedom and civil rights. His legacy will always live on!

  173. knycx permalink
    19/09/2020 11:04 pm

    Positive and filled with energy. Nelson Mandela is an important figure and I have learned a lot about him during my visits in Johannesburg earlier. Thanks for sharing with us.

  174. MaritimeMeg permalink
    06/10/2020 6:57 am

    Such an incredible and inspiring man. We cannot lose sight of all of the wonderful things that he stood for. I agree that we need to come together as humanity and remember to care for one another. Great post 💜

  175. Mayuri permalink
    15/10/2020 11:44 pm

    These are such an insightful and motivating quotes of Nelson Mandela. He was not only an inspiring leader but a compassionate man too. Thanks for sharing!

  176. merveillemp permalink
    24/10/2020 5:17 am

    Nelson Mandela is for sure one of the greatest people that ever lived. I always wondered how people get so wise, patient and kind hearted in the face of oppression.
    This is one of my favorite quotes from him “We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.” There is still much that needs to be done in South Africa and all over the world when it comes to racial inequality though.

  177. Seyi Ogunsola permalink
    27/10/2020 8:25 am

    Thanks for “bringing the great man back”. I have this particular quote on my blog article about learning languages: “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.”

  178. Kenneth permalink
    28/10/2020 4:41 am

    great person,,,thruly a patriot…the world need more person like him


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