On Nelson Mandela’s Passing

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The value of our shared reward will and must be measured by the joyful peace which will triumph, because the common humanity that bonds both black and white into one human race, will have said to each one of us that we shall all live like the children of paradise.

Thus shall we live, because we will have created a society which recognises that all people are born equal, with each entitled in equal measure to life, liberty, prosperity, human rights and good governance.

 —Nelson Mandela, 1993 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech


Please share your favorite Nelson Mandela quotes with NPQ as we remember this revolutionary activist who passed away on December 5, 2013.


  • Bilen Mesfin Packwood

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