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July 18th is Nelson Mandela Day

July 18th is Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Day

In 2009, the United Nations declared July 18th as Mandela Day 

The year 2009 was a special one, that’s the year the General Assembly of the United Nations declared the date of July 18th as Mandela Day to honor Nelson Mandela’s lifelong dedication to helping the human race throughout South Africa and by extension the world. Also, July 18th is the date of the anti-apartheid icon’s birth and December 5, 2013, is the date of his death. 

July 18th is Nelson Mandela Day

"If I had my time over I would do the same again. So would any man who dares call himself a man."- Nelson Mandela

In 2009, the United Nations declared July 18th as Mandela Day


Nelson Mandela


Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Quotes


It always seems impossible until it's done.


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

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.

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.

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

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.

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.

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.



July 18th is Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Day

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