“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.”
– Nelson Mandela
#Madiba100Years: 18th of July is a very special day in world history. 18th of July marks the 100th birth anniversary of one of the greatest leaders the world has ever seen – Nelson Mandela. Lovingly known as Madiba, he single-handedly transformed the face of South Africa. A great statesman, a revered politician, a beloved leader, Madiba embraced challenges and turned them into opportunities.
Remembered across the world for his long fight against the practice of apartheid, his 100th birth anniversary is call upon us to follow his footsteps, keep his legacy alive and find Madiba within us. The baton is now in our hands, the time is opportune, and to relive the great ideas of this adorable leader on the occasion of #Madiba100Years, we have put together a collection of 8 of his greatest quotes on education. Nelson Mandela spoke of education and the impact it can create, he wholeheartedly voiced his concern for the need of education throughout his life. We second his ideas and his vision of changing the world through education lies embedded in everything that we do.
Here are some of our favourite Nelson Mandela Education Quotes:
Young people must take it upon themselves to ensure that they receive the highest education possible so that they can represent us well in future as future leaders.
Without language, one cannot talk to people and understand them; one cannot share their hopes and aspirations, grasp their history, appreciate their poetry, or savour their songs.
And this one is our DNA, the thought that we live by, the vision that drives us.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
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 mine worker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.
Discussion sharpens one’s interest in any subject and accordingly inspires reading and corrects errors.
One of the things I learned when I was negotiating was that until I changed myself, I could not change others.
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.
No country can really develop unless its citizens are educated.
We hope that you are motivated by these powerful words from Nelson Mandela. Share and spread the vision of education as an agent of change across the world. #Madiba100Years forever. To know more about our efforts towards education of Indian students, log on to Buddy4Study.