Mandela is one of the greatest leaders in the history of mankind and reading his quotes are very touching especially the following quote: "No one is born hating another person because of the colour 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 should mention that the "deepest fear" quote, which is often attributed to him, is really from Marianne Williamson:
- Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. 
Education as a weapon 
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela? Is this really from him? --Gbleem 00:59, 18 April 2007 (UTC)
In the transcript here, he uses that quote on Wednesday, July 16, 2003 http://db.nelsonmandela.org/speeches/pub_view.asp?pg=item&ItemID=NMS909&txtstr=education%20is%20the%20most%20powerful
Impossible quote 
I have found numerous websites that attribute the phrase "It always seems impossible, until it is done". I think it was said in the new movie "Invictus". Is it trully his?
- I was just checking in here very briefly and must be leaving soon, but a quick search reveals the earliest published citation to be found with Google Books is in Fat Into the Fire (2007), by David P. Morrow, p. 228. I would not consider this a highly reliable source, but its presence in such a source does indicate it might have been quoted in some newspapers prior to that. I don't have time to search for any of these right now, but will post the quote with the source which I found. ~ Kalki (talk · contributions) 23:58, 2 March 2010 (UTC)
First black president 
I heard that in 1952 Mandela said "I will be the first black president of South Africa". Is this right? 126.96.36.199 12:19, 5 April 2010 (UTC)
On language 
- 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.
Could someone verify this quote? It is widely attributed to Mandela, but I have not been able to find the source. Camenae 02:48, 11 January 2011 (UTC)
Nelson Mandela may have quoted people but what is the shame in that? He has made History, he lives History, he is History. Being quoted by Mandela would be the highest of compliments. He himself said that "A blind pursuit of cheap popularity has nothing to do with revolution".