11 inspiring Nelson Mandela quotations

The former political prisoner and South African president spent most of his 95 years fighting oppression. He shared wisdom that could apply to politics, PR, communications, or many other walks of life.

Nelson Mandela died Thursday at his home in South Africa at age 95.

The anti-apartheid activist, political prisoner, and first-ever black president of South Africa was an avid writer and speaker who often shared his considerable wisdom about how to communicate, effective leadership, and methods of dealing with one’s enemies.

Mandela was infinitely quotable, but here we have selected 11 quotations that show what an extraordinary communicator, negotiator, and persuader he was. They serve as words to live by for anyone who communicates professionally.

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