"It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership."
"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right."Nelson Mandela on Henry Ford
"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."Nelson Mandela on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves."Nelson Mandela on Lao Tzu
"Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership."Nelson Mandela on Colin Powell
"Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked leadership is defined by results not attributes."Nelson Mandela on Peter Drucker
"I started to make a study of the art of war and revolution and, whilst abroad, underwent a course in military training. If there was to be guerrilla warfare, I wanted to be able to stand and fight with my people and to share the hazards of war with them."
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
"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."
"There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires."
"If there are dreams about a beautiful South Africa, there are also roads that lead to their goal. Two of these roads could be named Goodness and Forgiveness."