Nelson Mandela: 10 quotes on his birthday

All across the globe today, politicians and ordinary citizens alike are paying tribute to former South African president and freedom fighter Nelson Mandela on his 95th birthday. In the US Congress, Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, said, "By keeping his humility and his faith, Mandela became a better man and has made us better too." Here, to celebrate Mandela, are 10 of his more memorable quotes.

1. Celebration


"Today we are entering a new era for or country and its people. Today we celebrate not the victory of a party, but a victory for all the people of South Africa."

– Inauguration speech given in CapeTown, 1994

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