Today we celebrate the birthday and the legacy of our beloved former President, Nelson Mandela…

18 July will always be spent celebrating Madiba’s life and legacy.

“[Mandela] came to embody the universal aspirations of dispossessed people all around the world with hopes for a better life, and the possibility of a moral transformation in the conduct of human affairs,” said  former US President Barack Obama at the 2018 #MandelaLecture. “He fought the fight to end apartheid. Through his sacrifice and unwavering leadership and most of all through his moral example. Mandela and the movement he led would come to embody universal aspirations. It is hard to overstate the transformation that has taken place since that time. It was in service of this long walk towards freedom and justice and equal opportunity that Nelson Mandela devoted his life. And now an entire generation has now grown up in a world that by most measures has gotten steadily freer, healthier, wealthier, less violent and more tolerant during the course of their lifetimes. It should make us hopeful.”

All4Women editors have put together some of our favourite, most powerful quotes from Madiba’s lifetime.

Which ones are your favourite?

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