Welcome to Nelson Mandela Quotes In Hindi And English to celebrate his birth day on 18th July. He was born on 18th July 1918 in South Africa. His birth day is celebrated as International Nelson Mandela Day. Let us celebrate his birth anniversary and try to contribute something for world peace, prosperity and equality. Nelson Mandela Quotes In Hindi And English are written to cater to the needs of both Hindi and English knowing people. Through Nelson Mandela Quotes In Hindi And English, we will be able to know his great mind and concern for equality, fraternity, democracy, peace and prosperity etc.

Before we read the Quotes In Hindi And English, let us know something about him. ….


BORN – 18 July 1918, Mvezo, South Africa

DIED – 5 December 2013, Houghton Estate, Johannesberg, South Africa

NATIONALITY – South African

SPOUSE – Graca Machel ( m. 1998 – 2013 ), Winnie Mandela ( m. 1958 – 1996 ), Evelyn Mase ( m. 1944 – 1958 )

FIELD – Activist, Politician, Philanthropist and Lawyer

ACHIEVEMENTS – He has received more than 250 awards over four decades, including the 1993 Nobel Prize.


  • Sakharov Prize ( 1988 )
  • Bharat Ratna ( 1990 )
  • Nishan – e – Pakistan ( 1992 )
  • Nobel Peace Prize ( 1993 )
  • Order of Lenin
  • Presidential Medal of Freedom and many more…..

NELSON MANDELA ( 1918 – 2013)

  • Nelson Mandela was born on 18th July 1918 in South Africa.
  • His father’s name was Godla Henry Mphakanyiswa and mother’s name was Noqaphi Nosekeni
  • Mandela was given the English forename of “Nelson” by his teacher.
  • Mandela studied law and became a lawyer. He was the only black African student studying and faced racism and other discrimination.
  • Later on Nelson Mandela became a politician and activist.
  • Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison for fighting against the country’s discriminatory apartheid system of racial segregation.
  • He became the President of African National Congress ( A N C )from 1991 to 1997.
  • Nelson Mandela won the general election in April 1994. On 27th April 1994, he became the first South African President, elected completely by democratic system.
  • He became the first black President of South Africa.
  • Nelson Mandela wanted equal rights for South Africa’s black people.
  • He adopted a new constitution of South Africa in 1996 that prohibited all kinds of discrimination.
  • Nelson Mandela was the Secretary General of the Non – Aligned movement from 1998 to 1999.
  • Mandela received more than 250 honors, awards including the Nobel prize.
  • The United Nations in 2009, declared Mandela’s birthday on 18th July to be Nelson Mandela International Day.

Now, let us read the Quotes and understand it’s meaning in Hindi…


  1. Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again. …. NELSON MANDELA

HINDI – मुझे सफलताओं से मत अँकिए, कितने बार मैं गिरा हूँ और गिर कर उठा हूँ उसपर आँकिए । …. नेल्सन मंडेला

2.It always seems impossible until it’s done. ….NELSON MANDELA

HINDI – यह हमेशा असंभव सा लगता है जब तक कि पूरा न हो जाए । ….नेल्सन मंडेला

3.Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all. …. NELSON MANDELA

HINDI – सभी के लिए काम, रोटी, पानी और नमक हो ।….नेल्सन मंडेला

4.I detest racism, because I regard it as a barbaric thing, whether it comes from a black man or a white man. …. NELSON MANDELA

HINDI -मैं जातीवाद से घृणा करता हूँ, कारण मुझे यह बर्बरता लगती है, फिर चाहे वह अश्वेत से आ रही हो या श्वेत व्यक्ति से । …. नेल्सन मंडेला

5.A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. …. NELSON MANDELA

HINDI – एक अच्छा दिमाग और एक अच्छा दिल हमेशा से एक दुर्जेय / दहला देनेवाला संयोजन / जोड़ी होता है । ….नेल्सन मंडेला

6.After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. …. NELSON MANDELA

HINDI – एक बड़े पहाड़ पर चढने के बाद ही यही पता चलता है कि अभी ऐसे कोई पहाड़ चढ़ने के लिए बाकी है । …. नेल्सन मंडेला

7.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. …. NELSON MANDELA

HINDI -पिछे से नेतृत्य करना बेहतर है, और दूसरों को सामने रखना, खासकर जब आप जीत का जश्न मनाते हैं जब अच्छी चीजें होती हैं । खतरा होने पर आप अग्रिम पंक्ति में होते हैं । तब लोग आपके नेतृत्य की सराहना करेंगे । …. नेल्सन मंडेला

8.In my country we go to prison first and then become President. …. NELSON MANDELA

HINDI – मेरे देश में हम पहले जेल जाते हैं और फिर राष्ट्रपति बनते हैं । …. नेल्सन मंडेला

9.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. …. NELSON MANDELA

HINDI -अगर आप किसी व्यक्ति से उस भाषा में बात करें जो वो समझता है, जो उसके सिर पर जाता है । अगर आप उससे उसकी भाषा में बात करते हैं जो उसके दिल में जाता है । …. नेल्सन मंडेला

10.Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. …. NELSON MANDELA

HINDI – शिक्षा सबसे शक्तिशाली हथियार है जिसका उपयोग आप दुनिया को बदलने के लिए कर सकते हैं । …. नेल्सन मंडेला

11.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. …. NELSON MANDELA

HINDI -मैंने ये सीखा है कि डर का ना होना साहस नहीं है, बल्कि डर पर विजय पाना साहस है । बहादुर वह नहीं है जो भयभीत नहीं होता, परंतु वह जो उस भय पर विजय प्राप्त कर लेता है । …. नेल्सन मंडेला

12.For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. …. NELSON MANDELA

HINDI – स्वतंत्र होना अपनी जंजीर को उतार देना मात्र नहीं है, बल्कि इसतरह जीवन जीना है कि औरों का सम्मान और स्वतन्त्रता बढ़े । ….नेल्सन मंडेला

13 .When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw. …. NELSON MANDELA

HINDI – जब एक आदमी को वह जीवन जीने का अधिकार से इनकार कर दिया जाता है जिस पर उसका विश्वास होता है, तो उसका एक डाकू बनने के सिवा कोई विकल्प नहीं होता है । …. नेल्सन मंडेला

14 .The first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself. …. NELSON MANDELA

HINDI – पहली बात तो स्वयं के साथ ईमानदार होना है । यदि आप खुद को बदल नहीं सकते हैं तो आप समाज पर कोई प्रभाव डाल नहीं सकते हैं । …. नेल्सन मंडेला

15 .Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies. …. NELSON MANDELA

HINDI -असंतोष जहर पीने कि तरह है और फिर उम्मीद है कि यह आपके दुश्मनों को मार डालेगा । …. नेल्सन मंडेला

16 .Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. …. NELSON MANDELA

HINDI -गरीबी पर काबू पाना एक दान का काम नहीं है, यह न्याय का कार्य है । …. नेल्सन मंडेला

17 .One cannot be prepared for something while secretly believing it will not happen.

HINDI – कोई भी किसी चीज के लिए तैयार हो नहीं सकता जबकी गुप-चुप / मन ही मन ये नहीं होगा का विश्वास करे । …. नेल्सन मंडेला

18 .Only free man can negotiate. A prisoner cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated. …. NELSON MANDELA

HINDI -केवल स्वतंत्र लोग ही मोल – भाव / सम्झौता वार्ता कर सकते हैं, एक कैदी कोंटराकट नहीं कर सकता । तेरी आजादी और मेरी आजादी को अलग नहीं किया जा सकता । …. नेल्सन मंडेला

19 .Man’s goodness is a flame that cannot be hidden but never extinguished. …. NELSON MANDELA

HINDI -मनुष्य की अच्छाई एक आग है जो छिप तो सकती है पर कभी बुझ नहीं सकती । …. नेल्सन मंडेला

20 .Never fall in life is not its beauty, but falling down and achieving your dreams is the beauty of life. …. NELSON MANDELA

HINDI -जीवन में कभी न गिरना उसकी सुंदरता नहीं, लेकिन गिरकर उठना और अपने सपनों को हासिल करना जिंदगी की खूब सुरति है । …. नेल्सन मंडेला

21 .There is no easy way in the whole world to be free. …. NELSON MANDELA

HINDI -आज़ाद होने के लिए पूरी दुनिया में कोई भी आसान रास्ता नहीं है । …. नेल्सन मंडेला

22 .There is no such thing as part freedom. …. NELSON MANDELA

HINDI – आधी आज़ादी जैसी चीज पूरी दुनिया में नहीं है । …. नेल्सन मंडेला

23 .Encouraging people to work and making them realize that it was their suggestion, this is the most sensible thing. …. NELSON MANDELA

HINDI -लोगों के काम करने के लिए प्रोत्साहन करना और अहसास कराना कि ये उन्हींका सुझाव था, ये सबसे समझदारी की बात है । …. नेल्सन मंडेला

24 .If you want to be at peace with your enemy, then start working with him! That way, he will become your friend. …. NELSON MANDELA

HINDI – अपने दुश्मन के साथ शांति से रहना चाहते हैं तो उसके साथ काम करना सुरू कर दें । इस तरह से वो आपका दोस्त बन जाएगा । …. नेल्सन मंडेला

25 .A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones. …. NELSON MANDELA

HINDI – एक राष्ट्र के बारे में राय / निर्णय नहीं सुनाना चाहिए / ( निर्णय नहीं होना चाहिए ) कि वह अपने उच्चतम नागरिकों के साथ कैसे व्यवहार करता है, बल्कि उसके सबसे कमजोर लोगों के साथ कैसे व्यवहार करता है । …. नेल्सन मंडेला

26 .May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears. …. NELSON MANDELA

HINDI – क्या / संभवतः आपकी पसंद आपकी आशाओं को दर्शाती है , तुम्हारी डर को नहीं । …. नेल्सन मंडेला

27 .When people are determined they can overcome anything. ….NELSON MANDELA

HINDI – जब लोग ठान लेते हैं तो वे कुछ भी कर सकते हैं । ….नेल्सन मंडेला

28 .A winner is a dreamer who never gives up. ….NELSON MANDELA

HINDI – एक विजेता एक सपने देखने वाला होता है जो कभी हार नहीं मानता । ….नेल्सन मंडेला

29 .I never lose, I either win or learn. ….NELSON MANDELA

HINDI – मैं कभी असफल नहीं होता, मैं या तो जीतता हूँ या सीखता हूँ । …. नेल्सन मंडेला

30 .Keep your friends close – and your rivals even closer. …. NELSON MANDELA

HINDI – अपने मित्रों को पास में रखो – और आपके प्रतिद्वंद्वी और भी करीब । ….नेल्सन मंडेला

31 .Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace. …. NELSON MANDELA

HINDI – साहसी लोग शांति के खातिर, क्षमा करने से घबराते नहीं । ….नेल्सन मंडेला


We can very well say that Nelson Mandela was a man of justice and very much peace loving. He influenced great change in South Africa. He was a pioneer in ending white minority rule.

Let us all be reminded and know/ read the address of Nelson Mandela when he was released from prison in 1990. He addressed the crowds from Cape Town’s city Hall, saying….

“I greet you all in the name of peace, democracy, and freedom for all. I stand here before you not as a prophet, but as a humble servant of you, the people.Your tireless and heroic sacrifices have made it possible for me to be here today. I therefore place the remaining years of my life in your hands”.

This address very much reflects, how much humble he was and what was his thinking for his people were. He really was fighting for peace, prosperity and equality of all South Africans.

After he completed his term as President , Nelson Mandela became a philanthropist with a special focus on education.

Through Nelson Mandela Foundation in 1990, he pursued noble work such as rural development, school construction, and combating HIV / AIDS.

The legacy of humility and services rendered by Nelson Mandela Foundation lives not only in South Africa, but also around the world.

Nelson Mandela was a great humanitarian, a great leader, a great philanthropist, a great democrat, a visionary and a great inspiration for all.

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