Memorable Nelson Mandela quotesYahoo NewsDecember 5, 2013 Former South African president and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela was a global icon and a cherished leader. Take a look at some of his most quotable words of wisdom.10 Nelson Mandela QuotesThe first democratic election in 1994. Nelson Mandela campaigns in Cape Town prior to the election.10 Nelson Mandela QuotesNelson Mandela attends a concert in the UK to celebrate his release from prison on April 16, 1990.10 Nelson Mandela QuotesA group of American and South African students, aged from 11 to 19, met with Nelson Mandela at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg, on June 2, 2009. This was part of a series of activities ahead of Mandela Day on 18 July, 2008.10 Nelson Mandela QuotesNelson Mandela pictured in London, England, one day before the 46664 concert being held at Hyde Park on June 27, 2008 to celebrate Nelson Mandela's 90th Birthday. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)10 Nelson Mandela QuotesArchbishop Desmond Tutu introduces Nelson Mandela to the crowd at the City Hall, Cape Town, on May 11, 1994, after he was elected State President.10 Nelson Mandela QuotesFrancois Pienaar of South Africa receives the William Webb Ellis Trophy from President Nelson Mandela after the Rugby World Cup final between South Africa and New Zealand held on June 24, 1995 at Ellis Park in Johannesburg, South Africa. South Africa won the match 15-12.10 Nelson Mandela QuotesNelson Mandela, leader of the African National Congress (ANC), adopts a boxing pose, wearing shorts, t-shirt and boxing gloves, circa 1950.