Nelson Mandela was the first democratically elected President of South Africa and the first black man to serve the prestigious head of the state position in the country. A politician, statesman, orator, philanthropist and revolutionary, Mandela directed his life for the anti-apartheid movement. He was an ardent opponent of the apartheid movement. He joined the African Council Youth League in 1942 and directed acts of civil disobedience against the South African government through a campaign of peaceful, nonviolent defiance against the government and its racist policies. Mandela's dedication to the opposition of apartheid in South Africa led to his imprisonment for 27 years and his subsequent appointment asSouth Africa’sinaugural elected President. A global symbol of peacemaker, he was bestowed withthe Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 for his undaunted and unstinting efforts. Just as his life which is absolutely inspiring and motivating for the youth today, so are his quotes on varied topics including peace, importance of education, true happiness and meaning of life among others. Sneak peek into this section and get inspired by his collection of quotes. They are sure to provide you with food for thought.