The 21 best Nelson Mandela quotes in pictures

On February 11, 1990, Nelson Mandela walked out of prison after 27 years behind bars.

In honor of the 26th anniversary of that historic event, as well as the life and legacy of the beloved statesman who helped bring about the end of apartheid in South Africa, here's a look at 21 of his most powerful and inspiring quotes:

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Mandela Fan
Washington, DC

As we approach Mandela Day on July 18, it is great that you published this. Thanks! Wondering if you know when and where Mandela said "Action without vision is only passing time, vision without action is merely day dreaming, but vision with action can change the world."

John Jackson
Sandy, UT

What better way to honor him than to learn from him. A leader is no greater than the things he teaches. So, then, it does seem Mandela should be judged a good leader.

John Jackson
Sandy, UT

He believed strongly in democracy but didn't care much for captitalism. I suppose I do not like his socialist ways, but still believe he brought a lot of good to the world.

Cedar Hills, UT

"The cause of Communism is the greatest cause in the history of mankind" - How To Be A Good Communist by Nelson Mandela

I've never understood people's admiration for a man who's only real accomplishment was being a communist revolutionary who finally gave up terrorist murdering. South Africa's crime and suffering have only increased since he took power.

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