40 Nelson Mandela quotes on children to read and praise Mandela!

Nelson Mandela quotes on children

Nelson Mandela quotes on children. Children are the cutest and the costliest assets of any country and economy. Children are little, cute, and future assets of any country. Nelson Mandela, the South African president has always shown love and care for these children. Whether they are the poorest of poor or if they belong to the minorities. Nelson has always shown his big heart for these children and has written several laws for their equal rights. He believes that it's nothing but the children who reflects the treatment in any particular country. To know a lot more about his love towards the children, you should go through the following Nelson Mandela quotes on children.
1. "Educating all of our children must be one of our most urgent priorities. We all know that education, more than anything else, improves our chances of building better lives." — Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela quotes on children

2. "The true character of a society is revealed in how it treats its children." — Nelson Mandela

3. "Together as a nation, we have the obligation to put sunshine into the hearts of our little ones. They are our precious possessions. They deserve what happiness life can offer." — Nelson Mandela

4. "It is not beyond our power to create a world in which all children have access to a good education." — Nelson Mandela

5. "The suffering inflicted, and more often than not on the most vulnerable sectors of society, demeans all of us as humanity. That it is invariably women, children, the aged and disabled who suffer in these conflicts stands to the added shame of humankind." — Nelson Mandela

6. "Our children are our greatest treasure. They are our future. Those who abuse them tear at the fabric of our society and weaken our nation." — Nelson Mandela

7. "There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children." — Nelson Mandela

8. "Freedom cannot be achieved unless women have been emancipated from all forms of oppression... Our endeavors must be about the liberation of the woman, the emancipation of the man and the liberty of the child." — Nelson Mandela

9. "History will judge us by the difference we make in the everyday lives of children." — Nelson Mandela

10. "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear." — Nelson Mandela

11. "My dream would be a multicultural society, one that is diverse and where every man, woman and child are treated equally. I dream of a world where all people of all races work together in harmony." — Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela quotes on children

12. "We owe our children – the most vulnerable citizens in any society – a life free from violence and fear." — Nelson Mandela

13. "Our children are the rock on which our future will be built, our greatest asset as a nation. They will be the leaders of our country, the creators of our national wealth, those who care for and protect our people." — Nelson Mandela

14. "The time will come when our nation will honour the memory of all the sons, the daughters, the mothers, the fathers, the youth and the children who, by their thoughts and deeds, gave us the right to assert with pride that we are South Africans, that we are Africans, and that we are citizens of the world." — Nelson Mandela

15. "It can be said that there are four basic and primary things that the mass of people in a society wish for: to live in a safe environment, to be able to work and provide for themselves, to have access to good public health and to have sound educational opportunities for their children." — Nelson Mandela

16. "Few things make the life of a parent more rewarding and sweet as successful children." — Nelson Mandela

17. "I really wanted to retire and rest and spend more time with my children, my grandchildren and of course with my wife. But the problems are such that for anybody with a conscience who can use whatever influence he may have to try to bring about peace, it's difficult to say no." — Nelson Mandela

18. "Our freedom is also incomplete, dear compatriots, as long as we are denied our security by criminals who prey on our communities, who rob our businesses and undermine our economy, who ply their destructive trade in drugs in our schools, and who do violence against our women and children." — Nelson Mandela

19. "Disabled children are equally entitled to an exciting and brilliant future." — Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela quotes on children

20. "Give a child love, laughter and peace, not AIDS." — Nelson Mandela

21. "We understand and promote the notion that while children need to be guided they also have an entrenched right to be whatever they want to be and that they can achieve this only if they are given the space to dream and live out their dreams." — Nelson Mandela

22. "No child in Africa, and in fact anywhere in the world, should be denied education."  — Nelson Mandela

23. "Apartheid is a crime against humanity. Israel has deprived millions of Palestinians of their liberty and property. It has perpetuated a system of gross racial discrimination and inequality. It has systematically incarcerated and tortured thousands of Palestinians, contrary to the rules of international law. It has, in particular, waged a war against a civilian population, in particular children." — Nelson Mandela

24. "Each of us, as citizens, has a role to play in creating a better world for our children." — Nelson Mandela

25. "If we do not do something to prevent it, Africa's animals, and the places in which they live, will be lost to our world, and her children, forever. Before it is too late, we need your help to lay the foundation that will preserve this precious legacy long after we are gone." — Nelson Mandela

26. "Teach the children that Africans are not one iota inferior to Europeans." — Nelson Mandela

27. "As long as many of our people still live in utter poverty, as long as children still live under plastic covers, as long as many of our people are still without jobs, no South African should rest and wallow in the joy of freedom." — Nelson Mandela

28. "I really wanted to retire and rest and spend more time with my children, my grandchildren and of course with my wife." — Nelson Mandela

29. "We shall immunize every child in Africa to get rid of this terrible disease forever." — Nelson Mandela

30. "Our children are the rock on which our future will be built, our greatest asset as a nation." — Nelson Mandela

31. "It always gives me great pleasure to be surrounded by the beautiful children of our land. Whenever I am with the energetic young people ... I feel like a recharged battery, confident that our country can look forward to great things." — Nelson Mandela

32. "Without education, your children can never really meet the challenges they will face. So it's very important to give children education and explain that they should play a role for their country." — Nelson Mandela

33. "What we did was to try and exploit that spirit [the idea of giving], which was there even before I approached individual South Africans [to give to the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund]. I think we must start from that angle." — Nelson Mandela

34. "It is my greatest wish that the Children’s Fund should continue to be a beacon of hope and light." — Nelson Mandela

35. "The private sector granted bursaries [scholarships] for the children of their workers. Some of them built homes for their workers. They had in-service training, which improved the skills of their workers. So that spirit was there. All we did was merely exploit it." — Nelson Mandela

36. "I love playing and chatting with children...feed ing and putting them to bed with a little story, and being away from the family has troubled me throughout my...life." — Nelson Mandela

37. "It is my deepest conviction that the children should be seen and heard as our most treasured assets." — Nelson Mandela

38. "The Children's Hospital will be a credible demonstration of the commitment of African leaders to place the rights of children at the forefront. Nothing less would be enough." — Nelson Mandela

39. "Children are the most important asset in a country. For them to become that asset, they must receive education and love from their parents." — Nelson Mandela

40. “One of the ways we can build a better future for our children is by empowering them through allowing them to speak up for themselves. Of course, we as adults have to guide them and to take the ultimate responsibility but that is something quite different from patronising them. The rights of children must, importantly, include the right to be themselves and to talk for themselves.” — Nelson Mandela