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South Africa’s first black president Nelson Mandela died peacefully at his home at the age of 95. Although the Nobel Peace Prize winner passed away, he left us a number of uplifting and revolutionary words.

Following are 20 most inspirational Nelson Mandela quotes that personify his spirit.

“Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”

“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.”

“It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones.”

“It always seems impossible until its done.”

“I like friends who have independent minds because they tend to make you see problems from all angles.”

“A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of.”

“If the United States of America or Britain is having elections, they don’t ask for observers from Africa or from Asia. But when we have elections, they want observers.”

“Courage is not the absence of fear — it is inspiring others to move beyond it.”

“Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people.”

“Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.”

“A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.”

“Today we are entering a new era for our country and its people. Today we celebrate not the victory of a party, but a victory for all the people of South Africa.”

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”

“We recall our terrible past so that we can deal with it, to forgive where forgiveness is necessary, without forgetting; to ensure that never again will such inhumanity tear us apart; and to move ourselves to eradicate a legacy that lurks dangerously as a threat to our democracy.”

“I never think of the time I have lost. I just carry out a programme because it’s there. It’s mapped out for me.”

“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”

“In my country we go to prison first and then become president.”

“A good pen can also remind us of the happiest moments in our lives, bring noble ideas into our dens, our blood and our souls. It can turn tragedy into hope and victory.”

“We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.”

“I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.”

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Christmas is coming and you must have been busy with a number of plans for buying the perfect presents and preparing for the holiday season. However, you need to remember that Christmas should be fun.

Following are 20 funny Christmas quotes to put a smile on your face and spread the cheer during this very special time of year. You can use them to put on your Facebook page, or for your Christmas cards to share your Christmas humor with your pals.

“I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it saying, toys not included.” – Bernard Manning

“Christmas at my house is always at least six or seven times more pleasant than anywhere else. We start drinking early. And while everyone else is seeing only one Santa Claus, we’ll be seeing six or seven.” – W. C. Fields

“Christmas is a time when everybody wants his past forgotten and his present remembered. What I don’t like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day.” – Phyllis Diller

“The one thing women don’t want to find in their stockings on Christmas morning is their husband.” – Joan Rivers

“Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want and their kids pay for it.” – Richard Lamm

“I stopped believing in Santa Claus when my mother took me to see him in a department store, and he asked for my autograph.” – Shirley Temple

“Two thousand years ago, the Holy family had a ramble from Nazareth to Bethlehem – in much the same way as I’m having a ramble from Norwich to Swaffham. Although I’m not comparing myself to Jesus – I don’t want to get bogged down in that whole controversy again.” – Alan Partridge

“Ever wonder what people got Jesus for Christmas? It’s like, “Oh great, socks. You know I’m dying for your sins right? Yeah, but thanks for the socks! They’ll go great with my sandals. What am I, German?” – Jim Gaffigan

“Christmas is a race to see which gives out first – your money or your feet.” – Unknown

“Every year, Christmas gets longer and longer, and you don’t care, do you? Every year, you just take more of the calendar for yourself. How long does it take you people to shop? It’s beyond belief! It’s insane! When I was a kid, Halloween was Halloween, and Santa wasn’t poking his ass into it!” – Lewis Black

“My favorite part of the holiday season is blaming my long-term weight gain on the holiday season.” – Unknown

“People can’t concentrate properly on blowing other people to pieces if their minds are poisoned by thoughts suitable to the twenty-fifth of December.” – Ogden Nash

“From a commercial point of view, if Christmas did not exist it would be necessary to invent it.” – Katharine Whitehorn

“There are three stages of man: he believes in Santa Claus; he does not believe in Santa Claus; he is Santa Claus.” – Bob Phillips

“There has been only one Christmas–the rest are anniversaries.” – W.J. Cameron

“Were it not for the shepherds, there would have been no reception. And were it not for a group of stargazers, there would have been no gifts.” – Max Lucado

“The price of Christmas toys is outrageous — a hundred dollars, two hundred dollars for video games for the youngsters. I remember a Christmas years ago when my son was a kid. I bought him a tank. It was about a hundred dollars, a lot of money in those days. It was the kind of tank you could actually get inside and ride in. He played in the box it came in. It taught me a very valuable lesson. Next year he got a box. And I got a hundred dollars’ worth of scotch.” – Johnny Carson

“Next to a circus there ain’t nothing that packs up and tears out faster than the Christmas spirit.” – Frank McKinney Hubbard

“Christmas, here again. Let us raise a loving cup: Peace on earth, goodwill to men, and make them do the washing up.” – Wendy Cope

“Merry Christmas, Nearly Everybody!” – Ogden Nash

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Thanksgiving is an occasion that gives you, your family as well as your friends a lot of fun and humor. However, you may get stressful for cooking for the party and welcoming your guests. Here are top funny Thanksgiving quotes that can make you happy and give you something to chuckle about. Let’s check out.

“That’s the ultimate goal of most turkey recipes: to create a great skin and stuffing to hide the fact that turkey meat, in its cooked state, is dry and flavorless. Does it have to be that way? No. We just have to focus on what the turkey is and what the turkey needs.” – Alton Brown

“Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year. And then discover once a year is way too often.” – Johnny Carson

“What we’re really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?” – Erma Bombeck

“I love Thanksgiving turkey… it’s the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural breasts.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land.” – Jon Stewart

“Thanksgiving. It’s like we didn’t even try to come up with a tradition. The tradition is, we overeat. ‘Hey, how about at Thanksgiving we just eat a lot?’ ‘But we do that every day!’ ‘Oh. What if we eat a lot with people that annoy the hell out of us?’ – Jim Gaffigan

“A lot of Thanksgiving days have been ruined by not carving the turkey in the kitchen.” – Kin Hubbard

“Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.” – Erma Bombeck

“Most turkeys taste better the day after; my mother’s tasted better the day before.”- Rita Rudner

“I like football. I find it’s an exciting strategic game. It’s a great way to avoid conversation with your family at Thanksgiving.” – Craig Ferguson

“You can tell you ate too much for Thanksgiving when you have to let your bathrobe out.” – Jay Leno

“It must be an odd feeling to be thankful to nobody in particular. Christians in public institutions often see this odd thing happening on Thanksgiving Day. Everyone in the institution seems to be thankful ‘in general.’ It’s very strange. It’s a little like being married in general.” – Cornelius Plantinga, Jr.

“Thanksgiving is America’s national chow-down feast, the one occasion each year when gluttony becomes a patriotic duty.” – Michael Dresser

“You can tell you ate too much for Thanksgiving when you have to let your bathrobe out.” – Jay Leno

“If you want to save a species, simply decide to eat it. Then it will be managed — like chickens, like turkeys, like deer, like Canadian geese.” – Ted Nugent

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