5 Powerful quotes from Barack Obama during Annual Mandela Lecture

Barack Obama, powerful quotes from the 16th Annual Nelson Mandela Lecture

Former US President Barack Obama delivered the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, in partnership with the Motsepe Foundation, in Johannesburg on Tuesday 17 July. Without a doubt he is one of the most powerful speakers as a world leader. Here are some powerful quotes from his lecture

Here are 5 quotes from his lecture:

  1. I believe in Nelson Mandela’s vision, I believe in a vision shared by Gandhi and King. I believe in justice and in the premise that all of us are created equal.


  1. “During the last decades of the 20th century, the progressive democracy Nelson Mandela represented in many ways set the terms of the international debate.”


  1. “I believe we have no choice but to move forward,” I believe those of us who believe in democracy and human rights have a better story to tell.”


  1. “You can be proud of your heritage without denigrating another person’s heritage.”


  1. “Now an entire generation has grown up a world that has become freer, healthier, wealthier and more tolerant, in the course of their lifetime. That should make us hopeful.”