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Nelson Mandela's 97th birth anniversary is being observed on Saturday, 18 July.

The anti-apartheid revolutionary from South Africa was born as Rolihlahla Mandela in 1918, .

As part of the United Nations' day, members of Nelson Mandela Foundation devote 67 minutes to help others on the special day as the former South African President dedicated his 67 years to serve the people of the nation.

The UN General Assembly declared 18 July as Nelson Mandela International Day in November 2009 to remember the contributions of Madiba.

Meanwhile, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and many others remembered Madiba on his 97th birth anniversary on their social media platforms.

Check out some of the remarkable and inspiring quotes by Nelson Mandela below:

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

It always seems impossible until its done.

To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.

We pledge ourselves to liberate all our people from the continuing bondage of poverty, deprivation, suffering, gender and other discrimination.

No country can really develop unless its citizens are educated.

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.

Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace.

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.

I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.

Unlike some politicians, I can admit to a mistake.

Intervention only works when the people concerned seem to be keen for peace.

I have retired, but if there's anything that would kill me it is to wake up in the morning not knowing what to do.

Nonviolence is a good policy when the conditions permit.

Last, but not the least, Madiba's one of the inspiring quotes: 

"Forget the past."