The passing away of Nelson Mandela draws to a close one of the most remarkable lives in modern history.

A militant figurehead for South Africa's anti-Apartheid movement, Mandela suffered 27 years of imprisonment before becoming president in the country's first fully representative democratic election.

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As president, Mandela prioritised reconciliation between South Africa's black and white communities as swell as enacting sweeping reforms aimed at reducing inequality.

The Huffington Post UK has collected together some of his most finest quotes which give an insight into a mind that was capable of bringing together warring factions whilst inspiring a new generation of leaders.

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