Very few people can lay claim to having been through it all. Nelson Mandela was one of them. Between battling apartheid and institutionalize racism, spending almost three decades in prison and winning the Nobel Peace Prize, the former president endured both wins and hardships, while always maintaining a clear heart and mind—espousing sage advice in the interim. Even watching his journey in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, it’s clear he lived the kind of life that makes whatever you did today, this month, all of your life, pale in comparison. (And as the Idris Elba casting implies, looked like a badass while doing so, too.) Got a friend who won't shut up about their first world problems all day? Take them to see Mandela, then hit them with these 10 wise Mandela quotes to shut them the hell up.

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