Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela July 18 2017, 0 Comments

So much has been written about former President Nelson Mandela and for good reason.  So, I thought that on what would have been his 99th birthday, I would simply let the man speak for himself.  Here are some of his quotes, which live on for us:

  • Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
  • I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
  • It always seems impossible until it's done.
  • For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
  • After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
  • A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
  • There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
  • The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
  • 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.
  • If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.