Nelson Mandela

His sacrifices for peace and equality will be forever appreciated, his kindness always treasured, his leadership never forgotten. While his passing leaves the whole of humankind mourning we are reminded of his legacy and look back fondly on the gifts we have been granted by this great leader, civil rights icon, Nobel Peace Prize winner and the father of a nation. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (1918 – 2013)

Mandela

“Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Like Slavery and Apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great. YOU can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom.”

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”

“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.”

“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.”

“As I have said, the first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself… Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility.”

“I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.”

May he rest always in Peace

Namaste

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