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December 7, 2013 / Donna

NELSON MANDELA – RIP

English: Nelson Mandela, former President of S...

English: Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As the world morns for this exceptional man, he will never be forgotten.  Nelson Mandela’s words have inspired millions not only in South Africa but around the world and they will keep inspiring millions for generations to come.

Here are just a few of his memorable quotes:

“Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

“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.”

“When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.”

“Man’s goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished.”

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

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

“Without democracy there cannot be peace.”

“Lead from the back  — and let others believe they are in front.”

“Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.”

“I was not a messiah, but an ordinary man who had become a leader because of extraordinary circumstances.”

“As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”

“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.”

“If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.”

“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.”

“After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.”

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”

Your Legacy will live on.  RIP.

Namaste!

Donna

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