31 July, 2006

Nelson Mandela

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”

"And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same”

“It always seems impossible until its done.”

“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.”

“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 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.”

"I dream of the realization of the unity of Africa, whereby its leaders combine in their efforts to solve the problems of this continent. I dream of our vast deserts, of our forests, of all our great wildernesses"

More On Mandela: Nelsonmandela.org, ANC.org, Nobelprice.org, TIME 100, PBS.org, Southafrica.info, Google Books, Google Scholar

Image: anc.org

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