There are few great things outside my family that are forever etched in my brain, the day President Obama became President of the United States and the day Nelson Mandela became President of South Africa… Nelson Mandela, to “know” his struggle and hear him speak is to love and admire him even if it’s at a distance. Justice, equality and freedom will always be synonymous with his name.
Here are few of his quotes that are my all-time favorite(s) along with link to the phenomenal, heartfelt tribute given by President Obama,
“After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb”.
“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.
“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart”.
“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”.
“It always seems impossible until it happens”
“Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again."