They are truly sad times for humanity as we learn that Nelson Mandela has passed away to a better place.
Although the great Mandela has indeed passed away, he is immortalized in the wisdoms and the incredible legacy he left behind.
We have compiled just a few inspiring quotes from Mandela’s impressively touching repertoire:
“It always seems impossible until it’s 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.”
“Lead from the back — and let others believe they are in front.”
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
“Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people.”
“I like friends who have independent minds because they tend to make you see problems from all angles.”
“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.”
“Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.”
“Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”
“When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.”
“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.”
“I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.”
“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.”
“We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?”
Rest in peace Nelson Mandela – never a worthier icon.