A tribute to a life of inspiration. Nelson Mandela - 1918-2013 at peace! Thank you for eternal example and inspiration!
Text of A life of inspiration - Nelson Mandela 1918-2013
A LIFE of INSPIRATION NELSON MANDELA 1918 -2013
I am confident that nobody will accuse me of selfishness if I ask to spend time, while I am still in good health, with my family, my friends and also myself.
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.
No one is born hating other 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.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It always feels impossible until it is done.
To be free is not merely to cast off ones chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the other side must be closer, and thus emerge stronger. You dont have that idea when you are arrogant, superficial and uninformed.
When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace.