Celebrating the life of a legend

In the spirit of celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela over the weekend, I thought I’d share some of my favourite quotes with you. I hope this gives you the inspiration you need to go for gold this week 🙂

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“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.”

 

“It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.”
“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.”
“Our human compassion binds us the one to the other – not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future.”
“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”
“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
“I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.”
“There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.”
“I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.”
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Tamara Metrowich
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