On Al Jazeera News, I was watching part of Mandela's commemoration in Johannesburg. I wish I could have been there...
Here are some more of his famous quotes:
"Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front."
"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."
"Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies".
"One of the tings I learned when I was negotiating was that until I changed myself, I could not change others."
"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."
"Where you stand depends on where you sit."
"A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special."
"It always seems impossible until it's done."
"There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered."
"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."
In commemoration of this wonderful man, I would like to share some of his quotes for the next little while.
"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".
~ Nelson Mandela
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."
~ Dalai Lama
I love this quote by Abraham Lincoln.
"I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong."