There are many magical places in the world, spaces where nature and time seem to have a place of their own. Where the earth is so fertile that even the people living there seem to draw energy out of it and where time has a different pace and a deeper meaning. For what is a man’s life, but a stepping stone on which his children’s lives and his grandchildren’s lives are built upon.
This tall man with a bright, friendly smile and colourful shirts walked with the crowds and stood near the kings, listened to by all. Always one to speak of forgiveness, of dialogue and freedom, he had been an inspiration for many. Here are a few of the lessons he had taught us.
“Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” – Nelson Mandela.
“It always seems impossible until it is done.” – Nelson Mandela.
“If there are dreams of a beautiful South Africa, there are also roads that lead to that goal. Two of these roads could be named Goodness and Forgiveness.” – Nelson Mandela
“Tread softly, breathe peacefully, laugh hysterically.” – Nelson Mandela
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela
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