Last Christmas Wham!
Some wise words from the late, great Nelson Mandela.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
“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.”
“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.”
“It always seems impossible until it's done.”
“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."
“Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.”
“No one is born hating another 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.”
“I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.”
“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”
“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.”
"It is not just in some of us; is is in everyone. As we let our own Light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
“A winner is a dreamer who never gives up."
“There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children.”
“Live life as though nobody is watching, and express yourself as though everyone is listening.”