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One of my all-time greatest heroes is Nelson Mandela. He showed us the impossible is possible if we never give up.

Here are a few of my favorite quotes from this great man:

  • It always seems impossible until its done.
  • 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.
  • A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
  • It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur.
  • 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.
  • In my country we go to prison first and then become president.
  • If I had my time over I would do the same again. So would any man who dares call himself a man.
  • I like friends who have independent minds because they tend to make you see problems from all angles.
  • A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of.
  • Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
  • Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.

Godspeed President Mandela!

Here is a brief video of world figures and ordinary folks paying tribute to Nelson Mandela.

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