In honor of Nelson’s Mandela‘s 95th birthday, below are some quotes by him.
“Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
“The greatest glory in living lies not in never-failing, but in rising every time we fall.”
“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.”
“I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps trying.”
“As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.”
“Where you stand depends on where you sit.”
“A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.”
“Know your enemy – and learn about his favorite sport.”
“I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head 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.”
Happy 95th birthday, Nelson Mandela. Much love and hugs.
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