Saturday, 14 October 2017

Nelson Mandela

Whilst I am away from the computer here are
five quotes from Nelson Mandela

"Education is the most powerful weapon that 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"

"It always seems impossible until it's done"

"Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again"

and finally

"No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People 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" 
 This huge bronze statue of a young Nelson Mandela stands in the gardens of the Union Building, Pretoria - seat of government, and the building where he was sworn into office in 1994 - the first black president. The statue was dedicated one day after the former president was buried in his ancestral village of Qunu, following 10 days of mourning.


  1. He was a integer man and a fighter for the good cause, the world should have more of those people

  2. Hello Rosemary, Nelson Mandela's quotes show his true integrity. He certainly needed to follow his own advice in his lifetime.

  3. Nice statue. We might be getting one in Glasgow... in Nelson Mandela Square as it was on the news recently. Like the magnificent backdrop to that one better though. Can't beat that.

  4. Love the orange men behind the statue

  5. One of the finest human beings to have ever lived. Integrity, decency, wisdom, and compassion... when life had put him through such circumstances that he could have gone the other way.

  6. An amazing man. Love that last quote.

  7. Yes, his quotations are food for thought and many, if followed, would make this world a better place. Sadly though he didn't always follow through in his personal life, and he did absolutely nothing to halt the horrific spread of AIDS in his country. He was a powerful and humane man in many ways but definitely not a saint!


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