Nelson Mandela Day 07-18-2015


2 years ago we lost an amazing leader of our beloved continent.

I am constantly discovering new quotes and life lessons from his journey that have been instrumental in my personal growth and development. He was wiser beyong his title as a freedom fighter.

In honour of today, Nelson Mandela Day ( Also his birthday), here are two quotes which are resonating with me in life right now.

“Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farmworkers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.” 
― Nelson MandelaLong Walk to Freedom

“I always knew that deep down in every human heart, there is mercy and generosity. 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. Even in the grimmest times in prison, when my comrades and I were pushed to our limits, I would see a glimmer of humanity in one of the guards, perhaps just for a second, but it was enough to reassure me and keep me going. Man’s goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished.” 
― Nelson MandelaLong Walk to Freedom