One would not have his name mentioned without some words of inspirations.
I made a selection of Nelson Mandela’s quotes, words of wisdom, force, motivation and deep insight in humanity. I hope visitors of this blog like them as much as I do.
“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 a leader… I have always endeavored to listen to what each and every person in a discussion had to say before venturing my own opinion. Oftentimes, my own opinion will simply represent a con-sensus of what I heard in the discussion. I always remember the axiom: a leader is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.”
“If the United States of America or Britain is having elections, they don’t ask for observers from Africa or from Asia. But when we have elections, they want observers.”
English: Stadium Nelson Mandela Bay, in Port Elizabeth, South Africa (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
“I dream of the realization of the unity of Africa, whereby its leaders combine in their efforts to solve the problems of this continent. I dream of our vast deserts, of our forests, of all our great wildernesses.”
I truly hope that from your words and dreams, rise real leaders, this world desperately need them, too bad you are gone.
RIP Nelson Mandela