Tag Archive for Nelson Mandela

To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.
- Nelson Mandela

Any man or institution that tries to rob me of my dignity will lose.
- Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela’s Lesson on Love

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GLOBAL VIEWS: I was just in South Africa a few weeks ago and had lunch in Mandela Square in Sandton City, a commercial and entertainment hub in the heart of Johannesburg. A jovial bronzed statute of Nelson Mandela towers almost twenty feet above the sidewalk cafés and exclusive boutiques. People of different nationalities co-mingle as they dine and shop under foot. Adjacent to the luxurious Michelangelo Hotel, the statute and Square represent a South Africa that Nelson Mandela helped create – where all are considered equal under the constitution and the country itself can participate freely in the global economy.

Get Back Up


QUOTE CARD: “Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”
-Nelson Mandela

Being Optimistic

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QUOTE CARD: “Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed 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 despair. That way lays defeat and death.”
-Nelson Mandela

To Be Free


QUOTE CARD: “For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains,
but to live in a way that respects and enhances freedom of others.” -Nelson Mandela