Friday 5: Quotes from Nelson Mandela

Today’s post is in memory of Nelson Mandela and with respect for his life and leadership. In his own words:

  • Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
  • 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.
  • Our human compassion binds us the one to the other — not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future.
  • For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
  • Unlike some politicians, I can admit to a mistake.

For more from Nelson Mandela, see my original source for these quotes at Brainy Quote.

English: Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, Gaute...
Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, Gauteng, on 13 May 1998 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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