Posted on 6 December 2013
As the world mourns the passing of a great man, we find inspiration in the wisdom he passed on to us. Here are some of our favourite Madiba quotes:
‘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.’
‘The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.’
‘You will achieve more in this world through acts of mercy than you will through acts of retribution.’
‘One cannot be prepared for something while secretly believing it will not happen.’
‘There are few misfortunes in this world that you cannot turn into a personal triumph if you have the iron will and the necessary skill.’
‘What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.’
Rest in peace, Tata. Thank you for the difference you made in so many of our lives.
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