Wednesday, December 11, 2013

QUOTES BY NELSON MANDELA | THINGS TO LEARN FROM NELSON MANDELA | LIFE INSPIRED BY NELSON MANDELA | INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHTS | LIFE CHANGING QUOTES |





“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.”


 “I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can only rest for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not ended.”



“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”  ~ Nelson Mandela





He truly lived his life by the poem that got him through prison:

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

~ Invictus, by William Ernest Henley.

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