Archive for the ‘Nelson Mandela’ Category

It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
Nelson Mandela sculpture

Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farmworkers…

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Truth can be arrived at only through the untrammeled contest among differing opinions

Sunday, January 10th, 2010
people in the light

And even when falsehood thinks it has overpowered truth, truth will gather new strength and cast off falsehood.

Truth has great power; yet it is also extremely elusive. No single person, no body of opinion, no political doctrine, no…

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People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love

Saturday, October 31st, 2009
candle

I never lost hope that this great transformation would occur. Not only because of the great heroes I have already cited, but because of the courage of the ordinary men and women of my country. I always knew that deep down in…

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