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

Nelson Mandela sculpture

Education is the great engine of personal development

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 can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.

by Nelson Mandela (born 18 July 1918)
from Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
chapter: The Struggle is My Life
image – paul-simpson.org

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