“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…” -Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela passed away peacefully at the age of 95 today. A peacemaker, human rights activist, leader and Nobel laureate were a few of his many, many accomplishments he gave back to the people of this world. A man who will always be remembered.
“Failure, like pain, is alien to my life. In the past I accepted it as I accepted pain. Now I reject it and I am prepared for wisdom and principles which will guide me out of the shadows into the sunlight of wealth, position, and happiness far beyond my most extravagant dreams until even the golden apples in the Garden of Hesperides will seem no more than my just reward.”
“If you want to identify me, ask me not where I live, or what I like to eat, or how I comb my hair, but ask me what I am living for, in detail, ask me what I think is keeping me from living fully for the thing I want to live for.” - Thomas Merton
“I will love the ambitious for they can inspire me! I will love the failures for they can teach me. I will love the kings for the are but human: I will love the meek for they are divine. I will love the rich for they are yet lonely; I will love the poor for they are so many. I will love the young for the faith they hold; I will love the old for the wisdom they share. I will love the beautiful for their eyes of sadness; I will love the ugly for their souls of peace. I will great this day with love in my heart."