Feel Good Friday: Remembering Nelson Mandela

As we move into the weekend, we’d like you to remember a few of the incredible things the late Nelson Mandela had to say during his lifetime:

“I came to accept that I have no right whatsoever to judge others in terms of my own customs.” — From his unpublished autobiographical manuscript, 1975

“I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.” ― Long Walk to Freedom: Autobiography of Nelson Mandela, 1995

“There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.” ― Long Walk to Freedom: Autobiography of Nelson Mandela, 1995

“No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” ― Long Walk to Freedom: Autobiography of Nelson Mandela, 1995

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