Inspirational Quote of the Day
World Tour (South Africa)

A selected week from earlier in our world tour.

Our quote of the day world tour is staying in South Africa for inspirational quotes all week. Enjoy.

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"Let freedom reign.
The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement."

- Nelson Mandela (1918) : 1st black president of South Africa

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Nelson Mandela quote of the day in the Blyde River Canyon.

The Blyde River Canyon is located in a northeastern province of South Africa and is considered one of the great natural wonders off this vast continent.

"There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living." - Nelson Mandela

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Nelson Mandela

Our featured famous person is:
Nelson Mandela (1918) 

Nelson Mandela was born in a small village in a South Eastern part of South Africa on on the 18th July 1918.

In 1952 he qualified as a lawyer and set up a law firm, during this time Mandela was prominently involved in the ANC (African National Congress). Mandela was initially committed to non-violent resistance. However this stance changed after the Sharpeville Massacre in which 69 people were killed and Nelson then became the leader of the ANC's armed wing in 1961.

He was arrested in 1962 and sentenced in 1964, spending 27 years in prison. Mandela was released in 1990 and led negotiations which led to multi-racial democracy, he was elected President of South Africa in 1994 and served to 1999.

Mandela is now 95 years of age and his health has deteriorated recently. But whatever happens, Nelson Mandela's story will shine as a light in the history books for generations to come. After suffering 27 years in prison he showed compassionforgiveness, and a moral integrity that united a nation. 
More Mandela quotes

"If the brain were so simple we could understand it, 
we would be so simple we couldn't.

- Lyall Watson 1939 - 2008 
South African scientist, zoologist and author

"The God who existed before any religion, 
counts on you to make the oneness 
of the human family known and celebrated."

- Desmond Tutu (1931) : Bishop and social rights activist

"Our fathers had their dreams; we have ours; 
the generation that follows will have its own. 
Without dreams and phantoms man cannot exist."

- Olive Schreiner 1855 - 1920 : South African writer

"We create success or failure on the course
primarily by our thoughts."

- Gary Player (1935) : South African golfer

"It always seems impossible until it's done."

- Nelson Mandela (1918) : 1st black president of South Africa

"Do your little bit of good where you are; 
it's those little bits of good put together 
that overwhelm the world."

- Desmond Tutu (1931) : Bishop and social rights activist

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