What Gandhi was to India and Luther King to the United States, NelsonMandela was to South Africa and the entire world. Also addressed lovingly as “Madiba”, Nelson Mandela sacrificed and dedicated his life to see his nation rise above thedifferences overcolors and races. An anti-apartheid revolutionary, he was at heart a philanthropist who believed in judging a man for his ways rather than where he came from. Mandela proved that political decisionstakenfrom the heart are far better than the ones taken from the mind.
"We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right"
"Forget the past"
"Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace"
"If there are dreams about a beautiful South Africa, there are also roads that lead to their goal. Two of these roads could be named Goodness and Forgiveness"
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world"
"It always seems impossible until its done"
From serving 27 years in a prison located on Robben Island, he went on to challenge the authorities for their unjust treatment of black men in South Africa and won elections to become the nation’s first black President. He also won a Nobel Peace Prizein 1993 and more than 250 honors for his dedicated work for humanity. Mandela truly is one of the biggest sources of inspiration and hope for all that life can be.