Nelson Mandela dies: The death of an elderly man is like burning a library

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on December 5, 2013 2 Comments

Nelson Mandela is dead, long live Mandela!

Mandela left us a great legacy. So much has been said about his life and his achievements, from a freedom fighter to prisoner to a statesman. He was certainly a true incarnation of Ghandi’s vision. Nelson Mandela, one of the greatest men of our time, was an inspiration. Here are my three favorite quotes of him, in his own words.

“Difficulties break some men, but make others. No axe is sharp enough to cut the soul of a sinner who keeps on trying, one armed with the hope that he will rise even in the end.”

“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.”

“I hate race discrimination most intensely and in all its manifestations. I have fought it all during my life; I fight it now, and will do so until the end of my days.”

Rest in peace, Mandela, and thank you for teaching us tolerance and humility. As the Bete Of Ivory Coast say, “The death of an elderly man is like burning a library.”

 

RIP Mandela