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Happy Birthday Nelson Mandela

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Nelson Mandela

ON THIS day (July 18) former South African President and anti-apartheid revolutionary icon Nelson Mandela was born.

Today marks what would've been his 99th birthday and in celebration of his achievements, we've commemorated Mandela, by honouring his life’s work and continuing it into the future.

Below we've listed some of his greatest quotes that ring true today.

1. "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

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

3. "After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb."

4. "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."

5. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”

6. “Our children are our greatest treasure. They are our future. Those who abuse them tear at the fabric of our society and weaken our nation.”

7. "A winner is a dreamer who never gives up"

8. "Part of being optimistic is keeping one's head pointed toward the sun, one's feet moving forward."

9. “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”

10. “Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity.”

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