- Posted December 5, 2013 by
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Nelson Mandela: Your memories
The Legend, The Man, The Mandela
Nelson Mandela, the legend that led South Africa from the chains of apartheid to a multi-racial democracy died today Thursday December 5, 2013 at the age of 95.
He was an international icon of peace and reconciliation.
Mandela was imprisoned for almost three decades as a result of his fight against white minority rule in South Africa which was eventually overturned.
These are just some his famous quotes:
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.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, the lead role played by Idris Elba was a recently released movie about his life.
He gets to rest from his life long fight for equality, RIP The Legend Mandela!