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1990 South Africa

Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times. I fell down and got back up again.

I am the captain of my soul.

As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.

As I have said, the first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself… Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility.

Lead from the back — and let others believe they are in front.

Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great, you can be that generation.

A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.

I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.

#RIPNelsonMandela

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  • cupcakemummy December 9, 2013 3:25 pm

    Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times. I fell down and got back up again.

    I am the captain of my soul.

    definitely my favourites

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