Not sure there is much I can say… except he changed many people’s outlook on him, his struggle against anti democracy, and ultimately his own countrymen’s outlook both upon themselves and their place in the wider world…
“People learn to hate. And if they can learn to hate then they can be taught to love” RIP Nelson Mandela. pic.twitter.com/ptxxtm2Vco
— Eoghan McDermott (@eoghanmcdermo) December 5, 2013
18 years ago today, Nelson Mandela walked in to Ellis Park stadium in Johannesburg wearing a Springbok jersey pic.twitter.com/56DwHnog9n
— Phil Tomlinson (@philatom) June 24, 2013
“Take your guns, your knives, your pangas + throw them into the sea.” Mandela on his release, surprising people with generosity + restraint.
— stefanstern (@stefanstern) December 5, 2013
BBC News – Nelson Mandela's ties to Northern Ireland http://t.co/erWeBAkZk1
— Mark Devenport (@markdevenport) December 5, 2013
“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.” —Nelson Mandela
— Complex (@ComplexMag) December 5, 2013
— Donncha O'Connell (@donnchanuig) December 5, 2013
“Cowards die many times before their death…” Nelson Mandela’s favourite Shakespeare passage. http://t.co/BkfuZrpu0E
— Daniel Hannan (@DanHannanMEP) December 5, 2013
— Archbishop Cranmer (@His_Grace) December 5, 2013
— Malachy Browne (@malachybrowne) December 5, 2013
“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
But in ourselves, that we are underlings.”
Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, via Dan Hannan.
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