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Spiritual Quotes Of Nelson Mandela, Champion Of The Human Spirit

Nelson Mandela has died, but the power of his spirit will endure forever.<p>Mandela was a key leader in the liberation of South Africa, and his struggle included 27 years in prison. Eventually elected President, the peaceful yet powerful way that Nelson Mandela freed South Africa from apartheid …

See Nelson Mandela's 'I Am Prepared To Die' Speech, Which Put Him In Prison For 27 Years

Before he was sentenced, he made a famous "speech from the dock," which ends with the words — in reference to his ideals and his country — "I am prepared to die."<p>The Mandela Foundation describes the trial this way:<p>In the Rivonia Trial Mr Mandela chose, instead of testifying, to make a speech from …

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Mandela: A Rare Success As Liberation Leader And President

There are many examples of triumphant liberation leaders and successful political leaders, but it's rare to find someone who has managed the transition from one to the other.<p>George Washington did it in the 18th century. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk of Turkey did it after World War I. And Nelson …

15 of Nelson Mandela's best quotes

Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa and Nobel Peace Prize winner, has died. During his long life, Mandela inspired countless individuals. Here is a collection of quotes that personify his spirit:<p>1) "Difficulties break some men but make others. No axe is sharp enough to cut the soul of …

Six Defining Moments from Nelson Mandela’s Life (video)

Taking his place alongside India's Mahatma Gandhi and Tibet's Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela was one of the 20th century’s most revered activists and a …

Late Leader Nelson Mandela’s 5 Most Innovative Moments

Remembering the man who pivoted an entire country.<p>With the passing of Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela at age 95 on Thursday, one of the world’s icons is lost. But his legacy of leadership remains. Here, we present five of the South African leader’s most innovative moments.<p>When you have a …

Five Unexpected Facts About Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela's remarkable life and accomplishments are being celebrated this week and will be long remembered in the months and years ahead.<p>The …

Barack Obama: Nelson Mandela was a symbol for justice, equality and dignity

Like many people around the world, I came to know of Nelson Mandela from a distance, when he was imprisoned on Robben Island. To so many of us, he was more than just a man – he was a symbol of the struggle for justice, equality, and dignity in South Africa and around the globe. His sacrifice was so …

What Nelson Mandela taught us about leadership

Nelson Mandela will be remembered not only for his unrelenting pursuit of racial equality but also his fearless leadership. His guidance led a divided country into an era of racial peace and economic prosperity. The Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, in a public statement, acknowledged Mandela’s …

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Don’t Sanitize Nelson Mandela: He’s Honored Now, But Was Hated Then

If we turn the late South African leader into a nonthreatening moral icon, we’ll forget a key lesson from his life: America isn’t always a force for …