July 18th 1918 – December 5th 2013
Yesterday a great man died.
He will forever be remembered in our history & in the hearts of those that he inspired.
“No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
– On racism, from his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, published 1994
“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.”
– On death, in an interview for the Academy award-nominated 1996 documentary Mandela