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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela: In full, “Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice, like Slavery and Apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great. YOU can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom.”

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Invictus by William Ernest Henley. "I am the master of my own fate, I am the captain of my soul"

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“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.” ― Nelson Mandela

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

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

This quote moves me to tears every time. Don't work so hard to leave what's behind you, only to carry it along with you.

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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela- born in Transkei, South Africa on July 18, 1918. Mandela himself was educated at University College of Fort Hare & the University of Witwatersrand & qualified in law in 1942. He joined the African Nat'l Congress in 1944 & was engaged in resistance against the ruling National Party's apartheid policies after 1948. He consistently refused to compromise his political position to obtain his freedom. Feb 11, 1990: Nelson Mandela released from prison

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The Poem that got Nelson Mandela through 27 years in Prison (& 12 Wisdom Quotes from Madiba Himself).

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Idris Elba Describes Chilling Night In Nelson Mandela's Prison (VIDEO)

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