A political leader, activist and humanitarian, Nelson Mandela is one of the most inspiring leaders of our time. Not only revered and loved in South Africa where he was the first black South African to hold office, he gained international recognition for his successful struggle against the country's apartheid stystem and won countless awards including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. Although a controversial figure who served 27 years in prison, he lived by his convictions and as President of South Africa facilitated great change in his country and the world. Indeed his legacy and words will live on and continue to inspire humanity. While it's hard to choose just one quote from his arsenal of inspiration, here are two that continue to inspire me. I hope they inspire you.
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