Thought for Today

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Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others

–Nelson Mandela

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffreydorfman/2014/07/04/20-quotes-on-liberty-and-freedom-in-honor-of-independence-day/#1a5d304645b7

In Memory of Nelson Mandela

President Bill Clinton with Nelson Mandela, Ju...
President Bill Clinton with Nelson Mandela, July 4 1993. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.”   ―    Nelson Mandela [Source: Long Walk to Freedom: Autobiography of Nelson Mandela]