12-06-13 “I Am Not A Saint . . . “

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Given all of the talk in the wake of the death of Nelson Mandela, I felt compelled today to offer a small tribute him and his legacy. He not only helped change the face of South Africa, he also helped change the way many think about race and equality. The photo is not mine and I hope that’s OK.

Four quotes of his strike me as particularly meaningful today

“I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.”

“Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”

“Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.”

and

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

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