What other people thought of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela (In a Nutshell)

  • “I met Nelson Mandela, and I really didn’t know what to say. It was years ago at a benefit. I was just in awe of this man because of what he’d done.”- Robin Williams (American Comedian, Actor)
  • “It’s a blessing that South Africa has a man like Nelson Mandela.”- Desmond Tutu (South African- Leader)
  • “One of my biggest regrets was not taking the time to go to South Africa to meet Nelson Mandela. That is a big regret of mine. I Should have figured out a way.”- Charles Barkley (American Basketballer)

Nelson Mandela (Nitty Gritty) 

  • “I have the honor to meet Nelson Mandela, and I heard him explain his forgiveness of his captors of 27 years by saying hatred and bitterness is destructive- the power is in love and forgiveness.”- Dick Gephardt (American- Politician)
  • “Nelson Mandela is physically separated from us, but his sole and spirit never die. He belongs to the whole world because he is an icon of equality, freedom and love, the values we need all the time everywhere.”- Malala Yousfazai (Pakistani- Activist)

Nelson Mandela (Changed the World)

  • “Nelson Mandela, a better man, not a bitter man, made our world a better place, in which to live. His life and leadership exemplify the highest courage, dignity, and dedication to human liberation.”- Bernice King (American minister)
  • “Nelson Mandela represents an enduring example of the human spirit and he proved the eternity that the ideas of democracy and human rights can overcome even the direst of circumstances.”- Kerry Kennedy (American-Activist)

Nelson Mandela (Final Thoughts) 

  • “Just look at the great Nelson Mandela. He came out of prison and saved his entire country. Some of the best people in the world spent time in prison.”- George Foreman (Boxer)
  • “Nelson Mandela knew that sport has the power to inspire and unite people in a way that little else does.”- Masai Uirji (Kenyan- Businessman)

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