“As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” -Nelson Mandela
“The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” -Nelson Mandela
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” -Nelson Mandela
“The first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself… Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility.” -Nelson Mandela
“Action without vision is only passing time. Vision without action is merely day dreaming. But vision with action can change the world.” -Nelson Mandela
“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”
Similar to what I mentioned yesterday, at the beginning of the year, I set out to find noteworthy quotes to share with my readers every Sunday throughout 2015. My hope was that if one quote resonated with just one person, maybe that individual could be inspired to go on and achieve greatness.
It only takes a single spark to ignite a burning passion within a person. If that spark could be lit by memorable words of past and present leading figures of society, by all means, we should run with such words and begin to pave our paths towards greatness. With that being said, I would like to conclude 2015 with the following quote:
“There is no passion to be found playing small—in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”
I’ve decided to designate Sundays as “Simple Quote Sundays” on my blog, where I’ll just leave a quote that I find to be of great value. If you have a quote that comes across your path one week, or if there’s one you tend to keep in the back of your mind to get you through good times or bad, feel free to share it with us. And if you’d like to let us know why the quote is so special to you, that would be an even bigger bonus!
“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” -Nelson Mandela