Friday, December 6, 2013

Pioneer of Peace

"A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination."
                                                                                                                     Nelson Mandela

"Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies."
                                                                                                                       Nelson Mandela

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

"Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people."
                                                                                                                                            Nelson Mandela

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
1918 - 2013



Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul. 


  1. I know I was so sad on when I heard this, so funny but I first heard of this on Twitter. Definitely a great man who will forever be remembered in history.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC

  2. Beautiful, Katherine...a pioneer of peace...thank you for sharing. xx

  3. This is a wonderful tribute to a wonderful man Katherine! Absolutely wonderful!!!
    hugs my friend...