Three lessons Madiba taught us, according to Obama

Nelson Mandela: My Inspiration (and "Inspirator")

Barack Obama delivered the 16th annual Nelson Mandela lecture, calling for persistence in the pursuit of democracy

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“Sharing, supporting, informing,  enlightening, ‘entertaining’ (??), encouraging, empowering, enriching, challenging, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”


“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”

– Calvin Coolidge from


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dawn-best“Together, one heart, one mind, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant the seeds of hope for a better and brighter future… then together let’s walk towards it.”

11002712_10205001027138313_3379848550307793512_oSHARE, INFORM, IMPACT, UPLIFT, IGNITE, ENCOURAGE and (perhaps…

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