Nelson Mandela - Quotes
I came across
quotes and they really do teach something very powerful. So i wanted to share with you my reflection and thoughts on them.
Nelson Mandela ( I don't own this picture.)
“A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.”
Having a good, wise, thoughtful, caring, creative, just, understanding, fully aware, and loving head is truly something special.
Having a good, humble, human, compassionate, caring, wise, strong, and loving heart is truly something extra special.
When you combine these two together, great things can happen, but unless you take actions, it's a waste of treasure. It's a known phrase that things, places, and many more are better shared. So when you start sharing these two gifts with the world, that's when the magic happens. That's what we are all on this earth for. Be wise and choose your words carefully, but don't be afraid to speak up and share your perception on things because who knows what can these two combination do when they are out there. You can change the world, yes you can. All the ones who changed the world were ordinary people who chose to add either a literate tongue, or a pen.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
Now you might be thinking, he's talking about school or college. Yes, school and college are part of it, but education doesn't start and finish in school. getting educated is way more than just subjects you learn in school. Educate yourself with everything that revolves around you and use that knowledge as your weapon. If you don't know what's happening in the world how can you possibly make a difference. It starts with school, but it doesn't end there. We learn something new everyday and we are responsible to use it for the good.
“It always seems impossible until it's done.”
Yes, many things that had happened in the world were once known as impossible things. So does that mean that nothing is impossible? well, we need to be realistic and say there are some things that are impossible, but there is a fine line between what is absolutely impossible and what needs hard work and perseverance. Most things that we find impossible are far from reach sometimes, but this is why we can only take one step at a time.(unless you're a kangaroo hehe)
“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.”
I thing this quote explains itself pretty well.
“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.”
If you truly want to achieve big things in life, you must know that you must play big. you can't take the safe road and expect something great. It can be good, but not great. you are capable of achieving great things, but as long as you don't trust yourself that you can, you will end up settling for less than the one you are capable of living, as simple as that.
“ As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”
I firmly believe that when you are in a good mood and on a positive mind-set, your light shines on others and you see things and people with a better light. You can't expect to see anything in the dark, how can you see the good in things if you are being negative? choose to be in a good mood ( yes, sometimes, it's a choice) and see how beautiful every little thing in life is.
“Appearances matter — and remember to smile.”
Now you might be thinking. *WHAT?* don't people say that appearances shouldn't matter as much as what's on the inside?.... YES, that's absolutely true. However, you shine like a sun when you're feeling good inside and people who don't know you , can only see you from the
outside first. In the end, we are a physical beings, you need to be attracted to others physically as well as emotionally.
So have a big smile on your face today.
“One cannot be prepared for something while secretly believing it will not happen.”
This quote really resonated with me because it pretty much sums up life. If you don't believe that you can do something then no matter how hard you try, you will not do it. We need to change our mindset towards it in order for it to happen.
I will end it with this, that doesn't really need a reflection or explanation.
“There is a universal respect and even admiration for those who are humble and simple by nature, and who have absolute confidence in all human beings irrespective of their social status.”
have a nice day!
ps. it was hard to choose only few quotes
because they were all so good.