"I learned that courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear."
As we say goodbye to one of the most influential people of our lifetime, remember that even he was not fearless. Even he failed. Even he was knocked down and told he couldn’t win. He was no different than you and I in his struggles. But it was in his will to keep going, that he changed the world. He possessed no qualities that we cannot find within ourselves, he just refused to let anyone stifle them. So the next time that you’re feeling defeated or scared, it wondering if you should just give up, remember these words he has left behind for you, and LET YOURSELF WIN.
You are already missed, Mr. Mandela.