It seems appropriate in the wake of his recent death to take some time to look at a few of the great things that Nelson Mandela said – many of which pertain to yoga, meditation and the self.
Often called Father of the Nation, Nelson Mandela was born into the Thembu Royal Family. He studied law at university and was politically active as a young man. It was these activities that led to him being charged with conspiracy to overthrow the state, and thrown in prison for 27 years.
He was finally released in 1990 and joined negotiations with President F. W. de Klerk to end apartheid in South Africa. In 1994 he was elected South Africa’s first black President. He declined standing for a second term, but continued his involvement in international politics.
Nelson Mandela died on December 5, 2013.
Inspirational Quotes from Nelson Mandela
“As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.”