Mandela Perspective

Choosing the right view-point in Africa

Viewing the twists and turns of Nelson Mandela’s life



Mandela Perspective Statue







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History develops, art stands still. - E.M. Forster

In politics nothing is contemptible. - Benjamin Disraeli

One does not marry art. One ravishes it. - Edgar Degas

Character is what you think in the dark. - Dwight L. Moody

Vision is the art of seeing things invisible. - Jonathan Swift

Art is either a plagiarist or a revolutionist. - Paul Gauguin

Practical politics consists in ignoring facts. - Henry Brooks Adams

Logic is neither science nor an art, but a dodge. - Benjamin Jowett

Treasure your relationships, not your possessions. - Anthony J. D'Angelo

The great hope of society is individual character. - William Ellery Channing

The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook. - William James

Turn on to politics, or politics will turn on you. - Ralph Nader

Humor is the affectionate communication of insight. - Leo Rosten

The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun. - R Buckminster Fuller

The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery. - Mark Van Doren

A man's manner to a certain extent indicates his character. - Samuel Smiles

The new job of art is to sit on the wall and get more expensive. - Robert Hughes

It is easy to be nice, even to an enemy - from lack of character. - Dag Hammarskjold

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. - Pablo Picasso

Ugliness is a point of view; an ulcer is wonderful to a pathologist. - Austin O'Malley

Sometimes the best communication happens when you're on separate bikes. - Unknown

Fame is only good for one thing - they will cash your check in a small town. - Truman Capote

You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul. - George Bernard Shaw

The flood of money that gushes into politics today is a pollution of democracy. - Theodore White

Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot of money even to be defeated. - Will Rogers

Gossip is the art of saying nothing in a way that leaves practically nothing unsaid. - Walter Winchell

No dignity, no learning, no force of character, can make any stand against good wit. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions which have been hidden by the answers. - James Baldwin

I am on your Walk of Fame in Toronto. My sense of humour is Canadian. But I can't vote. - Donald Sutherland

A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts. - James Allen

What is the first part of politics? Education. The second? Education. And the third? Education. - Jules Michelet

It's amazing what you can do with an E in A-Level art, a twisted imagination and a chainsaw. - Damien Hirst

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. - Abraham Lincoln

Leadership: The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. - Dwight D Eisenhower

Psychiatry is the art of teaching people how to stand on their own two feet while reclining on couches. - Sigmund Freud

By my count, more business leaders have failed and derailed because of arrogance than any other character flaw. - Harvey Mackay

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy. - Groucho Marx

It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected. The best men do not want to govern their fellowmen. - George MacDonald

When anyone asks me about the Irish character, I say look at the trees. Maimed, stark and misshapen, but ferociously tenacious. - Unknown

I'll love you, dear, I'll love you till China and Africa meet and the river jumps over the mountain and the salmon sing in the street. - W H Auden


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22-Feb-2018