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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Life is brief, art is long. - Hippocrates

Dust thou art, to dust returnest. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Politics is the art of the possible. - Otto von Bismarck

Tea is a religion of the art of life. - Okakura Kakuzo

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

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

Education is the art of making man ethical. - Georg Hegel

What garlic is to salad, insanity is to art. - Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Character, not circumstances, makes the man. - Booker T. Washington

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

Politics is just show business for ugly people. - Jay Leno

The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity. - Douglas Horton

Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business. - Winston Churchill

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

We need a leader that wrote "The Art of the Deal". - Donald Trump

Fame usually comes to those who are thinking about something else. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

I'm a guy who can't function well in life, but I can in art. - Woody Allen

Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed. - Mao Zedong

Fame was like a drug. But what was even more like a drug were the drugs. - Homer Simpson

While your circumstances are beyond your control, your character is not. - John C Maxwell

Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there. - John Wooden

Acting is merely the art of keeping a large group of people from coughing. - Ralph Richardson

The practice of art isn't to make a living. It's to make your soul grow. - Kurt Vonnegut

Want to improve your relationships? See love as a verb rather than as a feeling. - Stephen R. Covey

It requires less character to discover the faults of others than is does to tolerate them. - J. Petit Senn

South Africa is the most beautiful country I have been to. Canada is also hugely underrated. - Honor Blackman

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

Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character. - Albert Einstein

One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace, good people don't go into government. - Donald Trump

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

They talk about the failure of socialism but where is the success of capitalism in Africa, Asia and Latin America? - Fidel Castro

To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living. - Frederic Amiel

The quality of your life is determined by the quality of your relationships. The quality of your business is no different. - Harvey Mackay

The greatest mistake we humans make in our relationships: we listen half, understand quarter, think zero, and react double. - Unknown

Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage. - Ambrose Bierce

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective. - Martin Luther King Jr.

The birch-bark canoe of the savage seems to me one of the most beautiful and perfect things of the kind constructed by human art. - William C. Bryant

Logic: the art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding. - Ambrose Bierce

Never design your character like a garden where anyone can walk. Design your character like the sky where everyone's desire is to reach. - Unknown

The physician should look upon the patient as a besieged city and try to rescue him with every means that art and science place at his command. - Alexander of Tralles


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23-Nov-2017