Mandela Perspective

Choosing the right view-point in Africa

Viewing the twists and turns of Nelson Mandela’s life



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Fate is character. - William Winter

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

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

In politics an absurdity is not a handicap. - Napoleon Bonaparte

Dreams are the touchstones of our character. - Henry David Thoreau

Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate. - Emily Dickinson

I'm not making art, I'm making sushi. - Masaharu Morimoto

From politics, it was an easy step to silence. - Jane Austen

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. - Pablo Picasso

Every film is a puzzle really, from an editorial point of view. - Walter Murch

Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Art doesn't reproduce the visible but rather makes it visible. - Paul Klee

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

Unto ourselves our own life is necessary, unto others our character. - St. Augustine

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

To say nothing, especially when speaking, is half the art of diplomacy. - Will Durant

Before you tell anyone to 'be yourself', reassess his character. - Unknown

In the haunted house of life, art is the only stair that doesn't creak. - Tom Robbins

Take care to sell your horse before he dies. The art of life is passing losses on. - Robert Frost

Propaganda is the art of persuading others of what you don't believe yourself. - Abba Eban

As long as I can wear a wig I can be any character, and in real life I can be myself. - Ginnifer Goodwin

No matter how much fame and fortune you achieve, don't get wrapped up in yourself. - Dal Richards

I've always thought that underpopulated countries in Africa are vastly under-polluted. - Lawrence Summers

As a man in a relationship, you have a simple choice: You can be right or you can be happy. - Ralphie May

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

Character is better than ancestry, and personal conduct is of more importance than the highest. - Thomas J. Barnardo

Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad. - Salvador Dali

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

Diabetes occurs at twice the rate in the African American community as it does in white Americans. - Xavier Becerra

The best rule of thumb for character is to remember that if you can't be big, don't belittle. - Unknown

Politics, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong. - Richard Armour

A man of character does not expect to be liked by everyone, nor does he worry about being liked by anyone. - Unknown

Confidence, like art, never comes from having all the answers; it comes from being open to all the questions. - Earl Gray Stevens

It is our art that has an opportunity to leave a footprint in the sand. They don't wrap fish in our work. - Hugh N Jacobsen

When wealth is lost, nothing is lost. When health is lost, something is lost. When character is lost, all is lost. - Rev. Billy Graham

Outcomes rarely turn on grand gestures or the art of the deal, but on whether you've sent someone a thank-you note. - Bernie Brillstein

When it comes to politics, I sit down on a sofa and grab some popcorn - or sometimes I crouch down in order not to get shot. - Sergey Galitsky

If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny. - Andre Maurois

Music embodies feeling without forcing it to contend and combine with thought, as it is forced in most arts and especially in the art of words. - Franz Liszt


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