Mandela Perspective

Choosing the right view-point in Africa

Viewing the twists and turns of Nelson Mandela’s life



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Hire character. Train skill. - Peter Schutz

Art is the most beautiful of lies. - Claude Debussy

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

If that's art, I'm a Hottentot! - Harry S Truman

Art is a house that tries to be haunted. - Emily Dickinson

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

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

Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character. - John Wooden

Character is not given to us; we build it ourselves. - Mabel Hale

One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art. - Oscar Wilde

Politics is for the present, but an equation is for eternity. - Albert Einstein

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

It's a terrible shame that politics has become show business. - Sydney Pollack

Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character. - Oscar Levant

Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion. - Aristotle

Nothing of character is really permanent but virtue and personal worth. - Daniel Webster

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

All art is autobiographical. The pearl is the oyster's autobiography. - Frederico Fellini

There are moments when Art almost attains to the dignity of manual labor. - Oscar Wilde

The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it's dead for you. - Oscar Wilde

It is only an auctioneer who can equally and impartially admire all schools of art. - Oscar Wilde

Art is so wonderfully irrational, exuberantly pointless, but necessary all the same. - Gunter Grass

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. - Albert Einstein

In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man; if you want anything done, ask a woman. - Margaret Thatcher

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

A definite purpose, like blinders on a horse, inevitably narrows its possessor's point of view. - Robert Frost

Good thing we've still got politics in Texas - finest form of free entertainment ever invented. - Molly Ivins

Character is that which reveals moral purposes, exposing the class of things man chooses or avoids. - Aristotle

Sometimes only a change of viewpoint is needed to convert a tiresome duty into an interesting opportunity. - Alberta Flanders

Remember that your best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other. - Unknown

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. - Abraham Lincoln

The minute there's a map, there is no art. Paint by numbers is not art. Paint by numbers is a mechanical activity. - Seth Godin

What is politics but persuading the public to vote for this and support that and endure these for the promise of those? - Gilbert Highet

If there be a God, I think that what he would like me to do is paint as much of the map of Africa British red as possible. - Cecil Rhodes

Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book. - Ronald Reagan

It's a funny relationship that makeup artists have. I always feel kind of like a dentist. People look at me and think of pain. - Rick Baker

I dream of the realization of the unity of Africa, whereby its leaders combine in their efforts to solve the problems of this continent. - Nelson Mandela

Art owes its origin to nature. This beautiful creation supplied the first model, while the original teacher was that divine intelligence. - Giorgio Vasari

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

Education commences on the mother's knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character. - Hosea Ballou


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19-Jun-2018