In the wake of this extraordinary man’s passing, let the world remember that his struggles, fight, passion, character and resilient heart were anything but ordinary. He has inspired many – celebrities, world leaders, ordinary men and women – during his lifetime both behind and outside prison walls, and may his ideals and spirit stay alive and continue to inspire future generations to come. “Sleep tonight and may your dreams be realized,” Nelson Mandela.
“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” – Nelson Mandela at Walter Sisulu’s 90th birthday celebration, Johannesburg, May 18, 2002