I had realized, as a white South African, there’s a choice to be made about which side you are on — whether you continue to bury your head and continue to enjoy the privileges of being white, or you whether you take the step against injustice. — In their own words: South Africans on Mandela
He probably will be remembered both inside and outside South Africa as a political saint. He had flaws that he had to overcome. He had a temper he had to deal with. He had to deal with what was going to be life imprisonment. Not all his decisions were great decisions, but what political leader’s are? — Michael Parks, the former editor of the Los Angeles Times who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1987 for his coverage of Mandela and South Africa’s struggles.
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. — 15 Nelson Mandela quotes to help you live better
A portrait of Nelson Mandela outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where he was being treated in Pretoria, South Africa.
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"Difficulties break some men but make others. No ax is sharp enough to cut the soul of a sinner who keeps on trying, one armed with the hope that he will rise even in the end." ~Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013
(1995 AP photo)
Nelson Mandela has died. The South African rights activist was 95. http://usat.ly/18lYptx
The visionary behind the billion-dollar Doritos Locos Tacos idea never made any money on it. Instead, Todd Mills shrugged off any attention, simply wanting his “cool idea” to come true, said Mills’ wife, Ginger.
Mills, 41, died on Thanksgiving after battling brain cancer.
When friends learned he had passed away, they took pictures of themselves eating the tacos and posted the images to Facebook, Ginger Mills said.
"It was a sweet memorial," she said.
(via Doritos Locos Tacos visionary dies at 41)
A Sumatran Tiger is seen in Dublin Zoo ~ Photo by (AP Photo / Julien Behal/PA)