Rest in peace, Nelson Mandela, born 18 July 1918, died 5 December 2013

 

The Top 10 Nelson Mandela Quotes on Education

  1. Young people must take it upon themselves to ensure that they receive the highest education possible so that they can represent us well in future as future leaders.
  2. Not a day goes by when I don’t read every newspaper I can lay my hands on, wherever I am.
  3. Without language, one cannot talk to people and understand them; one cannot share their hopes and aspirations, grasp their history, appreciate their poetry, or savour their songs.
  4. No country can really develop unless its citizens are educated.
  5. Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.
  6. There are certain precautions you should take to prepare yourself for a fruitful study career. You must brush up your knowledge through systematic reading of literature and newspapers.
  7. Discussion sharpens one’s interest in any subject and accordingly inspires reading and corrects errors.
  8. Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
  9. A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.
  10. One of the things I learned when I was negotiating was that until I changed myself, I could not change others.

And one more to make you smile: ‘Appearances matter — and remember to smile.’

reblogging Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

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