Inspiratonal Men

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Inspiration: Both men were deeply inspired by Gandhi

Announcing the ANC election victory, Johannesburg (2 May 1994)

“The calm and tolerant atmosphere that prevailed during the elections depicts the type of South Africa we can build. It set the tone for the future. We might have our differences, but we are one people with a common destiny in our rich variety of culture, race and tradition. People have voted for the party of their choice and we respect that. This is democracy.”

“I hold out a hand of friendship to the leaders of all parties and their members, and ask all of them to join us in working together to tackle the problems we face as a nation. An ANC government will serve all the people of South Africa, not just ANC members.” - Nelson Mandela

“Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.” ― Martin Luther King Jr., A Knock at Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.

“If we are to reach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children”. - Mahatma Gandhi, 19th November 1921

“Once one assumes an attitude of intolerance, there is no knowing where it will take one. Intolerance, someone has said, is violence to the intellect and hatred is violence to the heart.” - Mahatma Gandhi, 1942

“Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals” - Martin Luther King, Jr.