— OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, JR. (via johnlloydyoungfriends)
Saw the awesome Bette Midler in this play at the Geffen.
Sir Kenneth Branagh, photograph by Brian Bowen Smith
“A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking.” -Jerry Seinfeld
– Nelson Mandela, whose push for peace and equality earned him the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize, in his book Long Walk to Freedom
See more quotes from Nelson Mandela hereMay the memory of his compassion and inspirational work never be far from our thoughts, or care for others.
Remembering Nelson Mandela
The renowned world leader and civil rights icon passed away today at the age of 95.
Mandela himself was reticent to indulge in the myth-making that surrounded him:
"In real life we deal not with gods, but with ordinary humans like ourselves: men and women who are full of contradictions, who are stable and fickle, strong and weak, famous and infamous," he wrote in a letter to his wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, from prison in 1979.
But his lifetime of action, and transformation from being branded a terrorist and imprisoned by his opponents to a universally-applauded hero for not just his homeland of South Africa, but the whole world, makes him more than one of those “ordinary humans.”
Read our full obituary of Mandela, or follow along Mandela’s incredible life in our timeline.
Photos: Kim Ludbrook / EPA, John Parkin / Associated Press, Jurgen Shadberg / Getty Images
- “Be nice. People always remember when people are genuinely nice. They tend to remember mean people more, for it etches a figure of sadness. Scratch...”
- “The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.”— OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, JR.
- “Ignore those people who are always talking behind your back. That’s where they belong - behind your back.”— Happy Heart Daily Inspiration