Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Something to think about

In judging our progress as individuals we tend to concentrate on external factors such as one's social position, influence and popularity, wealth and standard of education ... But internal factors may be even more crucial in assessing one's development as a human being: honesty, sincerity, simplicity, humility, purity, generosity, absence of vanity, readiness to serve your fellow men - qualities within the reach of every soul - are the foundation of one's spiritual life. Never forget that a saint is a sinner that keeps on trying. 
                     --Nelson Mandela, in a letter to  Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, 1977

2 comments:

  1. I see you've changed the blog Daij.

    I have much respect for Nelson Mandela. I could be wrong, but i believe he faithfully leads by example.

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  2. I would agree with Don. If I'm wrong, I'm wrong, but I don't believe so.

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