Nelson Mandela
- “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” - Nelson Mandela
- “If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with him. Then he becomes your partner.” - Nelson Mandela
- “A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the other side must be closer, and thus emerge stronger. You don't have that idea when you are arrogant, superficial, and uninformed.” - Nelson Mandela
- “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart.” - Nelson Mandela
U.S. President Obama makes remarks on the passing of former South African President and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Mandela, at the White House in Washington

Mandela's struggle was personal inspiration, Obama says

By Jeff Mason and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - America's first black president, Barack Obama, hailed Nelson Mandela on Thursday as a source of personal inspiration whose struggle against racism in South Africa jump-started his own involvement in politics. Speaking in the White House press room shortly after the an…