Happy Birthday Mr. President! With Love from Texas for Nelson Mandela

Today Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela celebrates his 95th birthday. He is a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary who served as the first black President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.

After serving more than twenty years in prison in South Africa, he served with love and compassion as the president. he showed the world how to lead with compassion and courage.

Below are two of my favorite quotes from President Mandela:

“Success in politics demands that you must take your people into confidence about your views and state them very clearly, very politely, very calmly, but nevertheless, state them openly.” – A quote from Nelson Mandela’s book, “Conversations With Myself”

“I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.” – Mandela speaking during his 1964 trial.