Five days after Nelson Mandela passed away, thousands gathered together today at FNB Stadium near Johannesburg, South Africa, to honor the anti-apartheid famed Nobel Peace Prize winner. President Obama was joined by other world leaders, former U.S. presidents, Mandela's family, and thousands of South African citizens as they celebrated Mandela's legacy at the official memorial service (the funeral will be December 15). Obama addressed the large crowd and was met with resounding applause, praising Mandela as a "giant of history who moved the nation toward justice and, in the process, moved billions around the world."
And that he did. The man who knit together South Africa was a man of many words. Words that will continue to inspire millions for years and years to come.
Let's remember him today. Take a look at 10 of our favorite Nelson Mandela quotes, here:
Who is an inspiration in your life?
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