NELSON MANDELA INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR FREEDOM, JUSTICE AND DEMOCRACY ~ 18 JULY "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 than its opposite." - Nelson Mandela "It is easy to break down and destroy. The heroes are those who make peace and build." - Nelson Mandela "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela For 67 years Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela devoted his life to the service of humanity — as a human rights lawyer, a prisoner of conscience, an international peacemaker and the first democratically elected president of a free South Africa!