“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”.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”.
“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead”.
“As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others”.
“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall”.
Today, South Africa’s Constitution is one of the bravest in the world when it comes to protecting human rights, including the rights of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities. It was South Africa that also led the way to the adoption of the historic United Nations resolution on Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in June 2011.