Happy 95th Birthday Nelson Mandela we should all aspire to be better than ourselves

Nelson MandelaNelson Mandela, is perhaps the most remarkable men in the world. With everything he went through he had every right to turn on his tormentors instead of dividing, instead of casting hate, instead of casting anger… He united a nation… Continue reading

Invictus

Invictus - master of my own fateOut of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

Invictus by
William Ernest Henley

1849-1903