By Barbara Zelu
I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.
Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.
Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.
A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
When people are determined they can overcome anything.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace.
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.
As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality persist in our world, none of us can truly rest.