The video below is of William Jefferson Clinton speaking on Nelon Mandela’s 95th birthday a couple of week ago:
The following passage is 6 minutes in.
“This is what I think it amounts to – Mandels’a 95 years teach us three lessons:
- firstly, you can’t free anybody else and you can’t serve anybody else unless first you free yourself – from bitterness, and hatred and resentment; and the paralysis that they bring….
- secondly, that our freedom to serve is limited when other people are not free and empowered….
- finally, none of us need to be in public office to be of public service….
So, first we must free ourselves, then we must free others and we must serve as a way of life, not as a route to office.
Those are the lessons that every person on earth can learn, embrace and live by.”