Inspirational Quotes for the WEEKEND

By Charles Leyman Kachitsa

It is better to know ones position in life. A very broad statement but one that is true in every sense. But do we all know our positions in life? With advances in technology in the world today, has every one believe they are expert in all things, this is a very tricky question to answer whether people know with certainty their position.

In society, I will have to point you a recent documentary being one showing India as an example of such place where ones position may refer to their social class. To a greater extent the history of the United Kingdom has always been depicted in terms of social classes.
It is fair to say that with social class, there is all the chance for those confident enough with a stronger will to climb up and also in some cases for those abandonly careless to climb down the ladder. Human beings by their nature like positions. You therefore cannot do away with positions in society; positions at the work place, positions in church and perhaps positions in public places generally. God has the highest position there ever is, thus from being our creator. There has always been suggestion that one if they are prudent need to walk and stick to their lane. A wise advice but what with climbing up the ladder, may be with social distancing it can be done regardless.
This week we look at quotes from a man who left a mark as a civil right campaigner and leader. Most of his thoughts are still relevant today though spoken more than 80 years ago. I am sure that the few selected quotations below from this great man will enlighten you to one or two life lessons, read and enjoy:
“God and Nature first made us what we are, and then out of our own created genius we make ourselves what we want to be. Follow always that great law. Let the sky and God be our limit and Eternity our measurement.”
“If you haven’t confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started.”
“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”
“We are going to emancipate ourselves from mental slavery, for though others may free the body, none but ourselves can free the mind. Mind is our only ruler; sovereign.”
“You at this time can only be destroyed by yourselves, from within and not from without. You have reached the point where the victory is to be won from within and can only be lost from within.”