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. —Nelson Mandela

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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.

NELSON MANDELA

Former president of South Africa

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Alex Rojas Riva from London, UK. JULY 18, 2014
But I suggest that the difference we have made to the lives of others must be good difference, in many others senses, like, health, wealth, education, sport, arts, the good family behavior, excellent justice, morality, ethic, virtuous, righteous, good citizenship, growing up for common beneficial, etc.


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