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 up to despair. That way lay defeat and death.
Nelson Mandela (1918 -)
Source: Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela Tag: The International Bestseller, Pages: 391