Some. Nelson Mandela lived for that I deal. And he made it real. -- achieve more than could be expected. Of any man. Today is gone home. We've lost one of the most influential. Courageous and profoundly good human beings than any of us school teacher time -- on this -- He no longer wants us. He belongs to the ages. -- for that I deal. And he made it real. And like so many around the globe I cannot fully imagine my own life without the example. That Nelson Mandela sent. And so long. As I live older what I can learn from him. -- -- Two people South Africa. We draw strength from the example of renewal and reconciliation. And resilience. That you've made real. A free South Africa at peace. -- itself. That's an example to the world. And that's -- gave -- legacy to the nation if you look. We will not like receive the likes of Nelson Mandela again. So it falls to us. As best we can before. The example that he set. To make decisions guided not by hate for. But by a lot. Never discount the difference that one person can make. The strive for future that is worthy. This sacrifice.
Obama on Mandela: “He belongs to the ages” (1:46)
Dec. 5 - U.S. President Barack Obama hails Nelson Mandela as “an example that all humanity should aspire to.” (Rough Cut) ( Transcript )