"Our deepest fear
is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are
powerful beyond measure.
It is our light not our darkness,
that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
who am I to be brilliant,
gorgeous, talented and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small doesn't serve the world.
There's nothing enlightened about shrinking
or that other people
won't feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest
the glory of God
that is within us;
it's in Everyone!
And as we let our light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear
our presence automatically liberates others!"

Nelson Mandela - Inaugural Speech (Indsættelsestalen) 1994