"President Nelson Mandela must be looked upon as modern-day saint. He was a giant of a man. Even those who opposed him could not help but admire and deeply respect him. His redemptive, unearned suffering, his dedication to the philosophy and discipline of non-violence, and his magnificent grace are a testimony to the power and endurance of the human spirit. He was one of those rare individuals, like Mohandas Gandhi or Martin Luther King Jr., who come along only once in a generation, who are a blessing to all humanity."