I don't do this very often, but with the passing Thursday of South African icon Nelson Mandela, it seemed like a natural to revive the "Quote of the Day."

Simple, yet powerful, just like Mandela, South Africa's former president and civil rights leader who died at 95 years old.

"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." - Nelson Mandela

(Thanks to Stephanie Webb from WZZM-TV, Channel 13, for sharing.)

Getty Images