Archive for the ‘Nelson Mandela (Madiba)’ Category

“Peace is the greatest weapon for development, that any people can have.”

April 29, 2014

“Peace is the greatest weapon for development, that any people can have.”

from http://www.mandelamadiba.wordpress.com and http://beyondtharainbow.wordpress.com/2013/08/22/prayer-for-south-africa-and-especially-africa/

 

Table Mountain (new)

 

 

Picture (great) of Table Mountain, Cape Town from Bloubergstrand (with Robben Island offshore) by my old friend John (whose “photographic talents” I definitely do not possess!)

web site http://jetpix.wordpress.com/

“South Africa should put the freedom of its press and media at the top of its priorities as a democracy…A bad free press is preferable to a technically good, subservient one.”

April 7, 2014

“South Africa should put the freedom of its press and media at the top of its priorities as a democracy…A bad free press is preferable to a technically good, subservient one.”

Thoughts on Madiba: “He never, never stopped climbing that mountain to bring justice to people in every part of the world and that’s why Madiba will remain an inspiration for millions of young people.”

February 1, 2014

 

 

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Lions Head, Cape Town, the beautiful Mother City of South Africa with Table Bay and Robben Island in the distance (where Nelson Mandela, “a true champion of justice, peace and reconciliation” made huge sacrifices being imprisoned all those long years in his pursuit of his cause, his ideals, his dream for a “unified Beloved Country”)

 

“He never, never stopped climbing that mountain to bring justice to people in every part of the world and that’s why Madiba will remain an inspiration for millions of young people.”

– the words of British Prime Minister, David Cameron

 

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from http://www.mandelamadiba.wordpress.com

“I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can only rest for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is (has) not ended.”

October 31, 2013

 

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Picture: Lions Head, Cape Town, the beautiful Mother City of South Africa with Table Bay and Robben Island in the distance (where Nelson Mandela, “a true champion of justice, peace and reconciliation” made huge sacrifices being imprisoned all those long years in his pursuit of his cause, his ideals, his dream for a “unified Beloved Country”)

“I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can only rest for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is (has) not ended.”
― Nelson Mandela

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from  http://longroadtopeace.wordpress.com/

“Few things make the life of a parent more rewarding and sweet as successful children.”

October 30, 2013

 

“Few things make the life of a parent more rewarding and sweet as successful children.”
– Nelson Mandela

The “Power of Words” (by Nelson Mandela) at Times Square

April 30, 2013

Published on Apr 17, 2013
Montblanc presents the “Power of Words” video project as part of the “Midnight Moment” in Times Square, capturing the powerful words of Nelson Mandela.

The video installation, created especially for the Times Square screens, has been showing nightly through the month of April 2013 from 11:57 pm — midnight as part of the “Midnight Moment”.

The words of Nelson Mandela—made up of text edited from numerous speeches—collide, float, pour, and burst onto Times Square’s screens through a dramatic, cosmic blue background in the collaborative work created by Nabil Elderkin, Andrew van der Westhuyzen, and Gregory Stern.

For Montblanc, its more than just an exciting piece of modern contemporary art, it honours the power of the written word and is a tribute to remarkable, outstanding people like Nelson Mandela. As part of the international Montblanc “Signature for Good” cooperation with UNICEF, this new and exciting initiative will help to raise awareness and create a better understanding about the importance of quality education for children around the world.

Nelson Mandela’s words light up New York’s Times Square

April 30, 2013

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A film installation celebrating the words of Mandela is taking over the electronic billboards in the square for a few minutes every night until May.

Seven Great Quotes from Nelson Mandela’s Auto-biography ‘Long Walk to Freedom’

December 13, 2012

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Picture: Nelson  Mandela age 19

Article Title: Seven Great Quotes from Nelson Mandela’s Auto-biography ‘Long Walk to Freedom’
Shared by: Craig Lock

Key Words (Tags): Nelson Mandela, Inspirational Quotes, Inspiration, Inspirational books, Africa, Asia, China, Israel, Middle East, Palestine, Politics, South Africa, Tibet

(enough there now)

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and http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4
The submitter’s blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at www.sharefaith.wordpress.com.

www.buildbridgesofunity.wordpress.com

www.buildbridgesofunderstanding.wordpress.com

www.breakdownwalls.wordpress.com

http://religiousunity.wordpress.comwww.peacepursuit.wordpress.com

and http://craigsblogs.wordpress.com

(obsessive or WHAT!)
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Seven Great Quotes from Nelson Mandela’s Auto-biography ‘Long Walk to Freedom’

Submitter’s Note:
I’m passing on these thoughts from this ícon of magnanimity…and am forever touched by and am eternally grateful for ‘Madiba’s’ (his clan name as most South Africans affectionately term the great man) immense generosity and nobility of spirit.

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Craig’s brand new e-book A Tribute to Nelson Mandela (Madiba) is already available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0073I4IUK

THOUGHTS ON:

1. The nature of freedom

“A man who takes away another man’s freedom is a prisoner of hatred, he is locked behind the bars of prejudice and narrow-mindedness. I am not truly free if I am taking away someone else’s freedom, just as surely as I am not free when my freedom is taken from me. The oppressed and the oppressor alike are robbed of their humanity…. For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others

2. Inequality

“A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but it’s lowest ones…”

3. The importance of majority rule

“Majority rule and internal peace are like the two sides of a single coin, and white South Africa simply has to accept that there will never be peace and stability in this country until the principle is fully applied.” – from a letter Mandela wrote to Pieter W. Botha, while still in prison.

What if this concept was true in Israel-Palestine, too??!!!

4. The power of music

“The curious beauty of African music is that it uplifts even as it tells a sad tale. You may be poor, you may have only a ramshackle house, you may have lost your job, but that song gives you hope… [African music] can ignite the political resolve of those who might otherwise be indifferent to politics.”

Music is very powerful

5. The beauty of a stolen land

“From Durban I drove south along the coast past Port Shepstone and Port St. Johns, small and lovely colonial towns that dotted the shimmering beaches fronting the Indian Ocean. While mesmerized by the beauty of the area, I was constantly rebuked by the buildings and streets that bear the names of white imperialists who suppressed the very people whose names belonged there.”

6. Newspapers

“Although I read a variety of newspapers from around the country, newspapers are only a poor shadow of reality; their information is important to a freedom fighter not because it reveals the truth, but because it discloses the biases and perceptions of both those who produce the paper and those who read it.”

7. Violence

“A freedom fighter learns the hard way that it is the oppressor who defines the nature of the struggle, and the oppressed is often left no recourse but to use methods that mirror those of the oppressor. At a certain point, one can only fight fire with fire.”

from Nelson Mandela’s Auto-biography ‘Long Walk to Freedom’

Thank you, Madiba for everything you have done, for the immense sacrifices you have made in your personal life in pursuit of a free and democratic, a better New South Africa for all its diverse inhabitants
Shared by Craig Lock (“Information and Inspiration Distributer, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder”)

‘Many tiny (yet significant) steps by many órdinary’ (what’s that!) people will ultimately reach their destination, their unique destinies.’

‘The seemingly impossible journey of a thousand miles on the long march to peace starts with a single tiny step.’
– craig

‘Education is`the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.’
– Nelson Mandela

About the submitter:
Craig believes in (and loves) sharing information and insights to try to make a difference in the world: to help and especially encourage people along life’s magical journey … and that brings him the greatest joy.

Craig’s brand new e-book A Tribute to Nelson Mandela (Madiba) is already available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0073I4IUK

The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at: http://www.creativekiwis.com/amazon.html

and http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4
His latest novels ‘The Awakened Spirit’ and ‘From Seeds of Hate to the Bonds of Love’, based on some true and inspiring stories of the unquenchable, the indomitable human spirit, that lies within each one of us. Stories of ‘Endless Possibilities, Far and Unlimited (Grand) Horizons’ and these books are already available at http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4
The submitter’s blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at www.sharefaith.wordpress.com.

www.buildbridgesofunity.wordpress.com

www.buildbridgesofunderstanding.wordpress.com

www.breakdownwalls.wordpress.com

http://religiousunity.wordpress.com

www.peacepursuit.wordpress.com and http://craigsblogs.wordpress.com

(obsessive or WHAT!)
“Together, one mind, one soul, one small stepMANdela (first trip to London 1962) at a time, let’s see how many people we can impact, empower, encourage and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials. Change YOUR world and you help change THE world.”

“If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito.”

(Anita Roddick, Founder of the Bodyshop  

Madiba (his clan name as most South Africans affectionately term the great man) on his first visit visit to London in 1962