In memory of Madiba

06 Dec 2013 09:02 #59181 by intrepid
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Not normally within our scope of discussions, but I think it appropriate in this case to commemorate Nelson Mandela, being the leader that he was.

Madiba we remember you and thank you. We wish you could still have been our leader!

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Mandela

Take nothing but litter, leave nothing but a cleaner Drakensberg.
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06 Dec 2013 09:23 #59182 by ASL
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Our greatest leader and a leader of leaders. Madiba certainly emulated the majesty and grace of the mountains. Let's hope we can live up to his legacy. RIP Madiba!
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06 Dec 2013 09:55 - 06 Dec 2013 09:56 #59183 by Viking
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Truly a mountain of a man, who walked through the dark valleys of oppression and hatred, only to emerge on the other side and reach the pinnacle of human compassion, forgiveness and grace and in the end to stand on the peaks of dignity and universal respect.

“Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!”
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06 Dec 2013 10:09 - 06 Dec 2013 10:24 #59184 by ghaznavid
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"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

A wise man indeed. A list of some of his quotes:

www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/n/nelson_mandela.html?vm=l
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06 Dec 2013 10:33 #59185 by Drakensbergie
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Perfectly reasonable that we pay tribute to the man here.
After all he had a bigger mountain to climb than any of us...
RIP, and thank you Tata.

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07 Dec 2013 04:06 #59187 by Serious tribe
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A statesman and a gentleman.

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07 Dec 2013 04:16 #59188 by Drakensbergie
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"When you have climbed a great hill, you find that there are many more hills to climb"

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09 Dec 2013 20:56 - 09 Dec 2013 21:02 #59201 by dunmor
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Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.

No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart that it’s opposite.

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.

I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed towards the sun, one’s feet moving forward.

There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.

It always seems impossible until it is done.

Madiba
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