Saturday 19 June 2010

Mandela...this is a great man!

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 detest racialism, because I regard it as a barbaric thing, whether it comes from a black man or a white man.

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.

In my country we go to prison first and then become President.

It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.

Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all.

1 comment:

  1. Mr HH,

    When one goes through life experiencing trials and tribulations, one usually becomes wiser, more magnanimous and definitely more humane. We cannot even see this in our country's top leaders (Government)because they come through life being given everything on the silver platter. Do they feel what the common people feel? Do they have to struggle to put food on the table? Do they know what it means to decide how many children to have, how much money to set aside for their essentials and especially for their education? It doesn't work by "walking about" either in SS2 or the Brickfields area...all a show only. Did that change anything? Definitely not! The politics of corruption, greed, unfairness, racism...all the evils of society are still there. The ordinary people are too busy earning a living, they trust their leaders to govern well...but alas! that has not been so. Why can't we learn from history that oppression and all those evils I mentioned above just do not pay..? Hence the citizens of the country need to wake up, be wise in choosing our leaders in the next election. That is the least the power of democracy enables us to do.