December 6, 2013

Tribute for Madiba - Nelson Mandela

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Dengan menyebut nama Allah Yang Maha Pemurah lagi Maha Penyayang

Hari ini dunia kehilangan pemimpin tokoh pejuang kemanusiaan yang hebat. Dengan prinsip hidupnya yang hebat serta jalan pengorbanannya yang cukup membangun keutuhan inspirasi. Seorang lelaki yang keberaniaannya berjuang untuk keadilan apabila ia hidupnya diancam dari segala macam. Dan seorang yang belas kasihan yang memaafkan musuh-musuhnya. Semoga beliau memberi inspirasi kepada kita untuk hidup yang benar dan tidak pernah berputus asa untuk capai kebebasan dari cengkaman kezaliman. Penghormatan untuk #Mandela. #Madiba

Dibawah ini telahku senaraikan antara perkataan dan inpirasi quotes of nelson mandela sepanjang penceritaan hidupnya :

Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again - Nelson Mandela

One day I will be the first black president of South Africa." - 1952
There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountain tops of our desires. - 21 September 1953. Adapted from a statement by Jawaharlal Nehru. Presidential address to ANC conference

The struggle is my life. I will continue fighting for freedom until the end of my days. - 26 June 1961

If I had my time over I would do the same again. So would any man who dares call himself a man. -  Mitigation speech after being convicted of inciting a strike and leaving the country illegally, November 1962

During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die." - Rivonia trial on 20 April 1964

Difficulties break some men but make others. No axe is sharp enough to cut the soul of a sinner who keeps on trying, one armed with the hope that he will rise even in the end." Letter to Winnie Mandela, 1 February 1975

I have never regarded any man as my superior, either in my life outside or inside prison." Letter written to commissioner of prisons while on Robben Island, - 12 July 1976

Between the anvil of united mass action and the hammer of the armed struggle we shall crush apartheid and white minority racist rule. - June 1980

Only free men can negotiate; prisoners cannot enter into contracts."Replying to an offer to release him if he renounced violence - 10 February 1985

I cannot and will not give any undertaking at a time when I, and you, the people, are not free. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated." Message from prison, read by his daughter to a rally in Soweto, - 10 February 1985

I am not less life-loving than you are. But I cannot sell my birthright, nor am I prepared to sell the birthright of the people to be free. - Response to the offer of freedom from PW Botha, February 1985. Remark quoted in A Part of My Soul Went With Him by - Winnie Mandela 1985

Friends, comrades and fellow South Africans, I greet you all in the name of peace, democracy and freedom for all. I stand here before you not as a prophet but as a humble servant of you, the people. Your tireless and heroic sacrifices have made it possible for me to be here today. I therefore place the remaining years of my life in your hands. - Speaking on his release from Robben Island from the balcony of Cape Town city hall on Sunday 11 February 1990

Since my release, I have become more convinced than ever that the real makers of history are the ordinary men and women of our country; their participation in every decision about the future is the only guarantee of true democracy and freedom. - The Struggle is My Life 1990

I never think of the time I have lost. I just carry out a programme because it's there. It's mapped out for me. - 3 May 1993

If the ANC does to you what the apartheid government did to you, then you must do to the ANC what you did to the apartheid government. - Speaking to South Africa's trade union congress, July 1993

A critical, independent and investigative press is the lifeblood of any democracy. The press must be free from state interference. It must have the economic strength to stand up to the blandishments of government officials. It must have sufficient independence from vested interests to be bold and inquiring without fear or favour. It must enjoy the protection of the constitution, so that it can protect our rights as citizens. - February 1994

My fellow South Africans, today we are entering a new era for our country and its people. Today we celebrate not the victory of a party, but a victory for all the people of South Africa. - Speech following his election to the presidency, Cape Town 9 May 1994

The task at hand will not be easy, but you have mandated us to change South Africa from a land in which the majority lived with little hope, to one in which they can live and work with dignity, with a sense of self-esteem and confidence in the future. - Speech at his inauguration as president 10 May 1994

Years of imprisonment could not stamp out our determination to be free. Years of intimidation and violence could not stop us, And we will not be stopped now. – Press conference, 26 April 1994

Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity. - Interview for the documentary Mandela, 1994

I had no specific belief except that our cause was just, was very strong and it was winning more and more support. - Visit to Robben Island, February 1994

In South Africa, to be poor and black was normal, to be poor and white was a tragedy. - Long Walk to Freedom 1994

Man's goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished. - Long Walk to Freedom 1994

I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. - Long Walk to Freedom 1994

It would be very egotistical of me to say how I would like to be remembered. I'd leave that entirely to South Africans. I would just like a simple stone on which is written 'Mandela'." 1997

It is in the character of growth that we should learn from both pleasant and unpleasant experiences. - November 1997

Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people. - April 1998

There will be life after Mandela. On my last day I want to know that those who remain behind will say: 'The man who lies here has done his duty for his country and his people. - 1999

It is never my custom to use words lightly. If 27 years in prison have done anything to us, it was to use the silence of solitude to make us understand how precious words are and how real speech is in its impact on the way people live and die. -  July 2000

What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead. - May 2002

Those who conduct themselves with morality, integrity and consistency need not fear the forces of inhumanity and cruelty. - July 2003

When the history of our times is written, will we be remembered as the generation that turned our backs in a moment of global crisis or will it be recorded that we did the right thing? On HIV/Aids, - June 2005

You sharpen your ideas by reducing yourself to the level of the people you are with and a sense of humour and a complete relaxation, even when you're discussing serious things, does help to mobilise friends around you. And I love that. - August 2005

Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do. -  Letter to cricketer Makhaya Ntini, December 2009