RIP Nelson Mandela, you were a great man who gave those without a voice justice, you took a stand for freedom and you will be remembered for everything you fought so hard to achieve. Every century we have that one person who we know will never ever be forgotten, that person is you.
“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
South African President Nelson Mandela, left, shows the way to Princess Diana, during in Cape Town, Monday, March 17 1997. (AP Photo/Sasa Kralj)
MJ: “He [Nelson Mandela] is sweet, very childlike.”Q: Does he like to giggle?MJ: “He [Nelson Mandela] loves children because when I went to see him I had some kids with me and people were saying the kids have to stay, but Michael Jackson can come. I said. “I’m sure Mr. Mandela wouldn’t mind seeing children. I won’t go in unless the children go too.” I remember his representatives looked at me like this [makes stern and suspicious facial expression] and they went back and then they said, “Everybody come.” The first thing Mandela did is run to the children and pick them up and hug them. I knew he was that kind of man and he loved them. He was talking to them and then he shook my hand. I knew I was right.”
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
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.