Glory – once achieved, what is it worth?
There is a quality even meaner than outright ugliness or disorder, and this meaner quality is the dishonest mask of pretended order, achieved by ignoring or suppressing the real order that is struggling to exist and to be served.
By striving to do the impossible, man has always achieved what is possible. Those who have cautiously done no more than they believed possible have never taken a single step forward.
People seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved.
I’ve been many times to Dubai and the U.A.E., and I have friends that live there. It would be exciting to stage world heavyweight championship fights in the Arab world. It’s something Muhammad Ali achieved when he fought in Zaire or the Philippines. It’s absolutely exciting to fight in countries where you have never fought.
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.
Governing today means giving acceptable signs of credibility. It is like advertising and it is the same effect that is achieved – commitment to a scenario.
In South Africa, we could not have achieved our freedom and just peace without the help of people around the world, who through the use of non-violent means, such as boycotts and divestment, encouraged their governments and other corporate actors to reverse decades-long support for the Apartheid regime.