„Our preferences for stability and security blind us to the opportunities for adventure when they present themselves.“

—  Alan Hirsch, p. 31
Alan Hirsch photo
Alan Hirsch49
South African missionary 1959
Publicidade

Citações relacionadas

Barack Obama photo

„We lead best when we combine military power with strong diplomacy; when we leverage our power with coalition building; when we don’t let our fears blind us to the opportunities that this new century presents.“

—  Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961
Context: When we make rash decisions, reacting to the headlines instead of using our heads; when the first response to a challenge is to send in our military -- then we risk getting drawn into unnecessary conflicts, and neglect the broader strategy we need for a safer, more prosperous world. That’s what our enemies want us to do. I believe in a smarter kind of American leadership. We lead best when we combine military power with strong diplomacy; when we leverage our power with coalition building; when we don’t let our fears blind us to the opportunities that this new century presents. That’s exactly what we’re doing right now. And around the globe, it is making a difference. [... ] That’s how America leads -- not with bluster, but with persistent, steady resolve.

Warren Farrell photo
Publicidade
Margaret Chase Smith photo
Michael Shea photo
Alan Hirsch photo
Publicidade
Nayef Al-Rodhan photo
Theodore Roszak photo

„The final stage of life... offers us the opportunity to detach from competitive, high-consumption priorities... At that point, life itself—the opportunity it offers for growth, for intellectual adventure, for the simple joys of love and companionship, for working out our salvation—comes to be seen as our highest value. ...That is what I have always assumed it means to be countercultural.“

—  Theodore Roszak American social historian, social critic, writer 1933 - 2011
Context: The final stage of life... offers us the opportunity to detach from competitive, high-consumption priorities... At that point, life itself—the opportunity it offers for growth, for intellectual adventure, for the simple joys of love and companionship, for working out our salvation—comes to be seen as our highest value.... That is what I have always assumed it means to be countercultural.

Publicidade
Ho Chi Minh photo

„Remember that the storm is a good opportunity for the pine and the cypress to show their strength and their stability.“

—  Ho Chi Minh Vietnamese communist leader and first president of Vietnam 1890 - 1969
As quoted in From Colonialism to Communism : A Case History of North Vietnam (1964) by Văn Chí Hoàng, p. 37

Jack Vance photo
Daniel Kahneman photo
Publicidade
T. B. Joshua photo

„Giving offers us the opportunity to reshape our destiny. When you give, you are reshaping your destiny.“

—  T. B. Joshua Nigerian Christian leader 1963
On the virtues of giving - "Hope Awakens For Forsaken" http://www.modernghana.com/news/237288/1/hope-awakens-for-forsaken.html Modern Ghana (September 9 2009)

Tom Baker photo
Publicidade
Stephen Chbosky photo
Próximo