Some interesting quotations

 “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill – British orator, author and Prime Minister during World War II.

“A ship in harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” – Wm. Shedd

“A kite flies highest against the wind, not with it.” – Winston Churchill

“I get up every morning determined both to change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning the day difficult.” – E.B. White

“Men should be barred from public office for 100 years in every part of the world. … It would be a much kinder, gentler, more intelligently run world. The men have had millions of years where we’ve been running things. We’ve screwed it up hopelessly. Let’s give it to the women.”
– Ted Turner

“Ubuntu is very difficult to render into a Western language. It speaks of the very essence of being human…you share what you have. It is to say ‘My humanity is caught up, is inextricably bound up, in yours.’ We belong in a bundle of life. We say, ‘a person is a person through other persons….I am human because I belong…because I participate, I share…a person with ubuntu is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good, for he or she has a proper self assurance….and belongs in a greater whole…”

– Bishop Desmond Tutu

“We can’t defuse conflicts with methodologies that come from pre-1089, Cold-War, nation-state concepts. I feel that so much of the writing [about conflict resolution] is still fiddling with known methods. We need pure, innovative thought, to get ahead of the nature of conflict.”
– Romeo Dallaire, retired Canadian general who commanded the ill-fated UN force in Rwanda, who is beginning a research fellowship at Harvard where he plans to research and write a new book on conflict resolution

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