quotes tagged with 'crisis'

Rule one: Never allow a crisis to go to waste. They are opportunities to do big things.

Author: Rahm Emanuel (White House Chief of Staff under Barack Obama), Source: Inteview with CBS News program “Face the Nation” Saved by jordy in fearmongering crisis consent crises exploitation panic biggovernment 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]
When written in Chinese, the word crisis is composed of two characters -- one represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
Author: John F. Kennedy, Source: unknownSaved by friedmoon in crisis language chinese kennedy 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated.
Author: Thomas Paine, Source: The American CrisisSaved by cboyack in liberty freedom tyranny war patriotism reward crisis struggle conflict 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
We are approaching troublesome times. I have been talking about them for years. They seem to be upon us. We shall have a period-how long I know not-of what we shall call prosperity; and then there will be something else. I have felt from the time this plan was put into operation that what we were really doing here was not alone caring for our people at this time, where there were so many other avenues open for them to get their help, but we were building for future times when we might need all of our experience, all of our training and skill, all of our intelligence to preserve ourselves and those who might be less fortunate among us than we ourselves may personally be.

I for one can visualize a condition, it may or may not come, when the best of us today will be not much better off than the poorest of us are now, I do not want to seem too pessimistic, but the world faces one of the greatest crisis in its history, and no mortal man, without the inspiration of the Lord, can tell where it will lead.
Author: J. Reuben Clark, Jr., Source: Conference Report, October 1942, p.58Saved by cboyack in trial prosperity foodstorage crisis 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Character is not made in crisis -- it is only exhibited.
Author: Robert Freeman, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in character crisis 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.

Author: Albert Einstein, Source: UnknownSaved by jarvie in problem solution thought crisis thinking issues bkp 140quotes 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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