crisis

A Quote by Robert Freeman on character and crisis

Character is not made in a crisis it is only exhibited.

Robert Freeman

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A Quote by Raymond Clapper on crisis and practicality

The strong man meets his crisis with the most practical tools at hand. They may not be the best tools but they are available, which is all-important. He would rather use them, such as they are, than do nothing.

Raymond Clapper

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A Quote by Ralph W. Sockman, D.D. on character, crisis, religion, and time

The test of our religion is whether it fits us to meet emergencies. A man has no more character than he can command in a time of crisis.

Ralph W. Sockman

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A Quote by Paul Shepard on age, crisis, disorder, enemies, familiarity, history, privacy, problems, and society

Careless of waste, wallowing in refuse, exterminating the enemies . . . despising age, denying human natural history, fabricating pseudotraditions, swamped in the repeated personal crises of the aging preadolescent; all are familiar images of American society. They are signs of private nightmares of incoherence and disorder in broken climaxes where technologies in pursuit of mastery create ever-worsening problems - private nightmares expanded to a social level.

Paul Shepard

Source: Nature and Madness, 1982

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A Quote by Owen D. Young on change, concern, crisis, day, heart, life, mind, spirit, time, and world

What I am concerned about in this fast-moving world in a time of crises, both in foreign and domestic affairs, is not so much a program as a spirit of approach, not so much a mind as a heart. A program lives today and dies tomorrow. A mind, if it be open, may change with each new day, but the spirit and the heart are as unchanging as the tides.

Owen D. Young (1874 - 1962)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on clarity, creativity, crisis, friendship, genius, happiness, heart, love, mind, nature, observation, poetry, questions, reason, sentimentality, understanding, wisdom, and world

The movements of exaltation which belong to genius are egotistic by their very nature. A calm, clear mind, not subject to the spasms and crises which are so often met with in creative or intensely perceptive natures, is the best basis for love or friendship. - Observe, I am talking about minds. I won't say, the more intellect, the less capacity for loving; for that would do wrong to the understanding and reason; - but on the other hand, that the brain runs away with the heart's best blood, which gives the world a few pages of wisdom or sentiment or poetry, instead of making one other heart happy, I have no question.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table.

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A Quote by Olaf Stapledon on brevity, community, crisis, darkness, defeat, effort, guidance, love, play, praise, reality, struggle, and world

Two lights for guidance. The first, our little glowing atom of community, with all that it signifies. The second, the cold light of the stars, symbol of the hypercosmical reality, with its crystal ecstasy. Strange that in this light, in which even the dearest love is frostily asserted, and even the possible defeat of our half-waking world is contemplated without remission of praise, the human crisis does not lose but gains significance. Strange, that it seems more, not less, urgent to play some part in this struggle, this brief effort of animacules striving to win for their race some increase of lucidity before the ultimate darkness.

Olaf Stapledon

Source: Star Maker

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A Quote by Morton C. Blackwell on crisis and preparation

41. In moments of crisis, the initiative passes to those who are best prepared.

Morton C. Blackwell (1939 -)

Source: Morton C. Blackwell in “Laws of Politics”

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A Quote by Milton Friedman on adoption, change, crisis, expectation, exploring, goals, idealism, judgment, radicals, reason, and worth

. . . it is worth discussing radical changes, not in the expectation that they will be adopted promptly but for two other reasons. One is to construct an ideal goal, so that incremental changes can be judged by whether they move the institutional structure toward or away from that ideal. The other reason is very different. It is so that if a crisis requiring or facilitating radical change does arise, alternatives will be available that have been carefully developed and fully explored.

Milton Friedman (1912 - 2006)

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A Quote by Milo Perkins on crisis, danger, and opportunity

The Chinese write the word crisis with two characters, on of which means "danger" and the other "opportunity."

Milo Perkins

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