A Quote by Marc Racicot on crisis, destruction, philosophy, preparation, and service

Decrying the mismanagement that led to the summer's catastrophic wildfires: The Clinton administration didn't cause these fires, but their policies have left the Forest Service under-funded and under-prepared for this crisis. I don't think it's a conspiracy, but it's a philosophy they have that leads to explosive fires that destroy everything.

Marc Racicot

Source: an interview appearing in the New York Times, Aug. 12, 2000

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A Quote by M. Russell Ballard on beginning, control, crisis, eternity, extremism, god, hope, purpose, and understanding

The Lord is in control. He knows the end from the beginning. He has given us adequate instruction that, if followed, will see us safely through any crisis. His purposes will be fulfilled, and someday we will understand the eternal reasons for all of these events. Therefore, today we must be careful to not overreact, nor should we be caught up in extreme preparations, but what we must do is keep the commandments of God and never loose hope!

M. Russell Ballard (1928 -)

Source: Ensign, Nov. 31, 1992, p. 32. © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission..

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A Quote by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. on crisis and truth

. . . hummings and clickings could be heard-the sounds attendant to the flow of electrons, now augmenting one maze of electromagnetic crises to a condition that was translatable from electrical qualities and quantities to a high grade of truth.

Kurt Vonnegut (1922 -)

Source: Player Piano

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A Quote by John Marshall on constitution and crisis

This provision is made in a constitution, intended to endure for ages to come, and consequently, to be adapted to the various crises of human affairs.

John Marshall (1755 - 1835)

Source: McCulloch v. Maryland, 4 Wheaton, 1819

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on composers, crisis, danger, and opportunity

When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

Source: Chinese Proverb

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A Quote by Joe Mcdonald on business, crisis, meaning, mistakes, relatives, responsibility, wedding, words, and world

One of my favorite words is "miscommunication." Its meaning has become so broad as to justify everything from the Middle East crisis to why a relative missed the wedding. In the business world, vendors and clients alike use it to explain away huge mistakes and, best of all, without assigning responsibility to anyone. It is the verbal Get-Out-of-Jail card for the '90s.

Joe Mcdonald

Source: Washington Post

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A Quote by Jeffrey R. Holland on age, company, control, crisis, daughters, disaster, employees, friendship, life, money, motherhood, plants, spontaneity, time, and water

Thomas Edison devoted ten years and all of his money to developing the nickel-alkaline storage battery at a time when he was almost penniless. . . . One night the terrifying cry of fire echoed through the film plant. Spontaneous combustion had ignited some chemicals. Within moments all of the packing compounds, celluloids for records, file, and other flammable goods had gone up with a whoosh. Fire companies from eight towns arrive, but the heat was so intense and the water pressure so low that the fire hoses had no effect. Edison was 67 years old - no age to begin anew. His daughter was frantic, wondering if he were safe, if his spirits were broken, how he would handle a crisis such as this at his age. She saw him running toward her. He spoke first. He said, "Where's your mother? Go get her. Tell her to get her friends. They'll never see another fire like this as long as they live." At 5:30 the next morning with the fire barely under control, he called his employees together and announced, "We're rebuilding." Then, almost as an afterthought, he added, "Oh, by the way, anybody know where we can get some money?" Virtually everything we now recognize as a Thomas Edison contribution in our lives came after that disaster.

Jeffrey R. Holland (1940 -)

Source: New Era Magazine, October 1980, p. 10. © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Jean Houston on crisis, ecology, history, and humanity

The ecological crisis is doing what no other crisis in history has ever done - challenging us to a realization of a new humanity.

Jean Houston

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A Quote by Jawaharlal Nehru on action, crisis, and leadership

A leader or a man of action in a crisis almost always acts subconsciously and then thinks of the reasons for his action.

Jawaharlal Nehru (1889 - 1964)

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A Quote by Jane Fonda on crisis and women

Every woman should eat for the long run so she can manage the short stops of crisis.

Jane Fonda (1937 -)

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