This Emergency

Sunday, February 17, 2019 – This Emergency

There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth. ~ Charles Dickens

Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace. ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency. ~ Arnold H. Glasow

Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear – kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor – with the cry of grave national emergency. ~ Douglas MacArthur

Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, lack of clear thinking, confusion of counsel until the emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gong – these are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history.~ Winston Churchill

My ideas have undergone a process of emergence by emergency. When they are needed badly enough, they are accepted. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller

Stress is basically a disconnection from the earth, a forgetting of the breath. Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important. Just lie down. ~ Natalie Goldberg

A man’s mind will very gradually refuse to make itself up until it is driven and compelled by emergency. ~ Anthony Trollope

It is by presence of mind in untried emergencies that the native metal of man is tested. ~ James Russell Lowell

What is needed by him who would succeed in the highest degree possible is careful planning. He is to accumulate reserved power, that he may be equal to all emergencies. ~ Orison Swett Marden

Those who prepared for all the emergencies of life beforehand may equip themselves at the expense of joy. ~ E. M. Forster

In an emergency, one often learns that one’s companions can be of even less help in extraordinary circumstances than they are during an average evening.~ Lemony Snicket, Horseradish

There was a red button on the wall labelled EMERGENCY, but no button labelled BEWILDERMENT. ~ Michel Faber, The Book of Strange New Things

America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand. ~ Harry S Truman

I love the man that can smile in trouble, the man that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death. ~ Thomas Paine

Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear. ~ Thomas Jefferson

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear. ~ William E. Gladstone

There is no such thing as perpetual tranquility of mind while we live here; because life itself is but motion, and can never be without desire or without fear, no more than without sense. ~ Thomas Hobbes

Maybe everybody in the whole damn world is scared of each other. ~ John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men

If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles. ~ Sun Tzu

Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom. ~ Marilyn Ferguson

Fear is the mother of foresight. ~ Thomas Hardy

Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom. ~ Søren Kierkegaard

There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me. ~ Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Scared is what you’re feeling. Brave is what you’re doing. ~ Emma Donoghue

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. ~ Plato

Never be afraid to sit a while and think. ~ Lorraine Hansberry

I have never known any distress that an hour’s reading did not relieve. ~ Charles de Montesquieu

We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them. ~ Christian Nestell Bovee

Find out what you’re afraid of and go live there. ~ Chuck Palahniuk

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live. ~ Marcus Aurelius

We often pretend to fear what we really despise, and more often despise what we really fear. ~ Charles Caleb Colton

There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man. ~ Patrick Rothfuss

Life is made of fear. Some people eat fear soup three times a day. Some people eat fear soup all the meals there are. I eat it sometimes. When they bring me fear soup to eat, I try not to eat it. I try to send it back. But sometimes I’m too afraid to and have to eat it anyway. ~ Martin Amis

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. ~ Marie Curie