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The key to the survival of liberty in the modern world
by Timothy Garton Ash

The key to the survival of liberty in the modern world
is the embrace of multiple identities.
- Timothy Garton Ash

Nuclear proliferation - the proliferation of WMDs altogether -
is one of the greatest dangers of our time.
- Timothy Garton Ash

To be in Florence is to reflect on Europe's intricate diversity -
and its lost creativity.
- Timothy Garton Ash

Yet another thing Canadians and Europeans have in common
is an obsession with the United States,
and with distinguishing themselves from it,
often by crude stereotyping.
- Timothy Garton Ash

 

A central claim of the Bush administration's foreign
policy is that the spread of democracy in the Middle
East is the cure for terrorism.
- Timothy Garton Ash

But transitions from the politics of violence to democratic
compromise are always messy.
- Timothy Garton Ash

I love this country, but the union jack leaves me cold.
- Timothy Garton Ash

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No country in Europe has a larger proportion of men
and women of immigrant descent,
mainly from the African continent and mainly Muslim:
an estimated six to seven million of them,
or more than 10% of the population.
- Timothy Garton Ash

That said, the question remains: how to strike the
balance between free speech and mutual respect in this mixed-up world,
both blessed and cursed with instant communication?
We should not fight fire with fire,
threats with threats.
- Timothy Garton Ash

One thing, however, I know with certainty:
violence,
or the direct threat of violence, of the kind we have
seen in the past few days,
is totally unjustified as a response to any published word or image.
- Timothy Garton Ash

After saying yes to Turkey, the EU is having difficulty
finding clear and consistent grounds for saying no to other,
still more remote candidates - but being in the general
vicinity of Europe does seem to be a continuing requirement.
- Timothy Garton Ash

Canadians tend to be a bit more religious than most Europeans -
though not more than the Poles or Ukrainians.
Most important, their attitude to immigration and ethnic
minorities is more positive than that of most Europeans.
- Timothy Garton Ash

Developments in information technology and globalised
media mean that the most powerful military in the history
of the world can lose a war,
not on the battlefield of dust and blood,
but on the battlefield of world opinion.
- Timothy Garton Ash

I have also been saddened, though hardly surprised,
by the weakness of the EU's reaction to the criminal
attack on the Danish embassy in Syria,
which seems to have been permitted, if not actively encouraged,
by the Syrian regime.
- Timothy Garton Ash

The key to forgiveness is to forgive from the heart -
not from the mind.
- Sheri Rosenthal

Success is not the key to happiness.
Happiness is the key to success.
If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
- Albert Schweitzer

The key to happiness is not to have what you want
but to want what you have.
- Anonymous

I don't know the key to success,
but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
- Bill Cosby

Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence -
is the key to unlocking our potential.
- Winston Churchill

The key to success, and to happiness,
is being fully engaged in life -
leading yourself with inspiration and committed action -
setting your own fine and honorable example.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiveness is the key to happiness.
- A Course In Miracles

The key to growth is the introduction of
higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.
- Lao Tzu

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you,
whose presence calls forth your best.
- Epictetus

The key to happiness is having dreams.
The key to success is making your dreams come true.
- Anonymous

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking
our cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is,
"Life is not supposed to be fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I don't know the meaning of life,
but I know compassion is the key.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The key to everything is patience.
You get the chicken by hatching the egg,
not by smashing it open.
- Arnold H. Glasgow

One important key to success is self-confidence.
An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
- Arthur Ashe

Free-Will is the key to the prison of the mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Prayer is the key of the morning
and the bolt of the evening.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A wise one said, "We are most like God when we forgive."
It is easy for us to blame, but hard for us to forgive.
Yet that is what we are called upon to do -
to forgive everyone for everything.
And the reward?
In this life, the reward for forgiveness
is your own happiness.
Unconditional universal forgiveness is
the key to your own happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Better learn balance. Balance is key.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Better learn balance. Balance is key.
Balance good, karate good. Everything good.
Balance bad, better pack up, go home. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

INDECISION is the key to FLEXIBILITY.
- Anonymous

AN INSPIRED LIFE: I HAVE A CHOICE
My key to living an inspired life involves
Embracing my history,
Understanding the function of expectations
and gently learning to have none;
Recognizing the power of attentive and conscious choices.
In all circumstances I acknowledge this,
IN ALL THINGS AND ALL WAYS, I HAVE CHOICE.
My choice resides in my perspective.
While I certainly do not control climate
and markets and roadways and others,
I do control myself and my response
to all those circumstances. I do indeed.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The key to happiness is inner peace.
The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions
such as anger, attachment, fear and suspicion,
while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility
are the sources of peace and happiness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking our
cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is, "Life is not supposed to be fair."
This is not sad news. This is GLORIOUS news!
Life is not broken. Nothing is wrong.
God has not failed, died, or gone on vacation.
The world is working perfectly. We just misunderstood.
Somewhere along the way, someone got the idea that
life was "supposed" to be "fair,"
and all the trouble started -
expectation, disappointment, resentment, anger -
a whole cycle of suffering that began
with the belief that life is "supposed" to be "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The key is, to not think of death as an end,
but as more of a very effective way to cut down on your expenses.
- the movie Love and Death

Action is the foundational key to all success.
- Pablo Picasso

High expectations are the key to everything.
- Sam Walton

Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.
- George Washington Carver

The key to organizing an alternative society is to
organize people around what they can do,
and more importantly, what they want to do.
- Abbie Hoffman

Whenever I find the key to success,
someone changes the lock.
- Anonymous

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
- Hannah Arendt

A systemic cleansing and detox is definitely the way
to go after each holiday.
It is the key to fighting high blood pressure,
heart disease, cancer, and other health-related illnesses.
- Lee Haney

Voting is an expression of three key life principles -
CHOICE, INTENT, and ACTION.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To find out what one is fitted to do,
and to secure an opportunity to do it,
is the key to happiness.
- John Dewey

Poetry is the key to the hieroglyphics of nature.
- David Hare

North Carolina, particularly the 8th District,
has long played a key role in our Nation's military forces.
- Robin Hayes

Memories are the key not to the past,
but to the future.
- Corrie Ten Boom

I knew nothing about film at all.
I suppose the biggest surprise is all these things.
In the theatre we sort of do, I might do two or three
key interviews and that would be it.
- Andrew Lloyd Webber

The key to competing and surviving against Wal-Mart
is to focus your business into a niche or pocket where
you can leverage your strengths in the local marketplace.
- Michael Bergdahl

I'm lucky.
Hard work is the key, but luck plays a part.
- Neil Diamond

The increased global linkages promote economic growth
in the world through two key mechanisms:
the division of labor and the international spillovers of knowledge.
- Toshihiko Fukui

If a country is to be corruption free and become a
nation of beautiful minds,
I strongly feel there are three key societal members
who can make a difference.
They are the father, the mother and the teacher.
- Abdul Kalam

Light makes photography.
Embrace light.
Admire it.
Love it.
But above all, know light.
Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.
- George Eastman

And so I think that if the person has the funds,
the network, and the equipment to do this,
and also the experience, which is the key factor,
then they can be quite deadly.
- John Abizaid

I think we have played like a playoff team for some time.
We can still do better.
The key thing right now is to look forward,
not behind you.
- Teemu Selanne

Those seven years in the cloister were the key to my life.
- Abbe Pierre

Imagination is the only key to the future.
Without it none exists - with it all things are possible.
- Ida Tarbell

When I was young, I wanted to do something more low-key,
like become a drummer in a rock band.
- Brooke Burke

In sales, a referral is the key to the door of resistance.
- Bo Bennett

Moderation is the key so I work certain amount of time
and then I take a certain amount of time off.
- Jimmy Buffett

This is the key to time management -
to see the value of every moment.
- Menachem Mendel Schneerson

I never used to drink water.
I am drinking six liters of water every day now.
That's the key.
- Warren Cuccurullo

What's happened is that an incessant,
an insidious insurgency has repeatedly attacked the
key infrastructure targets,
reducing outputs.
- Stuart Bowen

The more horrifying this world becomes,
the more art becomes abstract.
- Ellen Key

On the weekends, I would go down and play these clubs
in Key West or West Palm Beach or surrounding areas
of Florida and then I'd go back to school for the week.
- Carrot Top

Nature holds the key to our aesthetic,
intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.
- E. O. Wilson

So without that Canadian invention we were grounded.
And so that was a really important and key part of
the mission and Canadians should take real pride in it.
- Chris Hadfield

Listening is the key to everything good in music.
- Pat Metheny


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