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There are other issues I have felt more emotionally connected to,
by Nicholas D. Kristof

There are other issues I have felt more emotionally connected to,
like China, where I lived and worked for some time.
I was living there when Tiananmen Square erupted.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

The world spends $40 billion a year on pet food.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

There seems to be this sense among even well-meaning
Americans that Africa is this black hole of murder
and mutilation that can never be fixed,
no matter what aid is brought in.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

While Americans have heard of Darfur and think we should be doing more there,
they aren't actually angry at the president about inaction.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

 

A few countries like Sri Lanka and Honduras have led
the way in slashing maternal mortality.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

Most of the villagers were hiding in the bush,
where they were dying from bad water,
malaria and malnutrition.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

You will be judged in years to come by how you responded
to genocide on your watch.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

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Neither Western donor countries like the U.S.
nor poor recipients like Cameroon care much about Africans who are poor,
rural and female.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

A little bit of attention can go a long way.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

The conflict in Darfur could escalate to where we're
seeing 100,000 victims per month.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

Just a little help, a small security force,
a bit of food, can save lives.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

Half a million women die each year around the world in pregnancy.
It's not biology that kills them so much as neglect.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

You don't need to invade a place or install a new government
to help bring about a positive change.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

As soon as I was old enough to drive,
I got a job at a local newspaper.
There was someone who influenced me.
He wrote a column for The Guardian from this tiny village in India.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

I think it's dangerous to be optimistic.
Things could go terribly wrong virtually overnight.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

Every year 3.1 million Indian children die before the age of 5,
mostly from diseases of poverty like diarrhea.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

It really is quite remarkable that Darfur has become a household name.
I am gratified that's the case.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

The fact that people will pay you to talk to people
and travel to interesting places and write about what intrigues you,
I am just amazed by that.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

We all might ask ourselves why we tune in to these
more trivial matters and tune out when it comes to Darfur.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

Random violence is incredibly infectious.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

I have often tried to tell the story of a place through people there.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

Neither left nor right has focused adequately on maternal health.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

The bulk of the emails tend to come after a column.
I can get about 2,000 after a column.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

It's easy to keep issuing blame to Republicans or the president.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

The north of the Central African Republic is now a war zone,
with rival armed bands burning villages,
kidnapping children, robbing travelers and killing people with impunity.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

I try to be careful about wording.
One of the things I've tried to combat in my blog is
the notion that journalists are arrogant and unconcerned with the readership.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

All of a sudden their husband's dead and maybe a child
is dead and they have absolutely nothing -
and they're heading through the desert at night.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

There isn't a political price to be paid yet for doing nothing.
People need to get upset with President Bush.
People need to get upset with their Congressmen.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

The U.N.
Population Fund has a maternal health program in some Cameroon hospitals,
but it doesn't operate in this region.
It's difficult to expand, because President Bush has cut funding.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

There is an element of anger among women who've been raped.
There's certainly a major element of humiliation.
But it really does seem like a medical condition of shock and horror.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

You would see people going back to homes that had been burned,
putting thatch over their structures again.
They still couldn't leave the area without the danger
of men being killed or women being raped,
but it was a start.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

Abortion politics have distracted all sides from what is really essential:
a major aid campaign to improve midwifery,
prenatal care and emergency obstetric services in poor countries.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

Photographs are still being taken but aren't being shown.
There's one of a skeleton bound at the wrists with
pants still around its ankles;
if it was a woman,
she was likely raped; if it was a man,
he was possibly castrated.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

The news media's silence, particularly television news,
is reprehensible.
If we knew as much about Darfur as we do about Michael Jackson,
we might be able to stop these things from continuing.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

If President Bush is serious about genocide,
an immediate priority is to stop the cancer of Darfur from spreading further,
which means working with France to shore up Chad and
the Central African Republic.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

The photos were taken by African Union soldiers.
People in Congress saw them.
I thought if people could see them, there would be public outcry.
No one would be able to say, We just didn't know what was going on there.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

One of the things that really got to me was talking
to parents who had been burned out of their villages,
had family members killed, and then when men showed
up at the wells to get water,
they were shot.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

Love is when the other person's happiness
is more important than your own.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

Do you feel stuck?
Whether in a project, a job, a relationship,
or some other situation,
there is a time for perseverance,
and a time for letting go and moving on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

Could a greater miracle take place
than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?
- Henry David Thoreau

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
- John Lennon

Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung

You can't base your life on other people's expectations.
- Stevie Wonder

The man who goes alone can start today;
but he who travels with another
must wait till that other is ready.
- Henry David Thoreau

You can choose to be peaceful right here and now ...
it has nothing to do with what other people do or think.
- Gerald Jampolsky

Many people allow their need
for other people's approval to control their lives.
They spend their lives worrying about what others think of them.
- Rick Warren

There are other measures of self-respect for a man,
than the number of clean shirts he puts on every day.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What do we live for, if it is not
to make life less difficult for each other?
- George Eliot

We must respect the other fellow's religion,
but only in the sense and to the extent
that we respect his theory that
his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
- H. L. Mencken

A hero may or may not lead other people,
but all heroes lead themselves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children
One is roots, the other is wings.
- Hodding Carter

You can have anything you want in life if you
just help enough other people get what they want.
- Zig Ziglar

There is a higher court than courts of justice
and that is the court of conscience.
It supersedes all other courts.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The way to happiness is what I call Zero-Based Gratitude.
Each day be happy and grateful for what you have,
independent of yesterday and of other people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Real love is accepting other people the way they are
without trying to change them.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Courage is the ladder on which all other virtues mount.
- Clare Boothe Luce

The best relationship is one in which
your love for each other
exceeds your need for each other.
- Anonymous

I have found that among its other benefits,
giving liberates the soul of the giver.
- Maya Angelou

Love does not consist in gazing at each other,
but in looking outward together in the same direction.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The first step in the evolution of ethics
is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
- Albert Schweitzer

"Pride" is such a double-edged sword -
Self-Worth on one edge and Ego on the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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