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Alvin Adams Quotes and Sayings

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In my experience, problems most frequently arise from
those who report for television,
with little field experience in your area but an insatiable
appetite for a sound bite.
- Alvin Adams

Appreciate the power of rumor, often malicious,
no matter how preposterous, within the local populations you are seeking to help.
- Alvin Adams

Well I just figure any man who risks his neck to save
a dog's life isn't going to kill someone for gold teeth.
- Alvin Adams

I am convinced that dealing intelligently with the
press is of the greatest importance to the success
and effectiveness of a humanitarian mission.
- Alvin Adams

 

Unfortunately, the attitude of many towards the press,
humanitarians included and especially government workers,
is often one of suspicion, if not outright fear.
- Alvin Adams

My view is different.
Public relations are a key component of any operation
in this day of instant communications and rightly inquisitive citizens.
- Alvin Adams

Humanitarian missions are little different from any other public enterprise,
diplomacy included, which is susceptible of misinterpretation by the public,
hence ultimately of failure.
- Alvin Adams

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Choose to be as a young child -
fully awake, eager for the next experience.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Fully experience THIS moment -
breathe in, breathe out - nothing more.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Learn to become still. And to take your attention
away from what you don't want, and all the emotional charge around it,
and place your attention on what you wish to experience.
- Michael Beckwith

People grow through experience
if they meet life honestly and courageously.
This is how character is built.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I believe that anyone can conquer fear
by doing the things he fears to do,
provided he keeps doing them until he gets
a record of successful experience behind him.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Experience is the best teacher.
- Proverb

We Learn...
10% of what we read,
20% of what we hear,
30% of what we see,
50% of what we see and hear,
70% of what we discuss,
80% of what we experience,
95% of what we teach others.
- William Glasser

What I recognized is that you can't put it together.
It's already together, and what you have to do
is experience it being together.
- Werner Erhard

True learning is not about facts,
but about conscious appreciation
of the experience of living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is important to expect nothing,
to take every experience,
including the negative ones,
as merely steps on the path,
and to proceed.
- Ram Dass

My experience has been that work is
almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If you wish to succeed in life,
make perseverance your bosom friend,
experience your wise counselor,
caution your elder brother,
and hope your guardian genius.
- Joseph Addison

Never "for the sake of peace and quiet"
deny your own experience or convictions.
- Dag Hammarskjold

A mind that is stretched by a new experience
an never go back to its old dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Even the truth, when believed, is a lie.
You must experience the truth, not believe it.
- Werner Erhard

Only those who have learned the power
of sincere and selfless contribution
experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment.
- Tony Robbins

The only source of knowledge is experience.
- Albert Einstein

If you wish to experience peace,
provide peace for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We deem those happy, who from the experience of life
have learnt to bear its ills without being overcome by them.
- Carl Jung

I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new,
meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Follow that will and that way
which experience confirms to be your own.
- Carl Jung

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.
- Henry David Thoreau

Well-being is making its way to you at all times.
If you will relax and find a way to allow it,
it will be your experience.
- Abraham (Esther Hicks)

The experience of God, or in any case the possibility of experiencing God,
is innate.
- Alice Walker

Many people know so little about what
is beyond their short range of experience.
They look within themselves - and find nothing!
Therefore they conclude that there
is nothing outside themselves either.
- Helen Keller

Experience enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
- Franklin P. Jones

Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
- Auguste Rodin

There is nothing so easy to learn as experience and
nothing so hard to apply.
- Josh Billings

Thoughtful people seldom share exactly the same opinion -
the same point-of-view.
The wise ones understand that they know nothing -
for virtually none of our experience is truly factual -
and they graciously honor all other opinions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything is discursive opinion instead of direct experience.
- A. R. Ammons

He who is persistent will realize God.
So try your best to make meditation
a regular experience in your life.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Experience is the teacher of all things.
- Julius Caesar

There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot
be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
- John Stuart Mill

Judgment comes from experience - and experience comes from bad judgment.
- Walter Wriston

One is taught by experience to put a premium
on those few people who can appreciate you for what you are.
- Gail Godwin

Skill is the unified force of experience,
intellect and passion in their operation.
- John Ruskin

Do you know the difference between education and experience?
Education is when you read the fine print;
experience is what you get when you don't.
- Pete Seeger

Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment.
- Fred Brooks

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed.
Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute
with love, grace, and gratitude.
- Denis Waitley

Only through experience of trial and suffering
can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared,
ambition inspired, and success achieved.
- Helen Keller

What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea.
It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience,
something that never has been and never could
have been experienced by anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

The value of experience is not in seeing much,
but in seeing wisely.
- William Osler

Information's pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience.
- Clarence Day

I'm not a genius.
I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Experience is a good school.
But the fees are high.
- Heinrich Heine

All experience is an arch, to build upon.
- Henry B. Adams

Experience teaches only the teachable.
- Aldous Huxley

An optimist is a guy that has never had much experience.
- Don Marquis

Experience is a hard teacher.
She gives the test first
and the lessons afterwards.
- Anonymous

Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
- Alphonse de Lamartine

Experience - the wisdom that enables us to recognise
in an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.
- Ambrose Bierce

Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Most of the images of reality on which we base our
actions are really based on vicarious experience.
- Albert Bandura

Good judgment comes from experience,
and often experience comes from bad judgment.
- Rita Mae Brown

You cannot create experience.
You must undergo it.
- Albert Camus

Experience comprises illusions lost,
rather than wisdom gained.
- Joseph Roux

Color is an intense experience on its own.
- Jim Hodges

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience.
We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability
to learn from the experience of others,
are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
- Douglas Adams

For everything I observe or experience,
I create a story - not sometimes, but always.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Few people even scratch the surface,
much less exhaust the contemplation of their own experience.
- Randolph Bourne

Forgiveness ... is the finishing of old business
that allows us to experience the present,
free of contamination from the past.
- Joan Borysenko

Conviction without experience makes for harshness.
- Flannery O'Connor


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