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Lord Robertson Quotes and Sayings

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If we get the capabilities, NATO, along with the European Union,
can do amazing things.
- Lord Robertson

But we acted pre-emptively in Kosovo in 1999 to stop
Milosevic from doing what he was doing and increasingly
doing the ethnic cleansing in a systematic way.
- Lord Robertson

And most countries are now reducing the number of conscripts
and increasing the professionals that are available
because they're available on short notice.
- Lord Robertson

So seven new countries, three of them formerly part of the Soviet Union,
and the others part of the Warsaw Pact,
will become full members of NATO next year.
- Lord Robertson

 

The rapid dissemination of technology and information
offers entirely new ways of production,
but it can also bring the spectre of more states developing
weapons of mass destruction.
- Lord Robertson

You've got to be able to act when it's necessary to act.
And you've got to be able to act where the threat is.
- Lord Robertson

NATO and the EU have also agreed on permanent arrangements
on consultation and cooperation between themselves.
- Lord Robertson

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For years, European leaders have pointed out that Europe is an economic giant,
but a military pygmy.
- Lord Robertson

What I will remember most from my time in NATO is meeting
children in the countries where I've gone to,
to Moscow and to Kiev, I've met school children.
- Lord Robertson

In sum, as we enter the 21st century,
the Euro-Atlantic community - North America and Europe together -
has to face some tough challenges when it comes to
improving our capability.
- Lord Robertson

For years, we have heard warnings that Europe needs
to contribute more to NATO's capability.
- Lord Robertson

And, perhaps most importantly, regional conflicts will
again and again confront us with a cruel choice between
costly engagement and costly indifference.
- Lord Robertson

Globalisation will make our societies more creative and prosperous,
but also more vulnerable.
- Lord Robertson

And I was asked if I would come and help with the recovery
of this great British company,
Cable and Wireless, and I'm delighted to become part
of the new and very talented management that have been
brought in to that company as well.
- Lord Robertson

I believe that the organisers of this conference have
chosen a very timely subject for our discussion -
because the 21st century will confront us with an entirely new set of challenges.
- Lord Robertson

Well, if the NATO countries don't make more of their
troops usable and don't get the equipment to get them
fast where the action is,
then the organisation will suffer and will increasingly become irrelevant.
- Lord Robertson

Within NATO, our Defence Capabilities Initiative has
identified the essential capabilities all Allies must
have for modern operations,
and Allies are working to meet those requirements.
- Lord Robertson

Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you
to reach the heights of your capabilities
or make the money that you want
without becoming very good at it.
- Brian Tracy

Don't let anyone else take the measure
of your worth and capabilities.
Always stand proud in who you are.
- Margaret Spellings

What usually happens in the educational process is
that the faculties are dulled, overloaded, stuffed
and paralyzed so that by the time most people are mature
they have lost their innate capabilities.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.
- Edward Gibbon

Improving our national intelligence capabilities should
remain a top priority and a continual process.
- Blanche Lincoln

On the contrary, I tried on numerous occasions to convince
the American president not to go to war.
I did what was within my capabilities to avoid that happening.
- Silvio Berlusconi

The space shuttle has been a fantastic vehicle.
It is unlike any other thing that we've ever built.
Its capabilities have carried several hundred people into space.
- Robert Crippen

Education and democracy have the same goal:
the fullest possible development of human capabilities.
- Paul Wellstone

One of the unfortunate things about our education system
is that we do not teach students how to avail themselves
of their subconscious capabilities.
- Bill Lear

We can not underestimate the potential harm North Korea's
capabilities can cause for the rest of the world.
- Zach Wamp

We gained his operational capabilities and he gained our marketing skills.
- Mercer Reynolds

Sure I faced the troubles and challenges that most
actors and actresses face until they get noticed,
but I was always confident of myself and my capabilities.
- Christine Lahti

If Unix could present the same face,
the same capabilities,
on machines of many different types,
it could serve as a common software environment for all of them.
- Eric S. Raymond

Public action should seek to expand the set of opportunities
of those who have the least voice and fewest resources and capabilities.
- Paul Wolfowitz

We are not concerned about innovation shifting from the U.S.
I still believe that the U.S.
still has capabilities for innovation.
- Craig Mundie

The first two missions have some test objectives,
some new capabilities that we're going to try to develop
on orbit to possibly be used on later flights.
- Mark Kelly

I have significant concerns about reducing the 188th
Fighter Wing's capabilities,
and will fight tooth and nail against attempts to reduce
its personnel or take away aircraft.
- Mark Pryor

It is not viable for one country to demand a right
to increase and upgrade its nuclear weapons capabilities
while asking others to eliminate theirs.
- John Bruton

I think artists who are attracted to working on the
Net will adjust their work to the capabilities of a very small screen.
- Laurie Anderson

We have been working hard to think about what our combined
needs are going to be in the way of intelligence capabilities,
not today but 15 to 20 years in the future.
- Stephen Cambone

If human beings are perceived as potentials rather than problems,
as possessing strengths instead of weaknesses,
as unlimited rather that dull and unresponsive,
then they thrive and grow to their capabilities.
- Barbara Bush

And the reason for focusing on that time frame is that
it's going to take us a considerable period of time
to develop the new capabilities,
processes and organizations that will be needed.
- Stephen Cambone

Intelligence is our first line of defense against terrorism,
and we must improve the collection capabilities and
analysis of intelligence to protect the security of
the United States and its allies.
- Saxby Chambliss

When you look at other countries that are developing
the capabilities and the technology to deploy missiles
of very significant destructive capability with nuclear,
chemical, or biological warheads, then the MAD dogma makes even less sense.
- Don Nickles

So when we go into a large hardware bid,
there is usually a services component that is part of that.
So as we enter these deals, we tend to talk about the
capabilities and what else needs to be done,
and from there the bid might expand beyond hardware to the services.
- Kevin Rollins

We are approaching a new age of synthesis.
Knowledge cannot be merely a degree or a skill...
it demands a broader vision, capabilities in critical
thinking and logical deduction without which we cannot
have constructive progress.
- Li Ka Shing

The Bush administration is the most diverse in history
because the president fills jobs on the basis of a
person's capabilities and qualifications,
not on the color of his or her skin.
- Alphonso Jackson

Thank you for allowing me to use colors as rich and deep as you please.
I had always wanted to do so, yet was never allowed
because of the color capabilities of our lithographers.
Now that I have done it, I don't think I'll ever go back.
- Maxfield Parrish

This merger is a logical next step that creates substantial
value for customers and stockholders of both AT&T and BellSouth.
It will benefit customers through new services and
expanded service capabilities.
- Edward Whitacre, Jr.

There are so many opportunities in life,
that the loss of two or three capabilities is not necessarily debilitating.
A handicap can give you the opportunity to focus more on art,
writing, or music.
- Jim Davis

Legislation passed in the aftermath of September 11,
2001 enhanced our intelligence capabilities and strengthened our national defense,
but until now our nation's immigration policies have
not adapted to the needs of a post-September 11th world.
- Chris Chocola

The white man's blood and bones have begotten this bronze race,
and bequeathed to it in some degree qualities,
tendencies, capabilities, such as are the inheritance
of the highest order of human animals.
- Fanny Kemble

And the first commandment of feminism is:
I am woman;
thou shalt not tolerate strange gods who assert that
women have capabilities or often choose roles that
are different from men's.
- Phyllis Schlafly

With terrorist groups like al Qaeda,
you can't learn what you want to learn about their
capabilities and their future plans by taking a picture of it,
and they've learned not to use the telephone.
- Bob Graham

Let's face it: if you and I have the same capabilities,
the same energy, the same staff, if the only thing
that's different between you and me is the products we can get,
and I can get a better product than you,
I'm going to be a better chef.
- Thomas Keller

Well, I think first of all there was a failure to have real,
clear information at our disposal.
There was a real lack of situational awareness.
We didn't have the capabilities on the ground to give us real-time,
accurate assessments of the physical condition of the city.
- Michael Chertoff

Now that digital lifestyle devices, tablets,
wireless phones, and other Internet appliances are
beginning to come of age,
we need to worry about presenting our content to these
devices so that it is optimized for their display capabilities.
- Mike Davidson

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

The choice is to work alone to be a little
more successful than the next person,
or to work together for the great betterment of humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Behind an able man there are always other able men.
- Chinese proverb

Remember, upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.
- Alexander the Great

People who work together will win,
whether it be against complex football defenses,
or the problems of modern society.
- Vince Lombardi

A small body of determined spirits
fired by an unquenchable faith
in their mission
can alter the course of history.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Alone we can do so little;
together we can do so much.
- Helen Keller

We must all hang together,
or assuredly we shall all hang separately.
- Benjamin Franklin

If you want to be incrementally better: Be competitive.
If you want to be exponentially better: Be cooperative.
- Anonymous

Interdependence is and ought to be
as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency.
Man is a social being.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

In the long history of humankind (and animal-kind, too)
those who learned to collaborate and
improvise most effectively have prevailed.
- Charles Darwin

Being human, we are imperfect. That's why we need each other.
To catch each other when we falter.
To encourage each other when we lose heart.
Some may lead; others may follow; but none of us can go it alone.
- Hilary Clinton

Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision.
The ability to direct individual accomplishments
toward organizational objectives.
It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.
- Andrew Carnegie

TEAMWORK...means never having to take all the blame yourself.
- Anonymous

The work of the individual still remains the spark
that moves mankind ahead even more than teamwork.
- Igor Sikorsky

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
- Michael Jordan


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