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Thomas Friedman Quotes and Sayings

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We are led by lawyers who do not understand either
technology or balance sheets.
- Thomas Friedman

Related topics: Legal

If you don't visit the bad neighborhoods,
the bad neighborhoods are going to visit you.
- Thomas Friedman

I was in Bangalore, India, the Silicon Valley of India,
when I realized that the world was flat.
- Thomas Friedman

No, most of our political elite has not realized that the world is flat.
- Thomas Friedman

 

We need to become energy independent or at least aspire to that.
- Thomas Friedman

Yes, the world is now flat for publishing as well.
- Thomas Friedman

The hidden hand of the market will never work without a hidden fist.
- Thomas Friedman

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Two things are going on at the same time with the flattening of the world:
The relentless quest for efficiency is squeezing some of the fat out of life.
- Thomas Friedman

Basically all the world's computer parts come from
the same supply chain that runs from Korea,
down through coastal China, over to Taiwan,
and down to Malaysia.
- Thomas Friedman

There is no substitute for face-to-face reporting and research.
- Thomas Friedman

The historical debate is over.
The answer is free-market capitalism.
- Thomas Friedman

Sometimes, when my wife and I were going out to dinner,
I would take my laptop with me and work in the car,
so as to take advantage of the half hour going and coming.
- Thomas Friedman

You win the presidency by connecting with the American
people's gut insecurities and aspirations.
You win with a concept.
- Thomas Friedman

I have a daughter who is a sophomore in college and
another who is in the 11th grade of high school.
- Thomas Friedman

McDonald's cannot flourish without McDonnell Douglas,
the designer of the F-15.
- Thomas Friedman

The Dell Theory of Conflict Prevention argues that
no two countries that are both part of the same global
supply chain will ever fight a war as long as they
are each part of that supply chain.
- Thomas Friedman

I basically did all the library research for this book on Google,
and it not only saved me enormous amounts of time but
actually gave me a much richer offering of research in a shorter time.
- Thomas Friedman

Supply chains cannot tolerate even 24 hours of disruption.
So if you lose your place in the supply chain because
of wild behavior you could lose a lot.
It would be like pouring cement down one of your oil wells.
- Thomas Friedman

It created a global platform that allowed more people to plug and play,
collaborate and compete, share knowledge and share work,
than anything we have ever seen in the history of the world.
- Thomas Friedman

I am hoping, though, that many of them have kids,
who, when they have a moment to take a break from their iPods,
Internet, or Google, will explain to their parents
running the country just how the world is being flattened.
- Thomas Friedman

The glue that holds all relationships together -
including the relationship between; the leader and the led
is trust, and trust is based on integrity.
- Brian Tracy

I never had a speech from my father 'this is what you
must do or shouldn't do' but I just learned to be led by example.
My father wasn't perfect.
- Adam Sandler

Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head.
- Euripides

Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal.
My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
- Louis Pasteur

Feelings are much stronger than thoughts.
We are all led by instinct,
and our intellect catches up later.
- Bono

To Paradise, the Arabs say, Satan could never find
the way Until the peacock led him in.
- Charles Godfrey Leland

A process which led from the amoeba to man appeared
to the philosophers to be obviously a progress though
whether the amoeba would agree with this opinion is not known.
- Bertrand Russell

Today, we have a trade regime which has led to the
largest trade deficits this country has ever experienced.
- Xavier Becerra

If borrowing and spending all this money led to more
jobs than we would be at full employment already.
- Paul Ryan

New fiction writers are a special breed in my estimation,
and I never dreamed that so many people would be interested,
but I remember being led by God.
- Tim LaHaye

One year after the United States led the invasion of Iraq,
the country remains extremely dangerous not only to our troops,
but also to the stability of the world.
- Jay Rockefeller

This discovery convinced me of the power of crystallography
and led me to continue in this field.
- Robert Huber

This disaster did not force us to abandon our ideal;
on the contrary,
from the very first months of the conflict,
it led us to define precisely the conditions for its realization.
- Leon Jouhaux

With Crosby, Stills, and Nash and Crosby,
Stills, Nash, and Young...
we're very strong individuals, and we want our lives
to be led the way we want them to.
- Graham Nash

A military road led from this point to Fort Leavenworth,
and for many miles the farms and cabins of the Delawares
were scattered at short intervals on either hand.
- Francis Parkman

It's important for the explorer to be willing to be led astray.
- Roger von Oech

The temple of Ceres should be in a solitary spot out of the city,
to which the public are not necessarily led but for
the purpose of sacrificing to her.
- Marcus V. Pollio

The only way to find out anything about what kinds
of lives people led in any given period is to tunnel
into their records and to let them speak for themselves.
- John Dos Passos

The government I led gave ordinary people peace,
security, dignity, and opportunity to progress.
- Benazir Bhutto

Openness about death has led to greater care about all aspects of dying.
- Polly Toynbee

If you will stay with the majority of the Twelve Apostles,
and the records of the Church, you will never be led astray.
- Joseph Smith, Jr.

Our nation is being led astray by ungodly judges,
mayors and governors, who are given to change,
defying the Constitution and substituting their own wicked agendas.
- David Wilkerson

I call him free who is led solely by reason.
- Baruch Spinoza

When you are led by values, it doesn't cost your business,
it helps your business.
- Jerry Greenfield

I wrote some bad poetry that I published in North African journals,
but even as I withdrew into this reading,
I also led the life of a kind of young hooligan.
- Jacques Derrida

Bid, then, the tender light of faith to shine By which
alone the mortal heart is led Unto the thinking of the thought divine.
- George Santayana

It's easy to be led astray when you're so broken.
People take advantage of you.
- Willie Aames

Inventories can be managed, but people must be led.
- Ross Perot

Men, as well as women, are much oftener led by their
hearts than by their understandings.
- Lord Chesterfield

For years my wedding ring has done its job.
It has led me not into temptation.
It has reminded my husband numerous times at parties
that it's time to go home.
It has been a source of relief to a dinner companion.
It has been a status symbol in the maternity ward.
- Erma Bombeck

The family ties between hundreds of thousands of German
families and their American relatives led many to think
that America would never join a second war against Germany.
- Julius Streicher

On December 5, 1941, Chicago led a task force built
around the carrier Lexington to Midway Island,
at the western end of the Hawaiian Islands,
about 1,000 miles from Pearl Harbor.
- Jack Adams

I have done my duty by the laws of my people and I
am sorry my people were led this time by men who were
not soldiers and that crimes were committed of which I had no knowledge.
- Ernst Kaltenbrunner

The more the history of the World War and what led up to it is studied,
the more clearly those tragic years become revealed
as a vast collapse of civilization.
- Arthur Henderson

Though by whim, envy, or resentment led,
they damn those authors whom they never read.
- Charles Churchill

It's a very good idea that we have a third term Labour
government led by Tony Blair for a full term.
- Peter Mandelson

You didn't hear the angels singing.
It was brought down to Mother Earth,
which is where it should be.
And that led me to a lot of other reading.
- Harvey Keitel

Obsession led me to write.
It's been that way with every book I've ever written.
I become completely consumed by a theme,
by characters, by a desire to meet a challenge.
- Anne Rice

Not at all, I wanted to go into medicine.
I took science in college.
But my dad was a Producer - Director in Kannada films,
and someone saw me, and one thing led to another.
- Soundarya

If the technical innovations of the Impressionists
led merely to a more accurate representation of nature,
it was perhaps of not much value in enlarging their powers of expression.
- Edward Hopper

In 1995, sanctions led Sudan to cut its ties with terrorists
and expel Osama bin Laden.
- Tom Allen

Isn't it true that the fault of birth rests somewhat
on the child? I believe it's we who led our parents on to bear us,
and it's our unborn children who make our flesh itch.
- T. E. Lawrence

My background is in hardware design.
I found hardware work to be a welcome change from thousands
of hours of programming and that led to the designs you mentioned.
- David Crane

I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep;
I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.
- Alexander the Great

We can chart our future clearly and wisely only when
we know the path which has led to the present.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

In the year 1915 a series of trivial incidents led
some Chinese students in Cornell University to take
up the question of reforming the Chinese language.
- Hu Shih

Music is the doorway that has led me to drawing,
photography, and writing.
- Layne Staley

Usually a family is led through the mom or the dad
and their career and for the family to be led by my career,
even though God has led it, could be a lot of pressure.
- Stacie Orrico

Liquor prohibition led to the rise of organized crime in America,
and drug prohibition has led to the rise of the gang problems we have now.
- Drew Carey

In our fathers' time nothing was read but books of feigned chivalry,
wherein a man by reading should be led to none other end,
but only to manslaughter and bawdry.
- Roger Ascham

We can't have full knowledge all at once.
We must start by believing; then afterwards we may
be led on to master the evidence for ourselves.
- Thomas Aquinas


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