Quotes by non-dreamers
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Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
Samuel P. Huntington
American political scientist, adviser and academic 1927-2008
The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion (to which few members of other civilizations were converted) but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact; non-Westerners never do.Source: The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order (1996) p. 51
Canadian-American motivational public speaker and self-development aut 1944-
All successful people are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and Non-violence are as old as the hills. All I have done is to try experiments in both on as vast a scale as I could.
W. Clement Stone
American businessman and author 1902-
I think there is something, more important than believing: Action! The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.
It is a known fact that men are practical, hardheaded realists, in contrast to women, who are romantic dreamers and actually believe that estrogenic skin cream must do something or they couldn't charge sixteen dollars for that little tiny jar.
Harold S. Geneen
American Accountant, Industrialist, CEO, ITT 1910-
It is much more difficult to measure non-performance than performance. Performance stands out like a ton of diamonds. Non-performance can almost always be explained away.
Spiritual leader, born as Siddhartha Gautama ca. 450 BC - ca. 370 BC
Never in this world can hatred be stilled by hatred; it will be stilled only by non-hatred - this is the law of eternal.
Russian Writer, Philosopher 1905-1982
There is a level of cowardice lower than that of the conformist: the fashionable non-conformist.
American entrepreneur, and author
A typical leader has - a natural tendency is to be defensive in the face of a crisis. The first reaction is to blame someone - or something - else. Often, the blame is aimed at something abstract or non-controllable, which often has nothing to do with the crisis but is adjacent to whatever is going on, so it's an easy target.
All men of action are dreamers.
William S. Burroughs
American writer and artist 1914-1997
America is not so much a nightmare as a non-dream. The American non-dream is precisely a move to wipe the dream out of existence. The dream is a spontaneous happening and therefore dangerous to a control system set up by the non-dreamers.
Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.
British filmmaker 1961-
Arguably, it was the introduction of international non-proliferation treaties in the late '80s that finally led to the missiles being removed from Greenham Common.
Martin Luther King
American preacher 1929-1968
At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.