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79 posts from October 2004

October 23, 2004

The courts of this country

“The courts of this country should not be the places where resolution of disputes begins. They should be
the places where the disputes end after alternative methods of resolving disputes have been considered and tried.”

Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

Friction

“All polishing is done with friction.”
Mary Parker Follet
ADR Pioneer

Perceive all conflicts

“Perceive all conflicts as patterns of energy seeking a harmonious balance in the whole”
Dhyani Ywhoo,
Etowah Cherokee

A source of knowledge

“The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope.”

Stephen Ambrose

Questions asked in the wrong way

“Problems that remain persistently insolvable should always be suspected as questions asked in the wrong way.”

Alan Watts

There never was a good war

“I hope . . . that Mankind will at length, as they call themselves reasonable Creatures, have reason and sense enough to settle their differences without cutting throats: For in my Opinion there never
was a good war or a bad peace.”

Benjamin Franklin

You get what you need

“You can’t always get what you want;
You can’t always get what you want;
But, if you try sometimes,
You just might find,
You get what you need.”

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards

The system always wins

“Put a good employee in a bad system and the system always wins.”

W. Edwards Deming

Throughout all eternity

“And throughout all eternity I forgive you, you forgive me.”

William Blake

No one would talk much

“No one would talk much in society, if he knew how often he misunderstands others.”

Goethe