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The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him a situation which common sense without the grace of genius can deal with successfully.


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You know men and women are a lot alike in certain situations. Like when they're both on fire - they're exactly alike.

Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into situations where you need it.

Bad things do happen in the world like war natural disasters disease. But out of those situations always arise stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

In the re-creation of combat situations and this is coming from a director who's never been in one being mindful of what these veterans have actually gone through you find that the biggest concern is that you don't look at war as a geopolitical endeavor.

There are historic situations in which refusal to defend the inheritance of a civilization however imperfect against tyranny and aggression may result in consequences even worse than war.

Firemen can do almost everything. You already trust them in life-threatening situations why not let them help you with your everyday problems too?

Honestly I never thought I'd actually be playing a teen lesbian. I didn't think it was going to go this far. But I'm glad that it did because there have been a lot of fans who have expressed that they've been going through similar situations in their lives.

So many times these kids know more about the technology than their parents. And so many times we're putting kids in very adult situations and expecting them to behave like they're 40 years old. Well that's just not going to happen.

As a teacher myself I've been in situations where parents come at you and sometimes parents come across like the teacher doesn't want the best for their kid and it can be really really hurtful.

In the past human society provided encouragement and opportunity for people to extend support to each other especially in highly stressful situations.

I do love science fiction but it's not really a genre unto itself it always seems to merge with another genre. With the few movies I've done I've ended up playing with genre in some way or another so any genre that's made to mix with others is like candy to me. It allows you to use big mythic situations to talk about ordinary things.

I don't know how the poor farmers deal with such situations in real life. It's really sad.

And across Afghanistan every single day Afghan soldiers Afghan police and ISAF troops are serving shoulder-to-shoulder in some very difficult situations. And our engagement with them our shoulder-to-shoulder relationship with them our conduct of operations with them every single day defines the real relationship.

I certainly wanted to maintain some sense of mystery about Picard and that's why we never allowed certain situations to fully evolve like the relationship between Picard and Beverly Crusher.

My family gave me values that have sustained me through situations that would challenge any person. My personal relationship with the Lord inspires me in all I do.

There is something in even the darkest situations that we can make a positive in our lives.

I've had to deal with all different types of situations - positive and negative and extremes of both.

Politics and war are remarkably similar situations.

So I suppose poetry language the shaping of it was and remains for me an effort to make sense out of essentially senseless situations.

All my life I've taken photographs of people who are completely at peace being what they were in the situations I photographed them in.

Plot rules nor even poetry are not half so great beauties in tragedy or comedy as a just imitation of nature of character of the passions and their operations in diversified situations.

Human nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations that a young person who either marries or dies is sure of being kindly spoken of.

Most recently we've been working in concert situations rather than clubs. because there aren't too many rooms there like Ronnie Scott's that are pure music rooms where people come specifically to listen to music.

Nevertheless the passions whether violent or not should never be so expressed as to reach the point of causing disgust and music even in situations of the greatest horror should never be painful to the ear but should flatter and charm it and thereby always remain music.