"Nothing is possible without individuals; nothing is lasting without
— John W. Gardner, On Leadership
are no worse enemies of all attempts at improving the machinery of government
… than the people who are always in a hurry, who are dissatisfied if results
are not reached today or tomorrow, who think that if they cannot on the
instant see a result accomplished, nothing has been done.
process of civilization is always a process of building up brick by brick,
stone by stone, a structure which is unnoted for years but finally, in
the fruition of time, is the basis for greater progress..."
— Elihu Root, 1926
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“Bless this food we are about to receive –
to those who hunger, give bread
& to those who have bread, give them the hunger for justice.”
traditional Latin American grace –
bendiga estos alimentos que vamos a recibir
Para los que tienen hambre, se puede darles el pan
los que tienen pan, darles hambre de justicia.