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Recently returned from serving the people of Honduras for 3 years

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

More Gorgeous Quotes

I read the book "Three Cups of Tea" several months ago and while it was a medium difficult read I was so intrigued by all that could be accomplished by one individual who pushed through the many challenges he faced to keep a promise that I've often thought of his influence over and over again as I encounter difficult situations.

I wanted to share some of my favorite quotes from the book:

"Educate a boy, and your educate and individual. Educate a girl, and you educate a community.
African proverb via Greg Mortensen "  

"Haji Ali taught me the most important lesson I've ever learned in my life...We Americans think you have to accomplish everything quickly. We're the country of thirty-minute power lunches and two-minute football drills. Haji Ali taught me to share three cups of tea, to slow down and make building relationships as important as building projects."

"If we try to resolve terrorism with military might and nothing else, then we will be no safer than we were before 9/11. If we truly want a legacy of peace for our children, we need to understand that this is a war that will ultimately be won with books, not with bombs."  
"Once you educate the boys, they tend to leave the villages and go search for work in the cities, but the girls stay home, become leaders in the community, and pass on what they’ve learned. If you really want to change a culture, to empower women, improve basic hygiene and health care, and fight high rates of infant mortality, the answer is to educate girls." 

Yep - love 'em ~~ love 'em ~~ love 'em!~


Elaine said...

Wow. These are amazing quotes!!

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Joy For Your Journey said...

I loved that book--although I didn't finish the last chapter.It started to get too politically preachy, I thought. But I loved the rest. :-) And I also liked the quotes you gave. I have always believed the best gifts you can give anyone is an education and the gospel. I guess it will be a while before we can take the gospel to Pakistan though. :-)

So we made your banana chocolate chip muffins the other day and were wondering if you have ever tried making them with pumpkin instead of banana? I have been thinking of trying that for fall.

tammy said...

Love them.

Sue said...

Love and education. For sure.


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