Alliances Quotes

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Christopher Paolini
“They may fight with us, but they don't fight for us.”
Christopher Paolini, Eldest

Andrew Sean Greer
“Perhaps love is a minor madness. And as with madness, it's unendurable alone. The one person who can relieve us is of course the sole person we cannot go to: the one we love. So instead we seek out allies, even among strangers and wives, fellow patients who, if they can't touch the edge of our particular sorrow, have felt something that cuts nearly as deep.”
Andrew Sean Greer, The Story of a Marriage

Thomas Jefferson
“Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations...entangling alliances with none”
Thomas Jefferson

Jim Butcher
“Sheep can befriend a hungry wolf only for briefly.”
Jim Butcher, Changes

John F. Kennedy
“Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners. And necessity has made us allies. Those whom nature hath so joined together, let no man put asunder.”
John F. Kennedy

Amit Kalantri
“Few teams sometimes fails miserably because team members wish to work in the team but they want to be recognized individualy.”
Amit Kalantri

“Today's partners can be your competitors tomorrow. And today's competitors can be your partners tomorrow.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

C.S. Lewis
“These two Kings and two Queens governed Narnia well, and long and happy was their reign. At first much of their time was spent in seeking out the remnants of the White Witch's army and destroying them, and indeed for a long time there would be news of evil things lurking in the wilder parts of the forest- a haunting here and a killing there, a glimpse of a werewolf one month and a rumor of a hag the next. But in the end all that foul brood was stamped out. And they made good laws and kept the peace and saved good trees from being unnecessarily cut down, and liberated young dwarfs and young satyrs from being sent to school, and generally stopped busybodies and interferers and encouraged ordinary people who wanted to live and let live. And they drove back the fierce giants (quite a different sort from Giant Rumblebuffin) in the North of Narnia when these ventured across the frontier. And they entered into friendship and alliance with countries beyond the sea and paid them visits of state and received visits of state from them. And they themselves grew and changed as the years passed over them. And Peter became a tall and deep-chested man and a great warrior, and he was called King Peter the Magnificent. And Susan grew into a tall and gracious woman with black hair that fell almost to her feet and the kings of the countries beyond the sea began to send ambassadors asking for her hand in marriage. And she was called Queen Susan the Gentle. Edmund was a graver and quieter man than Peter, and great in council and judgement. He was called King Edmund the Just. But as for Lucy, she was always gay and golden-haired, and all the princes in those parts desired her to be their Queen, and her own people called her Queen Lucy the Valiant.”
C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Carlos Wallace
“The company you keep determines how others view you. Identify with mediocrity and you will be labeled sub par. Collaborate with questionable people and your reputation becomes suspect. Guilt by association can end a career, hurt your business and cost you friends. Choose alliances wisely or you may be condemned for someone else's sins.”
Carlos Wallace, Life Is Not Complicated-You Are: Turning Your Biggest Disappointments Into Your Greatest Blessings

“While one can love an irresponsible friend or a person with character flaws, alliances are built on respect, the responsibilities which arise out of that and knowing that together we can be stronger.”
Gisela Hausmann "Naked Determination 41 Stories About Overcoming Fear"

Bryant McGill
“You are your own essential ally. Get right with yourself.”
Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Peadar Ó Guilín
“I've hated some of them too. Most of them sometimes. And they do think differently, but that's a good thing, isn't it? A hand isn't a f-foot, but I need them both to hunt.”
Peadar Ó Guilín, The Volunteer

Paul Russell
“Okay, he thinks, perhaps it’s time for everybody to move on; nothing lasts forever, it’s part of the physics of friendships, alliances, whatever it might be they perpetrated for a while among themselves.”
Paul Russell, The Salt Point

Charon Lloyd-Roberts
“Just an observation, that's all.

Yeah a damn good one.”
Charon Lloyd-Roberts, Putsch: Volume I Chapter Sampler

“Guhitamo ubuzima bw’icyaha no kubutindamo bituma isezerano Imana ifitanye nawe ryibagirana.”
Dr Paul Gitwaza

“Meaningful alliances aren't imposed/ they are consented on. The self-proclaimed allies have no intention to abolish the entitlement that compelled them to impose their relationship on those they claim to ally with.

Accomplices Not Allies: Abolishing the Ally Industrial Complex. Taking Sides.”
Indigenous Action Media

“In reality, there appears to be no alliance that is impossible because of identity differences. I relative power considerations dictate that two groups unite in an alliance, then the elites involved will always find some characteristic that they share and construct a justifying narrative around that attribute.”
Fotini Christia, Alliance Formation in Civil Wars

Clement of Alexandria
“Le juste vivra de la foi, c'est-à-dire de celle qui vient de l'alliance et des commandements ; car, ces deux alliances, différentes d'époque et de nom, et providentiellement accordées, suivant les progrès du temps, ne faisant d'ailleurs qu'une en puissance, relèvent, l'ancienne comme la nouvelle, d'un seul Dieu, agissant par le ministère de son fils. C'est pourquoi l'apôtre dit dans son épitre aux Romains :

« C'est dans l'Évangile que la justice de Dieu nous est révélée selon les différents degrés de notre foi pour la foi unique, proclamée par les prophètes et réalisée dans l'Évangile. »”
Clement of Alexandria, Miscellanies

“Alliances are difficult precisely because there is no 'boss' in them. They are partnership. And partners are equals, by definition. One cannot give orders to a partner. Hence the secret of a successful alliance is to manage it as a marketing relationship. In the traditional organization in which command and control are based on ownership, managers start out with the question "how do we get our people to accept what we think they should be doing?" In a partnership one considers the other partner as a customer. And the first question is not "what do we want to do," it is, "what are the partners' goals, the partners' objectives, what is value for the partner, how does the partner work and operate?" Once this is understood and accepted, the alliance will work.”
Peter Drucker

Julie E. Czerneda
“Her allies. Gail kept her smile to herself. They were so transparently honest-capable of crossing her, of course, but only if she foolishly put the into conflict with their own moral priorities. Otherwise , as predictable and reliable as sunlight. She'd managed much worse on Titan as well as Earth, where every smile hid its own agenda and alliances involved finding those whose goals were closest-or at least not directly opposed-to your own at any given moment. Trust and loyalty weren't factors Gail usually had to consider. Or had ever relied on, until now...”
Julie E. Czerneda, In the Company of Others

Sun Tzu
“Generally in war the best policy is to take a state intact; to ruin it is inferior to this. To capture the enemy's army is better than to destroy it; to take intact a battalion, a company or a five-man squad is better than to destroy them. For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.

Thus, what is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy's strategy. Next best is to disrupt his alliances; do not allow your enemies to get together. The next best is to attack his army. If you cannot nip his plans in the bud, or disrupt his alliances when they are about to be consummated, sharpen your weapons to gain the victory.”
Sun Tzu, The Art of War

“The needs of the black community for adequate jobs, housing, and education can be met only by developing a political strategy that will attract a majority of Americans to a program for social change. There are whites who are unemployed and white workers whose real income is steadily decreasing as the cost of living rises. Both these groups share with blacks the desire for increased and upgraded employment opportunities. Let us build a movement with them. there are whites living in substandard housing and paying exorbitant rents. Their children attend schools that are overcrowded and understaffed. They share with blacks the desire for massively funded programs of housing and education. Let us build a movement with them also. And there are those more affluent whites of liberal persuasion who sincerely desire social justice. They too should be our allies.

These are positive points around which a political majority can be built. Such a strategy is the only means by which black people will achieve social and economic equality within the context of contemporary American society.”
Bayard Rustin, Down The Line

Sebastian Junger
“Hierarchical male groups are good at mustering on the street and running into gunfire--another important task--but terrible at creating alliances.”
Sebastian Junger, Freedom