Alternatives Quotes

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Jodi Picoult
“Choices are funny things-ask a native tribe that's eaten grubs and roots forever if they're unhappy, and they'll shrug. But give them filet mignon and truffle sauce and then ask them to go back to living off the land, and they will always be thinking of that gourmet meal. If you don't know there's an alternative, you can't miss it.”
Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care

Rasheed Ogunlaru
“There's no alternative to being yourself. Accept it, honour it, value it - and get on with it.”
Rasheed Ogunlaru

Howard Zinn
“I see this as the central issue of our time: how to find a substitute for war in human ingenuity, imagination, courage, sacrifice, patience...

War is not inevitable, however persistent it is, however long a history it has in human affairs. It does not come out of some instinctive human need. It is manufactured by political leaders, who then must make a tremendous effort--by enticement, by propaganda, by coercion--to mobilize a normally reluctant population to go to war.”
Howard Zinn, You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History of Our Times

Israelmore Ayivor
“Try again; you have millions of alternatives. Fill yourself with the bullets of hope and you will kill failure with one shot.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Dream Big!: See Your Bigger Picture!

Matsuo Bashō
“At one time I was weary of verse writing, and wanted to give it up. At another time I was determined to be a poet until I could establish a proud name over others. The alternatives battled in my mind and made my life restless.”
Matsuo Bashō

Kenneth Eade
“Most people, faced with two difficult choices, prefer not to choose at all.”
Kenneth Eade, Predatory Kill

McKenzie Wark
“In some ways, the great danger for this commodified universe is our boredom with it ... There is this sort of dialectic that you could tease out, that even in this overdeveloped late-capitalist world, that boredom was still this kind of critical energy that you could work on and try to theorize and then act on, to find other kinds of belonging, other kinds of desire, other kinds of life.”
McKenzie Wark

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“In this world one is seldom reduced to make a selection between two alternatives. There are as many varieties of conduct and opinion as there are turns of feature between an aquiline nose and a flat one.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, The Sorrows of Young Werther

“pause, ponder,consult, think through it well, understand the consequence, know the benefit and take a second look at it again for it takes a little mistake to cause a big had I know with a deep regret”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Edward de Bono
“Real life, however, is very different from school sums. There is usually more than one answer. Some answers are much better than others: they cost less, are more reliable or are more easy to implement. There is no reason at all for supposing that the first answer has to be the best one.”
Edward de Bono, Six Thinking Hats

Israelmore Ayivor
“Success has no other shortcuts apart from the ones that tell you; control thoughts, delete negativity, alternate actions and shift attitudes to become positive! Click on passion, it opens a new window for you to sign in on time!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Anup Kochhar
“We need to appreciate that being different is not the same as being wrong. A ‘wrong’ answer is just a different answer, a different perspective which could be used to address the issue differently. Unfortunately, our obsession with the ‘right’ answer makes it difficult to see the importance of an alternative answer.”
Anup Kochhar, The Failure Project -The Story Of Man's Greatest Fear

Israelmore Ayivor
“Attend seminars, forums, conferences, summits and sessions where interesting topics about dream fulfillment and personal branding are prioritized themes and topics. Get exposed to better ways of doing things”
Israelmore Ayivor, Shaping the dream

“Colonial, white supremacist organizational practices seem inevitable because they were so universally adopted over the next centuries, and they still govern the great majority of our institutions, but they were design choices. This means that other choices are available, even when they seem far-fetched. We know what spices and organizations look like, feel like, and function like when they are inspired by the colonizers’ principles of separation, competition and exploitation. How would they be different if they were based on principles like integration and interdependence, reciprocity and relationship?”
Edgar Villanueva, Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance

“To every rule there are diverse sub rules which all apply to the same rule.”
Auliq Ice

Israelmore Ayivor
“If you fail at an attempt, open your eyes to alternate approaches. If you defend your failure, you lose sight of new approaches.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Let's Go to the Next Level

“To skip the traffic, get a jet!”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Mehmet Murat ildan
“If you excessively concentrate on a closed door, you may miss the alternative easy entries!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

“Whatever we do, we do because we get something out of it. If you don't like what it is you do, if you want to change what it is you do, look at what it is that you're getting out of it. Is there another way for you to meet this need? Or, is there something you need to address and heal?”
Akiroq Brost

“This is the standard to determine the excellence, not the comparison to existing options. Knowing the standard, imagine two situations. Starting with 123 dishes to pick for dinner. Having no standard will lead you to compare option with option. But if it happens you have the standard, irrelevant alternatives go out of the game almost immediately. Options get compared to the standard, not other options. If options are not good enough to satisfy the standard, they get out.”
Thomas Vato, Questology

Girdhar Joshi
“When one is not able to take a decision out of many alternatives, the mind unconsciously
divides into many parts – sometimes as many as the alternatives.”
Girdhar Joshi, Some Mistakes Have No Pardon

“Suppose you stop writing, painting, believing in God, whatever you obsession is. Wouldn't you survive? Wouldn't you find something else?”
Marty Rubin

“Suppose you stopped writing, painting, believing in God, whatever your obsession is. Wouldn't you survive? Wouldn't you find something else?”
Marty Rubin