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“There are probably words addressed to our condition exactly, which, if we could really hear and understand, would be more salutary than the morning or the spring to our lives, and possibly put a new aspect on the face of things for us.
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In his New Yorker profile of Ashraf Ghani, the president of Afghanistan, George Packer writes:
Afghanistan—mountains, deserts, ungoverned spaces—has always seemed to offer a blank slate for utopian dreamers: British imperialists, hippie travellers, Communists, Islamists, international do-gooders. 471 more words
"I say if you fight terrorisme, it's based in fear, but if you promote peace, it's based on hope." (Greg Mortenson)QUOTABLE QUOTES 2016
By: Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
Anyone who despairs of the individual’s power to change lives has to read the story of Greg Mortenson, a homeless mountaineer who, following a 1993 climb of Pakistan’s treacherous K2, was inspired by a chance encounter with impoverished mountain villagers and promised to build them a school. 419 more words