zondag 22 juni 2014

Des hiérarchies


‘La fondamentale égalité de nature de tous les hommes n’est certes pas dans son esprit abolition des hiérarchies mais source de devoirs réciproques et de véritable charité.
Virion, P. 1971. Le mystere de Jeanne d'Arc. Tequi

dinsdag 15 april 2014

Invincible

'There are no invincible armies; only in the tests of decades, perhaps of centuries, can one philosophy triumph over another'

dinsdag 14 januari 2014

Inequality

'Human beings come from the ground, Adam himself was formed out of earth;
in the fullness of his wisdom the Lord has made distinctions between them, and diversified their conditions.
Some of them he has blessed, hallowing and setting them near him; others he has cursed and humiliated by degrading them from their positions.
Like clay in the hands of the potter to mould as it pleases him, so are human beings in the hands of their Maker to reward as he judges right.'

Sirach 33.10-13

zaterdag 7 december 2013

Stress and leadership

'Under high stress, a leader is more likely to be distract and unable to focus on the task. Intelligence provides no advantage, because it cannot be applied.'

Yukl, G. 1981. Leadership in organizations. New Yersey: Prentice-, 4th edition, p. 286/7.

zondag 24 november 2013

Respect

'Tel se perd par respect humain,
il se perd par egard pour un insense'

Sirach 20.22

zaterdag 5 oktober 2013

Association

'Do not try to carry a burden too heavy for you, do not associate with someone more powerful and wealthy than yourself. Why put the clay pot next to the iron cauldron? It will only break when they bang against each other.'

Ecclesiasticus 13.2

vrijdag 4 oktober 2013

Compassion

'Who feels sorry for a snake-charmer bitten by a snake, or for those who take risks with savage animals?'

Ecclesiasticus 12.13