Three Cups Of Tea Quotes by Greg Mortenson, Mother Teresa, Flann O’Brien and many others.
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.
In times of war, you often hear leadersвЂ”Christian, Jewish, and MuslimвЂ”saying, вЂGod is on our side.вЂ™ But that isnвЂ™t true. In war, God is on the side of refugees, widows, and orphans.
We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.
In “Three Cups of Tea” I was fairly critical of the military. And I mentioned that they’re laptop warriors and there’s no boots on the ground. But I can say now that they’ve gone through a tremendous learning curve.
The tune was too ingrained for Mortenson to consider the novelty of this moment- an American, lost in Pakistan, singing a German hymn in Swahili.
He went home one evening and drank three cups of tea with three lumps of sugar in each cup, cut his jugular with a razor three times and scrawled on a photograph of his wife with his dying hand goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
If you really want to change a culture… empower women.
Slow down and make building relationships as important as building projects.