The constant questioning of our values and achievements is a challenge without which neither science nor society can remain healthy.Nobel Prize Banquet Speech, December 10, 1975.
The communications challenge faced by reform movements the world over and illustrated by this incident is this: in the modern communications business, particularly in the case of television, negative is more newsworthy than positive; short term is more newsworthy than long term; disagreement is more newsworthy than agreement; emotion-laden critiques are more newsworthy than well reasoned proposals for constructive change; discord, threats to order, and bad government are much more newsworthy than peace, order, and good government.preston manning
An unhatched egg is to me the greatest challenge in life.Letter to Reginald Allen (1973-03-05)
Having experience paralysis firsthand -- sixteen years ago -- I feel especially fortunate to have had a positive outcome despite a very negative prognosis. I vowed that I would do whatever was in my power to assist those already on their way to finding a cure. I urge anyone in a position to help to join us in taking on this challenge, knowing that we are closer than ever to a cure and to helping those that live in wheelchairs to "get on their feet."gloria estefan
My own view is that this planet is used as a penal colony, lunatic asylum and dumping ground by a superior civilization , to get rid of the undesirable and unfit. I can't prove it, but you can't disprove it either. It happens to be my view, but it doesn't challenge any of the findings of Darwin or Huxley or Einstein or Hawking .christopher hitchens
I believe that we face incredible obstacles in our attempts to see the world. Everything in our nature tries to deny the world around us; to refabricate it in our own image; to reinvent it for our own benefit. And so, it becomes something of a challenge, a task, to recover (or at least attempt to recover) the real world despite all the impediments to that end.errol morris
...poets are sensitive to the challenge 'What is the moral justification of poetry?' because they are conscious of the intrinsic goodness of poetry. Goody-goody humanitarian causes draw them easily into membership by making them wince at the notion of all the injustices prevalent in the world of physical consciousness. Let it be declared as clearly as possible that the goodness of poetry is not moral goodness, the goodness of temporal action, but the goodness of thought, the loving exercise of the will in the pursuit of truth.laura riding
Christians living in modern culture face a fundamental challenge. That challenge is to learn to think about their culture in Missional terms.Write the Vision by Wilbert R. Shenk (p. 43)
There was Molly Sullivan's wreath-twigs interspersed with small bits of typewritten paper which was said to symbolize the "challenge of expressing natural phenomena through the written word." Of all the artists to have grappled with this age-old dilemma, Sullivan was perhaps the first to do so with a wreath."Wreaths: the demure symbol of Christmas" by Bryan Curtis for Slate Magazine
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.Martin Luther King, Jr., Strength to Love (1963).
I hope we shall take warning from the example and crush in it's birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country.Thomas Jefferson, letter to George Logan (12 November 1816). The Works of Thomas Jefferson in Twelve Volumes, ed. Paul Leicester Ford, 1904, Vol. 12, pp. 43-44.
We the members of the Libertarian Party challenge the cult of the omnipotent state and defend the rights of the individual.' We hold that all individuals have the right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives, and have the right to live in whatever manner they choose, so long as they do not forcibly interfere with the equal right of others to live in whatever manner they choose.The Libertarian Party Statement of Principles (1972); (May 2008 edition)
The challenge, I think, for the tea party movement is to identify specifically, what would you do? It's not enough just to say, "Get control of spending." I think it's important for you to say, you know, "I'm willing to cut veterans' benefits," or, "I'm willing to cut Medicare or Social Security benefits," or, "I'm willing to see these taxes go up."Barack Obama, September 20, 2010.
If Protestant theology has reached the point where it is closed to the challenge of atheism, then it has ceased to be the intellectual vanguard of Christianity.Thomas J. J. Altizer, Toward a New Christianity (1967), p. 7
You have no right to challenge! You are not Thark!Who: Tal Hajus
Fools... You´ve accomplished nothing! (Odin´s voice in the heavens: Doom!) Odin! You can´t be free! (Odin´s voice in the heavens: Your wretched scheme is undone; and your black soul, is mine!) Nooo!!! (Odin´s voice in the heavens: An eternety of suffering is the fate of those who challenge the gods!)Who: Doctor Doom