Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better.— Sydney J. Harris
Most Powerful Dilemmas quotations
Life is a constant oscillation between the sharp horns of dilemmas.
Big ideas come from forward thinking people who challenge the norm, think outside the box, and invent the world they see inside rather than submitting to the limitations of current dilemmas
Prayer will get you out of a pinch, prayer will get you out of a crises, prayer will get you out of your dilemma, prayer will get you out of your trouble.
The essence of humanity's spiritual dilemma is that we evolved genetically to accept one truth and discovered another. Is there a way to erase the dilemma, to resolve the contradictions between the transcendentalist and the empiricist world views?
A lot of my work has been about the unexpected—that kind of wanting to be the heroine and yet wanting to kill the heroine at the same time. That kind of dilemma—that push and pull—is the underlying turbulence that I bring to each of the pieces that I make.
When I’m creating at the piano, I tend to feel happy;
but - the eternal dilemma - how can we be happy amid the unhappiness of others? I'd do everything I could to give everyone a moment of happiness. That's what's at the heart of my music.
I saw Hulk Hogan the other day in a parking lot, and I couldn't tell from a distance if it was Hulk Hogan or not. And I realized I've never had that dilemma before. I've always been able to tell immediately when looking at anybody if they were or were not Hulk Hogan.
Whenever you face obstacles, crises and dilemmas and your confidence is in your associates more than in God- it is a sign your faith is deteriorating.
On an important decision one rarely has 100% of the information needed for a good decision no matter how much one spends or how long one waits. And, if one waits too long, he has a different problem and has to start all over. This is the terrible dilemma of the hesitant decision maker.
Being alive and being a woman is all I got, but being colored is a metaphysical dilemma I haven't conquered yet.
There are two dilemmas that rattle the human skull: How do you hang on to someone who won't stay? And how do you get rid of someone who won't go?
The central dilemma in journalism is that you don't know what you don't know.
You can't resolve a dilemma with all the very same mind that made it
Think about our dilemma on this planet.
If the expansion of consciousness does not loom large in the human future, what kind of future is it going to be?
No culture has yet solved the dilemma each has faced with the growth of a conscious mind: how to live a moral and compassionate existence when one is fully aware of the blood, the horror inherent in all life, when one finds darkness not only in one’s own culture but within oneself.
The human dilemma is this: God is Holy and we are not. God is Righteous and we are not.
Freedom is not synonymous with an easy life.
... There are many difficult things about freedom: It does not give you safety, it creates moral dilemmas for you; it requires self-discipline; it imposes great responsibilities; but such is the nature of Man and in such consists his glory and salvation.
There is no escaping from ourselves. The human dilemma is as it has always been, and we solve nothing fundamental by cloaking ourselves in technological glory.
Know what you do not know.
Many in the American military have learned the fundamental dilemma of modern warfare: More money and better weapons don't mean that you win.
And that is my wish for you: flourish and prosper!
The international manager reconciles cultural dilemmas
For me the moral dilemma this past year has been how to make peace with the unacceptable.
I hate violence, yes I do. It's kind of a dilemma, huh?.
...this is my dilemma. I'm a guy who makes things up as I go along, so nothing is ever finished - there are so many layers. So when you solo, yeah, you might get into one thing, but then, hey, everything has implications! You can hear the next level. And that's how I feel about improvising - there's always another level.
Zen Master Dogen has pointed out that anxiety, when accepted, is the driving force to enlightenment in that it lays bare the human dilemma at the same time that it ignites our desire to break out of it.
A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties.
A father can do neither. If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma.
We have to bring stability to Iraq, otherwise we will be faced with a future dilemma of sending our loved ones into harms way to stop a civil war or the rise of a new tyrant born from the instability that we created.
We want every human being in the womb to be safe, not have these babies be killed to solve some dilemma.
To see a promising solution to a dilemma and then just leave it to questionable development at its own pace without trying to aid its implementation would seem a dereliction.
Artist refers to a person, willfully enmeshed in a dilemma of categories, who performs as if none of them existed.
The modern dilemma is essentially a spiritual one, and every one of its main aspects, moral, political and scientific, brings us back to the need of a religious solution.
Every life is a dilemma that must be solved by the person living it.
Music should probably provide answers in terms of lyrical content, and giving people a sense of togetherness and oneness, as opposed to being alone in their thoughts and dilemmas or regrets or happiness or whatever.