Alfred North Whitehead,English mathematician and philosopher
UN Dispatch: A new international force to combat piracy off the coast of Somalia is being formed and will be headed by an American admiral, the US navy says. More than 20 nations are expected to contribute to the force, due to be fully operational later in January.
"The extremity of this sentence [and] the rapidness of the trial all really shocks us in a country which has been moving so positively towards rule of law and a progressive human rights regime."
Cary Alan Johnson of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, on eight-year jail terms for "unnatural acts" given to nine Senegalese men, as quoted by the BBC
"It's not enough to simply adopt a policy against hiring felons, say, or someone with a poor credit history or with a less-than-honorable military discharge."
John Zappe, on background checks
"The best leaders are able to bring their people into the future because they engage in the oldest form of research: They observe the human condition."
James Kouzes and Barry Posner, authors of "The Leadership Challenge"
Emily Post,author on social conduct