"The government [of China]'s emphasis on maintaining a harmonious society just extenuates the levels to which it is worried about these kinds of threats to social stability I don't think we're even close to seeing the real impact of the global financial crisis on Chinese society."
Dui Hua Foundation Hong Kong manager Joshua Rosenzweig. Read the full story.
St. Augustine, philosopher and theologian
"It's very easy to just send out a friend request, but when you are looking for jobs, you want to make sure your peer network is comprised of people who can speak to your qualities, not just vouch for you as a friend on Facebook."
Nadira Hira, a writer at Fortune who covers Generation Y
"It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labours of peace."
Andre Gide, French author
"If I hear from [Mullah Omar] that he is prepared to come to Afghanistan or negotiate for peace, I, as president of Afghanistan, will go to any length providing protection. If I say I want protection for Mullah Omar, the international community has two choices: remove me, or leave if they disagree."
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai. Read the full story.
Andrew Wyeth,American painter
"Ads have to become social themselves. They can't just be traditional Web ads on top of social networks.""
Seth Goldstein, co-founder and chief executive officer, Socialmedia.com
"When it's easy to make money, you have no incentive to think about development of talent. Now, you're forced to."
Malcolm Gladwell, author of "Outliers: The Story of Success"
Dawn Staley,WNBA basketball player
"I am very optimistic that we are winning and will ultimately prevail, but it means LGBT people and allies everywhere need to step out and step up even more."
Mara Keisling, executive director, National Center for Transgender Equality, as quoted in Metro Weekly