World Is Flat Quotes by Nandan Nilekani, Thomas Friedman, John Ralston Saul, Stuart Chase, Justin Bieber, Gavin Schmidt and many others.
I scribbled four words down in my notebook: ‘The world is flat.
You take one bomber and deploy him in Baghdad, and another is manufactured in Riyadh the next day. It’s exactly like when you take the toy off the shelf at Wal-Mart and another is made in Shen Zhen the next day.
I was in Bangalore, India, the Silicon Valley of India, when I realized that the world was flat.
Ten geographers who think the world is flat will tend to reinforce each other’s errors … Only a sailor can set them straight.
Common sense is that which tells us the world is flat.
Canada’s the best country in the world.
You can get good science out of stupid questions. If someone says the world is flat, maybe in proving them wrong you can calculate the curvature of the Earth more precisely.
If the pilots were in charge, Columbus would still be in port. They believe the assertion that the world is flat.
When I was growing up, my parents told me, ‘Finish your dinner. People in China and India are starving.’ I tell my daughters, ‘Finish your homework. People in India and China are starving for your job.’
I love America. I think it’s the best country in the world. But I also think we’re not tending to our sauce.
Common sense tells us that the world is flat, that the sun goes around the earth, that heavy bodies always fall faster than light bodies, that boats made of iron will sink.
I firmly believe that the next great breakthrough in bioscience could come from a 15-year-old who downloads the human genome in Egypt.
It doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle. When the sun comes up, you better be running.
If you are going to make a change, don’t go halfway. Make it with conviction and stick with your new idea. Ignore the scoffers. Remember, it is a law of nature that if something is different you’re going to be taunted, jeered, and told the world is flat. Let the doubters fall off the edge.
conventional English usage, including the generic use of masculine-gender words, often obscures the actions, the contributions, and sometimes the very presence of women. Turning our backs on that insight is an option, of course, but it is an option like teaching children that the world is flat.
In China today, Bill Gates is Britney Spears. In America today, Britney Spears is Britney Spears-and that is our problem.
Minimization is what happens when we take the “world is flat” idea too far…and act as if people everywhere are the same (and thereby minimizing the differences).
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