"Appreciate the power of rumor, often malicious, no matter how preposterous, within the local populations you are seeking to help."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Alvin Adams on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Alvin Adams on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Alvin Adams on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Alvin Adams on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Alvin Adams on Booker T. Washington
"Unfortunately, the attitude of many towards the press, humanitarians included and especially government workers, is often one of suspicion, if not outright fear."
"Humanitarian missions are little different from any other public enterprise, diplomacy included, which is susceptible of misinterpretation by the public, hence ultimately of failure."