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"You haven't seen the power of a cyclone till you've seen the calm at the eye."
"Like everyone else in the world, I've been devastated by the loss and suffering of so many in South Asia....As a mother, I cannot imagine the pain that they are experiencing. We can all see that it's going to take a long time for those people to rebuild their lives, and they will need our help for years to come."
"Disaster mitigation... increases the self reliance of people who are at risk - in other words, it is empowering."
"Fire and anger burn those who use them."
"Water is a weapon."
"Each of us as human beings has a responsibility to reach out to help our brothers and sisters affected by disasters. One day it may be us or our loved ones needing someone to reach out and help."
Michael W. Hawkins, American Red Cross
"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will."
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, 1920