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 A. email:peg:recv:16 May 03:"Rules to Live By" ...
    1. not really a quote but vvv
       > > The most destructive habit                      Worry
       > > The greatest Joy                                Giving
       > > The greatest loss                               Loss of
       > > The most satisfying work                        Helping
       > > The ugliest personality trait
       > > The most endangered species
       Dedicated leaders
       > > Our greatest natural resource                   Our
       > > The greatest "shot in the arm"
       > > The greatest problem to overcome                Fear
       > > The most effective sleeping pill                Peace
       of mind
       > > The most crippling failure disease              Excuses
       > > The most powerful force in life                 Love
       > > The most dangerous pariah                       A
       > > The world's most incredible computer            The
       > > The worst thing to be without                   Hope
       > > The deadliest weapon                            The
       > > The two most power-filled words                 "I Can"
       > > The greatest asset                              Faith
       > > The most worthless emotion
       > > The most beautiful attire                       SMILE!
       > > The most prized possession
       > > The most powerful channel of communication      Prayer
       > > The most contagious spirit
       > > The most important thing in life                GOD

 B. + endless quotes at "Common Sense 1996"/"Booklist/Quotes ..."
 C. + massive quotes at Creating Wealth, Bob Allen
 D. + massive quotes and quote references at Karbo/Nixon/1994 ...
    1. see list of quotes tbf at {quote} at notes file csenai
 E. + many exc quotes in "How to Want What You Have"
 F. + a few quotes pages bookmarked @ bm.xls, ^s quotes
 G. ---
 H. history teaches us & "always a child" ...
    1. "History teaches us that history teaches us nothing." ...
       a) --Voltaire
    2. "History teaches us the mistakes we are going to make." ...
       a) --Dr. Laurence J. Peter
    3. "Not to know what happened before one was born is always ...
       a) to be a child.", Cicero
       b) similar: "He who knows only his own generation remains
          always a child." -- unk
    4. "Those who do not remember the past are condemned ...
       a) to repeat it." --George Santayana
    5. "That men do not learn very much from history ...
       a) is the most important of all the lessons of history."
          --Aldous Huxley
 I. "All I know is that I know nothing."  --Socrates
 J. "The more you know, the more you realise how much you don't know ...
    1. ... the less you know, the more you think you know."
       --David T. Freeman
 K. ---
 L. "Minds are like parachutes ...
    1. they only function when open"
 M. "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro", Hunter Thompson
 N. "He who lives by the crystal ball, learns to eat broken glass" ...
    1. --Edgar R. Fiedler < questionable, likely --unknown
    2. orig appears to be: "He who lives by the crystal ball soon
       learns to eat ground glass."
 O. thru the looking glass quote ...
    1. "A slow sort of country!" said the Queen.  "Now, here, you
       see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the
       same place.  If you want to get somewhere else, you must
       run twice as fast as that."
    2. in Lewis Carroll's "Through the Looking Glass"
    3. quote is either from Alice or the Queen - check it out!
 P. "You don't stop learning because you grow old.  You grow ...
    1.  old because you stop learning."
    2. -alt-
       We do not quit playing because we grow old,
       We grow old because we quit playing.
    3. see also the Rio Grande Valley folder
    4. --Oliver Wendell Holmes
 Q. "We have met the enemy and it is us!"  -- Pogo, cartoon character
 R. "Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed ...
    1. and eats at our own table."
       --W.H. Auden (Wystan Hugh Auden)
 S. "The world isn't any worse off today than at any time ...
    1. in history.  The news coverage is just better.
 T. "Genius is 2% inspiration and 98% perspiration"
 U. "Life is Difficult", M. Scott Peck from The Road Less Traveled
 V. gazelle lion carl mary wasson [] ref junka ...
    1. Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up.  It knows that
       it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be

       Every morning a lion wakes up.  It knows that it must
       outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death.

       It doesn't matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle:
       When the sun comes up you had better be running.
 W. ---
 X. "God helps those who help themselves."  --unk
 Y. "As you sow, so shall ye reap."  --(get source)
 Z. "Trust in Allah but tie your camel."  --unk
AA. "Be prepared."  --Boy Scout Motto
AB. ---
AC. ref \dr\Einstein_Quotes.htm
AD. Einstein on comparing science to the workings of a watch ...
    1. from The Evolution of Physics, c/1938, p 33
    2. "Physical concepts are free creations of the human mind,
       and are not, however it may seem, uniquely determined by
       the external world.  In our endeavor to understand reality
       we are somewhat like a man trying to understand the
       mechanism of a closed watch.  He sees the face and the
       moving hands, even hears its ticking, but he has no way of
       opening the case.  If he is ingenious he may form some
       picture of a mechanism which could be responsible for all
       the things he observes, but he may never be quite sure his
       picture is the only one which could explain his
       observations.  He will never be able to compare his picture
       with the real mechanism and he cannot even imagine the
       possibility or the meaning of such a comparison."
    3. Continues in same para:
    4. "But he certainly believes that, as his knowledge
       increases, his picture of reality will become simpler and
       simpler and will explain a wider and wider range of his
       sensuous impressions.  He may also believe in the existence
       of the ideal limit of knowledge and that it is approached
       by the human mind.  He may call this ideal limit the
       objective truth."
AE. Albert Einstein on science ...
    1. "One thing I have learned in a long life: that all our
       science, measured against reality, is primitive and
       childlike -- and yet it is the most precious thing we
AF. "We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking ...
    1. we used when we created them."  --A.E.
    2. similar:
    3. "No problem can be solved from the same consciousness that
       created it."
    4. "The problems that we have created cannot be solved at the
       level of thinking that created them."
    5. "The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the
       same level of thinking we were at when they were created."
    6. "The world we have created is a product of our thinking; It
       cannot be changed without changing our thinking." -- Albert
    7. ---
    8. similar ones: Fuller, Burtynsky, Bohm
AG. Einstein, etc. on world government ...
    1. "As long as there are sovereign nations possessing great
       power, war is inevitable. There is no salvation for
       civilization, or even the human race, other than the
       creation of a world government."  --A.E.
    2. "A world government with powers adequate to guarantee
       security is not a remote ideal for the distant future. It
       is an urgent necessity if our civilization is to survive."
       --Albert Einstein
    3. "I advocate world government because I am convinced that
       there is no other possible way of eliminating the most
       terrible danger in which man has ever found himself. The
       objective of avoiding total destruction must have priority
       over any other objective."  --Albert Einstein, 1947
    4. others on world government:
    5. "I have long believed that the only way peace can be
       achieved is through world government."  --Jawaharlal Nehru
    6. "Mankind's problems can no longer be solved by national
       governments. What is needed is world government." --Jan
       Tinbergen, Nobel Prize-winning economist
    7. Joseph George Caldwell, foundationwebsite.org, also
       advocates world government.
    8. "We shall have World Government, whether or not we like it.
       The only question is whether World Government will be
       achieved by conquest or consent."
       --James Paul Warburg, February 17, 1950, declared to the
       United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
AH. "Only a life lived for others is worthwhile." --Albert Einstein
AI. "I do not know what the third world war ...
    1. will be fought with, but the fourth world war will be
       fought with sticks and stones."  --Albert Einstein
AJ. "Imagination is more important than knowledge."  --Albert Einstein
AK. "Your imagination is the preview of life's coming attractions." ...
    1. --A.E.
    2. alt: "Imagination is everything. It is the preview of
       life's coming attractions."  --Albert Einstein
AL. "Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler."  --A.E. ...
    1. or, "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but
       not simpler."
    2. This one is like Occam's Razor.
AM. "Science without religion is lame, ...
    1. religion without science is blind."  --A.E.
AN. "The splitting of the atom has changed everything ...
    1. save our modes of thinking, and thus we drift toward
       unparalleled catastrophe."  --A.E.
AO. "Man must cease attributing his problems to his ...
    1. environment, and learn again to exercise his will - his
       personal responsibility."  A.E.
    2. This is similar to what Tim Miller is saying.
AP. "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." A.E.
AQ. "Education is what remains after one has forgotten ...
    1. everything he learned in school." A.E.
AR. "The only thing that needs changing is our consciousness."  A.E. < check
AS. "It has become increasingly obvious that our technology ...
    1. has exceeded our humanity."  A.E.
AT. "Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; ...
    1. everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted."  A.E.
AU. "We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking ...
    1. if mankind is to survive."  A.E.
AV. "Only two things are infinite, the universe and ...
    1. human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."  A.E.
AW. "The most incomprehensible thing about the world is ...
    1. that it is comprehensible." --Albert Einstein
AX. "The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who ...
    1. do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing."
    2. similar to the famous Burke quote below
AY. "Technological progress is like an ax in the hands ...
    1. of a pathological criminal."  --Albert Einstein

AZ. ---
BA. R. Buckminster Fuller \\bucky fuller
BB. "You never change things by fighting the existing ...
    1. reality.  To change something, build a new model that makes
       the existing model obsolete."  --R. Buckminster Fuller
BC. "If the success or failure of this planet, and of human ...
    1. beings, depended on how I am and what I do; How would I be?
       What would I do?"  --R. Buckminster Fuller
BD. "Always tell only the truth, and all the truth, ...
    1. and do so promptly - right now." --R. Buckminster Fuller
BE. "Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature ...
    1. does not depend on us.  We are not the only experiment."
       --R. Buckminster Fuller, Interview, April 30, 1978
BF. "The most important fact about Spaceship Earth: ...
    1. An instruction booklet didn't come with it."
       --R. Buckminster Fuller
BG. ---
BH. Mahatma Gandhi
BI. "Keep your thoughts positive ...
    1. because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words
       positive because your words become your behaviors. Keep
       your behaviors positive because your behaviors become your
       habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits
       become your values. Keep your values positive because your
       values become your destiny."  --Gandhi
BJ. "The great challenge of the Modern Age is ...
    1. not to remake our world, but to remake ourselves.  Be the
       change you wish to see for the world."  --Gandhi
BK. "First they ignore you; Then they ridicule you; ...
    1. Then they attack you; Then you win."  --Gandhi
    2. see similar quotes with Schopenhauer below
BL. "Speed is irrelevant if you're traveling in ...
    1. the wrong direction"  --Gandhi
BM. "An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."  --Gandhi
BN. "The only devils in the world are those running around ...
    1. in our own hearts - that is where the battle should be
       fought."  --Gandhi
BO. ---
BP. ^^ related vv
BQ. "There are three steps in the revelation of any truth: ...
    1. in the first, it is ridiculed; in the second, resisted; in
       the third, it is considered self-evident."  --Arthur
       Schopenhauer, German philosopher
    2. another version, need to ^s web for best one: "New truths
       go through three stages. First they are ridiculed, second
       they are violently opposed, and then, finally, they are
       accepted as self-evident."
BR. "And it ought to be remembered that there is nothing ...
    1. more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct,
       or more uncertain in its success, then to take the lead in
       the introduction of a new order of things. Because the
       innovator has for enemies all those who have done well
       under the old conditions, and lukewarm defenders in those
       who may do well under the new."  --Nicolo Machiavelli, The
       Prince, c. 1515 (written c. 1505, pub. 1515)
BS. "For a wide door of opportunity for effectual service ...
    1. has opened to me and there are many adversaries."
       --1 Corinthians 16:9
BT. "A prophet is never known in his own country."  --unk
BU. + Gandhi's "First they ignore you" quote above
BV. + Our Dinner With Michael (Moore) ...
    1. @bm.xls, for Sally's comments about "criticism, anger, not
       popular at home either"
BW. ---
BX. Martin Luther King Jr
BY. "On the bleached bones of dead civilizations are written ...
    1. the words: TOO LATE"  --Martin Luther King Jr
BZ. "We must learn to live together as brothers, or ...
    1. perish together as fools."  --Martin Luther King Jr
CA. "We will remember not the words of our enemies, ...
    1. but the silence of our friends."  --Martin Luther King Jr
CB. "Human salvation lies in the hands of the ...
    1. creatively maladjusted"  --Martin Luther King Jr
CC. ---
CD. William Shakespeare
CE. "The school of ignorance is the most expensive school ...
    1. but some will learn in no other."  --William Shakespeare
CF. "Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose ...
    1. the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt."
       --William Shakespeare
CG. "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than ...
    1. are dreamt of in your philosophy."  --William Shakespeare,
       Hamlet (I, v, 166-167), William Shakespeare

CH. ---
CI. On energy, energy waste, Jevons Paradox, etc:
CJ. "Given cheap abundant energy, humanity will find ways ...
    1. to waste it as quickly as possible.  Given expensive scarce
       energy, humanity will find ways to conserve it as
       efficiently as possible."  --Tom Robertson
CK. "There's a strange irony in this business, because ...
    1. the more efficient you are in producing the stuff
       [oil/fossil fuels], the more skilled you are, all the good
       things that one generally sees as positive attributes, the
       better you are at doing this, ..... all you're really doing
       is accelerating the depletion and making the situation
       worse."  --Colin Campbell
    2. This is also explained in Matt Savinar's site:
CL. Alfred J. Lotka's Maximum Power Concept or Maximum Power Principle ...
    1. rephrased by Howard T Odum, A Prosperous Way Down, p 70:
       "In the self-organizational process, systems develop those
       parts, processes, and relationships that capture the most
       energy and use it with the best efficiency possible without
       reducing power."
CM. Jay Hanson, page193.htm, Maximum Power Principle ...
    1. "The Maximum Power Principle states that all open systems
       (Bernard cells, ecosystems, people, societies, etc.) evolve
       to degrade as much energy as possible while allowing for
       the continued existence of the larger systems they are part
CN. ---
CO. impossible, unthinkable, unmentionable, quotes:
CP. huge impossible quotes page @bm.xls ^s "Impossible" quotes page ...
    1. [\ps\impossible1.htm]
CQ. "To achieve the impossible it is precisely the unthinkable ...
    1. that must be thought."  --Tom Robbins
CR. "For six billion people deeply indoctrinated ...
    1. in the ethics of growth,  turndown and descent of
       civilization is unthinkable. That this descent could be
       prosperous is so inconceivable that it is unmentionable."
       --Howard T. Odum, A Prosperous Way Down, 2001, pg 279
CS. "People who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt ...
    1. those who are doing it."  --Chinese Proverb
    2. ^^ per Google search, this is the more prominent version
    3. also: --Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (chicken soup
       for the soul, c/93)
    4. "Those who say it can't be done should get out of the way
       of those who are doing it."  --Joel Arthur Barker
CT. ---
CU. "The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.",  --Thomas Jefferson
CV. "Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty." ...
    1. Wendell Phillips 1852
    2. saw on p 207 of The Secret Empire, but this looks identical
       to the Tom Jefferson quote!
CW. "Every generation needs a new revolution."  --Thomas Jefferson
CX. "I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous ...
    1. to our liberties than standing armies.  If the American
       people ever allow private banks to control the issuance of
       their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation,
       the banks and corporations that will grow up around them
       will deprive the people of all their property until their
       children will wake up homeless on the continent their
       fathers conquered."  --Thomas Jefferson
CY. "Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms ...
    1. of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and
       by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."
       --Thomas Jefferson
CZ. "Remember, democracy never lasts long.  It soon wastes, ...
    1. exhausts, murders itself.  There never was a democracy yet
       that did not commit suicide.  It is in vain to say that
       democracy is less vain, less proud, less selfish, less
       ambitious, or less avaricious than aristocracy or monarchy.
       It is not true, in fact, and nowhere appears in history.
       Those passions are the same in all men, under all forms of
       simple government, and, when unchecked, produce the same
       effects of fraud, violence, and cruelty."  --John Quincy
       Adams, 1735-1826, 6th President of the United States.  From
       his letter to John Taylor, Speaking of direct, not
       representative, democracy.  April 15, 1814.
DA. "I hope we shall crush in its birth ...
    1. the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare
       already to challenge our government to a trial of strength,
       and bid defiance to the laws of our country."  --Thomas
DB. "A nation's best defense is an educated citizenry."  --T.J.
DC. more: bm.xls ^s "Thomas Jefferson Quotations page"
DD. ---
DE. James Madison:
DF. "What becomes of the surplus of human life? ...
    1. It is either, 1st. destroyed by infanticide, as among the
       Chinese and Lacedemonians; or 2d. it is stifled or starved,
       as among other nations whose population is commensurate to
       its food; or 3d. it is consumed by wars and endemic
       diseases; or 4th. it overflows, by emigration, to places
       where a surplus of food is attainable."  -- James Madison,
DG. "A popular government without popular information, ...
    1. or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce
       or a tragedy, or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever
       govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own
       governors must arm themselves with the power which
       knowledge gives."  --James Madison
DH. ---
DI. Sir Winston Churchill:
DJ. "The destiny of mankind is not decided on material ...
    1. computation.  When great causes are on the move in the
       world, we learn that we are spirits, not animals, and that
       something is going on in space and time, and beyond space
       and time, which, whether we like it or not, spells duty."
       --Sir Winston Churchill
    2. found in Freedom 2000, Ch of C, USA
DK. "The further backward you look, the further forward ...
    1. you can see."  --Sir Winston Churchill
DL. "The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing ...
    1. of blessings; the inherent vice of socialism is the equal
       sharing of miseries."  --Sir Winston Churchill
DM. "A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth ...
    1. has a chance to get its pants on."  --Sir Winston Churchill
DN. "It has been said that democracy is the worst form of ...
    1. government except all those other forms that have been
       tried from time to time."  --Sir Winston Churchill, from a
       speech at the House of Commons, November 11, 1947
DO. "Americans can always be counted on to do the right ...
    1. thing...after they have exhausted all other possibilities."
       --Sir Winston Churchill
DP. "Men occasionally stumble over the truth, ...
    1. but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if
       nothing had happened."  --Winston Churchill
DQ. ---
DR. Rockefellers:
DS. "It's good business to anticipate the inevitable, ...
    1. and it seems to me inevitable, whether we like it or not,
       that we are moving toward an economy which must be limited
       and selective in its growth pattern. The earth has finite
       limits - a difficult idea for Americans to adjust to."
       --John D. Rockefeller III
    2. ^^ note that he's a member of T.W.O., found in The Future
       of Money, a:Lietaer, pg 236.  Cannot confirm w/ Google.
DT. "The road to happiness lies in two simple principles: ...
    1. find what it is that interests you and do well, and when
       you find it, put your whole soul into it--every bit of
       evergy and ambition and natural ability you have."
       --John D. Rockefeller III
    2. ^^ this one is all over the Internet
DU. "Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal ...
    1. working against the best interests of the United States,
       characterizing my family and me as "internationalists" and
       of conspiring with others around the world to build a more
       integrated global political and economic structure-one
       world, if you will. If that's the charge, I stand guilty,
       and I am proud of it."  --David Rockefeller, founder of the
       Trilateral Commission, a Bilderberg member and board member
       of the Council On Foreign Relations.  Taken from his
       Memoirs.  (needs verification)
DV. "Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege." ...
    1. --John D. Rockefeller Jr.
DW. ---
DX. "What luck for rulers that men do not think."  --Adolf Hitler ...
    1. (similar: ditto Albert Schweitzer in The Strangest Secret)
    2. Also: "do not read"
DY. "Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. ...
    1. He will end by destroying the earth."  -- Albert Schweitzer
    2. Albert Schweitzer sorted here temp. due to similarity to
       the "do not think" quote.
DZ. "The great masses of the people will more easily fall ...
    1. victims to a big lie than a small one."  --Adolf Hitler,
       Mein Kampf, 1923
EA. "Through clever and constant application of propaganda, ...
    1. people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the
       other way around, to consider the most wretched sort of
       life as paradise."  --Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, 1923
EB. "Rational people will go quietly and meekly into a gas chamber ...
    1. if only you allow them to believe its a bathroom."
       --Zygmunt Bauman < ? check this one
    2. sorted here due to similarity with Hitler
EC. ---
ED. "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't ...
    1. do a thing, you're right."  -- Henry Ford
EE. "Thinking is the hardest work there is, ...
    1. which is probably the reason so few engage in it."  --
       Henry Ford
EF. "If money is your hope for independence you will never have ...
    1. it.  The only real security that a man will have in this
       world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability."
       --Henry Ford (1863-1947 American Industrialist)
EG. ---
EH. "Darwin dreamt of being beheaded or hanged; ...
    1. he thought a belief that went so contrary to biblical
       authority was 'like confessing a murder.'"  --R. Milner,
       Encyclopedia of Evolution.
    2. \\confess to murder confessing to a murder
EI. "Man still bears in his bodily frame the indelible stamp of ...
    1. his lowly origin."  -- Charles Darwin
EJ. "It is not the strongest of the species that survive, ...
    1. nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to
       change."  --Charles Darwin
EK. ---
EL. "The problem is, of course, that not only is economics ...
    1. bankrupt but it has always been nothing more than politics
       in disguise ... economics is a form of brain damage."
       -- Hazel Henderson
EM. "Anyone who believes that exponential growth can go on ...
    1. forever in a finite world is either a madman or an
       economist."  --Kenneth E. Boulding
EN. ---
EO. "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is ...
    1. for good men to do nothing."  --Edmund Burke 1729-1797
    2. I incorrectly wrote in csen: "All that is necessary for
       evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing."
EP. "Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing ...
    1. because he could only do a little."  --Edmund Burke
EQ. + similar: einstein quote copied from above:
ER. ["The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who ...
    1. do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing."
ES. ---
ET. Aldous Huxley (there are others elsewhere in this file):
EU. "And it seems to me perfectly in the cards ...
    1. that there will be within the next generation or so a
       pharmacological method of making people love their
       servitude, and producing a kind of painless concentration
       camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have
       their liberties taken away from them but will rather enjoy
       it, because they will be distracted from any desire to
       rebel by propaganda, brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced
       by pharmacological methods."  --Aldous Huxley, 1959
EV. "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." --Aldous Huxley
EW. ---
EX. "There are lies, damn lies and statistics."  --Mark Twain
EY. "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. ...
    1. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so."  --Mark Twain
EZ. ---
FA. "For every thousand hacking at the leaves of evil, ...
    1. there is one striking at the root."  --Henry David Thoreau
FB. "How many a man has dated a new era in his life ...
    1. from reading a book?" --Henry David Thoreau
FC. "We have become the tools of our tools."  --Henry David Thoreau
FD. --- Plan S, Paradigm Shift quotes:
FE. "A man hears what he wants to hear, and disregards ...
    1. the rest."  --Paul Simon, The Boxer
FF. "It is difficult to get a man to understand something ...
    1. when his job depends on not understanding it."
       --Upton Sinclair
    2. This was used in Al Gore's movie, An Inconvenient Truth.
FG. "For those who believe, no proof is necessary.  ...
    1. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible."
       --Stuart Chase
FH. "This world is full of people with the intelligence, ...
    1. knowledge, skills, and energy to make heaven on Earth, but
       they can't even begin because they would lose their jobs.
       We're always arguing to change each other's minds, but
       nobody will change if they think their survival depends on
       not changing."  --Ran Prieur, How to Survive the Crash and
       Save the Earth
FI. ---
FJ. "It is better to have struggled and lost, ...
    1. than never to have struggled at all."  --Pete Seeger in the
       film "Seeing Red"
FK. "Any darn fool can make something complex. ...
    1. It takes a genius to make something simple."  --Pete Seeger
FL. "Technology will save us if it doesn't wipe us out first"  --Pete Seeger
FM. ---
FN. "Humankind cannot bear very much reality." --T.S. Eliot ...
    1. \\t.s. elliot
    2. possibly misattributed to Jung by Kunstler
    3. Although Carolyn Baker writes: "As Jung stated, human
       beings cant take hearing/seeing too much reality."  ???
    4. However in several other articles, authors writes: "As T.S.
       Eliot said, humankind cannot bear very much reality."
    5. 05/03/07, surfing ...
       a) I found it in Burnt Norton or Buirnt Norton (is that an
          intentional misspelling?)
          (No. 1 of 'Four Quartets'), T.S. Eliot, 1936
       b) Carl Jung, one of the fathers of psychology, famously
          remarked that "people cannot stand too much reality."
       c) so when might Jung have said this, and was it influenced by
FO. ---
FP. "I never failed once. It just happened to be a 2000 ...
    1. step process."  --Thomas A. Edison
FQ. "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed ...
    1.  in overalls, and looks like work."  --Thomas A. Edison
FR. ---
FS. Sir Isaac Newton:
FT. Three laws of motion ...
    1. Law of inertia: Objects remain at rest or move in a
       straight line until acted upon by an external force.
       longer, alt version:
       Law of inertia: An object at rest tends to stay at rest.
       An object in uniform motion tends to stay in uniform motion
       unless acted upon by an external force.
    2. A force applied to an object is proportional to and in the
       same direction as the acceleration of that object.
    3. For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
FU. "If we do not change our direction, we are likely to ...
    1. end up where we are headed."  --ancient Chinese proverb
    2. like first law
FV. "Actions have consequences."  (like third law)
FW. "If I have seen farther than others, it is because ...
    1. I was standing on the shoulders of giants."
       --Sir Isaac Newton
    2. alt found in wiki article: Newton himself was rather more
       modest of his own achievements, famously writing in a
       letter to Robert Hooke in February 1676: "If I have seen
       further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."
FX. ---
FY. "A human being can alter his life by altering his ...
    1. attitudes of mind."  --William James
    2. Full quote is ... "The greatest discovery of my generation
       is that ... (a human being can ...)"
    3. "Human beings can alter their lives by altering ...
       a) their attitudes of minds."  --William James  ? "minds"?
    4. ^^ needs more research.  what did earl nightingale say?
FZ. "The most significant characteristic of modern civilization ...
    1. is the sacrifice of the future for the present, and all the
       power of science has been prostituted to this purpose."
       --William James
GA. ---
GB. "The truth will set you free, but first it will ...
    1. piss you off."  --Gloria Steinem
GC. "You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad." ...
    1. --Aldous Huxley
GD. ---
GE. "Courage is not the absence of fear; it is the making ...
    1. of action in spite of fear; the moving out against the
       resistance engendered by fear into the unknown and into the
       future."  --M.Scott Peck, The Road Less Travelled
GF. "Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be ...
    1. fearless in facing them."  --Rabindranath Tagore
GG. ---
GH. Gene Kranz, Apollo 13 Flight Director:
GI. "Failure is not an option."  --Gene Kranz
GJ. "None of us is as smart as all of us."  --Gene Kranz
GK. ---
GL. "Everyone thinks of changing the world, ...
    1. but no one thinks of changing himself."
       --Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
GM. "Save the Planet, Kill Yourself"  --unknown ...
    1. saw on bumper sticker in Englewood, Colorado, 2/98
GN. ---
GO. Abraham Lincoln:
GP. "Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds ...
    1.  to be."
GQ. "Human action can be modified to some extent, but human ...
    1. nature cannot be changed."
GR. "I see in the near future a crisis approaching ...
    1. that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of
       my country. . . . corporations have been enthroned and an
       era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money
       power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by
       working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth
       is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is
       destroyed."  --A.L., November 21, 1864
    2. details: @bm.xls ^s Abe Lincoln Quote
GS. ---
GT. "The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single ...
    1. step."  --Lao-Tzu, Chinese Philosopher
GU. "Inch by inch it's a cinch. Mile by mile it's a trial." ...
    1. variants:
    2. "Life by the mile is a trial, by the inch it's a cinch."
    3. "By the mile it's a trial, by the inch it's a cinch."
GV. ---
GW. "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible ...
    1. will make violent revolution inevitable."  --John F.
GX. "All this will not be finished in the first 100 days. ...
    1. Nor will it be finished in the first 1,000 days, nor in the
       life of this Administration, nor even perhaps in our
       lifetime on this planet. But let us begin."
       --John F. Kennedy said in his 1961 Inaugural Address
GY. ---
GZ. Wavy Gravy, Hugh Romney:
HA. "There's always a little bit of heaven in a disaster area!" ...
    1. --Wavy Gravy (Hugh Romney), at Woodstock
    2. alt: "There's a little bit of heaven in every disaster area."
HB. "We are all the same person trying to shake hands with ...
    1. our self."  --Wavy Gravy (Hugh Romney)
HC. ---
HD. Zig Ziglar:
HE. "The least effective people spend their time on ...
    1. actions that are not productive but which they are most
       comfortable doing."  --Zig Ziglar
HF. "You are WHAT you are, you are WHERE you are, ...
    1. because of what you put into your mind.  You can CHANGE
       what you are, you can CHANGE where you are, by changing
       what you put into your mind."  --Zig Ziglar
HG. ---
HH. Benjamin Disraeli, PM, UK:
HI. "The world is governed by very different personages ...
    1. from what is imagined by those who are not behind the
       scenes."  --Benjamin Disraeli
HJ. "How very seldom do you encounter in the world ...
    1. a man of great abilities, acquirements, experience, who
       will unmask his mind, unbutton his brains, and pour forth
       in careless and picturesque phrase all the results of his
       studies and observation; his knowledge of men, books, and
       nature. On the contrary, if a man has by any chance an
       original idea, he hoards it as if it were old gold; and
       rather avoids the subject with which he is most conversant,
       from fear that you may appropriate his best thoughts."
       --Benjamin Disraeli
HK. ---
HL. E.O. Wilson:
HM. "The human mind evolved to believe in gods. ...
    1. It did not evolve to believe in biology. Acceptance of the
       supernatural conveyed a great advantage throughout
       prehistory, when the brain was evolving. Thus it is in
       sharp contrast to the science of biology, which was
       developed as a product of the modern age and is not
       underwritten by genetic algorithms."  --E.O. Wilson
    2. @bm.xls ^s believe in gods
HN. "The predisposition to religious belief is ...
    1. the most complex and powerful force in the human mind and
       in all probability an ineradicable part of human nature."
       --E.O. Wilson
HO. ---
HP. Carl Sagan:
HQ. "We've arranged a global civilization in which most crucial ...
    1. elements profoundly depend on science and technology. We
       have also arranged things so that almost no one understands
       science and technology. This is a prescription for
       disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner
       or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is
       going to blow up in our faces."  --Carl Sagan (1934-1996)
    2. This quote may be from his book: The Demon-Haunted World:
       Science as a Candle in the Dark
HR. "It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is ...
    1. than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and
       reassuring."  --Carl Sagan
HS. ---
HT. "We aim above the mark to hit the mark."  --Ralph Waldo Emerson
HU. "Where there is no vision, the people perish."  --Proverbs 29:18
HV. On Change ref newsletter "Information Broker" ...
    1. from Burwell, v 12 # 1, p 6
    2. "When one door closes, another door opens; but we often
       look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that
       we do not see the ones which open for us." --Alexander
       Graham Bell
HW. On Change & Creativity ref newsletter "Information Broker" ...
    1. from Burwell, v 12 # 1, p 7
    2. "Be brave enough to live life creatively.  The creative is
       ... What you'll discover will be yourself."
    3. use this to point out that common sense 1996 is really
       personal development for the human race - part of the
       consciousness revolution that peter russell spoke of in TGB
HX. "The history of man is the record of a hungry creature ...
    1. in search of food."
    2. Hendrik Willem van Loon in The Story of Mankind (p. 22)
HY. "Fake it till you make it" AA
HZ. "In the times of rapid change, learners inherit ...
    1. the Earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully
       equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists."
    2. Eric Hoffer (former labor boss)
IA. "Some men see things as they are and say 'why?' ...
    1. I dream things that never were and say 'why not?'  --
       George Bernard Shaw
IB. "Behold the turtle.  He makes progress only ...
    1. when he sticks his neck out."  -- James Bryant Conant
IC. "The hardest challenge is to be yourself in a world ...
    1. where everyone is trying to make you be somebody else."
       -- e.e. cummings
ID. "Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, ...
    1. it can achieve."  --Napoleon Hill
IE. "Where attention goes, energy flows!"
IF. "Not to know what happened before one was born is always ...
    1. to be a child.", Cicero
    2. similar: "He who knows only his own generation remains
       always a child." -- unk
    3. "Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat
       it."  --George Santayana
IG. "Big ideas come from the unconscious.  ...
    1. This is true in art, in science and in advertising.  But
       your unconscious has to be well-informed or your idea will
       be irrelevant." -- David Ogilvy
IH. "What plans would you make if you knew your plans could ...
    1. not fail?" -- Rev. Robert Schuller
II. "People & nations behave wisely -- ...
    1. once they have exhausted all other alternatives." --
       Abba Eban
IJ. "A nation that wishes to be ignorant and free, ...
    1. wishes something that cannot be." -- John Adams
IK. "To resist change is like holding your breath ...
    1. - if you persist, you will die."  -- Lao Tsu
IL. "In the time it takes for you to read this sentence ...
    1. the world is burning up more than one million dollars of
       fossil and nuclear fuels for use in electrical appliances,
       heating, cooling, and transportation systems."
       -- Jeane Manning
IM. "New ideas are resisted ... But we must rapidly ...
    1. explore these new technologies, because what is at stake is
       life."  -- Adam Trombly, Astrophysicist
IN. "A new scientific truth does not triumph ...
    1. by convincing its opponents and making them see the light,
       but rather because its opponents eventually die." -- Max
       Planck, German physicist
IO. "Honest criticism is hard to take, ...
    1. particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or
       a stranger." --unknown (saw in men's restroom of Old
       Louisville Inn, Louisville, CO)
IP. "All mankind is divided into three classes: ...
    1. those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those
       that move." --Anonymous
IQ. "A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, ...
    1. plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a
       building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall,
       set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders,
       cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new
       problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty
       meal, fight efficiently and die gallantly.  Specialization
       is for insects."  --Robert Heinlein.
IR. "I've done so much with so little for so long ...
    1. that now I can do anything with nothing."
    2. ^^ Saw on bumper sticker driving around Santa Rosa, CA
    3. Kara version: "I've been doing so much with so little for
       so long that I can now do the impossible on a whim!"
    4. Check Internet for a common version and author.
IS. Arthur C. Clarke's three laws of technology ...
    1. When a scientist states that something is possible, he is
       almost certainly right.  When he states that something is
       impossible, he is very probably wrong.
    2. The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is
       to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
    3. Any sufficeintly advanced technology is indistinguishable
       from magic.
IT. "People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, ...
    1. at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of
       rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular
       motion of the stars, and they pass by themselves without
       wondering at all."  -- St. Augustine, 399 A.D.
IU. "Those who do not learn from history are condemned to repeat ...
    1. it."  -- Santayana
IV. "May your dreams only be exceeded by the magnificance ...
    1. of your reality."  -- saw at Tony Robbins UPW seminar
 A. "First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; ...
    1. a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to
       achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods.
       Third, adjust all your means to that end."  --Aristotle (BC
       384-322 Greek Philosopher)
 B. "A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man ...
    1. follows the public opinion."  --Chinese Proverb
 C. "Common sense is not so common."  --Voltaire
 D. "The credit belongs to the man ...
    1. who is actually in the arena,
       whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who knows
       the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends
       in a worthy cause; who at best, if he wins, knows the
       of high achievement, and, if he fails, at least fails
       greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold
       timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."

       *I've seen this quote attributed to both FDR & JFK

       sent by Chuck S

 E. "The easiest thing to be in the world is you. ...
    1. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want
       you to be.  Don't let them put you in that position."
       --Leo Buscaglia (American Expert on Love, Lecturer, Author)
 F. "He who builds no castles in the air, ...
    1. builds no castles anywhere."  --unknow
 G. "If a path to the better there be, it begins ...
    1. with a full look at the worst."  -- Thomas Hardy, 1887
 H. "The first thing a man will do for his ideals is lie." ...
    1. --  Joseph Schumpeter, 1942
 I. "The world is not given to us by our parents. ...
    1. It is loaned to us by our children."  --Unknown
    2. -- or --
    3. "We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, ...
       a) we borrow it from our children."  --Unknown

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 A. "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts ...
    1. absolutely."  --Lord Acton, 1834-1902 (confirmed 04/10/05)
 B. "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain ...
    1. a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor
       safety."  --Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790, in his/the
       Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759
    2. "Those who are willing to sacrifice liberty in the name of
       freedom, deserve neither." < saw in Amazon review of ZBig's
       Grand Chessboard.
    3. "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase
       a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor
       safety." < saw in an email
    4. "Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve
       neither." < saw in an email
 C. "He who refuses to do arithmetic is doomed to talk ...
    1. nonsense."  --John McCarthy, Professor Emeritus, Computer
       Science, Stanford University
    2. \\mathematics innumerate numerically challenged
 D. on specialists and generalists from Tim Wilken @ Synearth ...
    1. A specialist is someone who knows more and more about less
       and less, until finally he knows everything about nothing.
    2. A generalist is someone who knows less and less about more
       and more, until he knows nothing about everything.
 E. "If you don't deal with reality, reality will ...
    1. deal with you".  --Dr. Colin J. Campbell, World Renowned
       Petroleum Geologist
 F. "Let's be optimistic.  Pessimism is for better times." ...
    1. --author unknown
    2. \\lets be optimistic
 G. "We don't see things as they are.  We see them as we are." ...
    1. --Anais Nin
 H. "The modern crises are, in fact, man-made and ...
    1. differ from many of their predecessors in that they can be
       dealt with."  --Second Report to the Club of Rome (from
       Mankind Turning Point, a:Mesarovic, c/74)
 I. "Faced with widespread destruction of the environment, ...
    1. people everywhere are coming to understand that we cannot
       continue to use the good of the earth as we have in the
       past. A new ecological awareness is beginning to emerge,
       which rather than being downplayed, ought to be encouraged
       and developed into concrete programmes and inititatives."
       --Pope John Paul II
 J. "History is a race between education and catastrophe." ...
    1. --H.G. Wells
 K. "Because of the interconnectedness of all minds, ...
    1. affirming a positive vision may be about the most
       sophisticated action any one of us can take."  --Willis
       Harman (1918-1997)
    2. ^^ exc for getting PDIA going!
 L. "It is in the space of mastery over paradigms ...
    1. that people throw off addictions, live in constant joy,
       bring down empires, get locked up or burned at the stake or
       crucified or shot, and have impacts that last for
       millennia."  --Donella Meadows
 M. "Growing Old is inevitable; Growing UP is optional."  --unk
 N. "The foundation of all mental illness is the ...
    1. avoidance of ligitimate suffering."  --Carl Jung
 O. "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times," ...
    1. --Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
 P. "This is the poorest place I've ever been in my life." ...
    1. --Mother Teresa, on a visit to the United States to receive
       an honorary degree
    2. ref Affluenza, page 70, recounted by Robert Seiple,
       director of World Vision.
    3. ref @bm.xls
 Q. "You can't know if a species has gone extinct if you ...
    1. didn't know it existed in the first place."  --Richard Pyle
 R. "If you are all alone, you will be all yourself." ...
    1. --Leonardo da Vinci
 S. "There is no security on this earth.  There is only ...
    1. opportunity."  --Douglas MacArthur
 T. "Life can only be understood backwards, ...
    1. but it must be lived forwards."  --Soren Kierkegaard
 U. "People and nations behave wisely, once they have ...
    1. exhausted all other alternatives." --Abba Eban
 V. "Nothing generates so much silence as ...
    1. confronting a person with an undeniable truth which is
       contrary to that person's beliefs."  --unk
 W. "Most people [species?] don't plan to fail, ...
    1. they just fail to plan."  --unknown
 X. "One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose ...
    1. sight of the shore."  --Andre Gide  +Peale/06/03
    2. Found 12/12/04 while walking around Lamar, CO in front
       window of Quality Dry Cleaners.
    3. alt:
    4. One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose
       sight of the shore for a very long time.
 Y. "Do not believe in anything ...
    1. simply because you have heard it.
       Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many
       Do not believe in anything because it is spoken and rumored by many.
       Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious
       Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers or elders.
       But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with
       reason, and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it
       and live to it."  --The Buddha, in the Kalama Sutra (emailed by Janann
 Z. "The illiterate of the 21st century ...
    1. will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who
       cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn."  --Alvin Toffler
    2. ^^ verify this ... found inside a spam message
AA. "If you can't describe what you are doing as a process, ...
    1. you don't know what you're doing.  --W. Edwards Deming
    2. ^^ verify this ... found inside a spam message
AB. "Every day, more and more people are leaving religion ...
    1. and going back to God."  --Lenny Bruce
    2. alt: "Every day people are straying away from the church
       and going back to God."
AC. "Once a photograph of the Earth, taken from the outside, ...
    1. is available ... a new idea as powerful as any in history
       will let loose."
    2. Sir Fred Hoyle, 1948
    3. ref Peter Russell for entire source as he obviously edited
       the quotation
AD. "At one time there was a Star where clever animals grew, ...
    1. and reached for the skies.
       The clever animals believed themselves:
       Masters of the Universe...
       and conquered and destroyed
       all manner of life...
       and then the land, the seas and oceans wide.
       "We are Masters of the Universe"
       they declared,
       "And God is on our side!"
       And then one day
       as they gloried in their pride...
       The Star grew cold,
       and the clever animals
       died."  --Rhawn Joseph, Ph.D.
AE. "It does not require a majority to prevail, ...
    1. but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush
       fires in people's minds."  --Samuel Adams
AF. "If I don't practice one day, I know it, ...
    1. two days, the critics know it, three days, everyone knows
       it."  --Jascha Heifetz
AG. "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, ...
    1. committed citizens can change the world; indeed it is the
       only thing that ever has."  --Margaret Mead
    2. alt: "Never underestimate the power of a small group ...
       a) of individuals to change the world, in fact they're the
          only ones that ever have."
AH. "It is our duty, as men and women, to behave ...
    1. as though limits to our ability do not exist. We are
       collaborators in creation of the Universe."  --Pierre
       Teilhard de Chardin, 1881-1955
AI. "It's good to have money and the things that money can buy, ...
    1. but it's good, too, to check up once in a while and make
       sure that you haven't lost the things that money can't
       buy."   --George Lorimer (American editor and writer
AJ. "For every problem, there is a solution which is simple, ...
    1. neat and wrong."  --H.L. Mencken
AK. "When you're addicted to drugs, you're told to cut off ...
    1. the supply. But when you're addicted to oil, you try to
       find more."  --Amory Lovins
AL. "Democracy is buying a big house you can't afford ...
    1. with money you don't have to impress people you wish were
       dead. And, unlike communism, democracy does not mean having
       just one ineffective political party; it means having two
       ineffective political parties. ...Democracy is welcoming
       people from other lands, and giving them something to hold
       onto -- usually a mop or a leaf blower. It means that with
       proper timing and scrupulous bookkeeping, anyone can die
       owing the government a huge amount of money. ... Democracy
       means free television, not good television, but free. ...
       And finally, democracy is the eagle on the back of a dollar
       bill, with 13 arrows in one claw, 13 leaves on a branch, 13
       tail feathers, and 13 stars over its head -- this signifies
       that when the white man came to this country, it was bad
       luck for the Indians, bad luck for the trees, bad luck for
       the wildlife, and lights out for the American eagle."
       --Johnny Carson
    2. ^^ vet this!
AM. "When life gives you lemons, why not make lemonade?"
AN. James Watt on the environment ...
    1. In his confirmation hearings, Watt really did tell the
       Senate "I do not know how many future generations we can
       count on before the Lord returns," but he insists his next
       statement was "whatever it is we have to manage with a
       skill to leave the resources needed for future
       generations." From their environmental policies, I infer
       the Reagan and Bush I Administrations assumed there
       wouldn't be very many future generations. Considering Bush
       II, they may have been right.
    2. research this one further
AO. "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking ...
    1. new landscapes, but in having new eyes."  --Marcel Proust
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AQ. "If we had lived then, we would have been like them. ...
    1. They, if they were living now, would have been like us."
       --Fidel Castro
AR. "Evolutionary psychology managed to pull the rug out ...
    1. from under the rug-pullers, and it did so by showing that
       evolutionary principles give much more interesting and
       compelling explanations of human behavior than the standard
       postmodern claim that all behavior is culturally relative
       and socially constructed.  Evolutionary psychology made it
       clear that there are indeed universals in the human
       condition, that evolution can be denied only by embracing
       incoherence, and that, most of all, postmodernism just
       wasn't any fun any more."  --Ken Wilber, A Theory of
AS. "When I was a child, I spoke like a child, ...
    1. I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I
       became a man, I gave up childish ways."
       --1 Corinthians 13:11
AT. "Be Prepared"  --Boy Scout Motto
AU. "Is this the world that will be, or is there still time ...
    1. to change our ways?"  --Dickens: A Christmas Carol
AV. "It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine."  --R.E.M.
AW. "If there is to be any peace it will come through being, ...
    1. not having."  --Henry Miller
AX. "Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the ...
    1. object of life is happiness."  --George Orwell
AY. "The people who cast the votes decide nothing. ...
    1. The people who count the votes decide everything."

AZ. "Physicists learned to realize that whether they like ...
    1. a theory or they don't like a theory is not the essential
       question. Rather, it's whether or not the theory gives
       predictions that agree with experiment."
       --Richard Feynman, 1985
BA. "Tell people something they know already, ...
    1. and they will thank you for it. Tell them something new,
       and they will hate you for it."  --George Monbiot
BB. "What concerns me is not the way things are, ...
    1. but rather the way people think things are."  -- Epictitus
BC. "You are not here merely to make a living. ...
    1. You are here in order to enable the world to live more
       amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and
       achievement.  You are here to enrich the world, and you
       impoverish yourself if you forget the errand."  --Woodrow
BD. "1st law of thermo. says: you can't win. ...
    1. 2nd law of thermo. says: you can't break even.
       zeroeth law says: you can't even get out of the game!
       Capitalism is based on the false premise that you can win.
       Socialism -------------- that you can break even.
       Mysticism ------------- that you can get out of the game.

                                                  --John Barrow
BE. "Human history more and more becomes a race between ...
    1. education and catastrophe."  --H. G. Wells
BF. "It's what you learn after you know it all that counts."  --unk
BG. "It is difficult to get a man to understand something ...
    1. when his salary depends upon his not understanding it."
       --Upton Sinclair
BH. "The illusion of freedom will continue ...
    1. as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the
       point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain,
       they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back
       the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of
       the way, and you will see the brick wall at the back of the
       theatre."  --Frank Zappa, circa 1984
BI. "Always leave the earth better than you found it." ...
    1. --Rupert Stephens
BJ. "You can shit in your nest for only so long ...
    1. before you're nesting in your shit."  --Udo Erasmus
BK. "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, ...
    1. than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."
       --Matthew 19:24
BL. "Though you be rich like a king, eat like a pauper."  --unk
BM. "Western civilization will die of asphyxiation." ...
    1. --Japanese prophecy (found p 219, footnote #4 of Fats that
BN. "People are just a gene's way of making more genes."  --Jay Hanson
BO. "Chance favors only those minds which are prepared." ...
    1. --Louis Pasteur
BP. "I long to accomplish a great and noble task, ...
    1. but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if
       they were great and noble."  --Helen Keller
BQ. "Once I understand that my relationship to the earth is ...
    1. that of a leaf to a tree, it's obvious that the needs of
       the tree have priority over the leaf."  --John Seed
    2. ^^ check this one
BR. "Don't be afraid that your life will end, ...
    1. be afraid that it will never begin."  --unk
BS. "We have nothing to fear but fear itself."  --FDR
BT. "We find ourselves facing two futures, ...
    1. one unthinkable and the other currently unimaginable."
       --Alex Steffen, worldchanging.org
BU. "Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and ...
    1. proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone
       gets busy on the proof."  --John Kenneth Galbraith
BV. Re: We become what we think about ...
    1. "We become what we think about." ...
       a) --Earl Nightingale, The Strangest Secret
    2. "Man becomes what he thinks about."  --Morris E. Goodman
    3. Here is a big pile I found on the Internet, some of which
       are dups:

       "Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's
       coming attractions."
       - Albert Einstein

       "I will see it when I believe it."
       - Wayne Dyer

       "What this power is, I cannot say. All I know is that it
       exists and it becomes available only when you are in that
       state of mind in which you know exactly what you want."
       - Alexander Graham Bell

       "All that we are is a result of what we have thought."
       - Siddhartha Gautama Buddha

       "As a man thinks in his heart, so is he."
       - Proverbs 23:7

       "Thinking creates an image. Images control feelings.
       Feelings cause actions. Actions create results." - Leland
       Val Vandewall

       "Within you now and always is the unborn possibility of a
       limitless experience of inner stability and outer treasure,
       and yours is the privilege of giving birth to it."
       - Eric Butterworth

       "A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks,
       he becomes."
       - Mohandas Gandhi

       "The moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence
       moves too... A whole stream of events issues from the
       decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen
       incidents and meetings and material assistance."
       - Goethe

       "Seize this very minute! Boldness has genius, power, and
       magic in it. Only engage, and then the mind grows heated.
       Begin, and then the work will be completed."
       - John Anster

       "The achievement of your goal is assured the moment you
       commit yourself to it."
       - Mack R. Douglas

       "A mental picturing of that which we want, with the
       complete acceptance and the conviction that it is ours now,
       will bring it quickly. See it in its 'isness'."
       - Lester Levenson

       "Let a person radically alter his thoughts, and he will be
       astonished at the rapid transformation it will effect in
       the material conditions of his life."
       - James Allen

       "Every moment of your life is infinitely creative and the
       universe is endlessly bountiful. Just put forth a clear
       enough request, and everything your heart desires must come
       to you."
       - Shakti Gawain

       "Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the
       children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate
       - Napoleon Hill

       "Every great work, every big accomplishment, has been
       brought into manifestation through holding to the vision."
       - Florence Scovel Shinn

       "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the
       life you have imagined."
       - Henry David Thoreau

       "Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make
       it happen."
       - Ralph Waldo Emerson

       "If you turn it over to the universe, you will be surprised
       and dazzled by what is delivered ... This is where magic
       and miracles happen."
       - Bob Proctor

       "Follow your bliss, and doors will open for you that you
       never knew existed."
       - Joseph Campbell

       "The enlightened give thanks for what most people take for
       granted. As you begin to be grateful for what most people
       take for granted, that vibration of gratitude makes you
       more receptive to good in your life."
       - Michael Beckwith

       "If you have zest and enthusiasm you attract zest and
       enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind."
       - Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

       "Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would
       not incite us to have them."
       - John Updike

       "Ask, and it will be given you; Seek, and you will find;
       Knock, and it will be opened to you."
       - Jesus Christ

       "Visualization and belief in a pattern of reality activates
       the creative power of realization."
       - A. L. Linall, Jr.

       "Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are
       usually right."
       - Henry Ford

       "There is no element within your focus that you may not be
       creating. You merely believe that you may not be creating."
       - Elias

       "The highest manifestation of life consists in this: That a
       being governs its own actions."
       - Saint Thomas Aquinas

       "All life is a manifestation of the spirit, the
       manifestation of love."
       - Morihei Ueshiba

       "There is so much love in the Universe that we are
       constantly attracting every past, present and future
       - Jordan Stevens

       "There are no days in life so memorable as those which
       vibrated to some stroke of the imagination."
       - F. Scott Fitzgerald

       "To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also
       dream, not only plan, but also believe."
       - Anatole France

       "It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief.
       And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things
       begin to happen."
       - Claude M. Bristol

       "Energy and persistence alter all things."
       - Benjamin Franklin

       "You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you
       will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you."
       - James Allen

       "Never, ever underestimate the power of 'I'd like that'."
       - John Mayer

       "Life will give you what you attract with your thoughts.
       Think, act and talk negatively and your world will be
       negative. Think and act and talk with enthusiasm and you
       will attract positive results."
       - Michael Lebeuf

       "Success and happiness are not matters of chance but-
       - Zig Ziglar

       "It is not the situation that makes the man, but the man
       who makes the situation."
       - Frederick W. Robertson

       "Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude
       towards us."
       - Earl Nightingale

       "It is wise to learn; it is God-like to create."
       - John Saxe

BW. "Be outrageous," someone once said. ...
    1. "Its the only place that isnt crowded."  --unk
BX. "We must view with profound respect, the infinite capacity ...
    1. of the human mind, to resist the inroads of useful
       knowledge."  --Thomas R Lounsbury, American Scholar and
    2. from Nightingale, Twenty Minutes tape
BY. "Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered ...
    1. by a delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly
       promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds
       forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick
       up a turd by the clean end."  --unk
BZ. "Individuals are not stable things, they are fleeting. ...
    1. Chromosomes too are shuffled to oblivion, like hands of
       cards soon after they are dealt. But the cards themselves
       survive the shuffling. The cards are the genes. The genes
       are not destroyed by crossing-over, they merely change
       partners and march on. Of course they march on. That is
       their business. They are the replicators and we are their
       survival machines. When we have served our purpose we are
       cast aside. But genes are denizens of geological time:
       genes are forever."  --Richard Dawkins, The Selfish Gene
CA. "I attribute the social and psychological problems of ...
    1. modern society to the fact that society requires people to
       live under conditions radically different from those under
       which the human race evolved."  --The Unabomber, Ted

CB. "Even the alarmingly large crowd of people who would rather ...
    1. show off than conserve will change their habits when energy
       consumption becomes an instant indicator of stupidity and
       social indifference."  --Scott Burns, Dallas Morning News
    2. original article @bm.xls
CC. "You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em. ...
    1. Know when to walk away, and know when to run.  You never
       count your money, when you're sittin' at the table.
       There'll be time enough for countin', when the dealin's
       done."  --The Gambler, Kenny Rogers/Don Schlitz
CD. "The world isn't any worse off today than at any time ...
    1. in history.  The news coverage is just so much better."
       --unk (Found in the 1970's on a Celestial Seasonings tea
    2. Could not find via Internet search.  See if Celestial has a
       quotes page.  Contact Mo.
CE. "Success seems to be connected to action. ...
    1. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they
       don't quit."  --Conrad Hilton Sr
CF. "Why does something have to be wrong, when it can be right? ...
    1. Why does something have to be right, when it can be great?
    2. Why does something have to be great, when it can be
    3. --Shakira
CG. "When the power of love overcomes the love of power, ...
    1. the world will know peace."  --Jimi Hendrix
CH. "We are living in a material world, and I am a ...
    1. material girl."  --Madonna, Material Girl
CI. "One path leads to despair and hopelessness. ...
    1. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the
       wisdom to choose correctly."  --Woody Allen
CJ. "But the meek shall inherit the earth; ...
    1. and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace."
       --Psalm 37:11, King James Bible translation
CK. "I didnt say it would be easy. I just said it would be ...
    1. the truth."  --Morpheus, The Matrix
CL. "Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation, ...
    1. and I care not who makes its laws."
       --Mayer Amschel Rothschild, Banker
    2. Sometimes incorrectly attributed to Mayer Anselm
       Rothschild, however according to Wikipedia, there never was
       a Mayer Anselm Rothschild!  Also, Google hits confirm
       overwhelmingly that it was Mayer Amschel who made this
CM. "The time of the lone wolf is over. ...
    1. Gather yourselves. We are the ones we have been waiting
       for."  --Hopi Elders  ??? check this one
CN. "People do not go to hell after death. ...
    1. The designers and builders of hell are human beings. The
       designs and buildings are almost completed. It is becoming
       difficult to add more hell."  --Tamo-san

CO. "Prophesying catastrophe is incredibly banal. ...
    1. The more original move is to assume that it has already
       happened"  --Jean Baudrillard

CP. "See things as they truly are without delusions or ...
    1. distortions for all things change."  --Buddhist teaching
CQ. "Your pain is the breaking of the shell ...
    1. that encloses your understanding."
       --Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
CR. "United we stand, divided we fall."  --Aesop
CS. "Be outrageous, its the only place that isnt crowded."  --unk
CT. "The world we know is like the Titanic. ...
    1. It is grand, chic, high-powered, and it slips effortless
       through a frigid sea of icebergs. It does not have enough
       lifeboats, and those that it has will be poorly employed.
       If we do not change course, disaster, perhaps catastrophe,
       is almost inevitable. There is a reason why interest in the
       Titanic has been revived; its the perfect metaphor for our
       planet. On some level we know: we are on the Titanic. We
       just dont know weve been hit."
       --John Brandenburg: Dead Mars, Dying Earth
CU. "The great thing in this world is not so much where we are, ...
    1. but in what direction we are moving."
       --Oliver Wendell Holmes

CV. "When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity.  ...
    1. When many people suffer from a delusion it is called
       religion."  --Robert M. Pirsig, author of Zen and the Art
       of Motorcycle Maintenance
    2. \\insane asylum
    3. see also The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins
CW. Ran Prieur's great words @ \ps\Ran Prieur, How to Survive ...
    1. They will need the knowledge to say something like:
       "Your machine requires the seed to be planted alone and not
       interspersed with perennials that maintain nitrogen and
       mineral balance in the soil. .........."
    2. @bm.xls, saved locally
CX. "Be bold and mighty powers will come to your aid."  --Basil King
CY. "If you think education is expensive, try ignorance."  --unk (web lu)
CZ. "Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses ...
    1. your understanding."  --Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
DA. "What goes up, must come down."
DB. "God is watching us from a distance."  --Julie Gold, From A Distance
DC. "Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better." ...
    1. --Emile Coue, 1857-1926, French psychologist
DD. "Necessity is the mother of invention."  --unk
DE. "We need to learn to set our course by the stars, not by ...
    1. the lights of every passing ship."  --General Omar Bradley
DF. "When all the world is in the flames of war, ...
    1. we will keep this collection for the future of all people."
       --Dr Dmytry S Ivanov, Vavilov Institute's rice specialist,
       shortly before his death during the Siege of Leningrad,
DG. donut/hole quote: "As you ramble on through life, brother, ...
    1. Whatever be your goal,
       Keep your eye upon the donut,
       And not upon the hole."  --unk (^s web for this one)
DH. "Things that can't go on forever, don't." ...
    1. --Herbert Stein, Chairman of the Council of Economic
       Advisers under Richard Nixon
DI. "What really matters is what you do with what you have." ...
    1. attributed equally to H.G. Wells & Shirley Lord
DJ. "For those who believe, no proof is necessary, ...
    1. For those who do not believe, no proof is possible."  --unk
       (found at peterrussell.com)
DK. "We the people are not free. ...
    1. Our democracy is but a name. We vote?  What does that mean?
       It means that we choose between two bodies of real, though
       not avowed, autocrats.  We choose between Tweedledum and
       Tweedledee.  We elect expensive masters to do our work for
       us, and then blame them because they work for themselves
       and for their class."  --Helen Keller, 1911
DL. "Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. ...
    1. It's the transition that's troublesome."  --Isaac Asimov
DM. Mother Jones use to say, "Pray for the dead ...
    1. and work like hell for the living."  vet this one
DN. Carl Sandburg has that line ...
    1. "Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and
       nothing but the truth" and he said: "No, I can tell you all
       I can, but only the ever living God can tell you the whole
       truth and if he did, what he'd tell you would freeze your
       soul with the horror and pity of it all." found in page
DO. "I am done with great things and big things, ...
    1. great institutions and big success, and I am for all those
       tiny invisible molecular moral forces that work from
       individual to individual, creeping through the crannies of
       the world like so many rootlets, or like the capillary
       oozing of water, yet which if you give them time, will rend
       the hardest monumentos of mans pride."  --William James,
       1899, found on Pete Seeger's barn,
DP. "Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. ...
    1. Fail again. Fail better."  --Samuel Beckett
DQ. "I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve ...
    1. the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it
       hard to plan the day."  --E.B. White < vet this
DR. "The secret of life is to have a task, something you devote ...
    1. your entire life to, something you bring everything to,
       every minute of the day for the rest of your life. And the
       most important thing is, it must be something you cannot
       possibly do."  --Henry Moore < vet this
DS. "I am only one, ...
    1. But still I am one.
       I cannot do everything,
       But still I can do something;
       And because I cannot do everything
       I will not refuse to do the something that I can do."
       --Edward Everett Hale
DT. "Your failure to be informed does not make me a wacko."  --John Loeffler
DU. "It's not that hard times are coming, ...
    1. it's that soft times are going."  --Harpo Marx
DV. "The alternative to thinking in evolutionary terms ...
    1. is not to  think at all."  --Sir Peter Medawar
DW. "None are more enslaved than those who falsely believe ...
    1. they are free."  --Goethe
DX. "Things turn out best for the people who make the best ...
    1. of the way things turn out." --Arthur Gordon 'Art' Linkletter
DY. "We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth ...
    1. For my part, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know
       the worst; and to provide for it."  --Patrick Henry, from
       his famous "Give me liberty, or give me death!" speech, St.
       John's Church, Richmond, Virginia, March 23, 1775
    2. long version:
    3. Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the
       illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a
       painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till
       she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise
       men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty?
       Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having
       eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which
       so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part,
       whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to
       know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for
DZ. "It's always darkest before the dawn."
EA. "I think many people today sit in that uncomfortable spot, ...
    1. where we don't necessarily want to give up what we have,
       but we realize what we're doing is creating problems that
       run deep. It's not a simple right or wrong, it needs a
       whole new way of thinking."  --Edward Burtynsky,
       Manufactured Landscapes, 2007
EB. "So one begins to wonder what is going to happen ...
    1. to the human race. Technology keeps on advancing with
       greater and greater power, either for good or for

       "What is the source of all this trouble? I'm saying that
       the source is basically in thought. Many people would think
       that such a statement is crazy, because thought is the one
       thing we have with which to solve our problems. That's part
       of our tradition. Yet it looks as if the thing we use to
       solve our problems with is the source of our problems. It's
       like going to the doctor and having him make you ill. In
       fact, in 20% of medical cases we do apparently have that
       going on. But in the case of thought, it's far over 20%."
       --David Bohm (found in his wiki article, need better