30 Jul 2011

More quotes

Some more quotes that inspire and made me think, smile or cringe - for more click on the 'label' below. Photo: Ruscombe

"The world was not given to us by our parents; it was loaned to us by our children". Kenyan proverb
“To be conscious in our world today is to be aware of vast suffering and unprecedented peril… The feelings that assail us now cannot be equated with ancient dreads of mortality… Their source lies less in concerns for the personal self than in apprehensions of collective suffering - of what happens to our own and other species, to the legacy of our ancestors, to unborn generations… That pain is the price of consciousness in a threatening and suffering world. It is not only natural, it is an absolutely necessary component of our collective healing. As in all organisms, pain has a purpose: it is a warning signal, designed to trigger remedial action. The problem, therefore, lies not with our pain for the world, but in our repression of it." Joanna Macy and Molly Young Brown

“Too many of your richest people are getting away without paying much tax at all – and that’s not fair”
David Cameron (April 5th, 2011) Unfortunately he was only talking about Pakistan, not Britain.

‘If the only prayer you ever said was thank you, it would be enough’
Meister Eckhart

"Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist." Kenneth Boulding, economist

"I am only one, but I am one.
I cannot do everything, but I can do something.
but because I cannot do everything,
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do."


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