Philosophy and Ethics, Add Famous Quotes

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    Citizens sleep well at night, thanks to the barbarians who guard the gate.
    (can't remember who said it)

    The definition of madness is doing what we have always done and expecting a different result.
    (ditto)
     
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    If a job's worth doing, it's worth doing well.
    Don't start what you don't intend to finish.
    Sometimes, close enough is good enough.
    Take a tip from an idiot.
    You'll do me for a rough old mate....

    My Dad
     
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    Martin Luther King, 1963.

    Ancient polar bear wisdom.
     
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    "Everyone wants happiness, nobody wants pain."

    Chanted by the Dalai Lama before meeting strangers.
     
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    "Tidiness is symptomatic of brain damage" :p
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    Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity."
    Horace Mann, address at Antioch College, 1859

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    Be the change you want to see in the world - Ghandi
     
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    https://www.zanthan.com/gardens/gardenlog/
     
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    "Study books and observe nature. When the two don't agree, throw out the books" William A Albrecht.
     
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    G'day All

    I do love quotes, these are but a few that I keep close to hand (heart and mind)...

    To speak of 'limits to growth' under a capitalistic market economy is as meaningless as to speak of limits of warfare under a warrior society. The moral pieties, that are voiced today by many well-meaning environmentalists, are as naive as the moral pieties of multinationals are manipulative. Capitalism can no more be 'persuaded' to limit growth than a human being can be 'persuaded' to stop breathing. Attempts to 'green' capitalism, to make it 'ecological', are doomed by the very nature of the system as a system of endless growth. Murray Bookchin (1921 - 2006)

    What literally defines social ecology as 'social' is its recognition of the often overlooked fact that nearly all our present ecological problems arise from deep-seated social problems. Conversely, present ecological problems cannot be clearly understood, much less resolved, without resolutely dealing with problems within society. To make this point more concrete: economic, ethnic, cultural, and gender conflicts, among many others, lie at the core of the most serious ecological dislocations we face today... Murray Bookchin

    I deeply believe that basically human beings are of a gentle nature so I think the human attitude towards our environment should be gentle. Therefore I believe that not only should we keep our relationship with our other fellow human beings very gentle and non-violent, but it is also very important to extend that kind of attitude to the natural environment. I think morally speaking we can think like that and we should all be concerned for our environment. HH The 14th Dalai Lama

    America is just the country that shows how all the written guarantees in the world for freedom are no protection against tyranny and oppression of the worst kind. There the politician has come to be looked upon as the very scum of society. Peter Kropotkin (1842 - 1921)

    If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours. He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary: new, universal, and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him; or old laws will be expanded and interpreted in his favor in a more liberal sense, and he will live with license of a higher order of beings. Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

    Any one who has common sense will remember that the bewilderments of the eyes are of two kinds, and arise from two causes, either from coming out of the light or from going into the light, which is true of the mind's eye, quite as much as of the bodily eye; and he who remembers this when he sees any one whose vision is perplexed and weak, will not be too ready to laugh; he will first ask whether that soul of man has come out of the brighter light, and is unable to see because unaccustomed to the dark, or having turned from darkness to the day is dazzled by excess of light. Plato (427 BCE - 347 BCE)

    The free expression of the hopes and aspirations of a people is the greatest and only safety in a sane society. Emma Goldman (1869 - 1940)

    If you live life as if it matters, and it doesn't really matter, then it doesn't really matter. But if you live as if it doesn't really matter, and it does really matter, then it does really matter. Mark Diesendorf on the Precuationary Principle

    The Humanist rarely loses the feeling of at-homeness in the universe. The Humanist is conscious of being an earth-child. There is a mystic glow in this sense of belonging. Memories of one's long ancestry still linger in muscle and nerve, in brain and germ cell. On moonlit nights, in the renewal of life in the springtime, before the glory of a sunset, in moments of swift insight, people feel the community of their own physical being with the body of mother earth. Rooted in millions of years of planetary history, the earthling has a secure feeling of being at home, and a consciousness of pride and dignity as a bearer of the heritage of the ages. Albert Eustace Hayden (1880 - 1975)

    I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees.
    Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
    nothing is going to get better. It’s not.

    “Mister!”, he said with a sawdusty sneeze,
    “I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees.
    I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues,
    And I’m asking you, sir, at the top of my lungs” –
    He was very upset as he shouted and puffed –
    “What’s that THING you’ve made out of my Truffula tuft?”

    Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
    nothing is going to get better. It’s not.

    Catch! calls the Once-ler.
    He lets something fall.
    It’s a Truffula Seed.
    It’s the last one of all!
    You’re in charge of the last of the Truffula Seeds.
    And Truffula Trees are what everyone needs.
    Plant a new Truffula. Treat it with care.
    Give it clean water. And feed it fresh air.
    Grow a forest. Protect it from axes that hack.
    Then the Lorax
    and all of his friends
    may come back.

    Now all that was left ‘neath the bad-smelling sky
    was my big empty factory…
    the Lorax…
    and I.

    The Lorax said nothing
    just gave me a glance. Just gave me a very sad, sad backward glance.
    He lifted himself by the seat of his pants and i’ll never forget the grim look on his face
    as he hoisted himself and took leave of this place through a hole in the smog without leaving a trace
    and all that the Lorax left here in this mess was a small pile of rocks with one word.
    UNLESS


    The Lorex by Theodor (Dr) Seuss Geisel (1904 - 1991)

    Cheerio, Marko.
     
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    ecodharmamark wrote:
    Don't think you are on the right track just because it is a well beaten path
     
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    G'day Michael

    Actually, Holmgren first used it in Pathways. Still uses it today (see: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=13522). Where it came from before that I have no idea, otherwise I would have cited the original source.

    While I'm here, I may as well drop another. This one is from a person I admire greatly, about another person I admire greatly:

    If the 'Permaculture Principles' that David Holmgren discusses in this extremely important book were applied to all that we do, we would be well on the road to sustainability, and beyond. - Professor Stuart B. Hill (Foundation Chair of Social Ecology, University of Western Sydney) on the back cover of Holmgren's Pathways.

    Cheerio, Marko.
     
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    was it Gardenlen who said -Permaculture it's good to have a system to beat the system ?
     
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    In the abundance of water, the fool is thirsty.
    Robert Nesta Marley
     
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    The best English minds are whimsical.
    -anon?
     
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    "The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion is, that it is robbing the human race; posterity as well as the existing generation; those who dissent from the opinion, still more than those who hold it. If the opinion is right, they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth: if wrong, they lose, what is almost as great a benefit, the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth, produced by its collision with error."
     
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    find me something fool proof and I will find you a talented fool.
     
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    The fact is that censorship always defeats its own purpose,
    for it creates, in the end, the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion.

    ~Henry Steele Commager
     
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    QFT
     
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    In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

    The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.

    No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.

    Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means.

    Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.

    Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.

    Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

    We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.

    If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.


    Albert Einstein
     

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