Philosophy and Ethics, Add Famous Quotes

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  1. Don Hansford

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    There is an ongoing race between software developers, to create more foolproof software, and nature, to create better fools. So far ... nature is winning.
    Don Hansford - Warwick TAFE teacher
     
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    Philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it. Karl Marx
     
  3. TonyGowland

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    “Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist.” Kenneth Boulding, (economist & past-president American Economic Association); ca. 1980.

    Boulding also wrote the paper The Economics of the Coming Spaceship Earth (https://dieoff.org/page160.htm), which is an excellent, thought provoking read.
     
  4. Michaelangelica

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    ". . . each individual and each culture has a unique perspective on the whole of human experience in our world and cosmos,
    . . . giving us a basis to move beyond tolerance into mutual respect . . .
    in our stories of How Things Are."
    -- Elisabet Sahtouris
     
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    gday, hope i'm not overdoing it, but i do love my quotes :D

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    if freedom is outlawed, only outlaws will have freedom


    laws are never as effective as habits


    if we cannot live so as to be happy, let us at least live so as to deserve it
    -- immanuel hermann fichte


    confucius say 'when in hole stop digging'


    the trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise, than saved by criticism


    you don't stop playing because you get old, you get old because you stop playing


    absorb what is useful, reject what is useless


    the secret of happiness: to accept change gracefully


    the saddest words of tongue or pen are these four words: it might have been
    -- oliver wendell holmes


    what the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly


    life is pleasant. death is peaceful. its the transition thats troublesome.
    -- isaac asimov


    every life comes to an end, when time demands it ... loss of life is to be mourned, but only if the life was wasted ...
    -- vulcan proverb


    I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.
    -- jack london


    Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
    -- George Bernard Shaw


    Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.


    man - the living creature, the creating individual - is always more important than any establisehd style or system
    -- bruce lee


    Nature commits no errors; right and wrong are human categories.
    Pardot Kynes,
    Arrakis Lectures
    -- frank herbert (dune)


    I am done with great things and big plans, great institutions and big success. I am for those tiny, invisible loving human 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, which, if given time, will rend the hardest monuments of pride.
    -- William James


    All men dream, but not all equally. Those who dream by night, in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake to find it was all vanity. But the dreamers of the day are dangerous, for they may act their dreams with open arms and make things happen.
    -- T. E. Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia)

    the people on top of the mountain did not fall there
     
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    We have a lot of work to do.
    We need to reinvent our infrastructure to harmonize with nature's infrastructure.
    We're dreaming a world where many worlds can fit.
    It is at once a new dream and an ancient dream...
    that all life is connected, that we are all connected, that we are all related.

    Kenny Ausubel
     
  8. Michaelangelica

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    Buddha
    All things appear and disappear because of the concurrence of causes and conditions.
    Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else.
     
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    In the abundance of water the fool is thirsty......Rat Race. Robert Nesta Marley
     
  10. Michaelangelica

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    These bits from The Unprepared Society by Donald Michael, on what sort of education we need have always struck a chord with me even when i first read them 40 years ago. They seem even more relevant and urgent today.

    "We must educate people to have long range perspectives, to think in terms of many variables related to each other rather than certainties.
    . . .
    We must educate so people can cope efficiently, imaginatively, and perceptibly with information overload. . .

    We must educate for empathy, compassion, trust, nonexploitiveness, non manipulativeness, for self-growth and self esteem, for tolerance of ambiguity, for acknowledgment of error, for patience, for suffering."
    The Unprepared Society by Donald Michael Basic books NY 1968
     
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    I dream of a better world, where chickens can cross the road without their motives being questioned.

     
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    The sky is held up by trees.
    Nativa American saying.

    Human beings were invented by water as a device for transporting itself from one place to another.
    Tom Robbins.
     
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    Solitude shows us what we should be, society shows us what we are.

    Heres the riddle for our age:
    When the sky is the limit, how can you tell when you have gone too far?
     
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    "You can't be free when you depend on someone else for your food.'' - Wendell Berry
     
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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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    When it comes to soils - what ever the question, the answer is "Organic Matter" -Mark Brown
     
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    Yes ladies and gents - you heard it here first!
    Love your work Mr Purple / Brown
     
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    Definition - Ablert Einstein
     
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    Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. ~Robert Louis Stevenson
     
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    I like that one
     

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