Quotes by Earthlings
"Earth can provide enough to satisfy everyone's need, but not everyone's greed."
- Mahatma Ghandi
Qui me amat, amat ranem meam. - ASL
"Why can't man be more like animals?" - The Pink Panther
"In ze ocean zer iz no cruelty, zer iz only ze struggle for survival"
- Jacques Cousteau
"When you enter ze ocean, you enter ze food chain, but you do not
necessarily enter at ze top" - Jacques Cousteau
"I want to paint as the birds sing." - Claude Monet
"He could read a newspaper and sound good."
- Miles Davis, speaking of Joao Gilberto
"If everything you try works, you are not trying hard enough."
- Gordon Moore
"Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the
future of the human race." - H.G. Wells
"Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations
that we can do without thinking about them."
- Alfred North Whitehead
"Peace cannot be kept by force,
It can only be achieved through understanding."
- Albert Einstein
"All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind."
"You should be a little under-employed if you want to
achieve great things in life."
- Albert Einstein
"Anyone who believes that exponential growth can go on forever in a
finite world is either a madman or an economist."
- Kenneth E. Boulding
"It's not an optical illusion, it just looks like one."
"Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent."
- Isaac Asimov
"There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here,
it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.
There is another theory which states that this has already happened."
- Douglas Adams
"To find yourself, think for yourself. "
- Socrates, 469 BC
~( "Why should we subsidize intellectual curiosity?"
- Ronald Reagan )
"Whatever your mind can conceive and believe it can achieve."
- Napolean Hill (1883-1970)
"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves."
- Carl Jung
"All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."
- Howard Thurman (American Theologian, Clergyman and Activist. 1900-1981)
"The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.
Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the
past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than
successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than
appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church...
a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the
attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot
change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the
inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and
that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and
90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes."
- Charles R. Swindoll (American Writer and Clergyman, b.1934)
"Life is a daring adventure... or nothing."
- Helen Keller (1880-1968)
"It is difficult to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat."
- ancient Chinese proverb
"Named must your fear be before banish it you can."
"I am an old man and have known a great many troubles,
but most of them never happened".
- Mark Twain
"What is proved by impossibility proofs is lack of imagination."
- JS Bell
"I am putting myself to the fullest possible use,
which is all I think that any conscious entity can ever hope to do."
- HAL 9000, in 2001: A Space Odyssey
“There is hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags do not wave in a vacuum.”
- Arthur C. Clarke
"Fear is the only darkness."
- Master Po, Kung-Fu
"Human history is more and more a race between education and catastrophe."
- H.G. Wells
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from nature."
- Karl Schroeder
"We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial 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.
...Sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to
blow up in our faces."
- Carl Sagan, 1995
"One should live every single moment according to their best knowledge and
conscience because one day we will see clearly what has a real value."
- Jan Lagner, Czech photographer,
after his "Faces of Century" portrait series
"I'd like to share a revelation that I've had during my time here. It came to
me when I tried to classify your species and I realized that you're not
actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural
equilibrium with the surrounding environment but you humans do not. You move to
an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed
and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another
organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is?
A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You're a plague
and we are the cure. "
- Agent Smith, in "The Matrix"
"A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding."
- Marshal McLuhan