Some are inspirational; some are to make you beware!
“There is more to life than increasing its speed.” – Mahatma Gandhi
”It is easier to control those who are struggling for survival than…those who are striving for improvement.” – Dennis Kaiser
“America touts itself as the land of the free, but the number one freedom you and I have is the freedom to enter into a subservient role in the workplace…The only way you can avoid bosses and jobs is if you don’t care about making a living, which leads to the second freedom: the freedom to starve.” – Tom Morella
“First they laugh at you, then they ignore you, then they fight with you, then you win.” Mahatma Gandhi
“The minimum number of people needed to ‘jump start’ a change in consciousness is the square root of 1% of the population.” — Gregg Braden
“The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.” – Frank Loyd Wright
“The composition of this book has been for the author a long struggle of escape, and so must the reading of it be for most readers if the author’s assault upon them is to be successful,– a struggle of escape from habitual modes of thought and expression. The ideas which are here expressed so laboriously are extremely simple and should be obvious. The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping from the old ones, which ramify, for those brought up as most of us have been, into every corner of our minds.
- John Maynard Keynes, The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money”
Lord Cutler Beckett: No doubt you’ve discovered that loyalty is no longer the currency of the realm, as your father believes.
Elizabeth Swan: Then what is?
Lord Cutler Beckett: I’m afraid currency is the currency of the realm.
-Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest.
Only when the last tree has died, the last river poisoned and the last fish caught will we realize that we cannot eat money.
-19th Century Cree Indian
As for the Republicans — how can one regard seriously a frightened, greedy, nostalgic huddle of tradesmen and lucky idlers who shut their eyes to history and science, steel their emotions against decent human sympathy, cling to sordid and provincial ideals exalting sheer acquisitiveness and condoning artificial hardship for the non-materially-shrewd, dwell smugly and sentimentally in a distorted dream-cosmos of outmoded phrases and principles and attitudes based on the bygone agricultural-handicraft world, and revel in (consciously or unconsciously) mendacious assumptions (such as the notion that real liberty is synonymous with the single detail of unrestricted economic license or that a rational planning of resource-distribution would contravene some vague and mystical ‘American heritage’…) utterly contrary to fact and without the slightest foundation in human experience? Intellectually, the Republican idea deserves the tolerance and respect one gives to the dead.
— HP Lovecraft, 1936
Money is a system of power. The more our lives depend on money, the greater our subservience to those who control the creation and allocation of money. – David Korten