Monday, February 12, 2007


A few quotes that made me think...


If you don't change your direction, you're likely to end up where you're headed.

Chinese proverb


“Gross National Product measures neither the health of our children, the quality of their education, nor the joy of their play. It measures neither the beauty of our poetry, nor the strength of our marriages. It is indifferent to the decency of our factories and the safety of our streets alike. It measures neither our wisdom nor our learning, neither our wit nor our courage, neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country. It measures everything in short, except that which makes life worth living. It can tell us everything about our country, except those things that make us proud to be a part of it.”

Robert F. Kennedy


" is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. ...Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country."

Hermann Goering


"...the uncertainty of our times is no reason to be certain about hopelessness"

Vandana Shiva


"It is well that thou givest bread to the hungry, better were it that none hungered and that thou haddest none to give."

- St. Augustine



At 2/13/2007 12:43 PM, Blogger Beo said...


We need to change the way we think before we can change the way we act.

Gaia help us make that change soon.

At 2/13/2007 2:33 PM, Blogger Kati said...

somewhere I read our mind referred to "monkey mind", undisciplined, uncontrollable. slowly, we can learn to choose better thoughts -- or I most desperately hope so!!

At 2/14/2007 9:16 AM, Blogger Jana said...

You don't think your way to a new kind of living; you live your way to a new kind of thinking.
Henri Nouwen


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