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Donella Meadows Quotes

I told you I'll be ready in FIVE minutes, stop calling me every half hour - Funny Quotes
You had me at hello - Love Quotes
Together is my favorite place to be - Love Quotes
When we first met, i had no idea you would be so important to me - Love Quotes
A year from now you'll wish you started today - Work Quotes
Don't look back you're not going that way - Inspirational Quotes
I like me a little bit more when i'm with you - Love Quotes
Men go shopping to buy what they need. Women go shopping to find out what they want - Funny Quotes
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A grand jury hears only one side - that of the prosecutor  (Donella Meadows Quotes) Glaciers are almost gone from Glacier National Park  (Donella Meadows Quotes) The European nations take climate change very seriously  (Donella Meadows Quotes) The grand jury’s job is not to weigh the evidence from both sides; it is only to decide whether there is enough evidence on one side to bring a person to trial.  (Donella Meadows Quotes) Smart development builds on a region’s own skills, resources and local businesses. Dumb growth invites a big corporation in, surrenders control and profits to a distant headquarters, undercuts local manufacturers, and risks layoffs without warning.  (Donella Meadows Quotes) Social services, not wealth per se, seem to be the key to lower birth rates. The Chinese, although among the poorest peoples of the world, have brought their fertility rate down to 2.4, partly by social coercion, but mostly by broadly available education, health care and family planning.  (Donella Meadows Quotes) At town meetings, you can see the shy folks, the ones who have trouble sounding off in public, leaning against the back wall or bending over their knitting. On talk radio, those people are invisible, but they’re there. It’s a mistake to think that the blowhards who call in speak for the nation.  (Donella Meadows Quotes) World fertility surveys indicate that anywhere from one third to one half of the babies born in the Third World would not be if their mothers had access to cheap, reliable family planning, had enough personal empowerment to stand up to their husbands and relatives, and could choose their own family size.  (Donella Meadows Quotes) We wouldn’t have to speak so critically if businesses would stop feeding dead animals to live ones, putting non-food substances into food, tinkering with genetic codes, and spraying the countryside with poisons.  (Donella Meadows Quotes) I know that war and mayhem run in our blood. I refuse to believe that they must dominate our lives. We humans are animals, too, but animals with amazing powers of rationality, morality, society. We can use our strength and courage not to savage each other, but to defend our highest purposes.  (Donella Meadows Quotes) No expectations, no tension between goals and performance, no outrage, resolve or intention, no action, no results. There’s only one way to get a government - and a nation - to stop drifting to low performance. That’s to wake up and insist on higher standards  (Donella Meadows Quotes) What I hear every day on talk radio is America’s lack of education - and I don’t mean lack of college degrees. I mean lack of the basic art of democracy, the ability to seek the great truths that can come only by synthesizing the small truths possessed by each of us  (Donella Meadows Quotes) The sustainability revolution will be organic. It will arise from the visions, insights, experiments and actions of billions of people. The burden of making it happen is not on the shoulders of any one person or group. No one will get the credit, but everyone can contribute  (Donella Meadows Quotes) We don’t need new laws that can be used by organizations with deep pockets and the ability to deduct legal expenses as a cost of doing business to intimidate individuals or organizations that voice legitimate concerns.  (Donella Meadows Quotes) Smart development invests in insulation, efficient cars, and ever-renewed sources of energy. Dumb growth crashes around looking for more oil.  (Donella Meadows Quotes) We don’t need bigger cars or fancier clothes. We need self-respect, identity, community, love, variety, beauty, challenge and a purpose in living that is greater than material accumulation.  (Donella Meadows Quotes) I spent my time trying to understand grand jury procedure - a topic about which I never before had the slightest interest.  (Donella Meadows Quotes) Before they got vengeful, conservatives had some useful points to make about welfare. Government ‘help’ is too often guilt-assuaging gesture. It creates layers of wasteful bureaucracy. Too much help of the wrong sort creates a culture of dependency that swamps our ability to provide.  (Donella Meadows Quotes) A good leader sets the right goals, gets things moving, and helps us to discover that we already know what to do.  (Donella Meadows Quotes) The kind of support the down-and-out need is the kind we have always refused them, the kind that would mean engaging with them not as objects of contempt, but as fellow human beings.  (Donella Meadows Quotes) Every policy is shaped by two forces: background analysis and foreground politics. The political forces are loud, self-serving and, in the case of energy policy, well known.  (Donella Meadows Quotes) Relative to most of the energy and material flows on Earth, the machinations of humankind are puny. The planet’s powers are much, much bigger than our own. But in a few sensitive places, we’re making an impact on a planetary scale, and that impact is not a good one.  (Donella Meadows Quotes) Since the Earth is finite, and we will have to stop expanding sometime, should we do it before or after nature’s diversity is gone?  (Donella Meadows Quotes) We know it is impossible to go on finding, moving and wasting oil, leveling forests, paving land, dumping poisons, and multiplying our numbers. A new way of life, a new set of thoughts must be found.  (Donella Meadows Quotes) There is hardly a place on Earth where people do not log, pave, spray, drain, flood, graze, fish, plow, burn, drill, spill or dump. There is no life zone, with the possible exception of the deep ocean, that we are not degrading.  (Donella Meadows Quotes) There have been high crimes and misdemeanors, but they have been committed by the special prosecutor and the Congress, not the president.  (Donella Meadows Quotes) We have come to expect campaigns to be mean and stupid and politicians to be unresponsive, self-seeking and for sale to the highest bidder. We make jokes about our vice president, and all we ask of a president is that he be likeable. We seem to have given up on the Pentagon’s corrupt use of our tax dollars.  (Donella Meadows Quotes) Corporate responsibility extends not only to the customers, the resources and the workers of the present, but also to those of the future.  (Donella Meadows Quotes) Biodiversity can’t be maintained by protecting a few species in a zoo, or by preserving greenbelts or national parks. To function properly, nature needs more room than that. It can maintain itself, however, without human expense, without zookeepers, park rangers, foresters or gene banks. All it needs is to be left alone  (Donella Meadows Quotes) The actions of my government are not bearable. They devastate our natural resources and deprive our people. The politicians speak piously while practicing greed and divisiveness; they care nothing for the nation. I want to do more than withdraw my support. I want to tar and feather them  (Donella Meadows Quotes)
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