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A knowledgeable and courageous U.S.
by Donella Meadows

A knowledgeable and courageous U.S.
president could help enormously in leading the world's
nations toward saving the climate.
- Donella Meadows

Related topics: Environmental

Scientists worldwide agree that the reduction needed
to stabilize the climate is actually more like 80 percent.
- Donella Meadows

You may be able to fool the voters, but not the atmosphere.
- Donella Meadows

There have been high crimes and misdemeanors,
but they have been committed by the special prosecutor and the Congress,
not the president.
- Donella Meadows

 

Your paradigm is so intrinsic to your mental process
that you are hardly aware of its existence,
until you try to communicate with someone with a different paradigm.
- Donella Meadows

I spent my time trying to understand grand jury procedure -
a topic about which I never before had the slightest interest.
- Donella Meadows

Calculating how much carbon is absorbed by which forests
and farms is a tricky task,
especially when politicians do it.
- Donella Meadows

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You should issue demerits for tree cutting or the destruction of humus.
- Donella Meadows

The latest scientific assessment has almost doubled
the predicted rate of warming if no changes are made.
- Donella Meadows

George W. cares as much about climate change as you
would expect from a Texas oilman.
- Donella Meadows

The European nations take climate change very seriously.
- Donella Meadows

A grand jury hears only one side - that of the prosecutor.
- Donella Meadows

Denmark, the Netherlands and Germany have detailed
plans to cut their greenhouse emissions by 20 to 50 percent.
- Donella Meadows

Once again I stopped listening to the news this week.
- Donella Meadows

Glaciers are almost gone from Glacier National Park.
- Donella Meadows

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

The climate continues to deteriorate.
- Donella Meadows

In 1994 the U.S.
Court of Appeals decided in the case of Oliver North
to permit the release of grand jury evidence,
because it had already been so thoroughly leaked.
- Donella Meadows

What Clinton did with Lewinsky was despicable but was no threat to the nation.
That he lied about it repeatedly and to the public
is a reason for us to cease to trust him and for him to resign.
- Donella Meadows

Everyone except the far right wing of the Republican Party realizes that oil,
gas and coal burning are the main activities that have
sent the climate into bigger floods,
droughts, hurricanes, and El Ninos.
- Donella Meadows

Become more and more innocent,
less knowledgeable and more childlike.
Take life as fun -
because that's precisely what it is!
- Osho

I would rather be ignorant than knowledgeable of evils.
- Aeschylus

Only a knowledgeable, empowered and vocal citizenry
can perform well in democracy.
- David Brin

Any committee is only as good as the most knowledgeable,
determined and vigorous person on it.
There must be somebody who provides the flame.
- Lady Bird Johnson

Even with the best of intentions, even when they're
very smart and knowledgeable -
as opposed to George W.,
who is neither - it doesn't seem to matter.
- Robert Scheer

I find that here in the States, audiences are generally less knowledgeable,
from the cognitive point of view, though they are emotionally more receptive.
- Archie Shepp

If all ideas have to be bought, then you have an intellectually
regressive system that will assure you have a highly
knowledgeable elite and an ignorant mass.
- John Perry Barlow

Now is the most exciting time in fashion.
Women are controlling their destiny now,
the consumer is more knowledgeable, and I have to be better every single day.
- Oscar de la Renta

A final word: I am not knowledgeable about the internet.
I do not have a computer.
I guess that at 74 years of age, I don't have the patience to learn.
- David Wilkerson

There are a lot of directors who are knowledgeable about images,
and others who aren't.
- Conrad Hall

I think Bob Costas is terrific.
He's so knowledgeable.
He can talk about any subject, not just sports.
- Jim McKay

Happy the man who, like Ulysses, has made a fine voyage,
or has won the Golden Fleece, and then returns,
experienced and knowledgeable, to spend the rest of
his life among his family.
- Joachim du Bellay

I readily admit I was not an expert on foreign policy
but I was knowledgeable and I didn't need a man who
was the Vice President of the United States and my
opponent turning around and putting me down.
- Geraldine Ferraro

David Mamet was great to work with.
He was everything that I thought he would be as a director.
He's incredibly articulate, an easy collaborator.
Extraordinarily knowledgeable about film and writing.
- Chiwetel Ejiofor

The Bush Cabinet is quite interesting,
there are no flashy people in there.
No stars.
They all seem quite focused and serious and knowledgeable
about the areas to which they have been appointed.
- Morley Safer

I demand that my books be judged with utmost severity,
by knowledgeable people who know the rules of grammar and of logic,
and who will seek beneath the footsteps of my commas
the lice of my thought in the head of my style.
- Louis Aragon

I'm always going to get more of a charge playing Chicago
than I will Duluth or some place like that.
Just because of the history and the people there are
way more knowledgeable than a lot of other cities.
It's an amazing music scene with some great bands and great musicians.
- Matt Cameron

I noticed that this defense attorney is a very,
very intelligent man, and he's very cool and he's very knowledgeable,
and I think that personally I'd like to have an attorney like him.
- Tommy Bond

But when women are moved and lend help,
when women, who are by nature calm and controlled,
give encouragement and applause, when virtuous and
knowledgeable women grace the endeavor with their sweet love,
then it is invincible.
- Jose Marti

On Planet of the Apes, I had a very knowledgeable team who knew good materials,
but I had one main source person who worked online
and on the street continually looking for the proper materials.
- Colleen Atwood

Live a Life of Bold and Courageous Action
Inspired by Powerful Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Because of a great love, one is courageous.
- Lao Tzu

Love bravely, live bravely, be courageous,
there's really nothing to lose.
- Jewel

When one has nothing to lose, one becomes courageous.
We are timid only when
there is something we can still cling to.
- Carlos Castaneda

An inspiring vision - then courageous action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Loving is the most unmitigated
and courageous act I perform in a day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

He who is not courageous enough to take risks
will accomplish nothing in life.
- Muhammad Ali

There is a fine line between
the perseverance of the courageous tortoise
and the habit of the stubborn donkey.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love bravely, live bravely, be courageous;
there's really nothing to lose.
There's no wrong you can't make right again,
so be kinder to yourself;
have fun, take chances. There are no bounds.
- Jewel

I Live a Life of Bold and Courageous Action
Inspired by Powerful Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am a Bold and Courageous Warrior.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I honor you, Hero, for you do not play to the crowd.
You play to your own soul.
An audience of one fills the house with its appreciation and applause.
Others follow you, and may attempt to emulate you,
but that is not why you are a hero.
Fame may smile upon you, or it may not.
The world may cheer your name, or you may be the unknown warrior
who rescued comrades in battle,
or taught a young girl how to shed tears of joy.
Whatever you did, you did not do for fame.
If you had, you would not be a Hero.
You are a Hero for your bold courageous inspired action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Faith is reason grown courageous.
- Sherwood Eddy

To be courageous is to act in the face of fear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

But to understand what it means to be strong and courageous,
Christians should look to the person of Christ.
- Marvin Olasky

I've made a connection with the television audience
by being a proud Latino man.
I am passionate for what I do, courageous in the face of peril,
honest and straightforward.
- Geraldo Rivera

Good ideas are not adopted automatically.
They must be driven into practice with courageous patience.
- Hyman Rickover

In my view, far from deserving condemnation for their courageous reporting,
the New York Times, the Washington Post and other newspapers
should be commended for serving the purpose that the
Founding Fathers saw so clearly.
- Hugo Black

Great risks come in long term, tremendously assiduous,
very courageous study.
- William Hurt

Some people with awful cards can be successful because
of how they deal with the tragedies they're handed,
and that seems courageous to me.
- Judith Guest

The really courageous and bold thing is to make movies about human behaviour.
- Laura Dern

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself.
Aloud.
- Coco Chanel

A timid person is frightened before a danger,
a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.
- Jean Paul

Childbirth is more admirable than conquest,
more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one.
- Gloria Steinem

I thought that the chief thing to be done in order
to equal boys was to be learned and courageous.
So I decided to study Greek and learn to manage a horse.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

For us, someone who is willing to step forward and
help is much more courageous than someone who is merely fulfilling the role.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

And yet I think of Christopher Reeve who said he would
pay two million dollars to be able to feel pain again.
What a courageous man!
So I have to think that pain is a blessing.
- Ricardo Montalban

You have to really be courageous about your instincts and your ideas.
Otherwise you'll just knuckle under,
and things that might have been memorable will be lost.
- Francis Ford Coppola

There are times when it is more courageous to be cowardly.
- Norman Reilly Raine

We emerged from the events of September 11 more steadfast in our beliefs,
more courageous in our actions and more determined
to protect our values than ever before.
- Jane D. Hull

Hope, like faith, is nothing if it is not courageous;
it is nothing if it is not ridiculous.
- Thornton Wilder


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