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Our world faces a true planetary emergency.
by Al Gore

Our world faces a true planetary emergency.
I know the phrase sounds shrill, and I know it's a
challenge to the moral imagination.
- Al Gore

Related topics: Environmental

The day I made that statement, about the inventing the internet,
I was tired because I'd been up all night inventing the Camcorder.
- Al Gore

I think the cost of energy will come down when we make
this transition to renewable energy.
- Al Gore

Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look
like your passport photo.
- Al Gore

 

Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven
impossible to deter and we should assume that it will
continue for as long as Saddam is in power.
- Al Gore

We're all capable of mistakes, but I do not care to
enlighten you on the mistakes we may or may not have made.
- Al Gore

When you have the facts on your side,
argue the facts.
When you have the law on your side, argue the law.
When you have neither, holler.
- Al Gore

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Hey, you know what, I've gotta go on that 'Letterman' show.
That show is so lame.
- Al Gore

The first less is this: take it from me,
every vote counts.
- Al Gore

I have made good judgments in the past.
I have made good judgments in the future.
- Al Gore

George Bush taking credit for the wall coming down
is like the rooster taking credit for the sun rising.
- Al Gore

How could this Y2K be a problem in a country where
we have Intel and Microsoft?
- Al Gore

I pledge to you today that as president,
in my first budget, I will introduce the largest increase
in special education ever.
- Al Gore

During my service in the United States Congress,
I took the initiative in creating the Internet.
- Al Gore

A president who breaks the law is a threat to the very
structure of our government.
- Al Gore

While President Bush likes to project an image of strength and courage,
the real truth is that in the presence of his large financial contributors,
he is a moral coward.
- Al Gore

We need to remake the Democratic party.
We need to remake America.
- Al Gore

Verbosity leads to unclear, inarticulate things.
- Al Gore

The presidency is more than a popularity contest.
- Al Gore

A zebra does not change its spots.
- Al Gore

Winston Churchill aroused this nation in heroic fashion
to save civilisation in World War Two.
We have everything we need except political will,
but political will is a renewable resource.
- Al Gore

As president, I will bring all the parties and stakeholders together.
I am going to come up with a solution that respects
the environment and does not cause an upheaval in the economy.
- Al Gore

I think George W. Bush has a warm, engaging personality.
But, you know, the presidency is more than just a popularity contest.
- Al Gore

No matter how hard the loss, defeat might serve as
well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.
- Al Gore

The Bush administration works closely with a network
of rapid response digital brownshirts who work to pressure
reporters and their editors for 'undermining support for our troops.'
- Al Gore

I have absolutely no plans and no expectations of ever being a candidate again.
- Al Gore

I took the initiative in moving forward a whole range
of initiatives that have proven to be important to
our country's economic growth,
environmental protection, improvements in our educational system.
- Al Gore

The heart of the security agenda is protecting lives -
and we now know that the number of people who will
die of AIDS in the first decade of the 21st Century
will rival the number that died in all the wars in
all the decades of the 20th century.
- Al Gore

As I have said for many years throughout this land,
we're borrowing money from China to buy oil from the
Persian Gulf to burn it in ways that destroy the future of human civilization.
Every bit of that has to change.
- Al Gore

Our democracy, our constitutional framework is really
a kind of software for harnessing the creativity and
political imagination for all of our people.
The American democratic system was an early political version of Napster.
- Al Gore

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

When the vast cathedral of our being
becomes a sanctuary for all creation,
we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each of us dwells in a cathedral of our own BEing
that is created vast enough to encompass Unity with all creation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We cannot choose our external circumstances,
but we can always choose how to respond to them.
- Epictetus

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our lives are defined not by the challenges we encounter,
but by how we respond to those challenges.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

Through our own recovered innocence
we discern the innocence of our neighbors.
- Henry David Thoreau

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all have our thorns. We, and Life, have our moments.
Life occurs before our morning coffee.
Life occurs in our bathrobe with our hair uncombed.
Bless and give thanks for All of Life - the bloom and the thorns.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.
- Anonymous

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our grandchildren's grandchildren will shake their heads in shame
at some of the beliefs that we hold most dear today -
the question is, which ones?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Most of the shadows of life are caused
by standing in our own sunshine.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We hardly ever realize that we can
cut anything out of our lives,
anytime, in the blink of an eye.
- Carlos Castaneda

Adversity can crush our spirit -
or strengthen it - it is our choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose to See Beauty and Joy:
Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We do not always see what is before our face -
sometimes we see what we hope to see,
or fear we will see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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