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Donella Meadows Quotes and Sayings

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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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

The climate continues to deteriorate.
- Donella Meadows

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

The jump is so frightening
between where I am,
and where I want to be.
Because of all I may become,
I will close my eyes and leap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

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

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
- e. e. cummings

Become "a lover of what is."
- Byron Katie

Appreciate again and again, freshly and naively,
the basic goods of life, with awe,
pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy,
however stale these experiences may have become to others.
- Abraham Maslow

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

We must become the change we wish to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When I let go of what I am,
I become what I might be.
- Lao Tzu

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Pay attention to rainbows, and snowflakes,
butterflies and the songs of birds,
the crash of storm-driven waves
and the mirror-surface of a quiet pond.
Let the depths of nature become a part of your innermost being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be - don't try to become.
Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance.
- Osho

Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.
- Anonymous

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of others' opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage
to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary.
- Steve Jobs

What you are is God's gift to you:
what you become is your gift to god.
- Anthony Dalla Villa

Learn to become still. And to take your attention
away from what you don't want, and all the emotional charge around it,
and place your attention on what you wish to experience.
- Michael Beckwith

By respect for life we become religious in a way
that is elementary, profound and alive.
- Albert Schweitzer

If your actions inspire others to dream more,
learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
- John Quincy Adams

No one has ever become poor by giving.
- Anne Frank

The highest reward for a person's toil
is not what they get for it,
but what they become by it.
- John Ruskin

May Your Most Beautiful Dreams Become Your Reality.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are shaped by our thoughts;
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows
like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

Great people are those who make others feel
that they, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

You must not lose faith in humanity.
Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty,
the ocean does not become dirty.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

To be what we are,
and to become what we are capable of becoming,
is the only end in life.
- Baruch Spinoza

By having a reverence for life,
we enter into a spiritual relation with the world.
By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive.
- Albert Schweitzer

When we blindly adopt a religion,
a political system, a literary dogma,
we become automatons. We cease to grow.
- Anais Nin

Let today be the day that you choose
to become your own greatest Hero.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you can dream it, you can become it.
- William Arthur Ward


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