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"The further backward you look, the further forward you can see." - Winston Churchill

"There is other intelligent life on earth, possibly moreso than us. It just does not have our tool set (thumbs, vocal chords) to go with the brainpower." - Dennis Brumm

"In the time of deceit, telling the truth is a Revolutionary Act." - George Orwell

"There is nothing more dangerous than a shallow thinking compassionate person" - Garrett Hardin

"Them that don't know don't know they don't know." - An old song

"The Easter Islanders, aware that they were almost completely isolated from the rest of the world, must surely have realized that their very existence depended on the limited resources of a small island. After all, it was small enough for them to walk round the entire island in a day or so and see for themselves what was happening to the forests. Yet they were unable to devise a system that allowed them to find the right balance with their environment.” - Clive Ponting

"We are being bred for slavery by the corporate elite. We are their cattle. Perched outside the limit of our sight, they are feeding on us, from birth to death." – They Live (John Carpenter Film)

"... no resources are truly renewable." - David Price (Energy and Human Evolution)

"Relief for hungry children is nothing but a symptom of accelerated ignorance, unaware of how the world forecloses on invading circumstance." - Roy Harper (Ghost Dance)

"What becomes of the surplus of human life? It is either, first, destroyed by infanticide, as among the Chinese and Lacedemonians; or second, it is stifled or starved, as among other nations whose population is commensurate to its food; or 3d. It is consumed by wars and endemic diseases; or 4th. It overflows, by emigration, to places where a surplus of food is attainable." - James Madison, 1791, U.S. President

"Woe unto them that join house to house, that lay field to field, 'til there be no place, that they may be placed alone in the midst of the Earth!" - Isaiah 5:8

"Desire not a multitude of unprofitable children, neither delight in ungodly sons. Though they multiply, rejoice not in them for one that is just is better than a thousand." - Ecclesiastes

"Want wat den kinderen der mensen wedervaart, dat wedervaart ook den beesten; en enerlei wedervaart hun beiden; gelijk die sterft, alzo sterft deze, en zij allen hebben enerlei adem, en de uitnemendheid der mensen boven de beesten is geen; want allen zijn zij ijdelheid." - Eccl 3:19

Car le sort de l'homme et le sort de la bête sont un sort identique: comme meurt l'un, ainsi meurt l'autre, et c'est un même souffle qu'ils ont tous les deux. La supériorité de l'homme sur la bête est nulle, car tout est vanité. - Eccl. 3:19

For the fate of the sons of men and the fate of beasts is the same. As one dies so dies the other; indeed, they all have the same breath and there is no advantage for man over beast, for all is vanity. - Eccl. 3:19

Denn es geht dem Menschen wie dem Vieh: wie dies stirbt, so stirbt er auch, und haben alle einerlei Odem, und der Mensch hat nichts mehr als das Vieh; denn es ist alles eitel. - Prediker 3:19

"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment." - Buddha

"Your thinking is too subtle. Consult a politician." - Stan Salthe
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