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Infinite growth of material consumption in a finite
by E. F. Schumacher

Infinite growth of material consumption in a finite
world is an impossibility.
- E. F. Schumacher

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

Many people love in themselves what they hate in others.
- E. F. Schumacher

Eagles come in all shapes and sizes,
but you will recognize them chiefly by their attitudes.
- E. F. Schumacher

 

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us
that we are nothing but acorns
and that our greatest happiness will be
to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns;
but that is of interest only to pigs.
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better:
that we can become oak trees.
- E. F. Schumacher

The system of nature, of which man is a part,
tends to be self-balancing, self-adjusting,
self-cleansing.
Not so with technology.
- E. F. Schumacher

The printing press is either the greatest blessing
or the greatest curse of modern times,
sometimes one forgets which it is.
- E. F. Schumacher

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You can either read something many times in order to
be assured that you got it all,
or else you can define your purpose and use techniques
which will assure that you have met it and gotten what you need.
- E. F. Schumacher

Never let an inventor run a company.
You can never get him to stop tinkering and bring something to market.
- E. F. Schumacher

It might be said that it is the ideal of the employer
to have production without employees and the ideal
of the employee is to have income without work.
- E. F. Schumacher

Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty;
it is its own reward.
Everything else is in God's hands.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We are powerless to redesign the world,
but we have infinite power to create our appreciation of it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life flows eternally,
with infinite strength,
but with no convictions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake,
not by mechanical aid, but by
an infinite expectation of the dawn.
- Henry David Thoreau

We must accept finite disappointment,
but never lose infinite hope.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Simply see that you are at the center of the universe,
and accept all things and beings
as parts of your infinite body.
When you perceive that an act done to another
is done to yourself,
you have understood the great truth.
- Lao Tzu

There are moments when all anxiety
and stated toil are becalmed
in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.
- Henry David Thoreau

The power of imagination makes us infinite.
- John Muir

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

I have continuous and unlimited access to the infinite
and eternal energies of Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is One Infinite Mind,
which of necessity includes all that is,
whether it be the intelligence in man,
the life in the animal,
or the invisible Presence which is God.
- Ernest Holmes

The world is a better place because I am here;
the energy that I radiate into this world
is a gift beyond my own understanding.
Through ME, an all encompassing Love enters this world;
and I am profoundly grateful that the Powers of Light
have chosen ME to be a conduit for Infinite Love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am profoundly grateful that the Powers of Light
have chosen ME to be a conduit for Infinite Love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better day,
a more tranquil night, and a bright,
infinite future.
- Leonard Bernstein

Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite.
- Francis Bacon

Two things are infinite:
the universe and human stupidity;
and I'm not sure about the universe.
- Albert Einstein

Each of us is of infinite value,
and each of us has the ability to make
a profound difference in the lives we touch.
We leave our most profoundly positive impact
on those around us by the nature of our lives
and the example we set -
not by how busy we are,
or how important we believe we are.
Setting an example of being loving, relaxed and joyful,
regardless of external circumstances,
is a great legacy for our family and for the world.
Self importance - ego - is not a path to happiness.
Focusing one's whole life on responsibilities,
without taking time for self-renewal and play,
abandons the joy and the true value of life.
I want my tombstone to read, "Inspired others,"
rather than, "Never missed a day at the office."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I offer my body, my mind
and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O Infinite Creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose
to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work,
and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered
to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Who in their infinite wisdom decreed that Little League
uniforms be white? Certainly not a mother.
- Erma Bombeck

Music fills the infinite between two souls.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The Indian Summer of life should be a little sunny and a little sad,
like the season, and infinite in wealth and depth of tone,
but never hustled.
- Henry Adams

The ultimate creative capacity of the brain may be,
for all practical purposes, infinite.
- George Leonard

There is a concept that is the corrupter and destroyer of all others.
I speak not of Evil, whose limited empire is that of ethics;
I speak of the infinite.
- Jorge Luis Borges

The infinite in mathematics is alway unruly unless it is properly treated.
- James Newman

Politics are for foreigners with their endless wrongs and paltry rights.
Politics are a lousy way to get things done.
Politics are, like God's infinite mercy,
a last resort.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Surely God would not have created such a being as man,
with an ability to grasp the infinite,
to exist only for a day!
No, no, man was made for immortality.
- Abraham Lincoln

No finite point has meaning without an infinite reference point.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

There is no more steely barb than that of the Infinite.
- Charles Baudelaire

There is an infinite difference between a little wrong and just right,
between fairly good and the best, between mediocrity and superiority.
- Orison Swett Marden

The fact that our task is exactly commensurate with
our life gives it the appearance of being infinite.
- Franz Kafka

Our knowledge can only be finite, while our ignorance
must necessarily be infinite.
- Karl Popper

I saw also that there was an ocean of darkness and death,
but an infinite ocean of light and love,
which flowed over the ocean of darkness.
- George Fox

One concept corrupts and confuses the others.
I am not speaking of the Evil whose limited sphere is ethics;
I am speaking of the infinite.
- Jorge Luis Borges

The past has infinite value if one learns from it.
- Ken Hensley

What you see, but can't see over is as good as infinite.
- Thomas Carlyle

Infinite love is the only truth.
Everything else is illusion.
- David Icke

Space, and space again, is the infinite deity which
surrounds us and in which we are ourselves contained.
- Max Beckmann

Man's unhappiness, as I construe, comes of his greatness;
it is because there is an Infinite in him,
which with all his cunning he cannot quite bury under the Finite.
- Thomas Carlyle

It's an infinite creative universe to explore so why
chase conservative options?
- Yahoo Serious

Education alone can conduct us to that enjoyment which is,
at once, best in quality and infinite in quantity.
- Horace Mann

This invisibility, however, means that the opportunities
for creative research are infinite.
- Barbara Smith

Thus it is necessary to commence from an inescapable duality:
the finite is not the infinite.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar

Alcohol gives you infinite patience for stupidity.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

More are the names of God and infinite are the forms
through which He may be approached.
In whatever name and form you worship Him,
through them you will realise Him.
- Ramakrishna

The number of flavors is infinite, for every soluble
body has a peculiar flavor,
like none other.
- Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

The finite is annihilated in the presence of the infinite,
and becomes a pure nothing.
So our spirit before God, so our justice before divine justice.
- Blaise Pascal

Thus passing through the infinite varieties of space
we reach the Divine space which is absolutely free
from all dimensions and constitutes the meeting point of all infinities.
- Muhammed Iqbal

True, He is infinite Majesty, but He is also infinite
Goodness and infinite Love.
There can be no greater Lord than God;
neither can there be a more ardent lover than He.
- Alphonsus Liguori

If the doors of perception were cleansed everything
would appear to man as it is,
infinite.
- William Blake

Beauty is but the sensible image of the Infinite.
Like truth and justice it lives within us;
like virtue and the moral law it is a companion of the soul.
- George Bancroft

The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who...
looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space...
on the infinite highway of the air.
- Wilbur Wright

Invention consists in avoiding the constructing of
useless contraptions and in constructing the useful
combinations which are in infinite minority.
- Henri Poincare

I have come to believe that there are infinite passageways out of the shadows,
infinite vehicles to transport us into the light.
- Martha Beck

Once the realization is accepted that even between
the closest human beings infinite distances continue,
a wonderful living side by side can grow,
if they succeed in loving the distance between them
which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

The process of writing has something infinite about it.
Even though it is interrupted each night,
it is one single notation.
- Elias Canetti

Our spiritual attitude is determined by our conception
of our relation to infinite spirit.
- Paul Twitchell

Ideas are infinite, original, and lively divine thoughts.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

To write regular verses destroys an infinite number of fine possibilities,
but at the same time it suggests a multitude of distant
and totally unexpected thoughts.
- Paul Valery

Cinematography is infinite in its possibilities...
much more so than music or language.
- Conrad Hall

Limited in his nature, infinite in his desire,
man is a fallen god who remembers heaven.
- Alphonse de Lamartine


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