Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Quotations to live by

“Everywhere people ask: ‘What can I actually do?’ The answer is as simple as it is disconcerting: we can, each of us, work to put our own inner house in order. The guidance we need for this work cannot be found in science and technology, the value of which utterly depends on the ends they serve; but it can still be found in the traditional wisdom of mankind.”

E.F. Schumacher
Small is Beautiful.


“It may lack professional sophistication, nonetheless it is the product of a wise soul, one which shrewdly insisted on moderation, preservation, and gradualism. It is economics of, for and by the people because it starts and ends with people, with their need for strong morale and their desire to be self-determining. xxx Poor countries slip, and are pushed, into the adoption of production methods and consumption standards which destroy the possibilities of self-reliance and self-help. The results are unintentional neocolonialism and hopelessness.”

Gandhian philosophy on Economics
Mohandas Gandhi


“The Planet Earth does not know which came first among the seasons. The only thing is that there is a reason. Love is the reason … first as a seed, became youth and turned man who surrenders life in dying without certainty of resurrection; and love again rekindles life in the veins of the newborn.”

Sedfrey A Ordoñez, Life Cycle

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