Quotes That I Live By

“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” – Jackie Robinson

“Man’s attitude toward nature is today critically important simply because we have now acquired a fateful power to alter and destroy nature. But man is a part of nature, and his war against nature is inevitably a war against himself. [We are] challenged as mankind has never been challenged before to prove our maturity and our mastery, not of nature, but of ourselves.” – Rachel Carson

“Consumerism is the opiate of the masses.” – Kalle Lasn

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein

“To solve a problem, you must become the solution.” – Random hiker on Dirtbag Diaries

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Don’t let education get in the way of your learning.” – Mark Twain

“If your experience is that your food comes from the grocery store and your water comes from the tap, then you are going to defend to the death the system that brings those to you because your life depends on them. If your experience, however, is that your food comes from a land base and that your water comes from a stream, well, then you will defend to the death that land base and that stream.” – Derrick Jensen

“Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances of survival for life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.” – Albert Einstein

“It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.” – Ansel Adams

“Education isn’t a four-year program. It’s a mind-set.” – Samuel Goerring

“My life is so rich I don’t need money.” – The Grouch

“Your vocation is where your greatest passion meets the world’s greatest need.”

“The greatest wealth is to live content with little.” – Plato

“If you do not change direction you may end up where you are heading.” – Lao Tzu

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” – John Lennon

“A boat is safe in the harbor. But this is not the purpose of a boat.” – Paulo Coelho

“We can not eat money, and we can not drink oil.” – Crystal Lameman, Member of Beaver Cree First Nations

“The one who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. Those who walk alone are likely to find themselves in places no one has ever been before.” – Albert Einstein

“Good leaders create followers. Great leaders create leaders.”

“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little” – Edmund Burke

“Everyone you will ever meet, knows something you don’t” – Bill Nye

“None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free,” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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