“What is all wisdom save a collection of platitudes. Take fifty of our proverbial sayings – they are so trite, so threadbare. None the less they embody the concentrated experience of the race and the man who orders his life according to their teachings cannot be far wrong. Has any man ever attained to inner harmony by pondering the experience of others? Not since the world began! He must pass through fire.”


“Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.”


“Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.”


“Do to others as you would have them do unto you.”


“If you love life, do not waste time, for time is the thing that life is made up of.”


“The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will make you an atheist, but at the bottom of the glass, god is waiting for you.”


“A leader is best when people barely know that he exists. When his work is done, his aims fulfilled, they will all say “We did this ourselves.”


“There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is though everything is a miracle.”


“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”


“Success is not final; failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.”


“Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.”


“The will to win is important, but the will to prepare to win is vital.”

Donella Meadows

““If we human beings are ever going to live in happiness and harmony with each other and with the natural world, we will have to rethink our economics…” — starting with downgrading the importance of economics in our thinking.”

“For our sustainability efforts to succeed, they must be linked with our economic systems – as tightly as possible, for so long as economics effect our choices and behaviors.”


“Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and freedoms.”

Terence Hanbury White

“’I am as good a man as you are’, the first instinctive ejaculation of the man who is not.”

M Scott Peck

“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.”

Rui Jian Tee

“Although plastic is awful, people hate them and call them the plastic monsters, because plastics are non-biodegradable and they can live up to a thousand years, however, these engineering geogrids have shown us that if plastics are produced in the right form, used in the right place, for the right purpose, plastics can be our saviour that lasts a thousand year.”

Edmund Burke

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

David Gilmour

“Moslem or Christian, Mullah or Pope, Preachers or poet who was it wrote, Give any one species too much rope, And they’ll fuck it up.”