E. F. Schumacher Quotes
"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."
"The system of nature, of which man is a part, tends to be self-balancing, self-adjusting, self-cleansing. Not so with technology."
"Eagles come in all shapes and sizes, but you will recognize them chiefly by their attitudes."
"Many people love in themselves what they hate in others."
"Never let an inventor run a company. You can never get him to stop tinkering and bring something to market."
"The printing press is either the greatest blessing or the greatest curse of modern times, sometimes one forgets which it is."
"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."
"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."
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