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We live in an era of consumerism and it's all about desire-based consumerism and it has nothing to do with things we actually need.
Sustainability is a seemingly laudable goal - it tells us we need to live within our means, whether economic, ecological, or political - but it's insufficient for uncertain times. How can we live within our means when those very means can change, swiftly and unexpectedly, beneath us?
I'm just sick of the way things are. We're in an age in which we can't live without accepting the logic of the market. Contemporary politics is all about short-term pragmatism. We have abandoned religion and philosophy... What we have left is the automatisation of doing what the market tells us.
What makes the United States great, the reason people wanted to live in the United States, move here still, is because of our ability to innovate.
I hope to live long enough to see my surviving comrades march side by side with the Union veterans along Pennsylvania Avenue, and then I will die happy.
The more people pointed at me in scorn the more stubborn I got and when they began calling me the Bad Girl of West Seattle High, I tried to live up to it.
Others live on in a careless and lukewarm state - not appearing to fill Longfellow's measure: 'Into each life, some rain must fall.'
Mary Todd Lincoln
I don't believe in a personal god. It's good to give thanks, whether or not there's a god. There's no reason not to live life to the fullest. Morality is all the more important for people who don't expect to get a piece of celestial candy after they die.
William T. Vollmann
The problem is, we live in a society where all that interests us is power and money. So we don't have any interest in our children, and what we leave for our children is not important.
It is better to die well than to live badly.
Humor must not professedly teach and it must not professedly preach, but it must do both if it would live forever.
If we are marked to die, we are enough to do our country loss; and if to live, the fewer men, the greater share of honor.
I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then live with that decision.
If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.
The basic thing nobody asks is why do people take drugs of any sort? Why do we have these accessories to normal living to live? I mean, is there something wrong with society that's making us so pressurized, that we cannot live without guarding ourselves against it?
There are old heads in the world who cannot help me by their example or advice to live worthily and satisfactorily to myself; but I believe that it is in my power to elevate myself this very hour above the common level of my life.
Henry David Thoreau
I have a lot of things to prove to myself. One is that I can live my life fearlessly.
Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.
Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live.
We must have a theme, a goal, a purpose in our lives. If you don't know where you're aiming, you don't have a goal. My goal is to live my life in such a way that when I die, someone can say, she cared.
Mary Kay Ash
Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Politics is so personal, vicious and immediate, how are you going to get anything done? Even the local politics where I live have gotten so ugly.
Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.
If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster.
If I had to live my life over, I'd live over a saloon.
W. C. Fields
John F. Kennedy
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