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Our natures are a lot like oil, mix us with anything else, and we strive to swim on top.
We're at peak oil, peak water, peak resources, and so either we figure it out and let science lead or we head down a very bad, dark trail to where a lot of people aren't going to make it.
Advice is like castor oil, easy enough to give but dreadful uneasy to take.
Pricey oil makes clear that wealth really is energy in various forms.
It costs governments money to keep fuel prices low. Oil-rich Yemen, for instance, devotes 9 percent of its GDP to making sure its people don't riot when oil prices rise.
I saw a report yesterday. There's so much oil, all over the world, they don't know where to dump it. And Saudi Arabia says, 'Oh, there's too much oil.' They - they came back yesterday. Did you see the report? They want to reduce oil production. Do you think they're our friends? They're not our friends.
Now you have people in Washington who have no interest in the country at all. They're interested in their companies, their corporations grabbing Caspian oil.
To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it.
It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanism of friendship.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
If you pour oil and vinegar into the same vessel, you would call them not friends but opponents.
The lamp burns bright when wick and oil are clean.
Rockefeller once explained the secret of success. 'Get up early, work late - and strike oil.'
The mistake of the West was to put the Sauds on the throne of Saudi Arabia and give them control of the world's oil fortune, which they then used to propagate Wahhabi Islam.
The extraction of oil, coal and minerals brought, and still brings, a cost to the environment.
My problem is that my imagination won't turn off. I wake up so excited I can't eat breakfast. I've never run out of energy. It's not like OPEC oil; I don't worry about a premium going on my energy. It's just always been there. I got it from my mom.
The reason gas prices are so high is because the oil is in Texas and Oklahoma and all the dipsticks are in Washington.
When a nation is over-reliant on one or two commodities like oil or precious minerals, corrupt government ministers and their dodgy associates hoard profits and taxes instead of properly allocating them to schools and hospitals.
When I said a few weeks ago that our people would eat cooking oil and olives if necessary, I didn't mean that there really would be only oil and olives. What I meant was that our people have the necessary patience to endure the current difficult situation. Palestinians would rather do without certain food items than their national rights.
It's to paint directly on the canvas without any funny business, as it were, and I use almost pure turpentine to start with, adding oil as I go along until the medium becomes pure oil. I use as little oil as I can possibly help, and that's my method.
I believe deeply that children are more powerful than oil, more beautiful than rivers, more precious than any other natural resource a country can have.
The scent of wine, oh how much more agreeable, laughing, praying, celestial and delicious it is than that of oil!
On good days, I can see the inherent goodness in people, and that human beings have a high capacity to learn and adapt. But things like the environment, nuclear weapons and ideas like peak oil - if you think about them too much, they can really freak you out.
Study is the bane of childhood, the oil of youth, the indulgence of adulthood, and a restorative in old age.
Walter Savage Landor
Cancer is a great wake-up call. A call to take the tag off the new lingerie and wear that black lacy slip. To open the box of pearls and put them on. To crack open the bath oil beads before they shrivel up in a bowl on the toilet tank.
As I have said for many years throughout this land, we're borrowing money from China to buy oil from the Persian Gulf to burn it in ways that destroy the future of human civilization. Every bit of that has to change.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Leonardo da Vinci
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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