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the economy I want workers and consumers to have
control over their own economic lives. I want everyone
to have fair conditions that fully utilize their
talents and potentials. I want incomes that accord
with the efforts people expend in their labors.
I want what is produced, by whom, under what conditions,
and with who consuming the result--all determined
in accord with enhancing human well-being and development
and all decided by the people involved and affected.
I want an end to hierarchies of power and wealth
and to class division with most actors subordinated
to an elite few. To accomplish all these ends I
favor the institutions of participatory economics
-- worker and consumer councils, remuneration for
effort and sacrifice, balanced job complexes, and
participatory planning. If someone should demonstrate
that those institutions somehow fail to accomplish
necessary economic functions or have social or personal
by-products that outweigh their benefits -- I would
simply return to the drawing board. Exploitation,
alienation, poverty, disempowerment, fragmenting
and debilitating labor, production for the profit
of a few -- much less harsh homelessness, starvation,
and degradation -- are not like gravity. They arise
from institutional relations established by human
beings. New institutions, also established by human
beings, can generate other vastly superior outcomes.
Defining and working to attain those new institutions
ought to be our economic agenda.
-- Michael Albert
is not great talent without great will power."
-- Honore de Balzac
ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all
things are attainable.
-- Thomas Foxwell Buxton
who are unable to motivate themselves must be
content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive
their other talents.”
~ Andrew Carnegie
depends on luck and talent.
-- Francis Ford Coppola
the absence of willpower the most complete collection
of virtues and talents is wholly worthless."
-- Aleister Crowley
of means and confusion of goals seem to characterize
our age. If we desire sincerely and passionately
the safety, the welfare and the free development
of the talents of all men, we shall not be in
want of the means to approach such a state."
-- Albert Einstein
on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you
can present every moment with the cumulative force
of a whole life's cultivation; but of the adopted
talent of another you have only an extemporaneous,
~ Ralph Waldo
man has his own vocation; his talent is his call.
There is one direction in which all space is open
man who is born with a talent which he is meat to use,
finds his greatest happiness in using it."
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
and female citizens, being equal in the eyes
of the law, must be equally admitted to all
honors, positions, and public employment according
to their capacity and without other distinctions
besides those of their virtues and talents."
-- Olympe de
happen to you out of luck,
and if you get to stick around it's because you're
-- Whoopi Goldberg
affluent society contains those of talent and insight
who are driven to prefer poverty,
to choose it, rather than submit to the desolation of
an empty abundance.
-- Michael Harrington
Collectively, we have all it takes to create
a just and peaceful world, but we must work
together and share our talents. We all need
one another to find happiness within ourselves
and within the world.
do not want to die until I have faithfully made
the most of my talent and cultivated the seed that
was placed in me until the last small twig has grown.
-- Kathe Kollwitz
We all have choices. We can build walls or we
can build bridges. We can give our talents to
creating weapons of annihilation, as so many scientists
have done, or we can work to find solutions to
humanities greatest problems. Our orientation
is found not only in our acts, but also in the
policies we support or oppose.
-- David Krieger
engage human energy, human skill, and human talent
in the service of peace, for the alternative is
unthinkable - war, destruction, and desolation;
and to build a world community which will stand
as a lasting monument to the millions of men and
women, to such devoted and distinguished world citizens
and fighters for peace as the late Dag Hammarskjold,
who have given their lives that we may live in happiness
-- Chief Albert John
is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents,
the creativity you bring to your life and the lives
of people you love.
When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have
-- Sophia Loren
those talents you have. You will make it. You will give
joy to the world.
Take this tip from nature: The woods would be a very
silent place if no birds sang except those who sang
-- Bernard Meltzer
of the criteria for national leadership should
therefore be a talent for understanding, encouraging,
and making constructive use of vigorous criticism.
-- Carl Sagan
is always conscious of its own abundance, and does not
object to sharing.”
~ Alexander Solzehnitsyn
secret message communicated to most young people today
by the society around them is that they are not needed,
that the society will run itself quite nicely until
they - at some distant point in the future - will take
over the reigns. Yet the fact is that the society is
not running itself nicely... because the rest of us
need all the energy, brains, imagination and
talent that young people can bring to bear down on our
difficulties. For society to attempt to solve its desperate
problems without the full participation of even very
young people is imbecile."
-- Alvin Toffler
are always more anxious to be distinguished for
a talent which we do not possess, than to be praised
for the fifteen which we do possess”
-- Mark Twain
deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our
deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens
us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant,
gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are
you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing
small does not serve the world. There is nothing
enlightened about shrinking so that other people
won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant
to shine, as children do. We were born to make
manifest the glory of God that is within us. It
is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously
give other people permission to do the same. As
we are liberated from our own fear, our presence
automatically liberates others. -- Marianne
we give of our time, talents and resources to tend the
needs of the sick, offer food to the hungry and teach
the dependent to stand on their own, we enrich ourselves
spiritually beyond our ability to comprehend."
-- Joseph B. Wirthlin (1924-)