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~ Peter L.

Quotes

These are a few quotes on a variety of topics. Scroll down for transportation quotes.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
~ Winston Churchill

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.

~ Douglas Adams

I am like any other man. All I do is supply a demand.

~ Al Capone

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

~ Mahatma Gandhi

As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss.

~ Noam Chomsky

We don't know a millionth of one percent about anything.

~ Thomas Edison

Even fools are right sometimes.

~ Winston Churchill

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

~ Albert Einstein

The earth does not belong to us; we belong to the earth.

~ Chief Seattle

Power is largely what externalities are about. What's the point of having power, if you can't use it to externalize your costs to make them fall on someone else?

~ Neva Goodwin

Education is the most powerful weapon (which) you can use to change the world

~ Nelson Mandela

For every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong.

~ H. L. Mencken

The most effective way to cope with change is to help create it.

~ L. W. Lynett

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

~ Albert Einstein

If not now, when? If not us, who?

~ Author unknown

The kind of thinking that has gotten us into this situation is not the kind of thinking that will get us out of it.

~ Albert Einstein

In a democracy everybody has a right to be represented, including the jerks.

~ Chris Patten

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.

~ Albert Einstein

Limits of survival are set by climate, those long drifts of change which a generation may fail to notice. And it is the extremes of climate which set the pattern. Lonely, finite humans may observe climatic provinces, fluctuations of annual weather and, occasionally may observe such things as "This is a colder year than I've ever known." Such things are sensible. But humans are seldom alerted to the shifting average through a great span of years. And it is precisely in this alerting that humans learn how to survive on any planet. They must learn climate.

~ Frank Herbert in "Children of Dune", 1976

Transportation Quotes

There is more to life than increasing its speed.
~ Mahatma Gandhi

The bicycle is just as good company as most husbands and, when it gets old and shabby, a woman can dispose of it and get a new one without shocking the entire community.

~ Ann Strong

When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race.

~ H.G. Wells

Mass transportation is doomed to failure in North America because a person's car is the only place where he can be alone and think.

~ Marshall McLuhan

Trying to cure traffic congestion with more capacity is like trying to cure obesity by loosening your belt.

~ Glen Hiemstra

We have pretty much come to assume that the motor vehicle's destructive dominance of public space is the natural order of things, just as New Yorkers a century ago assumed cholera epidemics, tenement fires and child labor were inevitable and unavoidable products of big-city life.

~ Aaron Naparstek

Bicycling is a big part of the future. It has to be. There is something wrong with a society that drives a car to work out in a gym.

~ Bill Nye

All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.

~ Nietzsche

Of course there's never enough parking! If you gave everyone free pizza, would there be enough pizza?

~ Andres Duany et al. in "Suburban Nation"

Nobody ever died from not knowing how to play flag football. Yet we spend tax money teaching kids its nuances in gym classes, while bicycle safety is still foreign to most school curriculums. That isn't right.

~ Don Cuerdon

Think of bicycles as rideable art that can just about save the world.

~ Grant Petersen

What do you call a cyclist who doesn't wear a helmet? An organ donor.

~ David Perry

Those who do not find time to walk will have to find time for illness.

~ Author unknown

Streets are living rooms, not parking lots.

~ Author unknown

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