A Quote by Ronald Bailey on agriculture, audiences, best friend, economics, enemies, environment, food, friendship, future, growth, humanity, nature, plants, power, progress, promotion, prosperity, radicals, seriousness, society, students, technology, an

"Even though it will disappoint many of you, the evidence is that you have a very bright future." This is how I finished my presentation at American University, eliciting a few chuckles from the audience. On a more serious note, I asked the students to consider a radical proposition: Economic growth and technological progress are not enemies of the environment but are perhaps its best friends, since they allow us to reduce humanity's footprint on the natural world. High tech agriculture boosts farm productivity, which means a cheaper food supply and more land spared for nature. Better sewage treatment means that our rivers and streams can run freer of pollutants. Catalytic converters on cars and better filters on power-plant smokestacks have greatly reduced smog, smoke and soot in the air. But only rich societies can afford to pay for these. In the end, the best environmental program of all is the promotion of prosperity.

Ronald Bailey

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A Quote by Roderick Thorp on best friend, enemies, friendship, and learning

We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our worst enemies.

Roderick Thorp

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A Quote by Robert James McCracken, D.D. on christianity, difficulty, economics, enemies, guidance, humanity, love, men, principles, problems, sermons, and spirituality

The Sermon on the Mount does not provide humanity with a complete guide to personal, social and economic problems. It sets forth spiritual attitudes, moral principles of universal validity, such as " Love your enemies," "Whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them," and it leaves to Christians the task-the admittedly difficult task-of applying them in any given situation.

Robert McCracken

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A Quote by Robert Burton on bitterness, enemies, and friendship

Old friends become bitter enemies on a sudden for toys and small offenses.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

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A Quote by Robert Burton on death, enemies, and thought

As that great captain, Ziska, would have a drum made of his skin when he was dead, because he thought the very noise of it would put his enemies to flight.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by Richard George Adams on destruction, enemies, people, and world

You cannot rule the world El-ahrairah, for I will not have it so. All the world will be your enemy, Prince With a Thousand Enemies. And whenever they catch you, they will kill you. But first, they must catch you - digger, listener, runner, Prince with the swift warning. Be cunning, and full of tricks, and your people will never be destroyed.

Richard George Adams (1920 -)

Source: Watership Down

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A Quote by Richard Brinsley Sheridan on enemies


You 're our enemy; lead the way, and we 'll precede.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751 - 1816)

Source: The Rivals. Act v. Sc. 1.

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A Quote by Ric Ocasek on efficiency and enemies

Secrecy is the enemy of efficiency, but don't let anyone know it.

Ric Ocasek (1949 -)

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A Quote by Reginald on death, enemies, and peace

Sredni Vashtar went forth, His thoughts were red thoughts and his teeth were white. His enemies called for peace, but he brought them death. Sredni Vashtar the Beautiful.


Source: The Chronicles of Clovis, 1911, Sredni Vashtar

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A Quote by Ray Bradbury on creativity, enemies, and thinking

Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can't try to do things. You simply must do things.

Ray Bradbury (1920 -)

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