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It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds. Samuel Adams
More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly. Woody Allen
The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. Isaac Asimov
Neighborhood activism is a path to political power in American cities today, and city halls are filled with former activists more sympathetic to the social agenda than to the physical agenda. Steve Belmont
If they say it can't be done, it doesn't always work out that way. Yogi Berra
Anti-transgressive art is one committed to the construction of criteria rather than the breaking of taboos. Christian Boltanski
Bureaucracies to be effective must move slowly and deliberately, in the manner of planets and vegetables. Jorge Luis Borges
NIMBY reactionaries don't stop change in the long run. They simply help to insure that it happens in the worst possible way. David Brain
Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are. Bertolt Brecht
We have too much legislation by clamor, by tumult, and by pressure. Calvin Coolidge
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. Charles Darwin
Progress in every age results only from the fact that there are some men and women who refuse to believe that what they know to be right cannot be done. Russel W. Davenport
It is NOT the inaugural condition that is the determinant of a town that is decisive: it is the ability to molt that is important. Andrés Duany
With infill, start by providing for those who are not risk-averse (singles, Bohemians, etc.). These people are the urban pioneers. Andrés Duany
We cannot evolve unless mutations occur. Andrés Duany
Not changing is an excellent way to change things in interesting and useful ways. on successional urbanism Douglas Duany
The world we have created today as a result of our thinking thus far has problems which cannot be solved by thinking the way we thought when we created them. Albert Einstein
The world will not evolve past its current state of crisis by using the same thinking that created the situation. Albert Einstein
If you want something really important to be done you must not merely satisfy the reason, you must move the heart also. Mahatma Gandhi
Be the change you want to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. Mohandas Gandhi
Extraordinary singleness of purpose. responding when asked by a student for the secret of success in architecture Michael Graves
Problems worthy of attack prove their worth by hitting back. Piet Hein
One's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions. Oliver Wendell Holmes
The best way to predict the future is to invent it. Alan Kay
The atom is the past. The symbol of science for the next century is the Net. The Net is the archetype displayed to represent all circuits, all intelligence, all interdependence, all things economic, social and ecological, all communications, all democracy all groups all large systems. Kevin Kelly
It is easier to take in a new idea than to get rid of an old one. John Maynard Keynes
Life has its own urges and only so much patience with the status quo. Sooner or later the vibrancy of existence combines in some new way that utterly confounds all plans and predictions, demonstrating perhaps that the step-by-step, logical mode of analysis is in the long run the most fruitless of all. George B. Leonard
It is not enough to show people how to live better; there is a mandate for any group with enormous powers of communication to show people how to be better. Marya Mannes
Growth is inevitable and desirable, but destruction of community character is not. The question is not whether your part of the world is going to change. The question is how. Edward T. McMahon
He who tells the truth must have one foot in the stirrup. Old Armenian proverb
Like water, be gentle and strong. Be gentle enough to follow the natural paths of the earth, and strong enough to rise up and reshape the world. Brenda Peterson
If you see a flame, bring the gasoline! Pat Pinnell
Marxists are ideologues, espousing either/or and dialectics rather than the both/and arguing which explores strengths and weaknesses. Emily Talen
Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game. Johan Wolfgang von Goethe
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. Andy Warhol
I get up every morning determined both to change the world and to have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning the day difficult. E. B. White
The public is a thick-skinned beast and you have to keep whacking away on its hide to let it know you're there. Walt Whitman
Discontent is the first step in the progress of man or nation. Oscar Wilde