Buy Nothing Day Quotes

But it is a cold, lifeless business when you go to the shops to buy something, which does not represent your life and talent, but a goldsmith's.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A hug is a great gift - one size fits all, and it's easy to exchange.

Unknown

Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites.

William Ruckelshaus

U.S. consumers and industry dispose of enough aluminum to rebuild the commercial air fleet every three months; enough iron and steel to continuously supply all automakers; enough glass to fill New York's World Trade Center every two weeks.

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He who buys what he does not need steals from himself.

Unknown

The hardest thing is to take less when you can get more.

Kin Hubbard

The gap in our economy is between what we have and what we think we ought to have - and that is a moral problem, not an economic one.

Paul Heyne

When the historian of the Twentieth Century shall have finished his narrative, and comes searching for the subtitle which shall best express the spirit of the period, we think it not at all unlikely that he may select "The Age of Advertising" for the purpose.

Printers' Ink

The trouble with us in America isn't that the poetry of life has turned to prose, but that it has turned to advertising copy.

Louis Kronenberger

Material blessings, when they pay beyond the category of need, are weirdly fruitful of headache.

Philip Wylie

Live simply that others might simply live.

Elizabeth Seaton

This planet has - or rather had - a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper, which is odd because on the whole it wasn't the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy.

Douglas Adams

Life shouldn't be printed on dollar bills.

Clifford Odets

The struggle to save the global environment is in one way much more difficult than the struggle to vanquish Hitler, for this time the war is with ourselves. We are the enemy, just as we have only ourselves as allies.

Al Gore

Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth.

Albert Schweitzer

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Updated On : May 05, 2012
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