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Topic-Talk Walks (TTWalks) Message Board Economics of Compassion: What's Possible? › One-Liner Humorous and Serious Quotations about the "Economics of Peace

One-Liner Humorous and Serious Quotations about the "Economics of Peace"

Fran R.
Group Organizer
Denver, CO
Post #: 69
A big "THANK YOU" to the Museo Interactivo de Economia (MIDE) (Interactive Economy Museum) for being the inspirational wind beneath our wings of thoughts for this list of one-liner quotations.

In honor of MIDE's planned 2011 OSOW Skype collaboration with the 26th annual One Sky One World international kite fly for PEACE, I have created this growing list of quotes as an opportunity for everyone to contribute their favorite one-liner humorous and serious quotations about the "Economics of Peace". Topic-Talk Walks is grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the 2010 and 2011 OSOW Skypes.

Famous kite flyers like Wilbur and Orville Wright, Benjamin Franklin, and Alexander Graham Bell made great contributions to our global interactive economy. What one-liner humorous and serious quotes do you think famous kite flyers would have chosen as their favorite quotes about the "Economics of Peace"?

Visit the web page of the World Kite Museum's Hall of Fame for a long list of famous kite flyers. Jane Parker-Ambrose was the first woman admitted into the World Kite Museum's Hall of Fame. Thankfully, Jane is still living in Denver, Colorado. She is the founder of OSOW. Her contribution has been to motivate people, bring kitefliers together from countries throughout the world in recognition that all life on the planet is covered by the sky, conveying intrigue and wonderment, and that we all share and protect our world, our one and only planet, Earth.

Please add your favorite one-liner quotes to this list by either replying to this Message Board list, or emailing FranRew at with "Economics of Peace" in the subject line.

You are your best personal economist. Please feel free to quote yourself!!

    1. "Whatever hits the fan will not be evenly distributed.”
    quoted from Red Green, Comedian.

    2. "To the economists. They are the guardians, not of civilization, but of the possibility of civilization."
    quoted from Brad DeLong, Economist.

    3. "Ah, the power of the kite, speaking it's own language that of Peace and Joy!"
    quoted from Jane Parker-Ambrose, Founder of One Sky One World international kite fly for PEACE.

    4. "LIFE comes from the inspiration of one life-giving BREATH at a time. PEACE comes from the inspiration of one peace-giving THOUGHT at a time."
    quoted from Fran Rew, Founder of Topic-Talk Walks.

    5. "As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality."
    quoted from Albert Einstein, Physicist.

    6. "This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children."
    quoted from Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States.

    7. "I am opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position".
    quoted from Mark Twain, Author and Humorist.

    8. "No people on earth can be held, as a people, to be an enemy, for all humanity shares the common hunger for peace and fellowship and justice."
    quoted from Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States.

    9. "Honk if you love peace and quiet."
    quoted from bumper sticker, Anonymous.

    10. "Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with."
    quoted from Mark Twain, Author and Humorist.

    11. "The artesian well of joy never runs dry. We clog it with our thoughts."
    quoted from Don Blanding, Poet.

    12. "I cannot afford to waste my time making money."
    quoted from Louis Agassiz, Paleontologist and Geologist.

    13. "The most efficient labor-saving device ever invented is still money."
    quoted from Franklin P Jones, Engineer and Publisher.

    14. "We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living."
    quoted from Omar Bradley, last surviving five-star commissioned officer of the United States Army and the first Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

    15. "The entire economy of the Western world is built on things that cause cancer."
    quoted from the 1985 movie "Bliss".

    16. "Money may be the husk of many things but not the kernel. It brings you food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintance, but not friends; servants, but not loyalty; days of joy, but not peace or happiness."
    quoted from Henrik Ibsen, Playwright and Poet.

    17. "A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't need it."
    quoted from Bob Hope, Comedian and actor.

    UPDATE 2/3/2011: Below is what Fran Rew had hoped to coordinate. The actual event was dramatically modified as a result of many factors including the cold and snowy weather.


    On Sunday, October 10, 2010, through a 30-minute One Sky One World (OSOW) Skype exchange, our TTW group will be sharing a Skype exchange with children and adults visiting both the OSOW-Denver, and OSOW-MIDE, Mexico City, Mexico.

    Here's a link to an indoor-kiting YouTube video of 15-year-old Connor Doran winning everyone's heart as he flew his indoor kite to the music of "In the Arms of an Angel" on America's Got Talent. Here is a link to the indoor/outdoor Wala kite flying in a forest YouTube video .
Fran R.
Group Organizer
Denver, CO
Post #: 73
18. "The only really good reason for doing things in business is based on what your heart tells you, not your head."
quoted from Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson, Chairman of the Virgin Group of Companies.
Fran R.
Group Organizer
Denver, CO
Post #: 74
19. "Un viaje de mil millas comienza con el primer paso."/"A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step."
quoted from Loa Tse, philosopher of ancient China, and central figure in Taosim.
Fran R.
Group Organizer
Denver, CO
Post #: 75
20. When Thich Nhat Hanh accidentally hit his left thumb with a hammer. his right hand immediately put down the hammer and held the left hand very tenderly, as if it was taking care of itself. The left hand didn’t say: “Right hand, you’ve done me a great harm. Give me the hammer. I want justice.”

"(Our) two hands know that they’re together; they know that they’re in each other’s care."
quoted from Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist now based in France., and introduced to TTWalks by Chanda Hinton Leichtle.

21. "If, in spite of his injustices, you remain calm, happy, and peaceful, your health remains strong,...."
quoted from the 14th Dalai Lama, most influential figure in the Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. This quote inspired the Chanda Hinton Leichtle, and helped her to ultimately found the Chanda Plan Foundation.

22. "Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane."
quoted from Martin Luther King, Jr., American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African American civil rights movement.

23. "Give peace a chance."
quoted from John Winston Ono Lennon, singer and songwriter, and co-founder of The Beatles.
A former member
Post #: 3
24. “A good shepherd should shear the flock and not flay it.”
TIBERIAS (42 B.C. to A.D. 37), Roman' emperor
Fran R.
Group Organizer
Denver, CO
Post #: 76
25. "A Hindu joint family unit is the best example of Socialism because of its practise of 'from everyone according to his capacity to everone according to his need'".
quoted from Manu Raval, retired City Manager of Bombay, India (now Mombai), and Brahmin Yoga guide.
Fran R.
Group Organizer
Denver, CO
Post #: 78
26. "Peace is Possible!"
quoted from many many sources and also Fran Rew, Co-Founder of

27. "Inner Peace creates World Peace"
quoted from Roya Brown, educator, and Founder of Youth for Health Care for All Colorado.

28. "You must expect to SUCCEED! EXPECTATIONS are more important than DESIRES!"
quoted from Tim Johnson, Ben Franklin re-enactor at the 2010 One Sky One World international kite fly for peace in Denver, Colorado.

29. "One Revolution was not enough.!"
quoted from Tim Johnson, Ben Franklin re-enactor at the 2010 One Sky One World international kite fly for peace in Denver, Colorado.

30. "Your mind is cunning and your heart is true. Follow your heart with your mind in tune."
quoted from Will Davis, Jovial Concepts

31. "Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means."
quoted from Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States, and 33rd Governor of California.

32. "Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal."
quoted from Martin Luther King, Jr., American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African American civil rights movement.

33. "War is not merely a political act, but also a political instrument, a continuation of political relations, a carrying out of the same by other means."
quoted from Carl Philipp Gottlieb von Clausewitz, a Prussian soldier and German military theorist. This quote is a a working definition of war which has won wide acceptance.

34. “There is no way to peace, peace is the way.”
quoted from Abraham Johannes "A. J." Muste, socialist active in the pacifist, labor and U.S. civil rights movements.

35. “When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”
quoted from Jimi Hendrix, American rock guitarist, composer and singer.

36. “Peace is its own reward.”
quoted from Mahatma Gandhi, Indian Philosopher, internationally esteemed for his doctrine of nonviolent protest.

37. “Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidise it”
quoted from Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States, and 33rd Governor of California.

38. “Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.”
quoted from Samuel James "Sam" Ewing, former baseball player for the Chicago White Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays.

39. “The first lesson of economics is scarcity: There is never enough of anything to satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics.”
quoted from Thomas Sowell, American Economist, social critic, political commentator and author.

40. “The economy depends about as much on economists as the weather does on weather forecasters.”
quoted from Jean-Paul Kauffmann, French journalist and writer.
A former member
Post #: 3
From "Fiddler on the Roof"
Krafchik: Money is a curse on our people. It brings evil and many other bad things.
Tevya: May God smite me with it and may I never recover.
Fran R.
Group Organizer
Denver, CO
Post #: 89
Arthur, your #41 quote above made me laugh even over a year after you posted this quote.

On our TTWalks Bear Creek Trail walk you in 2011, it was so much fun learning the humorous song and dance you shared with us from "Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court". I'm still trying to sing and dance "Busy Doing Nothing" the way you showed us. I'd love to follow your lead again. I watched Bing Crosby sing and dance to it on YouTube. It's much more fun trying to sing and dance to this song with you.

This year I'll extend our list of humorous and serious 2010 "Economics of Peace" into a list of humorous and serious 2012 "Economics of Compassion" quotes in honor of our collaborative TTWalks and Improv Comedians Meetup in the 27th annual Martin Luther King Day Marade, beginning with the number that "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe" represented as the answer to the question of life, the universe and everything, number 42, with a quote about compassion from Martin Luther King, Jr.
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