E. F. Schumacher Quotes

Most popular E. F. Schumacher Quotes

The greatest deprivation anyone can suffer is to have no chance of looking after himself and making a livelihood.

unemployment

All great works of art are "about God" in the sense that they show the perplexed human being the path, the way up the mountain.

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The system of nature, of which man is a part, tends to be self-balancing, self-adjusting, self-cleansing. Not so with technology.
— E. F. Schumacher

environment

The system of nature, of which man is a part, tends to be self-balancing, self- adjusting, self-cleansing. Not so with technology.
— E. F. Schumacher

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Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius—and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
— E. F. Schumacher

simplicity

I think I should not go far wrong if I asserted that the amount of genuine leisure available in a society is generally in inverse proportion to the amount of labour-saving machinery it employs.
— E. F. Schumacher

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