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Alvin Toffler Quotes

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The illiterate are not those who cannot read and write,
but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
- Alvin Toffler

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Knowledge is the most democratic source of power.
- Alvin Toffler

Most managers were trained to be the thing they most despise -
bureaucrats.
- Alvin Toffler

The great growling engine of change -
technology.
- Alvin Toffler

 

The next major explosion is going to be when genetics
and computers come together.
I'm talking about an organic computer -
about biological substances that can function like a semiconductor.
- Alvin Toffler

One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal.
Soon we'll need a new definition.
- Alvin Toffler

Our technological powers increase, but the side effects
and potential hazards also escalate.
- Alvin Toffler

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Technology feeds on itself.
Technology makes more technology possible.
- Alvin Toffler

Parenthood remains the greatest single preserve of the amateur.
- Alvin Toffler

The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read.
It will be the person who does not know how to learn.
- Alvin Toffler

It is better to err on the side of daring than the side of caution.
- Alvin Toffler

Change is not merely necessary to life -
it is life.
- Alvin Toffler

The Law of Raspberry Jam: the wider any culture is spread,
the thinner it gets.
- Alvin Toffler

To think that the new economy is over is like somebody
in London in 1830 saying the entire industrial revolution
is over because some textile manufacturers in Manchester went broke.
- Alvin Toffler

Profits, like sausages...
are esteemed most by those who know least about what goes into them.
- Alvin Toffler

You can use all the quantitative data you can get,
but you still have to distrust it and use your own
intelligence and judgment.
- Alvin Toffler

Anyone nit-picking enough to write a letter of correction
to an editor doubtless deserves the error that provoked it.
- Alvin Toffler

Future shock is the shattering stress and disorientation
that we induce in individuals by subjecting them to
too much change in too short a time.
- Alvin Toffler

Man has a limited biological capacity for change.
When this capacity is overwhelmed, the capacity is in future shock.
- Alvin Toffler

You've got to think about big things while you're doing small things,
so that all the small things go in the right direction.
- Alvin Toffler

If you're totally illiterate and living on one dollar a day,
the benefits of globalization never come to you.
- Jimmy Carter

There is that indescribable freshness and unconsciousness
about an illiterate person that humbles and mocks the
power of the noblest expressive genius.
- Walt Whitman

The majority of people in Angola were not provided
with any kind of schooling and were completely illiterate,
very badly paid, and treated almost as slaves.
- Louis Leakey

No amount of charters, direct primaries,
or short ballots will make a democracy out of an illiterate people.
- Walter Lippmann

I've heard that, but since I'm computer illiterate
I don't know how it all works.
But since I'm on Prodigy tonight, I'm learning a lot through my typist,
Peter.
- Bobby Sherman

I didn't write because in the corps I took mining engineering of all things and,
you know, they, they graduate a mining engineer as a sort of an illiterate.
- Rube Goldberg

You should approach Joyce's Ulysses as the illiterate
Baptist preacher approaches the Old Testament:
with faith.
- William Faulkner

In effect, I feel like a blind, deaf,
and illiterate person working through the sensibilities and multiple,
real talents of other people.
Everything I do is collaborative.
- Godfrey Reggio

To paint comic books as childish and illiterate is lazy.
A lot of comic books are very literate -
unlike most films.
- Alan Moore

No, I consider myself computer illiterate.
- Casper Van Dien

Sixty per cent of people entering prison today are illiterate.
- Jeffrey Archer

The problem and privilege we all have is being alive
in this century and able to read this language.
It makes any list meaningless except the list of an illiterate.
- John Sladek

I'm pretty illiterate when it comes to comics history.
- Alison Bechdel

Violence is the repartee of the illiterate.
- Alan Brien

I'm quite illiterate, but I read a lot.
- J. D. Salinger

The ordinary man looking at a mountain is like an illiterate
person confronted with a Greek manuscript.
- Aleister Crowley

All science requires mathematics.
The knowledge of mathematical things is almost innate in us.
This is the easiest of sciences, a fact which is obvious
in that no one's brain rejects it;
for laymen and people who are utterly illiterate know how to count and reckon.
- Roger Bacon

Privacy under what circumstance? Privacy at home under
what circumstances? You have more privacy if everyone's illiterate,
but you wouldn't really call that privacy.
That's ignorance.
- Bruce Sterling

The Romans had been able to post their laws on boards in public places,
confidant that enough literate people existed to read them;
far into the Middle Ages,
even kings remained illiterate.
- J. M. Roberts

If the press really thinks Obama is Lincoln,
they ought to treat him like they treated Bush,
'cause that's how they treated Lincoln.
His critics compared Lincoln to an ape;
they called him an illiterate baboon.
- Ann Coulter

Educational legislation nowadays is largely in the
hands of illiterate people,
and the illiterate will take good care that their illiteracy
is not made a reproach on them.
- Katharine Fullerton Gerould

I really don't know why Scarlett has such appeal.
When I began writing the sequel, I had a lot of trouble
because Scarlett is not my kind of person.
She's virtually illiterate, has no taste,
never learns from her mistakes.
- Alexandra Ripley

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

Curiosity takes courage.
The most important promises are the ones you make to yourself.
Pay Attention.
Appreciate. Listen. Imagine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

If you want to be happy, be.
- Leo Tolstoy

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is your day to laugh at life,
laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad,
laugh loud - laugh often,
laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Listen to the compass of your heart.
All you need lies within you.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White


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