Jose Angel Gurria quotes

  • Many governments are giving subsidies to fossil fuel production and consumption that encourage greenhouse gas emissions, at the same time as they are spending on projects to promote clean energy. This is a wasteful use of scarce budget resources.
    -- Jose Angel Gurria

    #Government #Giving #Energy

  • The social contract is starting to unravel in many countries.
    -- Jose Angel Gurria

    #Country #Poverty #Social

  • We need to make growth greener, to make our economic and environmental policies more compatible and even mutually-reinforcing. This is not just a matter of new technologies or new sources of renewable, safe energy. It is about how we all behave every day of our lives, what we eat, what we drink, what we recycle, re-use, repair, how we produce and how we consume
    -- Jose Angel Gurria

    #Technology #Growth #Environmental

  • Improving the quality of our lives should be the ultimate target of public policies. But public policies can only deliver best fruit if they are based on reliable tools to measure the improvement they seek to produce in our lives.
    -- Jose Angel Gurria

    #Quality #Target #Tools

  • While we have put an utmost emphasis on Gross Domestic Products (GDP) as a barometer for the overall economy until now, we have not paid much attention in detecting a level of social welfare. We, as a member of the society, must now take steps to create an index to indicate other critical elements to be focused on in order to restore reliability of world statistics.
    -- Jose Angel Gurria

    #Order #Gdp #Elements

  • It's embarrassing ... you try to overthrow the government and you wind up on the Best Seller's List.

  • A house divided against itself cannot stand." I believe this government cannot endure, permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved — I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other.

  • There is not a command God gives to His children for which He does not provide the enablement for obedience.

  • The Lord has different names according to His different activities. For example, His name is Madhusüdana because He killed the demon of the name Madhu; His name is Govinda because He gives pleasure to the cows and to the senses

  • There is a certain indolence in us, a wish not to be disturbed, which tempts us to think that when things are quiet, all is well. Subconsciously, we tend to give the preference to 'social peace,' though it be only apparent, because our lives and possessions seem then secure. Actually, human beings acquiesce too easily in evil conditions; they rebel far too little and too seldom. There is nothing noble about acquiescence in a cramped life or mere submission to superior force.

  • Energy is a concept that has been coined by physicists. There is no observable thing known as energy anywhere.

  • The Sacred Bombshell knows that her creative feminine energy is a catalyst. She remembers her womb wisdom.

  • What I love about doing my concerts is always feeding off the fans and their energy.

  • It's much more interesting to embrace who you really are rather than waste energy pretending to be someone else.

  • Until the 1990s, there were few reliable observations about movement at the scale of the entire universe, which is the only scale dark energy effects. So dark energy could not be seen until we could measure things very, very far away.

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