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E. F. Schumacher Quotes (11 Quotes)


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  • Eagles come in all shapes and sizes, but you will recognize them chiefly by their attitudes.
    (E. F. Schumacher)

  • Infinite growth of material consumption in a finite world is an impossibility.
    (E. F. Schumacher)

  • 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)

  • It might be said that it is the ideal of the employer to have production without employees and the ideal of the employee is to have income without work.
    (E. F. Schumacher)

  • Nobody really likes large-scale organizations nobody likes to take orders from a superior who takes orders from a superior who takes orders....
    (E. F. Schumacher)


  • You can either read something many times in order to be assured that you got it all, or else you can define your purpose and use techniques which will assure that you have met it and gotten what you need.
    (E. F. Schumacher)

  • The printing press is either the greatest blessing or the greatest curse of modern times, sometimes one forgets which it is.
    (E. F. Schumacher)

  • Small is Beautiful.
    (E. F. Schumacher)

  • Many people love in themselves what they hate in others.
    (E. F. Schumacher)

  • Never let an inventor run a company. You can never get him to stop tinkering and bring something to market.
    (E. F. Schumacher)

  • There is no economic problem and, in a sense, there never has been.
    (E. F. Schumacher)


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