You can't do everything in your lifetime. But you can accomplish a lot by doing little things every day. You won't feel like you have done much in a day, but when you look back you'll see you have been climbing up all along.
Don't endure passively. Just endeavour actively.
It's very easy to imagine how existing problems can give rise to new problems. But it's also possible that our existing solutions give rise to problems. Quick and easy fix? I wouldn't count on it as much as on a long term plan.
It is easier to undermine the value of experience in face of insurmountable knowledge. Reading and understanding your favourite book does give you knowledge about it, but the expertise needed to write such a book only comes with experience. Experience doesn't come as you age, it comes through exploration and experimentation.
Humans are much closer to each other biologically than they are different culturally. And yet our differences predict the outcome more often than our unity.
It is easier to sustain one's success rather than persist through failure.
The long-term negative outcome (dramatic changes in the climate) is far away in the future. The individual benefits are occurring right now (such as driving to work alone in one’s own car). Thus making it difficult to see how many costs there really are. Similarly, short-term costs of a behaviour lead individuals to avoid performing …
Theories never change, only people do.
Why should you be nice to everyone? Because it doesn't hurt to have a friend but it does hurt to have an enemy.
Intention is the first step towards constructing one's ideal reality.