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I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend? (Quote by - Robert Redford)

Civilization... wrecks the planet from seafloor to stratosphere. (Quote by - Richard Bach)

I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. (Quote by - Elwyn Brooks White)

Human destiny is bound to remain a gamble, because at some unpredictable time and in some unforeseeable manner nature will strike back. (Quote by - Rene Dubos)

The rose has thorns only for those who would gather it. (Quote by - Chinese Proverb)

We have always had reluctance to see a tract of land which is empty of men as anything but a void. The "waste howling wilderness" of Deuteronomy is typical. The Oxford Dictionary defines wilderness as wild or uncultivated land which is occupied "only" by wild animals. Places not used by us are "wastes." Areas not occupied by us are "desolate." Could the desolation be in the soul of man? (Quote by - John A. Livingston)

Such is the audacity of man, that he hath learned to counterfeit Nature, yea, and is so bold as to challenge her in her work. (Quote by - Pliny the Elder)

The human race will be the cancer of the planet. (Quote by - Julian Huxley)

Today's world is one in which the age-old risks of humankind - the drought, floods, communicable diseases - are less of a problem than ever before. They have been replaced by risks of humanity's own making - the unintended side-effects of beneficial technologies and the intended effects of the technologies of war. Society must hope that the world's ability to assess and manage risks will keep pace with its ability to create them. (Quote by - J. Clarence Davies)

When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. (Quote by - John Muir)

There is hope if people will begin to awaken that spiritual part of themselves, that heartfelt knowledge that we are caretakers of this planet. (Quote by - Brooke Medicine Eagle)

The control man has secured over nature has far outrun his control over himself. (Quote by - Ernest Jones)

The forest laments in order that Mr. Gladstone may perspire. (Quote by - Sir Randolph Henry Spencer Churchill)

You must teach your children that the ground beneath their feet is the ashes of your grandfathers. So that they will respect the land, tell your children that the earth is rich with the lives of our kin. Teach your children what we have taught our children, that the earth is our mother. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. If men spit upon the ground, they spit upon themselves. (Quote by - Native American Wisdom)

Dig a trench through a landfill and you will see layers of phone books like geographical strata or layers of cake.... During a recent landfill dig in Phoenix, I found newspapers dating from 1952 that looked so fresh you might read one over breakfast. (Quote by - William Rathje)

For 200 years we've been conquering Nature. Now we're beating it to death. (Quote by - Tom McMillan)

When a man says to me, "I have the intensest love of nature," at once I know that he has none. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

In an underdeveloped country, don't drink the water; in a developed country, don't breathe the air. (Quote by - Changing Times magazine)

To people who think of themselves as God's houseguests, American enterprise must seem arrogant beyond belief. Or stupid. A nation of amnesiacs, proceeding as if there were no other day but today. Assuming the land could also forget what had been done to it. (Quote by - Barbara Kingsolver)

Will urban sprawl spread so far that most people lose all touch with nature? Will the day come when the only bird a typical American child ever sees is a canary in a pet shop window? When the only wild animal he knows is a rat - glimpsed on a night drive through some city slum? When the only tree he touches is the cleverly fabricated plastic evergreen that shades his gifts on Christmas morning? (Quote by - Frank N. Ikard)

There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew. (Quote by - Marshall McLuhan)

We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive. (Quote by - Albert Einstein)

Our modern industrial economy takes a mountain covered with trees, lakes, running streams and transforms it into a mountain of junk, garbage, slime pits, and debris. (Quote by - Edward Abbey)

When some high-sounding institute states that a compound is harmless or a process free of risk, it is wise to know whence the institute or the scientists who work there obtain their financial support. (Quote by - Lancet)

Understanding the laws of nature does not mean that we are immune to their operations. (Quote by - David Gerrold)


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