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It is the safest of times, it is the riskiest of times.... What the Dickens is going on here? (Quote by - Denton Morrison)

This is a beautiful planet and not at all fragile. Earth can withstand significant volcanic eruptions, tectonic cataclysms, and ice ages. But this canny, intelligent, prolific, and extremely self-centered human creature had proven himself capable of more destruction of life than Mother Nature herself.... We've got to be stopped. (Quote by - Michael L. Fischer)

To waste, to destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed. (Quote by - Theodore Roosevel)

The struggle to save the global environment is in one way much more difficult than the struggle to vanquish Hitler, for this time the war is with ourselves. We are the enemy, just as we have only ourselves as allies. (Quote by - Al Gore)

We have been god-like in the planned breeding of our domesticated plants, but rabbit-like in the unplanned breeding of ourselves. (Quote by - Arnold Toynbee)

I am the earth. You are the earth. The Earth is dying. You and I are murderers. (Quote by - Ymber Delecto)

The gross heathenism of civilization has generally destroyed nature, and poetry, and all that is spiritual. (Quote by - John Muir)

It appears to be a law that you cannot have a deep sympathy with both man and nature. (Quote by - Henry David Thoreau)

The days a man spends fishing or spends hunting should not be deducted from the time that he's on earth. In other words, if I fish today, that should be added to the amount of time I get to live. That's the way I look at recreation. That's why I'll be a big conservation, environmental President, because I plan to fish and hunt as much as I possibly can. (Quote by - George Bush)

We could have saved the Earth but we were too damned cheap. (Quote by - Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.)

Nature's laws affirm instead of prohibit. If you violate her laws you are your own prosecuting attorney, judge, jury, and hangman. (Quote by - Luther Burbank)

When the soil disappears, the soul disappears. (Quote by - Ymber Delecto)

Our environmental problems originate in the hubris of imagining ourselves as the central nervous system or the brain of nature. We're not the brain, we are a cancer on nature. (Quote by - Dave Foreman)

The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge; for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future. (Quote by - Marya Mannes)

Let us a little permit Nature to take her own way; she better understands her own affairs than we. (Quote by - Michel de Montaigne)

This fight against drilling in the Arctic Refuge is a fight about our principles. It’s about standing up for our environment, our families and our future, and I won’t give up this fight. (Quote by - Senator John Kerry)

We're finally going to get the bill for the Industrial Age. If the projections are right, it's going to be a big one: the ecological collapse of the planet. (Quote by - Jeremy Rifkin)

Don't blow it - good planets are hard to find. (Quote by - Quoted in Time)

Remember when atmospheric contaminants were romantically called stardust? (Quote by - Lane Olinghouse)

Western society has accepted as unquestionable a technological imperative that is quite as arbitrary as the most primitive taboo: not merely the duty to foster invention and constantly to create technological novelties, but equally the duty to surrender to these novelties unconditionally, just because they are offered, without respect to their human consequences. (Quote by - Lewis Mumford)

The command "Be fruitful and multiply" was promulgated, according to our authorities, when the population of the world consisted of two people. (Quote by - William Ralph Inge)

The mother of the year should be a sterilized woman with two adopted children. (Quote by - Paul R. Ehrlich)

Those who wish to pet and baby wild animals "love" them. But those who respect their natures and wish to let them live normal lives, love them more. (Quote by - Edwin Way Teale)

Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites. (Quote by - William Ruckelshaus)

The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river. (Quote by - Ross Perot)


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