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After a visit to the beach, it's hard to believe that we live in a material world. (Quote by - Pam Shaw)

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. (Quote by - Native American Proverb)

When a man wantonly destroys one of the works of man we call him a vandal. When he destroys one of the works of god we call him a sportsman. (Quote by - Joseph Wood Krutch)

So bleak is the picture... that the bulldozer and not the atomic bomb may turn out to be the most destructive invention of the 20th century. (Quote by - Philip Shabecoff)

Time and space - time to be alone, space to move about - these may well become the great scarcities of tomorrow. (Quote by - Edwin Way Teale)

You go into a community and they will vote 80 percent to 20 percent in favor of a tougher Clean Air Act, but if you ask them to devote 20 minutes a year to having their car emissions inspected, they will vote 80 to 20 against it. We are a long way in this country from taking individual responsibility for the environmental problem. (Quote by - William D. Ruckelshaus)

Newspapers: dead trees with information smeared on them. (Quote by - Horizon)

Because we don't think about future generations, they will never forget us. (Quote by - Henrik Tikkanen)

Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth. (Quote by - Henry David Thoreau)

Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it. (Quote by - Henry David Thoreau)

Man is a blind, witless, low brow, anthropocentric clod who inflicts lesions upon the earth. (Quote by - Ian McHarg)

I have no doubt that we will be successful in harnessing the sun's energy.... If sunbeams were weapons of war, we would have had solar energy centuries ago. (Quote by - Sir George Porter)

There's so much pollution in the air now that if it weren't for our lungs there'd be no place to put it all. (Quote by - Robert Orben)

In its broadest ecological context, economic development is the development of more intensive ways of exploiting the natural environment. (Quote by - Richard Wilkinson)

We generate our own environment. We get exactly what we deserve. How can we resent a life we've created ourselves? Who's to blame, who's to credit but us? Who can change it, anytime we wish, but us? (Quote by - Richard Bach)

The problem is no longer that with every pair of hands that comes into the world there comes a hungry stomach. Rather it is that, attached to those hands are sharp elbows. (Quote by - Paul A. Samuelson)

Why should man expect his prayer for mercy to be heard by What is above him when he shows no mercy to what is under him? (Quote by - Pierre Troubetzkoy)

I do not know of any environmental group in any country that does not view its government as an adversary. (Quote by - Gro Harlem Brundtland)

How long can men thrive between walls of brick, walking on asphalt pavements, breathing the fumes of coal and of oil, growing, working, dying, with hardly a thought of wind, and sky, and fields of grain, seeing only machine-made beauty, the mineral-like quality of life? (Quote by - Charles A. Lindbergh)

The packaging for a microwavable "microwave" dinner is programmed for a shelf life of maybe six months, a cook time of two minutes and a landfill dead-time of centuries. (Quote by - David Wann)

Living in the midst of abundance we have the greatest difficulty in seeing that the supply of natural wealth is limited and that the constant increase of population is destined to reduce the American standard of living unless we deal more sanely with our resources. (Quote by - W.H. Carothers)

A margin of life is developed by Nature for all living things - including man. All life forms obey Nature's demands - except man, who has found ways of ignoring them. (Quote by - Eugene M. Poirot)

We cannot command Nature except by obeying her. (Quote by - Francis Bacon)

Living simply has resulted in us becoming more aware of the environment and the impact we have on it. (Quote by - Catherine Pulsifer)

The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun. (Quote by - Ralph Nader)


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