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“The ultimate test of man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something
today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.” ~ Nelson
“We have forgotten how to be good guests, how to walk lightly on the earth as its
other creatures do.” ~ Barbara Ward
“He that plants trees love others besides himself.” ~Thomas Fuller
“The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one
thing all of us share.” ~ Lady Bird Johnson
“A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land,
purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
“I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could
use.” ~ Mother Teresa
“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds
cannot change anything.”~ George Bernard Shaw
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the
world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ~ Margaret Mead
“The Earth will not continue to offer its harvest, except with faithful stewardship. We
cannot say we love the land and then take steps to destroy it for use by future
generations.” ~ John Paul II
“If we go on using the Earth uncaringly and without replenishing it, then we are just
greedy consumers” ~ Satish Kumar
“You have to hold yourself accountable for your actions, and that’s how we’re going to
protect the Earth” ~ Julia Butterfly Hill
“Out of all those millions and millions of planets floating around there in space, this is
our planet, this is our little one, so we just got to be aware of it and take care of it.” ~
Paul McCartney
“The best friend of earth of man is the tree. When we use the tree respectfully and
economically, we have one of the greatest resources on the earth.” ~ Frank Lloyd
“Everyone who considers themselves a realist will be forced to justify their behavior in
light of their contribution toward the preservation of the environment.” ~ Ernst von
“Modern society will find no solution to the ecological problem unless it takes a
serious look at its lifestyle.” ~ Pope John Paul II
“Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect
man.” ~ Stewart Udall
“Sustainability requires maintaining life-supporting natural capital in order for our
socioeconomic goals to be met.” ~ Warren Flint
“The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the
universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.” ~ Rachel Carson
“Where the quality of life goes down for the environment, the quality of life goes
down for humans.” ~ George Holland
“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.” ~ Robert Orben
“The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not
own the sun.” ~ Ralph Nader
“When a man throws an empty cigarette package from an automobile, he is liable to a
fine of $50. When a man throws a billboard across a view, he is richly rewarded.” ~ Pat
“In America today you can murder land for private profit. You can leave the corpse for
all to see, and nobody calls the cops.” ~ Paul Brooks
“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.” ~ Sir
George Porter
“We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see
land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and
respect.” ~ Aldo Leopold
“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.” ~ Marya Mannes
“Till now man has been up against Nature; from now on he will be up against his own
nature.” ~ Dennis Gabor
“Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political
or social boundaries.” ~ Jimmy Carter
“For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more
glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.” ~ Martin Luther
“Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual
satisfaction.” ~ Dr. Edward O. Wilson
“The natural environment sustains the life of all beings universally.” ~ Dalai Lama
“An act of violence against nature should be judged as severely as that against society
or another person.” ~ Dr. Michael W.Fox
“Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so called scientific
knowledge.” ~ Thomas Edison
“In our rich consumers’ civilization we spin cocoons around ourselves and get
possessed by our possessions.” ~ Max Lerner
“Our life is frittered away by detail…Simplify, simplify, simplify! Simplicity of life and
elevation of purpose.” ~ Henry Thoreau
“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that
overwhelm the world.” ~ Archbishop Desmond Tutu
“Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites.” ~ William
“We can never have enough of Nature.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
“All I want is to stand in a field and to smell green, to taste air, to feel the earth want
me, without all this concrete hating me. – Phillip Pulfrey
“Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.” ~
Albert Einstein
“You will find something more in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you
that which you can never learn from masters.” ~ St. Bernard
“The natural environment sustains the life of all beings universally.” ~ Dalai Lama
“Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency. Man
is a social being.” ~ Mohandas Gandhi
“Waste your money and you’re only out of money, but waste your time and you’ve
lost a part of your life.” ~ Michael Leboeuf
“After a visit to the beach, it’s hard to believe that we live in a material world.” ~ Pam
“Home is an invention on which no one has yet improved.” ~ Ann Douglas
“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself
that you truly give.” ~ Kahlil Gibran
“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match
your nature with nature.” ~ Joseph Campbell
“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” ~
Robert Swan
“The first rule of sustainability is to align with natural forces, or at least not try to defy
them.” ~ Paul Hawken
“Modern society will find no solution to the ecological problem unless it takes a
serious look at its lifestyle.” ~ Pope John Paul II



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