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Environment Quotes

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Be gentle with the earth.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Related topics: Wisdom Buddhist

Be a yardstick of quality.
Some people aren't used to an environment
where excellence is expected.
- Steve Jobs

If future generations are to remember us
more with gratitude than sorrow,
we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology.
We must also leave them a glimpse of the world
as it was created, not just as it looked
when we got through with it.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall.
He will end by destroying the earth.
- Albert Schweitzer

 

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity
opinions which differ from
the prejudices of their social environment.
Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
- Albert Einstein

In the struggle for survival,
the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals
because they succeed in adapting
themselves best to their environment.
- Charles Darwin

The environment is everything that isn't me.
- Albert Einstein

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The only way forward, if we are going to improve the
quality of the environment,
is to get everybody involved.
- Richard Rogers

Birds are indicators of the environment.
If they are in trouble, we know we'll soon be in trouble.
- Roger Tory Peterson

Why has it seemed that the only way to protect the
environment is with heavy-handed government regulation?
- Gale Norton

I had never been able to get a car that said how much
I cared about the environment until I drove electric.
- Alexandra Paul

I believe it is important for people to create a healthy
mental environment in which to accomplish daily tasks.
- Darren L. Johnson

Every time I have some moment on a seashore,
or in the mountains, or sometimes in a quiet forest,
I think this is why the environment has to be preserved.
- Bill Bradley

It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.
- Ansel Adams

After all, sustainability means running the global environment -
Earth Inc.
- like a corporation: with depreciation,
amortization and maintenance accounts.
In other words, keeping the asset whole,
rather than undermining your natural capital.
- Maurice Strong

The business of art is to reveal the relation between man and his environment.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you;
be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
- W. Clement Stone

Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment,
and learn again to exercise his will - his personal responsibility
in the realm of faith and morals.
- Albert Schweitzer

Parents should not smoke in order to discourage their kids from smoking.
A child is more likely to smoke when they have been
raised in the environment of a smoker.
- Christy Turlington

The first step toward success is taken when you refuse
to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.
- Mark Caine

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?
- Robert Redford

Outside of the chair, the teapot is the most ubiquitous
and important design element in the domestic environment
and almost everyone who has tackled the world of design
has ended up designing one.
- David McFadden

In a few decades, the relationship between the environment,
resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious as
the connection we see today between human rights,
democracy and peace.
- Wangari Maathai

Journey with me to a true commitment to our environment.
Journey with me to the serenity of leaving to our children a planet in equilibrium.
- Paul Tsongas

The modern assault on the environment began about 50 years ago,
during and immediately after World War II.
- Barry Commoner

We won't have a society if we destroy the environment.
- Margaret Mead

The government should set a goal for a clean environment
but not mandate how that goal should be implemented.
- Dixie Lee Ray

I can find God in nature, in animals,
in birds and the environment.
- Pat Buckley

Local innovation and initiative can help us better
understand how to protect our environment.
- Gale Norton

I think the government has to reposition environment
on top of their national and international priorities.
- Brian Mulroney

Sacred spaces can be created in any environment.
- Christy Turlington

Choose the whole of your environment, things and events,
based upon the value, meaning and function they hold.
Do not allow obligation or immediacy
to bind you to physical things or specific actions.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We make the world we live in and shape our own environment.
- Orison Swett Marden

People blame their environment.
There is only one person to blame - and only one -
themselves.
- Robert Collier

We don't have to sacrifice a strong economy for a healthy environment.
- Dennis Weaver

When we realize we can make a buck cleaning up the environment,
it will be done!
- Dennis Weaver

I firmly believe that we can have a healthy environment
and a sustainable timber industry.
- Frank Murkowski

Earth Day 1970 was irrefutable evidence that the American
people understood the environmental threat and wanted action to resolve it.
- Barry Commoner

People in Slow Food understand that food is an environmental issue.
- Michael Pollan

Environmental degradation, overpopulation,
refugees, narcotics, terrorism, world crime movements,
and organized crime are worldwide problems that don't
stop at a nation's borders.
- Warren Christopher

For me, going vegan was an ethical and environmental decision.
I'm doing the right thing by the animals.
- Alexandra Paul

Pushing production out of America to nations without
our environmental standards increases global environmental risks.
- Frank Murkowski

We learned that economic growth and environmental protection
can and should go hand in hand.
- Christopher Dodd

Liberals in Congress have spent the past three decades
pandering to environmental extremists.
The policies they have put in place are in large part
responsible for the energy crunch we are seeing today.
We have not built a refinery in this country for 30 years.
- Marsha Blackburn

Environmental concern is now firmly embedded in public life:
in education,
medicine and law; in journalism, literature and art.
- Barry Commoner

Under the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star Program,
homes are independently verified to be measurably more
energy efficient than average houses.
- Melissa Bean

The Endangered Species Act is the strongest and most
effective tool we have to repair the environmental
harm that is causing a species to decline.
- Norm Dicks

I think Captain Cousteau might be the father of the environmental movement.
- Ted Turner

If we bestow but a very little attention to the economy of the animal creation,
we shall find manifest examples of premeditation,
perseverance, resolution, and consumate artifice,
in order to effect their purpose.
- William Bartram

I see humanity now as one vast plant,
needing for its highest fulfillment only love,
the natural blessings of the great outdoors,
and intelligent crossing and selection.
- Luther Burbank

Population, when unchecked, goes on doubling itself
every 25 years or increases in a geometrical ratio.
- Thomas Malthus

You will die but the carbon will not;
its career does not end with you.
It will return to the soil, and there a plant may take it up again in time,
sending it once more on a cycle of plant and animal life.
- Jacob Bronowski

Unless we keep this planet healthy, everything else is for naught.
- Victoria Principal

A knowledgeable and courageous U.S.
president could help enormously in leading the world's
nations toward saving the climate.
- Donella Meadows

Not all is doom and gloom.
We are beginning to understand the natural world and
are gaining a reverence for life -
all life.
- Roger Tory Peterson

You may be able to fool the voters, but not the atmosphere.
- Donella Meadows

Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.
- Aldo Leopold

Harmony with land is like harmony with a friend;
you cannot cherish his right hand and chop off his left.
- Aldo Leopold

In a finite world this means that the per capita share
of the world's goods must steadily decrease.
- Garrett Hardin

They claim this mother of ours, the Earth,
for their own use, and fence their neighbors away from her,
and deface her with their buildings and their refuse.
- Sitting Bull

If you violate Nature's laws you are your own prosecuting attorney,
judge, jury, and hangman.
- Luther Burbank

I consider myself to have been the bridge between the
shotgun and the binoculars in bird watching.
Before I came along, the primary way to observe birds
was to shoot them and stuff them.
- Roger Tory Peterson

If we gave up eating beef we would have roughly 20
to 30 times more land for food than we have now.
- James Lovelock

If people destroy something replaceable made by mankind,
they are called vandals; if they destroy something
irreplaceable made by God,
they are called developers.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

Mankind is considered (by the radical environmentalists)
the lowest and the meanest of all species and is blamed for everything.
- Dixie Lee Ray

Why are ecologists and environmentalists so feared
and hated? This is because in part what they have to
say is new to the general public,
and the new is always alarming.
- Garrett Hardin

It seems that every time mankind is given a lot of energy,
we go out and wreck something with it.
- David R. Brower

No one should be able to enter a wilderness by mechanical means.
- Garrett Hardin

Our world faces a true planetary emergency.
I know the phrase sounds shrill, and I know it's a
challenge to the moral imagination.
- Al Gore

There is no place where we can safely store worn-out
reactors or their garbage.
No place!
- David R. Brower

Nuclear power will help provide the electricity that
our growing economy needs without increasing emissions.
This is truly an environmentally responsible source of energy.
- Michael Burgess


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