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Famous Quotes & Quotations About The Environment:

And Man created the plastic bag and the tin and aluminum can and the cellophane wrapper and the paper plate, and this was good because Man could then take his automobile and buy all his food in one place and He could save that which was good to eat in the refrigerator and throw away that which had no further use. And soon the earth was covered with plastic bags and aluminum cans and paper plates and disposable bottles and there was nowhere to sit down or walk, and Man shook his head and cried: "Look at this Godawful mess."
~ Art Buchwald.

Because we don't think about future generations, they will never forget us.
~ Henrik Tikkanen.

Don't blow it - good planets are hard to find.
~ Author Unknown.

Economic advance is not the same thing as human progress.
~ John Clapham.

For 200 years we've been conquering Nature. Now we're beating it to death.
~ Tom McMillan.

Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~ Chief Seattle.

I am the earth. You are the earth. The Earth is dying. You and I are murderers.
~ Ymber Delecto.

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.

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.

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.
~ Elwyn Brooks White.

If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.
~ Henry David Thoreau Quotes.

If civilization has risen from the Stone Age, it can rise again from the Wastepaper Age.
~ Jacques Barzun.

I'm not an environmentalist. I'm an Earth warrior.
~ Darryl Cherney.

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.

It wasn't the Exxon Valdez captain's driving that caused the Alaskan oil spill. It was yours.
~ Greenpeace advertisement.

Let us a little permit Nature to take her own way; she better understands her own affairs than we.
~ Michel de Montaigne.

Modern technology
Owes ecology
An apology.
~ Alan M. Eddison.

Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites.
~ William Ruckelshaus.

Newspapers: dead trees with information smeared on them.
~ Horizon.

Oh Beautiful for smoggy skies, insecticided grain,
For strip-mined mountain's majesty above the asphalt plain.
America, America, man sheds his waste on thee,
And hides the pines with billboard signs, from sea to oily sea.
~ George Carlin.

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.
~ Philip Shabecoff.

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.
~ Bill Vaughn.

Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.
~ Henry David Thoreau Quotes.

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.

The insufferable arrogance of human beings to think that Nature was made solely for their benefit, as if it was conceivable that the sun had been set afire merely to ripen men's apples and head their cabbages.
~ Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac.

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