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Famous Quotes & Quotations About The Environment:

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.
~ David Wann.

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.
~ Paul A. Samuelson.

The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago... had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands.
~ Havelock Ellis.

The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.
~ Ralph Nader.

There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew.
~ Marshall McLuhan.

There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed.
~ Mohandas K. Gandhi.

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.

They kill good trees to put out bad newspapers.
~ James G. Watt.

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.

We do not inherit the world from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children. Duty on us to return it to them in the absolute situation.
~ Native American Proverb.

We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.
~ Thomas Fuller.

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 Brown.

Your grandchildren will likely find it incredible - or even sinful - that you burned up a gallon of gasoline to fetch a pack of cigarettes!
~ Paul MacCready Jr.

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