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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 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.

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.

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.

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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