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Aldo Leopold
One of the penalties of an ecological education is that one lives alone in a world of wounds.
Aldo Leopold
I am glad I will not be young in a future without wilderness.
Aldo Leopold
No matter how intently one studies the hundred little dramas of the woods and meadows, one can never learn all the salient facts about any one of them.
Alice Taylor
In the summers we swam in the river and caught minnows with jam pots; on Sunday evenings my father fished in it, bringing home each time a bag of trout. In winter salmon came up to this quiet backwater to spawn and, of course, there was a certain amount of poaching, to which my father objected strongly. Once, when a generous neighbour gave us a present of a poached salmon, he lined us all up around the kitchen table and proceeded to open up the fish. As the eggs poured out he explained about the huge loss of fish life due to the poaching of this one salmon. In my father's world nature possessed a balance and man had no right to upset that balance to satisfy his own greed; killing this fish was going against the laws of nature.
Alison Cooklin
So you know that all living things share the same energy source and that every action that humans do to nature will affect everything on this planet.
Allen Wheelis
In a condition of struggle and of failure we must be able to say I must try harder or I must try differently. Both views are essential . . . A change in either makes for a change in outcome. When we say I must try harder we mean that the most relevant variable is something within us - intention, will, determination, meaning it . . When we say I must try differently we mean that the most relevant variable lies in the situation within which intention is being exerted, that we should look to the environment, to the ways it pushes and pulls at us, and in this study find the means to alter that interaction.
Amit Ray
Caring a tree is caring of your soul.
Amit Ray
Karma yoga is giving food to the hungry, clothes to the needy, shelter to the homeless, education to the uneducated, medicine to the sick, and trees and cleanliness to the environment.
Amit Ray
If you love a tree you will be more beautiful than before!
Annette Kolodny
In fact, the advocates of People's Park had asserted another version of what is probably America's oldest and most cherished fantasy: a daily reality of harmony between man and nature based on an experience of the land land as essentially feminine - that is not simply the land as mother, but the land as woman, the total female principle of gratification - enclosing the individual in an environment of receptivity, repose, and painless and integral satisfaction.
Annie Proulx
All must pay the debt of nature.
Anthony T. Hincks
When Mother Nature turns on us, I hope that she doesn't show the same compassion that we, humans, show to the environment and all the other life here on Earth.
Anthony T. Hincks
Trees are the soul collectors come to life.
Arianna Huffington
Why worry about minor little details like clean air, clean water, safe ports and the safety net when Jesus is going to give the world an Extreme Makeover: Planet Edition right after he finishes putting Satan in his place once and for all?
Auliq-Ice
Protecting our environment is not a luxury we can choose to enjoy, but a simple matter of survival.
Auliq-Ice
Speechless is not even a good enough word to describe what I feel when I see the pictures of how we have transformed the world from the good to bad, from natural to artificial, physical appearance to daily makeup. I think I want to go with the word ENRAGED, DISGUSTED, or better yet INSULTED .
Barry Babcock
While I lingered about the old village and the lake, with the water lapping on the shore and the wind whispering in the big pines, I felt for a moment that I was back in time among the Ojibwe families going about their business.
Barry Babcock
No animal could change the character of the land as the presence of the wolf had that day.
Barry Babcock
On a winter's day when a person's spirits may be low and to behold thirty to one-hundred Evening Grosbeaks busily gorging themselves on bird seed and perched in a stand of pines with all of them creating a cacophony of sparrow like chirps, this is real therapy for me. It is an act of contagious optimism. It is at such times I realize that a bird can do more for me than a shrink.
Barry Babcock
We must stop seeing the natural world as a commodity and start seeing it as we would see a family member, something to love, protect, care for, and cherish.
Barry Babcock
The forest talks but a good hunter only hears it by learning its language.
Bill Maher
I'm always amazed at the human capacity to not make fundamental changes, but instead merely adapt. I see these pictures of people in Beijing and New Delhi, walking around with masks on, because you can't walk outside your house and breathe? If you can't breathe?…If that's not the cue to make a fundamental change, I don't know what is!
Billie-Jo Williams
Hurricanes couldn't remove you from my mind. You're my world and I'm incapable of not loving you.
Cameron Conaway
It's cool when fashion recycles itself, it's not cool when sustainable living does because it means there was (and is as I write) a period of absolute and possibly irreversible destruction.
Carl Sagan
Another glorious feature of many modern science museums is a movie theater showing IMAX or OMNIMAX films. In some cases the screen is ten stories tall and wraps around you. The Smithsonian's National Air & Space Museu, the popular museum on Earth, has premiered in its Langley Theater some of the best of these films. 'To Fly' brings a catch to my throat even after five or six viewings. I've seen religious leaders of many denominations witness 'Blue Planet' and be converted on the spot to the need to protect the Earth's environment
Chief Seattle (Sealth), Suquamish Chief
Teach your children what we have taught our children, that the earth is our mother. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. If men spit upon the ground, they spit upon themselves. This we know: the earth does not belong to man - man belongs to the earth. This we know. All things are connected like the blood that unites one's family. All things are connected.
Chris Maser
What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.
Christine Milne
Destroying the joint means building a new system in which it is not OK to allow people to be marginalised, exploited and discriminated against, it's not OK to ignore the needs of future generations, it's not OK to wreck this extraordinary, beautiful, fragile planetary environment that sustains us - our Mother Earth.
Christyl Rivers
Lion, lion golden spunin savannahs of the sun,What immortal eye, or handweaves beasts from dreams,sews sky to land?
Colin Beavan
We are the ones we've been waiting for.
Cormac McCarthy
Once there were brook trout in the streams in the mountains. You could see them standing in the amber current where the white edges of their fins wimpled softly in the flow. They smelled of moss in your hand. Polished and muscular and torsional. On their backs were vermiculate patterns that were maps of the world in its becoming. Maps and mazes. Of a thing which could not be put back. Not be made right again. In the deep glens where they lived all things were older than man and they hummed of mystery.
Criss Jami
If you use a philosophy education well, you can get your foot in the door of any industry you please. Industries are like the blossoms on a tree while philosophy is the trunk - it holds the tree together, but it often goes unnoticed.
Dada Bhagwan
The mind-speech and body remain 'effective', the outer environment is also 'effective' and when the Self (Soul) remains 'un-effective'; that is the ultimate stage!
Daisaku Ikeda
It is senseless to blame others or your environment for your miseries. Change begins from the moment you muster the courage to act. When you change, the environment will change. The power to change the world is found nowhere but within our own life.
Daniel J. Rice
If you are lucky you will have the opportunity in your life to be owned by a good piece of land.
Daniel J. Rice
Can you imagine a scenario, given our present circumstances, in which human life will actually survive and be here in a thousand years?
Daniel J. Rice
The outside is the only place we can truly be inside the world.
Daryavesh Rothmensch
knowledge is our enviroment..wisdome, is how we perceive our environment.
David Attenborough
Now, over half of us live in an urban environment. My home, too, is here in the city of London. Looking down on this great metropolis, the ingenuity with which we continue to reshape the surface of our planet is very striking. It's also very sobering, and reminds me of just how easy it is for us to lose our connection with the natural world.Yet it's on this connection that the future of both humanity and the natural world will depend. And surely, it is our responsibility to do everything within our power to create a planet that provides a home not just for us, but for all life on Earth.
David James Duncan
Our lack of community is intensely painful. A TV talk show is not community. A couple of hours in a church pew each Sabbath is not community. A multinational corporation is neither a human nor a community, and in the sweatshops, defiled agribusiness fields, genetic mutation labs, ecological dead zones, the inhumanity is showing. Without genuine spiritual community, life becomes a struggle so lonely and grim that even Hillary Clinton has admitted it takes a village.
Donald Worster
We trust ourselves, far more than our ancestors did… The root of our predicament lies in the simple fact that, though we remain a flawed and unstable species, plagued now as in the past by a thousand weaknesses, we have insisted on both unlimited freedom and unlimited power. It would now seem clear that, if we want to stop the devastation of the earth, the growing threats to our food, water, air, and fellow creatures, we must find some way to limit both.
Douglas Coupland
People don't have dominion over Nature. it's gone beyond that. Human beings and the world are now the same thing. The future and whatever happens to you after you die - it's all melted together. Death isn't the escape hatch the way it used to be.
E.A. Bucchianeri
If you are what you eat, you are what you see and hear.
Edward Hallett Carr
History is the long struggle of man, by exercise of his reason, to understand his environment and to act upon it. But the modern period has broadened the struggle in a revolutionary way. Man now seeks to understand, and act on, not only his environment, but himself; and this has added, so to speak, a new dimension to reason and a new dimension to history.
Edward O. Wilson
People would rather believe than know.
Edward O. Wilson
Humanity is a biological species, living in a biological environment, because like all species, we are exquisitely adapted in everything: from our behavior, to our genetics, to our physiology, to that particular environment in which we live. The earth is our home. Unless we preserve the rest of life, as a sacred duty, we will be endangering ourselves by destroying the home in which we evolved, and on which we completely depend.
Eka Awaludin
Gemertak suara hujan menyambutku terbangun dari tidurku minggu pagi ini. Kabut pagi menyelimuti mimpi-mimpi mereka yang masih terlelap.
Enock Maregesi
Ser bom para o ambiente. Seja gentil com os animais. Seja gentil com as pessoas. Se você fizer isso, você vai deixar uma marca no mundo.
Enock Maregesi
Be nice to the environment. Be nice to animals. Be nice to people. If you do that, you will leave a mark on the world.
Erasmus
Moreover God hath ordained man in this world, as it were, the very image of himself, to the intent, that he, as it were a god on earth, should provide for the wealth of all creatures.
Farshad Asl
Change is a difficult process. It can truly take place in an environment of support, structure, and sacrifice. Support comes from asking for help, seeking professional coaching, and surrounding yourself with the right people. Structure requires accountability, a follow-up system, and action. Sacrifice requires paying the price and getting out of your comfort zone but staying in your strength zone.
Francis Bacon
God has, in fact, written two books, not just one. Of course, we are all familiar with the first book he wrote, namely Scripture. But he has written a second book called creation.
Frank Buchman
There is enough in the world for everyone's need, but not enough for everyone's greed.
Grace Sara
You do not control everything, nor does everything control you. You are not entirely at the hands of your environment, nor is it entirely at the hands of you.
Gugu Mona
Peace is significant for any country that seeks prosperity, because it is easier to uplift the economy in a peaceful environment.
Henry David Thoreau
We need the tonic of wildness...At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.
Henry Miller
Out yonder they may curse, revile, and torture one another, defile all the human instincts, make a shambles of creation (if it were in their power), but here, no, here, it is unthinkable, here there is abiding peace, the peace of God, and the serene security created by a handful of good neighbors living at one with the creature world.
Hope Jahren
You may have heard that America doesn't have enough scientists and is in danger of falling behind (whatever that means) because of it. Tell this to an academic scientist and watch her laugh. For the last thirty years, the amount of the U.S. annual budget that goes to non-defense related research has been frozen. From a purely budgetary perspective, we don't have too few scientists, we've got far too many, and we keep graduating more each year. America may say that it values science, but it sure as hell doesn't want to pay for it. Within environmental science in particular, we see the crippling effects that come from having been resource-hobbled for decades: degrading farmland, species extinction, progressive deforestation... The list goes on and on.
Hugh Nibley
God's command to have dominion over every living thing is a call to service, a test of responsibility, a rule of love, a cooperation with nature, whereas Satan's use of force for the sake of getting gain renders the earth uninhabitable. Brigham Young's views on the environment direct attention to man's responsibility to beautify the earth, to eradicate the influences of harmful substances, and to use restraint, that the earth may return to its paradisiacal glory.
Ian Rankin
You wouldn't think you could kill an ocean, would you? But we'll do it one day. That's how negligent we are.
Israelmore Ayivor
Environment has its own ways of limiting us tightly. But leaders have their own ways of escaping those limitations narrowly.
Israelmore Ayivor
What is in the pencil is greater than what is around it. The talents in you are greater than the environment surrounding you. Your potentials will change your environment.
Israelmore Ayivor
If you create an environment of conflicts, I don't think you will enjoy peace yourself.
Ivan Illich
The re-establishment of an ecological balance depends on the ability of society to counteract the progressive materialization of values. The ecological balance cannot be re-established unless we recognize again that only persons have ends and only persons can work towards them.
Janet Goodfriend
Because you live to love and love to live/ And because of what your heardrum will give/ Now we might love to live and live to love.
Jared Diamond
For anyone inclined to caricature environmental history as 'environmental determinism,' the contrasting histories of the Dominican Republic and Haiti provide a useful antidote. Yes, environmental problems do constrain human societies, but the societies' responses also make a difference.
Jimmy Carter
Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.
John Harte
...trying to predict whether global warming will moderate the next ice age is not only impossible but irrelevant. It doesn't help us get through the next few centuries. And one can only imagine our future, shivering, ice age descendants cursing us for leaving them no fossil fuel to create a global warming greenhouse effect when one is really needed.
John Keats
The poetry of the earth is never dead.
John Lundin
You are the sun and the rain, the water and the plants, the birds and the animals. There is no such thing as 'nature,' apart from you and me. You are nature, I am nature, just as you are me and I am you.
John Lundin
Nothing should go un-noticed.
John Muir
If people in general could be got into the woods, even for once, to hear the trees speak for themselves, all difficulties in the way of forest preservation would vanish.
John Muir
When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe. -John Muir, naturalist, explorer, and writer (1838-1914)
John Muir
A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm,waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm likeworship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, theirsongs never cease. -John Muir, naturalist, explorer, and writer (1838-1914)
John Taylor Gatto
Shouldn't we also ask ourselves what the consequences are of scrambling to provide the most of everything to our children in a world of fast dwindling resources?
Joseph Bruchac
We need to walk to know sacred places, those around us and those within. We need to walk to remember the songs.
Judah Freed
The evolution revolution is here. Global sense makes common sense.
Julie C. Dao
The beauty of this world is fading all too fast through the cruelty and thoughtlessness of men.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Nature displays beauty in its pure state.
Lailah Gifty Akita
We ought to live heaven on earth, clean environment, the beauty of blissful realms.
Lailah Gifty Akita
River is river.
Lailah Gifty Akita
The love of nature begins with the love for God
Lailah Gifty Akita
Plant a tree in your lifetime.
Lailah Gifty Akita
The mirror reflect what it sees. So state of our waterbodies, shows our own nature.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Our existence and our environment enclose entities of divinity.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Our existence and our environment enclosed entities of divinity.
Laura Sewall
It has often been said that our environmental crisis is a crisis of perception. We do not readily see the patterns that would reveal our dependence on the natural world, nor are we commonly aware of the systems within which we are deeply embedded. Our attention, entrained on objects and focused on flat screens, is far removed from the dynamic and animated nonhuman world. We are as good as blind to the wonder at our feet or the daily spectacle of an ever-changing sky.
Lisa Lantieri
At best, IQ contributes about 20 percent to the factors that determine life success, which leaves 80 percent to other forces.
Mahatma Gandhi
Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
We were bred of earth before we were bred of our mothers. Once born, we can live without mother or father, or any other kin, or any friend, or any human love. We cannot live without the earth or apart from it, and something is shrivelled in a man's heart when he turns away from it and concerns himself only with the affairs of men.
Martin Keogh
When asked if I am pessimistic or optimistic about the future, my answer is always the same: if you look at the science about what is happening on earth and aren't pessimistic, you don't understand the data. But if you meet the people who are working to restore this earth and the lives of the poor, and you aren't optimistic, you haven't got a pulse.
Maurice Maeterlinck
If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.
Mehmet Murat ildan
To save our dying earth, any government which is not environmentalist must go because on earth there are thousands of governments but there in only one earth! Continuing with the eco-traitor stupid governments means an environmental suicide! Enemies of nature are real barbarians and there is no place for these savages in our civilisation!
Michio Kaku
We should try to leave the world a better place than when we entered it. As individuals, we can make a difference, whether it is to probe the secrets of Nature, to clean up the environment and work for peace and social justice, or to nurture the inquisitive, vibrant spirit of the young by being a mentor and a guide.
Mohith Agadi
One must leave an inheritance to their next generation in form of safer environment.
Mohith Agadi
We all are travelers traveling on a very big spaceship called Earth. Let's not ruin the engines of our very own spaceship in the name of development.
Mohith Agadi
Environment isn't asking us to conserve her for her but for our future generations.
Mohith Agadi
I have a conflict of interest in environmental conservation.
Mohith Agadi
Environment is no one's property to destroy; it's everyone's responsibility to protect.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Just like how most if not all poor boys look up to and aspire to someday be rich men, most if not all underdeveloped and developing countries look up to and aspire to someday be developed countries.
Mommy Moo Moo
Connecting people with people, people with nature, and people with the earth.
Muhammad Yunus
...one cannot but wonder how an environment can make people despair and sit idle and then, by changing the conditions, one can transform the same people into matchless performers.
Murray Bookchin
Limitation of scope, however, could represent a profound advantage from an ecological point of view. The sun, the wind and the earth are experiential realities to which men have responded sensuously and reverently from time immemorial. Out of these primal elements man developed his sense of dependence on
Natasha Tsakos
I do not feel any obligations toward my lineage, or environment,but an inclination to what feels right.
Nel Noddings
If spectacle is lacking in everyday life, it may be because we have forgotten where and how to look.
Nike Thaddeus
Look around you… There! Yes, there!! There's what you need to succeed.
Ozzie Zehner
Wind is renewable. Turbines are not.
Ozzie Zehner
Environmentalists generally object to battery-powered devices and for good reason: batteries require mined minerals, employ manufacturing processes that leak toxins into local ecosystems and leave behind an even-worse trail of side effects upon disposal. Though when it comes to the largest mass-produced battery-powered gadget ever created
Pope Francis
What need does the earth have of us?
Rachel Carson
We stand now where two roads diverge. But unlike the roads in Robert Frost's familiar poem, they are not equally fair. The road we have long been traveling is deceptively easy, a smooth superhighway on which we progress with great speed, but at its end lies disaster. The other fork of the road
Ramez Naam
The world has a very serious problem, my friend' Shiva went on. 'Poor children still die by their millions. Westerners and the global rich -- like me -- live in post-scarcity society, while a billion people struggle to get enough to eat. And we're pushing the planet towards a tipping point, where the corals die and the forests burn and life becomes much, much harder. We have the resources to solve those problems, even now, but politics and economics and nationalism all get in the way. If we could access all those minds, though...
Renee Askins
The wild is where you find it, not in some distant world relegated to a nostalgic past or an idealized future; its presence is not black or white, bad or good, corrupted or innocent... We are of that nature, not apart from it. We survive because of it, not instead of it.
Richie Norton
Home is where your people are.
Richie Norton
Freedom rings when you realize you can become what you never thought you could become.
Shannon L. Alder
Real women fight for something, other than their own emotions.
Sharon Weil
Everything in my environment is offering me feedback, if I will only listen.
Steven Magee
Research suggests that sea level adapted humans that work at the very high altitude 13,796 feet summit of Mauna Kea may eventually develop sleep apnea and fatigue from the low oxygen environment.
Steven Magee
We are in the process of finding out what filling billions of acres with huge wind turbines does to the global environment.
Steven Magee
We live in a society where those that do the greatest damage to humanity and nature reap the greatest financial rewards.
Steven Magee
Mankind willfully changing the global electromagnetic radiation environment has created what I expect will become known as the man-made evolution era.
Steven Magee
As humanity progresses its technology on a global level, the observed degradation of natural processes and growth cycles are the alarm systems that nature uses to alert us that some of this progress is biologically toxic.
Steven Magee
I have every expectation that cancer will become known as the disease of human evolution trying and failing to adapt to a significantly changed environment.
Steven Magee
In a natural environment, nature controls the breeding cycles. In the man-made environment, abnormal environmental conditions control the unnatural breeding cycles.
Steven Magee
We are in the process of finding out what filling billions of acres with electrified glass that emits electromagnetic intereference (EMI) does to the global environment.
Steven Magee
Very few people realize how dangerous the indoor environment can be to long term health.
Sukant Ratnakar
We do not need to attend classroom training programmes for everything. Observation opens the windows of knowledge around us
Sunday Adelaja
A child is not to blame for being immersed in a certain environment and handed down complexes
Sunday Adelaja
You must stop living under the pressure of the environment and surrounding and culture and tradition.
Sunday Adelaja
You must learn to see everything around yourself as your resources, your opportunities and turn them into your weapons so that everything works in your favor and helps to achieve your goal
Sunday Adelaja
Perfect study is the key to being effective in the land of your calling
Sunday Adelaja
Find the right surroundings, the people who will help you to carry out your mission and realize your gift
Sunday Adelaja
To fully carry out your purpose as believers, you have to discover where the people you want to minister to are
Sunday Adelaja
When a child is immersed in a certain environment, his thinking is formed by roles models of behavior demonstrated by parents in the family who have had a great influence on the formation of thinking of the child
Sunday Adelaja
Your environment should be your time marker
Suzy Kassem
Pick a leader who will make their citizens proud. One who will stir the hearts of the people, so that the sons and daughters of a given nation strive to emulate their leader's greatness. Only then will a nation be truly great, when a leader inspires and produces citizens worthy of becoming future leaders, honorable decision makers and peacemakers. And in these times, a great leader must be extremely brave. Their leadership must be steered only by their conscience, not a bribe.
Suzy Kassem
The human body resonates at the same frequency as Mother Earth. So instead of only focusing on trying to save the earth, which operates in congruence to our vibrations, I think it is more important to be one with each other. If you really want to remedy the earth, we have to mend mankind. And to unite mankind, we heal the Earth. That is the only way. Mother Earth will exist with or without us. Yet if she is sick, it is because mankind is sick and separated. And if our vibrations are bad, she reacts to it, as do all living creatures.
Suzy Kassem
Pick a leader who will keep jobs in your country by offering companies incentives to hire only within their borders, not one who allows corporations to outsource jobs for cheaper labor when there is a national employment crisis. Choose a leader who will invest in building bridges, not walls. Books, not weapons. Morality, not corruption. Intellectualism and wisdom, not ignorance. Stability, not fear and terror. Peace, not chaos. Love, not hate. Convergence, not segregation. Tolerance, not discrimination. Fairness, not hypocrisy. Substance, not superficiality. Character, not immaturity. Transparency, not secrecy. Justice, not lawlessness. Environmental improvement and preservation, not destruction. Truth, not lies.
Suzy Kassem
Every creature was designed to serve a purpose. Learn from animals for they are there to teach you the way of life. There is a wealth of knowledge that is openly accessible in nature. Our ancestors knew this and embraced the natural cures found in the bosoms of the earth. Their classroom was nature. They studied the lessons to be learned from animals. Much of human behavior can be explained by watching the wild beasts around us. They are constantly teaching us things about ourselves and the way of the universe, but most people are too blind to watch and listen.
T.C. Smout
...environment scarcely recognises a political frontier.
T.S. Eliot
We are being made aware that the organization of society on the principle of private profit, as well as public destruction, is leading both to the deformation of humanity by unregulated industrialism, and to the exhaustion of natural resources, and that a good deal of our material progress is a progress for which succeeding generations may have to pay dearly.
Terry Tempest Williams
How we treat our land, how we build upon it, how we act toward our air and water, in the long run, will tell what kind of people we really are.-Laurance S. Rockefeller
Theodore Roosevelt
Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children's children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.
Udayveer Singh
Evil surrounding can destroy a Good soul.
Vineet Raj Kapoor
Do You want to be Surrounded by Great People? There is an Appreciative Person, behind every Successful Person. Be that Person.
Wallace Stegner
Something will have gone out of us as a people if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed ... We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we never do more than drive to its edge and look in.
Walt Disney Company
Landscapes of great wonder and beauty lie under our feet and all around us. They are discovered in tunnels in the ground, the heart of flowers, the hollows of trees, fresh-water ponds, seaweed jungles between tides, and even drops of water. Life in these hidden worlds is more startling in reality than anything we can imagine. How could this earth of ours, which is only a speck in the heavens, have so much variety of life, so many curious and exciting creatures?
Wendell Berry
The paramount doctrine of the economic and technological euphoria of recent decades has been that everything depends on innovation. It was understood as desirable, and even necessary, that we should go on and on from one technological innovation to the next, which would cause the economy to grow and make everything better and better. This of course implied at every point a hatred of the past, of all things inherited and free. All things superceded in our progress of innovations, whatever their value might have been, were discounted as of no value at all.
Werner Herzog
at the press conference for the film he impressed everyone with his complete sincerity and innocence. he said he had come to see the sea for the first time and marveled at how clean it was. someone told him that, in fact, it wasn't. 'when the world is emptied of human beings' he said, 'it will become so again
William McDonough, Michael Braungart
Consider this: all the ants on the planet, taken together, have a biomass greater than that of humans. Ants have been incredibly industrious for millions of years. Yet their productiveness nourishes plants, animals, and soil. Human industry has been in full swing for little over a century, yet it has brought about a decline in almost every ecosystem on the planet. Nature doesn't have a design problem. People do.
Yasmin Davar
Everyone has the power to make a difference, to themselves and others, and to our world.
Zephyr McIntyre
We are seeds as well as parasites to the earth. We can either give or take, depending on our perception of growth.