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We have modified our environment so radically that we must now modify ourselves to exist in this new environment. (Quote by - Norbert Wiener)

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

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. (Quote by - Savinien)

Environmentalists have long been fond of saying that the sun is the only safe nuclear reactor, situated as it is some ninety-three million miles away. (Quote by - Stephanie Mills)

A human being is part of the whole, called by us "Universe," a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole [of] nature in its beauty. (Quote by - Albert Einstein)

The system of nature, of which man is a part, tends to be self-balancing, self-adjusting, self-cleansing. Not so with technology. (Quote by - E.F. Schumacher)

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled. (Quote by - Richard P. Feynman)

Man maketh a death which Nature never made. (Quote by - Edward Young)

There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed. (Quote by - Mohandas K. Gandhi)

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. (Quote by - Aldo Leopold)

The victory of Christianity over paganism was the greatest psychic revolution in the history of our culture. By destroying pagan animism, Christianity made it possible to exploit nature in a mood of indifference to the feelings of natural objects. (Quote by - Lynn I. White)

There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before. (Quote by - Robert Lynd)

We must be certain that the repair to the environment is sufficient to allow wild species to recover and survive. (Quote by - Norm Dicks)

It is imperative to maintain portions of the wilderness untouched so that a tree will rot where it falls, a waterfall will pour its curve without generating electricity, a trumpeter swan may float on uncontaminated water - and moderns may at least see what their ancestors knew in their nerves and blood. (Quote by - Bernand De Voto)

The magnificence of mountains, the serenity of nature - nothing is safe from the idiot marks of man's passing. (Quote by - Loudon Wainwright)

Ironically, rural America has become viewed by a growing number of Americans as having a higher [quality of life] not because of what it has, but rather because of what it does not have! (Quote by - Don A. Dillman)

The exquisite sight, sound, and smell of wilderness is many times more powerful if it is earned through physical achievement, if it comes at the end of a long and fatiguing trip for which vigorous good health is necessary. Practically speaking, this means that no one should be able to enter a wilderness by mechanical means. (Quote by - Garrett Hardin)

The American reading his Sunday paper in a state of lazy collapse is perhaps the most perfect symbol of the triumph of quantity over quality.... Whole forests are being ground into pulp daily to minister to our triviality. (Quote by - Irving Babbitt)

When we Indians kill meat, we eat it all up.... When we build houses, we make little holes. When we burn grass for grasshoppers, we don't ruin things. We shake down acorns and pinenuts. We don't chop down the trees. (Quote by - Wintu Indian)

I'm not an environmentalist. I'm an Earth warrior. (Quote by - Darryl Cherney)

To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one's own in the midst of abundance. (Quote by - Buddha)

Opie, you haven't finished your milk. We can't put it back in the cow, you know. (Quote by - Aunt Bee Taylor)

As we watch the sun go down, evening after evening, through the smog across the poisoned waters of our native earth, we must ask ourselves seriously whether we really wish some future universal historian on another planet to say about us: "With all their genius and with all their skill, they ran out of foresight and air and food and water and ideas," or, "They went on playing politics until their world collapsed around them." (Quote by - U Thant)

They kill good trees to put out bad newspapers. (Quote by - James G. Watt)

For the first time in the history of the world, every human being is now subjected to contact with dangerous chemicals, from the moment of conception until death. (Quote by - Rachel Carson)

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