Land Quotes

The most common trait of all primitive peoples is a reverence for the life-giving earth, and the Native American shared this elemental ethic: The land was alive to his loving touch, and he, its son, was brother to all creatures.

Stewart L. Udall

Where water is boss, the land must obey

African Proverb

A land ethic, then, reflects the existence of an ecological conscience, and this in turn reflects a conviction of individual responsibility for the health of the land. Health is the capacity of the land for self-renewal. Conservation is our effort to understand and preserve this capacity.

Ibid

In short, a land ethic changes the role of Homo sapiens from conqueror of the land-community to plain member and citizen of it. It implies respect for his fellow-members, and also respect for the community as such.

Ibid

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

There have been few things in my life which have had a more genial effect on my mind than the possession of a piece of land.

Harriet Martineau

It is a comfortable feeling to know tht you stand on your own ground. Land is about the only think that can't fly away.

Anthony Trollope

The major fortunes in America have been made in land.

John D. Rockefeller

Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.

Khalil Gibran

To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships.

W. E. B. Du Bois

To every people the land is given on condition. Perceived or not, there is a Covenant, beyond the constitution, beyond sovereign guarantee, beyond the nation's sweetest dreams of itself.

Leonard Cohen

The question of armaments, whether on land or sea, is the most immediately and intensely practical question connected with the future fortunes of nations and of mankind.

Woodrow Wilson

Land and sea, weakness and decline are great separators, but death is the great divorcer for ever.

John Keats

They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they kept only one; they promised to take our land, and they did.

Red Cloud

Land: A part of the earth's surface, considered as property. The theory that land is property subject to private ownership and control is the foundation of modern society, and is eminently worthy of the superstructure.

Ambrose Bierce
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