Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money.
Don't blow it - good planets are hard to find.
In its broadest ecological context, economic development is the development of more intensive ways of exploiting the natural environment.
There must be more to life than having everything!
The struggle to save the global environment is in one way much more difficult than the struggle to vanquish Hitler, for this time the war is with ourselves. We are the enemy, just as we have only ourselves as allies.
But it is a cold, lifeless business when you go to the shops to buy something, which does not represent your life and talent, but a goldsmith's.
A hug is a great gift - one size fits all, and it's easy to exchange.
Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites.
U.S. consumers and industry dispose of enough aluminum to rebuild the commercial air fleet every three months; enough iron and steel to continuously supply all automakers; enough glass to fill New York's World Trade Center every two weeks.
He who buys what he does not need steals from himself.
The hardest thing is to take less when you can get more.
Advertisers constantly invent cures to which there is no disease.
Advertising is an environmental striptease for a world of abundance.
It used to be that people needed products to survive. Now products need people to survive.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction.
Because we don't think about future generations, they will never forget us.
Till now man has been up against Nature; from now on he will be up against his own nature.
The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.
We're finally going to get the bill for the Industrial Age. If the projections are right, it's going to be a big one: the ecological collapse of the planet.
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Oh, for the good old days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money.
Christmas is the season when you buy this year's gifts with next year's money.
If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.
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