Environment Quotes

Environments are not just containers, but are processes that change the content totally.

Marshall McLuhan

If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos.

Edward O. Wilson

Our environmental problems originate in the hubris of imagining ourselves as the central nervous system or the brain of nature. We're not the brain, we are a cancer on nature.

Dave Foreman

The more we exploit nature, The more our options are reduced, until we have only one: to fight for survival.

Morris K. Udall

In an underdeveloped country, don't drink the water; in a developed country, don't breathe the air.

Changing Times magazine

Our modern industrial economy takes a mountain covered with trees, lakes, running streams and transforms it into a mountain of junk, garbage, slime pits, and debris.

Edward Abbey

The human race will be the cancer of the planet.

Julian Huxley

A margin of life is developed by Nature for all living things - including man. All life forms obey Nature's demands - except man, who has found ways of ignoring them.

Eugene M. Poirot

The magnificence of mountains, the serenity of nature - nothing is safe from the idiot marks of man's passing.

Loudon Wainwright

I define sustainable history as a durable progressive trajectory in which the quality of life on this planet or other planets is premised on the guarantee of human dignity for all at all times and under all circumstances.

Nayef Al-Rodhan

Boris Johnson has real contempt for Londoners. He hates that we celebrate each other's heritage; he hates that we try to pass on a healthy environment to our children; he hates that we look after our most vulnerable neighbours; and most of all he hates that we all expect to share in our city's financial success.

Sian Berry

It is the system, rather than individuals, that is the source of pollution and degradation. My prison-house environment is but another manifestation of the Midas-hand, whose cursed touch turns everything to the brutal service of Mammon.

Alexander Berkman

We have fought for social justice. We have fought for economic justice. We have fought for environmental justice. We have fought for criminal justice. Now we must add a new fight - the fight for electoral justice.

Barbara Levy Boxer

I think Democrats are right. We fight for the American dream, for the environment, for privacy rights, a woman's right to choose, a good public education system.

Barbara Levy Boxer

Your conscious mind is the captain and the master of your ship, which represents your body, environment, and all your affairs.

Joseph Murphy

All the vital mechanisms, varied as they are, have only one object, that of preserving constant the conditions of life in the internal environment.

Claude Bernard

What is imposed on us by birth and environment is what we are called upon to overcome.

Saul Bellow

If they don't act, we will. Shame on them but we cannot sit around and watch our environment deteriorate and put this world in jeopardy. We are willing to stand up, we think it is one of the seminal issues of our time.

Michael Bloomberg

The behavior of an individual is determined not by his racial affiliation, but by the character of his ancestry and his cultural environment.

Franz Boas

We will be one of the extinguished species. The good news is that life on the planet will recover and peace will return to the environment.

Michael Charles Boulter

When you grow up in that (multi-ethnic) environment, you see the world differently. Being a mixed-race child, I didn't always see colour in people, I really didn't. It was other people that made me see the colour all the time.

Halle Maria Berry

The whole picture is complicated by the stockists and merchants who will try to exploit any shortages that may appear. The result is this. The feedback information from the industry's environment consists, first and foremost, of a forward order load. Much of this "demand for steel" will be bogus.

Anthony Stafford Beer

[M]y administration is committed to a leadership role on the issue of climate change.

George Walker Bush

If you wish to avoid foreign collision, you had better abandon the ocean.

Henry Clay

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Updated On : March 20, 2014
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