Environment Quotes

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. In a war such as this, then, what is victory and how will we recognize it?

Al Gore

We have modified our environment so radically that we must now modify ourselves to exist in this new environment.

Norbert Wiener

We generate our own environment. We get exactly what we deserve. How can we resent a life we've created ourselves? Who's to blame, who's to credit but us? Who can change it, anytime we wish, but us?

Richard Bach

The difference between animals and humans is that animals change themselves for the environment, but humans change the environment for themselves.

Ayn Rand

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

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.

Al Gore

When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.

John Muir

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Updated On : February 20, 2014
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