Land Quotes

Property is intended to serve life, and no matter how much we surround it with rights and respect, it has no personal being. It is part of the earth man walks on. It is not man.

Martin Luther King Jr

Each blade of grass has its spot on earth whence it draws its life, its strength; and so is man rooted to the land from which he draws his faith together with his life.

Joseph Conrad

Whenever there is a conflict between human rights and property rights, human rights must prevail.

Abraham Lincoln

If a man own land, the land owns him.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.

Helen Keller

It is through this mysterious power that we too have our being, and we therefore yield to our neighbors, even to our animal neighbors, the same right as ourselves to inhabit this vast land.

Sitting Bull

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

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

So long as the great majority of men are not deprived of either property or honor, they are satisfied.

Niccolo Machiavelli

This land is your land and this land is my land, sure, but the world is run by those that never listen to music anyway.

Bob Dylan

Topographically the country is magnificent -- and terrifying. Why terrifying? Because nowhere else in the world is the divorce between man and nature so complete. Nowhere have I encountered such a dull, monotonous fabric of life as here in America. Here boredom reaches its peak.

Henry Miller

The major fortunes in America have been made in land.

John D. Rockefeller

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

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

The nation that destroys its soil, destroys itself.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

To call this a society of free peoples is blasphemous. What have we to offer the world beside the superabundant loot which we recklessly plunder from the earth under the maniacal delusion that this insane activity represents progress and enlightenment?

Henry Miller

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

The soil is the great connector of our lives, the source and destination of all.

Wendell Berry

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

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

Thanks to the growing strength of environmental organizations, there will always be some back country to provide us with a touch of wonder and a breath of fresh air.

Wallace Stegner

Where water is boss, the land must obey

African Proverb

This is my homeland; no one can kick me out.

Yasser Arafat

All are kings of this land.

Subramanya Bharathi

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Updated On : May 17, 2013
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