Land Quotes

No man acquires property without acquiring with it a little arithmetic also.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

The right to private property meant at the same time the right and duty to be personally concerned about your own well-being, to be personally concerned about your family's income, to be personally concerned about your future. This is hard work.

Mikhail Khodorkovsky

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

Every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has a right to, but himself.

John Locke

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

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 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

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