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Environment Quotes and Sayings
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Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity
opinions which differ from
the prejudices of their social environment.
Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
- Albert Einstein

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Be gentle with the earth.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall.
He will end by destroying the earth.
- Albert Schweitzer

In the struggle for survival,
the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals
because they succeed in adapting
themselves best to their environment.
- Charles Darwin

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The environment is everything that isn't me.
- Albert Einstein

If future generations are to remember us
more with gratitude than sorrow,
we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology.
We must also leave them a glimpse of the world
as it was created, not just as it looked
when we got through with it.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

Be a yardstick of quality.
Some people aren't used to an environment
where excellence is expected.
- Steve Jobs

 

We are strange beings, we seem
to go free, but we go in chains -
chains of training, custom, convention,
association, environment -
in a word, Circumstance -
and against these bonds
the strongest of us struggle in vain.
- Mark Twain

Future generations are not going to ask us
what political party were you in.
They are going to ask what did you do about it,
when you knew the glaciers were melting.
- Martin Sheen

We won't have a society if we destroy the environment.
- Margaret Mead

Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment,
and learn again to exercise his will - his personal responsibility
in the realm of faith and morals.
- Albert Schweitzer

Organic buildings are the strength
and lightness of the spiders' spinning,
buildings qualified by light,
bred by native character to environment,
married to the ground.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Choose the whole of your environment, things and events,
based upon the value, meaning and function they hold.
Do not allow obligation or immediacy
to bind you to physical things or specific actions.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I have found out that though the ways in which
I can make myself useful are few,
yet the work open to me is endless.
- Helen Keller

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Few is the number of those
who think with their own mind
and feel with their own heart.
- Albert Einstein

Few are those who see with their own eyes
and feel with their own hearts.
- Albert Einstein

One who is too insistent on his own views,
finds few to agree with him.
- Lao Tzu

Wealth consists not in having great possessions,
but in having few wants.
- Epictetus

Men in general judge more from
appearances than from reality. All
men have eyes, but few have
the gift of penetration.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity,
reduce selfishness, have few desires.
- Lao Tzu

The happiest moments my heart knows are those in which
it is pouring forth its affections to a few esteemed characters.
- Thomas Jefferson

Everyone has a "best friend" during each stage of life,
but only a precious few have the same one.
- Anonymous

We are all "neighbors."
Our world has gotten too small for us to be anything else.
We can no longer have "us" and "them" - friends and enemies.
A person from Iraq, or Russia, or Columbia is
no more a stranger or enemy than a person from across town.
A few people everywhere are troublemakers.
Every religion provokes a few people to become extremists.
Do we need police around the globe? Unfortunately, we always will.
Do we need war? Does that question even deserve an answer?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
- Henry David Thoreau

A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself,
to keep his friends in countenance.
- Benjamin Franklin

Books and friends should be few but good.
- Anonymous

Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants,
and to serve them one's self?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Families are like fudge... mostly sweet with a few nuts.
- Anonymous

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

Few things are harder to put up with
than the annoyance of a good example.
- Mark Twain

You must not lose faith in humanity.
Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty,
the ocean does not become dirty.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

True love is like ghosts,
which everyone talks about and few have seen.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

There are very few human beings who receive the truth,
complete and staggering, by instant illumination.
Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment,
on a small scale, by successive developments,
cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
- Anais Nin

One is taught by experience to put a premium
on those few people who can appreciate you for what you are.
- Gail Godwin

A few minutes ago every tree was excited,
bowing to the roaring storm,
waving, swirling, tossing their branches
in glorious enthusiasm like worship.
But though to the outer ear these trees
are now silent, their songs never cease.
- John Muir

Few people know how to take a walk.
The qualifications are endurance,
plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature,
good humor, vast curiosity, good speech,
good silence and nothing too much.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be polite to all, but intimate with few.
- Thomas Jefferson

The politician in my country seeks votes,
affection and respect, in that order.
With few notable exceptions,
they are simply men who want to be loved.
- Edward R. Murrow

The effort to understand the universe is one
of the very few things that lifts human life
a little above the level of farce,
and gives it some of the grace of tragedy.
- Steven Weinberg

If a free society cannot help the many who are poor,
it cannot save the few who are rich.
- John F. Kennedy

Even in the Christian religion,
much of its real meaning is hidden by words
that are misleading and symbols that but few understand.
- Ernest Holmes

Few are the giants of the soul that actually feel
that the human race is their family circle.
- Freya Stark

Never in the field of human conflict
was so much owed by so many to so few.
- Winston Churchill

These are a few of my favorite things.
- Oscar Hammerstein II

Life repeats itself mindlessly -
unless you become mindful, it will go on repeating like a wheel.
That's why Buddhists call it the wheel of life and death,
the wheel of time.
It moves like a wheel: birth is followed by death,
death is followed by birth;
love is followed by hate, hate is followed by love;
success is followed by failure,
failure is followed by success. Just see!
If you can watch just for a few days,
you will see a pattern emerging, a wheel pattern.
One day, a fine morning, you are feeling so good and so happy,
and another day you are so dull,
so dead that you start thinking of committing suicide.
And just the other day you were so full of life,
so blissful that you were feeling thankful to God,
that you were in a mood of deep gratefulness,
and today there is great complaint
and you don't see the point why one should go on living...
And it goes on and on, but you don't see the pattern.
Once you see the pattern, you can get out of it.
- Osho

It is curious to observe what different
ideals of happiness people cherish,
and in what singular places they look
for this well-spring of their life.
Many look for it in the hoarding of riches,
some in the pride of power,
and others in the achievements of art and literature;
a few seek it in the exploration of their own minds,
or in search for knowledge.
- Helen Keller

A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

In the long history of the world,
only a few generations have been granted the role
of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger.
I do not shrink from this responsibility - I welcome it.
- John F. Kennedy

Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
- George Washington

It has been my experience that folks who
have no vices, have very few virtues.
- Abraham Lincoln

Truth is something which can't be told in a few words.
Those who simplify the universe
only reduce the expansion of its meaning.
- Anais Nin

I like to talk about a thing I call a "practiced pause."
Just a few moments of pausing allows me
to consider a circumstance and take stock
of what the best direction might be.
Reactions tend to rise from habit and unconsidered action.
A Response is considered and thoughtful.
My actions are my own and I am, singularly,
responsible for what I see, say, feel and exert.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
- Khalil Gibran

I have always found that mercy bears
richer fruits than strict justice.
- Abraham Lincoln

I have found that if you love life,
life will love you back.
- Arthur Rubinstein

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

One thing I know: the only ones among you
who will be really happy are those
who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

The presence of those seeking the truth
is infinitely to be preferred
to the presence of those who think they've found it.
- Terry Pratchett

We may have found a cure for most evils;
but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all,
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

Often, the greatest joy is to be found not in new things,
but in old things seen through new eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you have found your truth within yourself
there is nothing more in this whole existence to find.
- Osho

We tell lies when we are afraid...
afraid of what we don't know,
afraid of what others will think,
afraid of what will be found out about us.
But every time we tell a lie,
the thing that we fear grows stronger.
- Williams Tad

Any human being who is becoming independent of conditionings,
of religions, scriptures, prophets and messiahs, has arrived home.
He has found the treasure which was hidden in his own being.
- Osho

I have found that hollow,
which even I had relied on for solid.
- Henry David Thoreau

Consistent happiness is found through
living in a state of constant gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

The only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer


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