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certain degree of physical harmony and comfort is necessary,
but above a certain level it becomes a hindrance instead of help.
There is an orderliness in the
universe, there is an unalterable law governing everything and every being that exists or
lives. It is no blind law; for no blind law can govern the conduct of human beings.
Unless we change the direction we
are heading, we might end up where we are going.
provides enough to satisfy every man's needs,but not every man's greed. "
"What we are doing to the
forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to
"Whenever you find yourself on
the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."
"We abuse land because we regard
it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a commodity to which we belong, we
may begin to use it with love and respect."
"To return to
my own trees, I went among them often, acknowledging their presence with a touch of my
hand against their trunks."
" In a time of change, it is
learners who inherit the future, the learned find themselves equipped to live only in a
world that no longer exists."
"All things in the universe
have a language.
It is not they who must learn to speak, it is we."
"Every time you admire something in nature, it's a prayer to the Creator."
"We share the earth not only
with our fellow human beings, but with all the other creatures."
The Dalai Lama
"We need a new environmental
consciousness on a global basis. To do this, we need to educate people."
"The fate of the living
planet is the most important issue facing mankind."
"We cannot have ecological
movement designed to prevent violence against nature, unless the principle of non-violence
becomes central to the ethics of human culture."
"God has cared for these
trees,saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand straining,leveling
tempests and floods; but he cannot save them from fools."
love and free nature are never alone."
"I feel more confident than
ever that the power to save the planet rests with the individual consumer."
"Whatever befalls the earth, befalls the people of the earth."
"Plans to protect air and
water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man."
"The ecological crisis is doing what no other crisis in history has ever done --
challenging us to a realization of a new humanity."
"Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so called scientific
"No one person has to do it all but if each one of us follow our heart and our own
inclinations we will find the small things that we can do to create a sustainable future
and a healthy environment."
"Modern man no longer regards Nature as in any sense divine and feels perfectly free
to behave toward her as an overweening conqueror and tyrant."
"What we presumably lack the imagination and courage to admit, is that it's not
nearly as certain as we think that we are the most developed race to have lived on earth.
We are so blinded by what we ourselves have achieved that we lack perspective."
"Wildlife is decreasing in
the jungles, but it is increasing in the towns"
"The best friend of earth of man is the tree. When we use the tree respectfully and
economically, we have one of the greatest resources on the earth."
"Where the quality of life goes
down for the environment, the quality of life goes down for humans."
"When we heal the earth, we heal
"Over the long haul of life on this planet, it is the ecologists, and not
the bookkeepers of business, who are the ultimate accountants."
"If we do not permit the Earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not
produce food either."
"Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment."