Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites.

— William Ruckelshaus

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Women's rights in essence is really a movement for freedom, a movement for equality, for the dignity of all women, for those who work outside the home and those who dedicate themselves with more altruism than any profession I know to being wives and mothers, cooks and chauffeurs, and child psychologists and loving human beings.

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You go into a community and they will vote 80 percent to 20 percent in favor of a tougher Clean Air Act, but if you ask them to devote 20 minutes a year to having their car emissions inspected, they will vote 80 to 20 against it. We are a long way in this country from taking individual responsibility for the environmental problem.

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The family is the building block for whatever solidarity there is in society.

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Industries and businesses that must operate in the marketplace of free choice know that they must change, they must adapt, they must accommodate to changes in public attitudes-or they will surely die.

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We need to fashion policies with proper incentives to reduce the amount of carbon we are putting in the atmosphere.

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Why argue about things you can't prove?

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It's relatively easy to generate a lot of enthusiasm for Puget Sound in the short term. Sustaining the effort to clean it up is somewhat tougher.

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I have no hostility towards men. Some of my best friends are men. I married a man, and my father was a man.

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No one should have to dance backward all of their lives.

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It occurred to me when I was thirteen and wearing white gloves and Mary Janes and going to dancing school, that no one should have to dance backward all their lives.

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The best way to win an argument is to begin by being right.

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