84 Erosion Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Erosion Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Most floods are caused by man, not weather; deforestation, levee construction, erosion, and overgrazing all result in the loss of ecosystem services. — Paul Hawken

Stones are hollowed out by the constant dropping of water. — Ovid

By constant dripping, water hollows stone, A signet-ring from use alone grows thin, And the curved plowshare by soft earth is worn. — Ovid

Water continually dropping will wear hard rocks hollow. — Plutarch

Wild rivers are earth's renegades, defying gravity, dancing to their own tunes, resisting the authority of humans, always chipping away, and eventually always winning. — Richard Bangs

The drops of rain make a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by oft falling. — Lucretius

Dripping water hollows out a stone — Ovid

Natural erosion had reduced the critical barrier islands in the Gulf, the result of the destruction of some 300,000 acres of wetlands. This amounted to 30 miles of marshlands. — Mortimer Zuckerman

Everything changes, even stone. — Claude Monet

What is harder than stone? What more soft than water? Nevertheless hard though the rock be, it is hollowed by the wave. — Ovid

Short Erosion Quotes

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  • Corruption is not just about money changing hands, but about the erosion of trust in society. — Alexei Navalny
  • Why bad things happen to good people — Harold S. Kushner
  • Nothing guarantees more the erosion of character than getting something for nothing — Dennis Prager
  • Over the past two decades, we have clearly seen an erosion of ethical values. — Arthur Levitt
  • Over the past two decades, we have clearly seen an erosion of ethical values. — Arthur Levitt Jr
  • There is no question of any erosion of essential national sovereignty. — Edward Heath
  • Essentially, all life depends upon the soil — Charles Kellogg
  • The only true aging is the erosion of one's ideals. — Ralph Nader
  • Erosion of cities or attrition of automobiles? — Jane Jacobs
  • The universal erosion of values has lead to the universal erosion of story. — Robert McKee

Soil Erosion Quotes

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Essentially, all life depends upon the soil ... There can be no life without soil and no soil without life; they have evolved together. — Charles Kellogg

Government cannot close its eyes to the pollution of waters, to the erosion of soil, to the slashing of forests any more than it can close its eyes to the need for slum clearance and schools. — Franklin D. Roosevelt

Language is like soil. However rich, it is subject to erosion, and its fertility is constantly threatened by uses that exhaust itsvitality. It needs constant re-invigoration if it is not to become arid and sterile. — Elizabeth Drew

Soil erosion is as old as agriculture. It began when the first heavy rain struck the first furrow turned by a crude implement of tillage in the hands or prehistoric man. It has been going on ever since, wherever man's culture of the earth has bared the soil to rain and wind. — Hugh Hammond Bennett

There should be no effort, consciously or otherwise, that will lead to the erosion of institutional credibility and authority. — Pratibha Patil

But when you have bad governance, of course, these resources are destroyed: The forests are deforested, there is illegal logging, there is soil erosion. I got pulled deeper and deeper and saw how these issues become linked to governance, to corruption, to dictatorship. — Wangari Maathai

To see rich land eaten away by erosion, to stand by as continual cultivation on sloping fields wears away the best soil, is enough to make a good farmer sick at heart. — Henry A. Wallace

And part of the soil is called to wash away In storms and streams shave close and gnaw the rocks. Besides, whatever the earth feeds and grows Is restored to earth. And since she surely is The womb of all things and their common grave, Earth must dwindle, you see and take on growth again. — Lucretius

The wrecking ball is characteristic of our way with materials. We 'cannot afford' to log a forest selectively, to mine without destroying topography, or to farm without catastrophic soil erosion. A production-oriented economy can indeed live in this way, but only so long as production lasts. — Wendell Berry

Eros Quotes

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Eros will have naked bodies; Friendship naked personalities. — C. S. Lewis

Nico's voice was like broken glass. "I- I wasn't in love with Annabeth." "You were jealous of her," Jason said. "That's why you didn't want to be around her. Especially why you don't want to be around... him. It makes total sense. — Rick Riordan

Our Being is Becoming, not stasis. Our Science is Utopia, our Reality is Eros, our Desire is Revolution. — Murray Bookchin

One rational voice is dumb: over a grave The household of Impulse mourns one dearly loved. Sad is Eros, builder of cities, And weeping anarchic Aphrodite. — W. H. Auden

The words we read and words we write never say exactly what we mean. The people we love are never just as we desire them. The two symbola never perfectly match. Eros is in between. — Anne Carson

To be running breathlessly, but not yet arrived, is itself delightful, a suspended moment of living hope. — Anne Carson

Civilization is a process in the service of Eros, whose purpose is to combine single human individuals, and after that families, then races, peoples and nations, into one great unity, the unity of mankind. Why this has to happen, we do not know; the work of Eros is precisely this. — Sigmund Freud

Eros seizes and shakes my very soul like the wind on the mountain shaking ancient oaks. — Sappho

May the strength of Ares and wisdom of Athena see you through. (Eros) And may Hades roast your hoary soul. (Julian) — Sherrilyn Kenyon

The Greeks, it will be recalled, regarded Eros, the god of love, as the eldest of the gods; but also as the youngest, born fresh and dewy-eyed in every living heart. — Joseph Campbell

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More Erosion Quotes

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In addition to contributing to erosion, pollution, food poisoning, and the dead zone, corn requires huge amounts of fossil fuel - it takes a half gallon of fossil fuel to produce a bushel of corn. — Michael Pollan

The longer workers are unemployed, the greater the likelihood that their skills will erode and workers will lose attachment to the labor force, permanently damaging the economy's dynamism and potential output. — Jerome Powell

Democracy has the power to quickly spread. But its erosion can happen just as fast. Democracy is freedom. We need to stand up for it. — Ursula von der Leyen

If you only do what you know and do it very, very well, chances are that you won't fail. You'll just stagnate, and your work will get less and less interesting, and that's failure by erosion — Twyla Tharp

What is proposed herein is that we have no right, nor any ethical justification, for clearing land or using wilderness while we tread over lawns, create erosion, and use land inefficiently. Our responsibility is to put our house in order. Should we do so, there will never be any need to destroy wilderness. — Bill Mollison

One's mind and the earth are in a constant state of erosion, mental rivers wear away abstract banks, brain waves undermine cliffs of thought, ideas decompose into stones of unknowing, and conceptual crystallizations break apart into deposits of gritty reason. — Robert Smithson

The great ideals of liberty and equality are preserved against the assaults of opportunism, the expediency of the passing hour, the erosion of small encroachments, the scorn and derision of those who have no patience with general principles. — Benjamin Cardozo

When you couple this militarization of law enforcement with an erosion of civil liberties and due process that allows the police to become judge and jury - national security letters, no-knock searches, broad general warrants, pre-conviction forfeiture - we begin to have a very serious problem on our hands. — Rand Paul

The erosion of a nation's concern for life and for individual rights, has always preceded the intrusion of tyranny. — Gerry Spence

Depression is such a cruel punishment. There are no fevers, no rashes, no blood tests to send people scurrying in concern. Just the slow erosion of the self, as insidious as any cancer. And, like cancer, it is essentially a solitary experience. A room in hell with only your name on the door. — Martha Manning

When you cheer for the erosion of Dzhokhar Tsarnaevs rights, you're cheering for the erosion of your own. — Glenn Greenwald

It's perilous and foolhardy for the average citizen to remain ignorant about global warming, say, or ozone depletion, air pollution, toxic and radioactive wastes, acid rain, topsoil erosion, tropical deforestation, exponential population growth. Jobs and wages depend on science and technology. — Carl Sagan

When a milestone is conquered, the subtle erosion called entitlement begins its consuming grind. The team regards its greatness as a trait and a right. Half hearted effort becomes habit and saps a champion. — Pat Riley

I wish the press were paying more attention to the erosion of the Constitution and the slippery slope that we're getting into, by giving up the right of the Congress to talk about when and how and where we go to war. — Barbara Lee

The goal of privacy is not to protect some stable self from erosion but to create boundaries where this self can emerge, mutate, and stabilize. — Evgeny Morozov

Erosion, desertification, and pollution have become our lot. It is a weird form of suicide, for we are bleeding our planet to death. — Gerald Durrell

The bottom has fallen out of America's wage floor. And the erosion of the minimum wage has lowered pay and working standards for all of us. — Richard Trumka

Fear stifles our thinking and actions. It creates indecisiveness that results in stagnation. I have known talented people who procrastinate indefinitely rather than risk failure. Lost opportunities cause erosion of confidence, and the downward spiral begins. — Charles Stanley

This erosion of the middle class is happening all over the place. The opening of a wider gap between rich and poor is always accompanied by such a process. — Susan George

With each passing year, people of faith grow increasingly distressed by the hostility of public institutions toward religious expression. We have witnessed the steady erosion of the time-honored rights of religious Americans - both as individuals and as communities - to practice what they believe in the public square. — Ralph E. Reed, Jr.

An economic system can remain viable only so long as society has mechanisms to counter abuses of either state or market power and the erosion of the natural, social, and moral capital that such abuses commonly exacerbate. — David Korten

Perhaps reluctantly we come to acknowledge that there are also scars which mark the surface of our earth: erosion, deforestation, the squandering of the world’s mineral and ocean resources in order to fuel an insatiable consumption. — Pope Benedict XVI

What if we fail to stop the erosion of cities by automobiles? ... In that case America will hardly need to ponder a mystery that has troubled men for millennia. What is the purpose of life? For us, the answer will be clear, established and for all practical purposes indisputable. The purpose of life is to produce and consume automobiles. — Jane Jacobs

In fact, just about all the major natural attractions you find in the West- the Grand Canyon, the Badlands, the Goodlands, the Mediocrelands, the Rocky Mountains and Robert Redford- were caused by erosion. — Dave Barry

Politically, the goal of today’s dominant trend is statism. Philosophically, the goal is the obliteration of reason; psychologically, it is the erosion of ambition. — Ayn Rand

Nothing more guarantees the erosion of character than getting something for nothing. In the liberal welfare state, one develops an entitlement mentality. And the rhetoric of liberalism - labeling each new entitlement a 'right reinforces this sense of entitlement.' - — Dennis Prager

I find it upsetting to see the erosion of manners. It's very scary. Where are the 'pleases' and 'thank yous?' — Julian Lennon

There is only one way to solve the alleged crisis of the erosion of 'family values.' And that is to get right down to the root cause of the problem. — Mike Royko

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