Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.— John Ruskin
Powerful Our Environment quotations
Not to hurt our humble brethren is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission - to be of service to them whenever they require it.
Instead of controlling the environment for the benefit of the population, perhaps we should control the population to ensure the survival of our environment
It is not your environment, it is you- the quality of your mind, the integrity of your soul and the determination of your will that will decide your future and shape your life.
We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.
Become one with eternity. Become part of your environment. Take off your clothes. Forget yourself. Make love. Self-destruction is the only way to peace.
Human behavior is subject to the same laws as any other natural phenomenon.
Our customs, behaviors, and values are byproducts of our culture. No one is born with greed, prejudice, bigotry, patriotism and hatred; these are all learned behavior patterns. If the environment is unaltered, similar behavior will reoccur.
Polka dots can't stay alone. When we obliterate nature and our bodies with polka dots, we become part of the unity of our environments.
There is no amount of darkness that can extinguish the inner light.
The important thing is not to spend our lives trying to control the environment around us. The task is to control the environment within us.
Our whole social environment seems to us to be filled with forces which really exist only in our own minds.
Something will have gone out of us as a people if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed ... We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we never do more than drive to its edge and look in.
You do design because you feel it inside;
you have a moral issue to spread quality in our environment.
It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.
Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.
The old Lakota was wise. He knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; he knew that lack of respect for growing, living things soon led to lack of respect for humans too.
The environment is where we all meet;
where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.
To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from.
Humans are not disabled. A person can never be broken. Our built environment, our technologies, are broken and disabled. We the people need not accept our limitations, but can transcend disability through technological innovation.
...climate change is accelerating. It threatens our well being, our security, and our economic development. It will lead to uncontrollable risks and dramatic damage if we do not take resolute countermeasures.
Automation does not need to be our enemy.
I think machines can make life easier for men, if men do not let the machines dominate them.
You become what you do. How and what you become depends on environmental influence so you become who you hang around. Raise the standard your peers must meet and you'll raise your expectations of yourself. If your environment is not making you better, change it.
When the well is dry, we know the worth of water.
When elected officials abandon our environment and ruin our natural resources, public health is endangered. I know the importance of providing a clean environment for our children; I have attended more than one funeral for a child who has died from an asthma attack.
We begin to see, therefore, the importance of selecting our environment with the greatest of care, because environment is the mental feeding ground out of which the food that goes into our minds is extracted.
It is the law of Spirit that we must be that which we would draw to us.
If we would draw to us love, we must be love, be loving and kind; if we would have peace and harmony in our environment, we must establish it within ourselves.
Our goal is not just an environment of clean air and water and scenic beauty.
The objective is an environment of decency, quality and mutual respect for all other human beings and all other living creatures.
Don't let your character change color with your environment.
Find out who you are and let it stay it's true color.
Street politics is what happens in our everyday life, living in the bando.
It's the environment around us and what we doing in the streets. We [Migos] talking about how many snakes there are in the grass and talking about how people can hurt you, and talking about how that can help you gain knowledge.
I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security.
Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?
Negative people deplete your energy. Surround yourself with love and nourishment and do not allow the creation of negativity in your environment.
We must alert and organise the world's people to pressure world leaders to take specific steps to solve the two root causes of our environmental crises - exploding population growth and wasteful consumption of irreplaceable resources. Overconsumption and overpopulation underlie every environmental problem we face today.
We experience ourselves our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.
The environment is in us, not outside of us.
The trees are our lungs, the rivers our bloodstream. We are all interconnected, and what you do to the environment ultimately you do to yourself.
Human civilization has been changing the Earths environment for millennia, often to our detriment. Dams, deforestation and urbanization can alter water cycles and wind patterns, occasionally triggering droughts or even creating deserts.
Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.