172 Unsustainable Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Unsustainable Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Sustainability is treating ourselves and our environment as if we are to live on this earth forever. — Arron Wood

When you gaze long into the Abyss of Sustainability, the Abyss of Sustainability also gazes into you. — Friedrich Nietzsche

Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. — Gro Harlem Brundtland

Nevertheless, the concept of sustainable development is now known - even amongst those who haven't accepted it - and it's recognized, debated and followed by an increasing number of businesses. — Maurice Strong

Without environmental sustainability, economic stability and social cohesion cannot be achieved — Phil Harding

The communist model does not work economically, we all realised that, but the capitalist model in the modern world also looks to be unsustainable. — Arsene Wenger

A global human society, characterised by islands of wealth, surrounded by a sea of poverty, is unsustainable — Thabo Mbeki

We share this planet, our home, with millions of species. Justice and sustainability both demand that we do not use more resources than we need. — Vandana Shiva

A sustainable human community is designed in such a manner that its ways of life, technologies, and social institutions honor, support, and cooperate with nature's inherent ability to sustain life. — Fritjof Capra

[Industrialism's soon diminishing] capacity to supply human needs could be prevented if men exercised any restraint or foresight in their present frenzied exploitation. — Bertrand Russell

Short Unsustainable Quotes

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  • Economic growth without investment in human development is unsustainable - and unethical. — Amartya Sen
  • If you want another world war, run up unsustainable debts. — Tucker Carlson
  • Treatment without prevention is simply unsustainable. — Bill Gates
  • In a world of scarce resources, globalization without new technology is unsustainable. — Peter Thiel
  • Being a high school teacher was wonderful, but unsustainable: I needed a way out. — Garth Greenwell
  • Children are living jewels dropped unsustained from heaven. — Robert Pollok
  • An environment of infinite economic expansion is unsustainable in a world of finite resources. — Bryant H. McGill
  • The frontiers of the future will be the ruins of the unsustainable. — Bruce Sterling
  • Growth based on debt is unsustainable, artificial. — Jose Manuel Barroso
  • If we pass on an unsustainable environment to our children we have failed them. — Lewis Gordon

Un Quotes

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Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot un-educate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore. Cesar Chavez Address to the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, Nov. 9, 1984 — Cesar Chavez

Many other countries have already banned human cloning, and there are efforts at the UN to make such a ban universal. — Leon Kass

We profess to be strangers and pilgrims, seeking after a country of our own, yet we settle down in the most un-stranger-like fashion, exactly as if we were quite at home and meant to stay as long as we could. I don't wonder apostolic miracles have died. Apostolic living certainly has. — Amy Carmichael

Through your support of UN peacekeeping, you can help to make this tantalizing word-"peace"-a reality for all the world's citizens. Together, we can spread the message that UN peacekeeping is essential. Without it, the world would be a much less stable, and more violent, place. — Tim Wirth

I myself am a Buddhist, not a Christian. But I cannot help but think that if Christ ran a public establishment, it would be open to all, and He would be the last to refuse service to anyone. It is, simply put, the most un-Christian of notions. — George Takei

Si tenés gobiernos populistas que lo único que proponen es la redistribución del ingreso, el gasto público que castigan al ahorro, te va a ir mal. Argentina hace 100 años que hace esto, entró al siglo XX siendo el país más rico del mundo y ahora somos un desastre. — Javier Milei

Would have. Could have. Should have. This is the language of condemnation underscored by the passivity of regret. It’s a dead language. The thing is, you can’t un-sin. You can only repent. — Steven Furtick

Forget rich versus poor, white-collar versus blue. It’s now leveraged versus un-leveraged. — Naval Ravikant

I always thought of myself as more American than Americans when I was living in Germany, because I always had this attitude of can-do, and if you're successful, you can show it, which is a very un-German thing, you know. — Kim Dotcom

Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us. — William O. Douglas

Lack Of Conversation Quotes

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Gratitude leads to happiness. Conversely, lack of gratitude is the curse of the unhappy. — Konosuke Matsushita

The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech. — George Bernard Shaw

Sex is not a mechanical act that fails for lack of technique, and it is not a performance by the male for the audience of the female; it is a continuum of attraction that extends from the simplest conversation and the most innocent touching through the act of coitus. — Garrison Keillor

modern science was largely conceived of as an answer to the servant problem and ... it is generally practiced by those who lack a flair for conversation. — Fran Lebowitz

It's always a fun collaboration with my brother. I'm very fortunate to be able to work with him. There's an honesty to collaboration. There's a lack of a gender or ego in our conversations. And so you can really throw anything around. — Christopher Nolan

Authors were shy, unsociable creatures, atoning for their lack of social aptitude by inventing their own companions and conversations. — Agatha Christie

...the sound of our lack of conversation amplified by the echo of our footsteps on the stone around us. — Maggie Stiefvater

Ignore The World Quotes

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Half of disbelief in Allah in the world is caused by people who make religion look ugly due to their bad conduct and ignorance — Al-Ghazali

Science is the most reliable guide for civilization, for life, for success in the world. Searching a guide other than the science is meaning carelessness, ignorance and heresy. — Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

We must go beyond the arrogance of human rights. We must go beyond the ignorance of civil rights. We must step into the reality of natural rights because all of the natural world has a right to existence and we are only a small part of it. There can be no trade-off. — John Trudell

The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of the infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. — H. P. Lovecraft

I know the world is bruised and bleeding, and though it is important not to ignore its pain, it is also critical to refuse to succumb to its malevolence. Like failure, chaos contains information that can lead to knowledge - even wisdom. Like art. — Toni Morrison

If an ignorant person is attracted by the things of the world, that is bad. But if a learned person is thus attracted, it is worse. — Abu Bakr

I write ... in order to help ensure that the teeming millions in the New World, for whose sins Christ gave His life, do not continue to die in ignorance, but rather are brought to knowledge of God and thereby saved. — Bartolome de las Casas

It is not the intelligent woman v. the ignorant woman; nor the white woman v. the black, the brown, and the red, it is not even the cause of woman v. man. Nay, tis woman's strongest vindication for speaking that the world needs to hear her voice. — Anna Julia Cooper

I spent a great deal of my life being ignored. I was always very happy that way. Being ignored is a great privilege. That is how I think I learned to see what others do not see and to react to situations differently. I simply looked at the world, not really prepared for anything. — Saul Leiter

When I Stop Trying Quotes

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When I'd get tired and want to stop, I'd wonder what my next opponent was doing. I'd wonder if he was still working out. I'd tried to visualize him. When I could see him working, I'd start pushing myself. When I could see him in the shower, I'd push myself harder. — Dan Gable

I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it. — Sandy Koufax

As soon as I stopped trying to think about a business idea and started focusing on what I’m passionate about, that’s when it came to me. — Nick Woodman

The best way is always to stop when you are going good and when you know what will happen next. If you do that every day when you are writing a novel you will never be stuck. That is the most valuable thing I can tell you so try to remember it. — Ernest Hemingway

When I was banned for nine months I had an opportunity to focus on something else and I needed to focus on something else. It's who I am. I admire Miles Davis and Chet Baker a lot and I like this instrument, so I tried and I learned and practised for two months. But I stopped after that. — Eric Cantona

I'll obey them in the winter when the doctors say to me I must give up ham and spinach, and obedient I'll be. To relieve my indigestion in December they can try, But there's none of them can stop me when it's time for cherry pie. — Edgar Guest

I used to have horrible cars that would always end up broken down on the highway. When I tried to flag someone down, nobody stopped. But if I pushed my own car, other drivers would get out and push with me. If you want help, help yourself - people like to see that. — Chris Rock

I remember when my mother pointed to a stone, and she said this was the kind of stone people used to place on the feet of the baby girls to stop them trying to climb away and unbind their feet. — Jung Chang

I always thought when I was doing more melodramatic stuff like Everwood that the directors were constantly reeling me in and stopping me from being funny. I've always tried to find a funny angle on things, and 99 percent of the time, it just doesn't work. — Chris Pratt

I try to look at the whole thing and say 'yes' to the projects that I cannot stop thinking about. If I read a script and the subject stays with me - then that's when I want to go to work. — Sayings

Sustainability Quotes

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God, send me anywhere, only go with me. Lay any burden on me, only sustain me. And sever any tie in my heart except the tie that binds my heart to Yours. — David Livingstone

Revolution is an inalienable right of mankind. Freedom is an imperishable birth right of all. Labor is the real sustainer of society, the sovereignty of the ultimate destiny of the workers. — Bhagat Singh

[O]ne of the most vital ways we sustain ourselves is by building communities of resistance, places where we know we are not alone. — Bell Hooks

Success in science and scientific work come not through the provision of unlimited or big resources, but in the wise and careful selection of problems and objectives. Above all, what is required is hard sustained work and dedication. — Lal Bahadur Shastri

Instead of controlling the environment for the benefit of the population, perhaps we should control the population to ensure the survival of our environment — David Attenborough

I am the fiery life of the essence of God; I am the flame above the beauty in the fields; I shine in the waters; I burn in the sun, the moon, and the stars. And with the airy wind, I quicken all things vitally by an unseen, all-sustaining life. — Hildegard of Bingen

A sacred respect for the constitutional law is the vital principle, the sustaining energy of a free government. — Alexander Hamilton

No society can long sustain itself unless its members have learned the sensitivities, motivations and skills involved in assisting and caring for other human beings. — Urie Bronfenbrenner

Love is our only reason for living and the only purpose of life. We live for the sake of love, and we live seeking love... it is not surprising that we keep looking for love. All of us are nothing but vibrations of love. We are sustained by love, and in the end we merge back into love. — Swami Muktananda

You can make a lot of speeches, but the real thing is when you dig a hole, plant a tree, give it water, and make it survive. That's what makes the difference — Wangari Maathai

Environmental Sustainability Quotes

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The human race is challenged more than ever before to demonstrate our mastery, not over nature but of ourselves. — Rachel Carson

Sustainable development is the pathway to the future we want for all. It offers a framework to generate economic growth, achieve social justice, exercise environmental stewardship and strengthen governance. — Ban Ki-moon

Quite frankly, there is no answer to climate change without substantially, dramatically, increasing the amount of renewable energy in the global energy system. — Christiana Figueres

When future generations judge those who came before them on environmental issues, they may conclude "they didn't know": let us not go down in history as the generations who knew, but didn't care — Mikhail Gorbachev

The scarcest resource is not oil, metals, clean air, capital, labour, or technology. It is our willingness to listen to each other and learn from each other and to seek the truth rather than seek to be right — Donella Meadows

Global markets must be balanced by global values such as respect for human rights and international law, democracy, security and sustainable economic and environmental development. — Anna Lindh

This planet might be able to support perhaps as many as half a billion people who could live a sustainable life in relative comfort. Human populations must be greatly diminished, and as quickly as possible to limit further environmental damage. — Eric Pianka

Listen up, you couch potatoes: each recycled beer can saves enough electricity to run a television for three hours. — Denis Hayes

Where the quality of life goes down for the environment, the quality of life goes down for humans. — George Holland

The future belongs to those who understand that doing more with less is compassionate, prosperous, and enduring, and thus more intelligent, even competitive. — Paul Hawken

Sustainably Quotes

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Productivity and efficiency can be achieved only step by step with sustained hard work, relentless attention to details and insistence on the highest standards of quality and performance. — J. R. D. Tata

Mindfulness means moment-to-moment, non-judgmental awareness. It is cultivated by refining our capacity to pay attention, intentionally, in the present moment, and then sustaining that attention over time as best we can. In the process, we become more in touch with our life as it is unfolding. — Jon Kabat-Zinn

The earth which sustains humanity must not be injured. It must not be destroyed! — Hildegard of Bingen

I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible and die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his honour and that of his country, Victory or death. — William B. Travis

Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance. — Kofi Annan

I wish for everyone to help create a strong, sustainable movement to educate every child about food, inspire families to cook again and empower people everywhere to fight obesity. — Jamie Oliver

We cannot choose between [economic] growth and sustainability - we must have both — Paul Polman

I am where God wills me to be, and so I have found rest and security. His wisdom governs me, His power defends me, His grace sanctifies me, His mercy encompasses me, His joy sustains me and all will go well with me. — Rose Philippine Duchesne

When a certain number of people come together and they choose at a moment in time to create a precise emotion in their hearts, that emotion literally can intentionally influence the very fields that sustain the life on planet earth. — Gregg Braden

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The number one key to success in life is sustaining your energy. — Tony Robbins

Being Sustainable Quotes

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We do not accept that human society should be constructed on the basis of a savage principle of the survival of the fittest — Thabo Mbeki

We are free, but not to be evil, not to be indifferent to human suffering, not to profit from the people, from the work created and sustained through their spirit of political association, while refusing to contribute to the political state that we profit from. — Jose Marti

The Ego, however, is not who you really are. The ego is your self-image; it is your social mask; it is the role you are playing. Your social mask thrives on approval. It wants control, and it is sustained by power, because it lives in fear. — Deepak Chopra

Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy. — William Butler Yeats

The next 1,000 unicorns won’t be search engines or social media companies, they’ll be sustainable, scalable innovators – s that help the world decarbonize and make the energy transition affordable for all consumers. — Larry Fink

I wanted something very dense, something that would sustain long and more pieces of wood that would be soft, sweet, for more of a mellow sound. — Les Paul

We need to gain an accurate understanding of what sustainable development means, put the people first, and strike a balance between economic growth, ensuring people’s well-being, and energy conservation and emissions reduction. — Xi Jinping

To annihilate indigenous populations eventually paves the way to our own annihilation. They are the only people who practice sustainable living. We think they are relics of the past, but they may be the gatekeepers to our future. — Arundhati Roy

The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage. — Arie de Geus

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May faith be the torch which illuminates, animates, and sustains you. — Margaret Mary Alacoque

Sustainable Development Quotes

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We live not, in reality, on the summit of a solid earth but at the bottom of an ocean of air — Thales

We will become a global advocate for rainforest preservation and marine restoration. We will rethink development policies that promised economic growth while ignoring ecological sustainability, and ended up delivering neither. — Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Working together, all of us can embark on a path of green, low-carbon and sustainable development. — Xi Jinping

Open markets offer the only realistic hope of pulling billions of people in developing countries out of abject poverty, while sustaining prosperity in the industrialized world. — Kofi Annan

The African Union has to act in order to put an end to armed conflicts that undermine the continent, to fight against the devastation caused by AIDS and other contagious diseases, to promote sustainable development of its member states. — Omar Bongo

At every level the greatest obstacle to transforming the world is that we lack the clarity and imagination to conceive that it could be different — Roberto Unger

Humans merely share the Earth. We can only protect the land, not own it. — Chief Seattle

Sustainability is here to stay or we may not be — Niall FitzGerald

Sustainability is a political choice, not a technical one. It's not a question of whether we can be sustainable, but whether we choose to be — Gary Lawrence

We live on this very small and fragile planet: a world in which there is poverty and injustice is never going to be a safe and secure world — Hilary Benn

Sustainable Living Quotes

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We labour at our daily work more ardently and thoughtlessly than is necessary to sustain our life because it is even more necessary not to have leisure to stop and think. Haste is universal because everyone is in flight from himself. — Friedrich Nietzsche

To live only for some future goal is shallow. It's the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top. — Robert M. Pirsig

We are machines built by DNA whose purpose is to make more copies of the same DNA. ... This is exactly what we are for. We are machines for propagating DNA, and the propagation of DNA is a self-sustaining process. It is every living object's sole reason for living. — Richard Dawkins

Prayer is the most powerful form of energy one can generate....It supplies us with a flow of sustaining power in our daily lives. — Alexis Carrel

Change is constant and touches every area of our lives, so it’s imperative to be able to adapt. — Vladimer Botsvadze

Gujarat, with its all inclusive, sustainable and rapid growth, is emerging as a globally preferred place to live in and to do business. — Narendra Modi

Grounded in international human rights, gender equality doesn’t just improve the lives of individual women, girls, and their families; it makes economic sense, strengthens democracy, and enables long-term sustainable progress. — Helen Clark

I think it’s really important to sustain your dreams. Because a person without a dream will lose his or her will to live. Even if it’s just a small dream, it means a lot to that person. — Jaejoong

We are such spendthrifts with our lives, the trick of living is to slip on and off the planet with the least fuss you can muster. I’m not running for sainthood. I just happen to think that in life we need to be a little like the farmer, who puts back into the soil what he takes out. — Paul Newman

The way to healthy living is to shift from quantitative economic growth to quality of life, food, water and air - to shift from craving to contentment and from greed to gratitude — Satish Kumar

Sustain Quotes

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Confidence is the most important single factor in this game, and no matter how great your natural talent, there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work. — Jack Nicklaus

Every time you sustain a head injury, the risk gets higher and higher. I always said that if there ever was a point where the risk was more than minimal, I would stop playing. — Pat LaFontaine

If we achieve our sustainability targets and no one else follows, we will have failed. — Paul Polman

The Irishman sustains himself during brief periods of joy by the knowledge that tragedy is just around the corner. — William Butler Yeats

The Delaware Estuary has sustained a human population for thousands of years, but by the end of the 19th Century, increased population and industrialization had transformed much of the upper Estuary watershed. — Jim Gerlach

The love of wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyong reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth, the earth which bore us and sustains us, the only paradise we shall ever know, the only paradise we ever need, if only we had the eyes to see. — Edward Abbey

Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory. — Arthur Ashe

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No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking. — Voltaire

While monetary policy can contribute to growth by supporting a durable expansion in a context of price stability, it cannot reliably affect the long-run sustainable level of the economy's growth. — Jerome Powell

I will not let anyone tell me we must spend more money. This crisis did not come about because we issued too little money but because we created economic growth with too much money and it was not sustainable growth. — Angela Merkel

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Today, the top one-tenth of 1% owns nearly as much wealth as the bottom 90%. The economic game is rigged, and this level of inequality is unsustainable. We need an economy that works for all, not just the powerful. — Bernie Sanders

When the rate of return on capital exceeds the rate of growth of output and income, as it did in the nineteenth century and seems quite likely to do again in the twenty-first, capitalism automatically generates arbitrary and unsustainable inequalities that radically undermine the meritocratic values on which democratic societies are based. — Thomas Piketty

The reality is that a consumer culture which chucks out its iPhones for a new version every nine months is completely unsustainable, because Earth has already reached the tipping point. 'The General Strike' attempts to personalize these issues and encourage listeners to look for a new model. — Justin Sane

I ran for Congress not because I was having a mid-life crisis. I left the private sector because I saw a looming financial crisis that was coming to this country. It's unsustainable. — Steve Daines

People of my generation knew we needed to move beyond that, the racial division and segregation and unsustainable social relations, that were unfair to millions of people. But it didn't mean that we were going to become a big government liberal. — Jeff Sessions

It’s unsustainable. Look at Ethereum, if you move a dollar you have to spend fifty dollars, that’s crazy. — Charles Hoskinson

Positive deviance means doing the right thing for sustainability, despite being surrounded by the wrong institutional structures, the wrong processes and stubbornly uncooperative people. That is what sustainability-literate leadership means today. Surrounded by evidence of rampant unsustainability it is not possible to say 'I did not know' — Sara Parkin

The market is a pendulum that forever swings between unsustainable optimism (which makes stocks too expensive) and unjustified pessimism (which makes them too cheap). The intelligent investor is a realist who sells to optimists and buys from pessimists. — Benjamin Graham

When I think about the world I would like to leave to my daughter and the grandchildren I hope to have, it is a world that moves away from unequal, unstable, unsustainable interdependence to integrated communities - locally, nationally and globally - that share the characteristics of all successful communities. — William J. Clinton

We need what I have often called an ecological approach to the management of these resources and we do not have that now. We have the inertia of past habits, unsustainable habits. — Maurice Strong

I would make a difference by banning unsustainable palm oil in order to save the rainforest and orangutan habitats along with the rest of the three hundred thousand other species that live in the rainforest. — Katie Cleary

Devastation could arise insidiously, rather than suddenly, through unsustainable pressure on energy supplies, food, water and other natural resources. Indeed, these pressures are the prime 'threats without enemies' that confront us. — Martin Rees

We have embarked globally on a path of unsustainable development. Our lifestyles, the way we produce goods and services, are all part of a system that is completely unsustainable. I see solutions to climate change leading to a much larger philosophical shift in the way human society develops. We need a new matrix to define what human progress is. — Rajendra K. Pachauri

Don't accept that you can't make a difference. Because if you can't make a difference, you won't make a difference, and if you put a multiplier on that we will continue on an unsustainable pathway. — Maurice Strong

Another world is possible!' ... Another world is also necessary, for this one is unjust, unsustainable, and unsafe. It's up to us to envision, fight for, and create that world, a world of freedom, real justice, balance, and shared abundance, a world woven in a new design. — Starhawk

Obama's Democrats have become the part of no. Real cuts to federal budget? No. Entitlement reform? No. Tax reform? No. Breaking the corrupt and fiscally unsustainable symbiosis between public-sector unions and state governments? Hell no. — Charles Krauthammer

The essence of the problem is about consumption, recognizing that a society that consumes one-third of the world's resources is unsustainable. This level of consumption requires constant intervention into other people's lands. That's what's going on. — Winona LaDuke

I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself. — Charlotte Bronte

The gains made by better management and technology are still being outpaced by the environmental impacts of population and economic growth. We are on an unsustainable course. — Klaus Topfer

The Caribbean is the region in the Americas worst affected by the epidemic of NCDs. These diseases are responsible for over two- thirds of deaths, much sickness and ill health, resulting in an unsustainable burden on our fragile economies. — Freundel Stuart

Thanks to evolution, our bodies have powerful ways to ward off illness and infection and enable us to live long and healthy lives. Why, then, do health costs continue to climb at unsustainable and frightening rates? — David Suzuki

Kids are meeting in coffee shops and basements figuring out what's unsustainable in their communities. That's the future. — Ian Somerhalder

Economics and a reliance on science and technology to solve our problems has led to an unsustainable situation where continued growth in consumption is required for governments and business to be considered successful. This is a form of insanity. Economics is at the heart of our destructive ways and our faith in it has blinded us — David Suzuki

When you talk about entitlement programs, it's not just about - it's not about cutting those programs. It is about saving those programs. Those programs are on a path of fiscal unsustainability. — Marco Rubio

Corporate tax dodging impacts us across generations and over time. It is corrosive. It is unethical. It is unsustainable. — James P. Hoffa

The only reason for a government service is precisely to provide financial support for an operation that is otherwise unsustainable, or else there would be no point in the government's involvement at all. — Llewellyn Rockwell

One always returns to the fact that there are just too many of us, the population continues to rise and it's unsustainable. — Jeremy Irons

Government at all levels in the USA right now is engaged in a quixotic campaign to sustain the unsustainable. We're determined to run WalMart, Disney World, the Interstate Highways, suburbia, and an imperial military by other means than oil. We'll squander a lot of dwindling resources in the process. — James Howard Kunstler

Today the great gift of God's Creation is exposed to serious dangers and lifestyles which can degrade it. Environmental pollution is making particularly unsustainable the lives of the poor of the world ... we must pledge ourselves to take care of creation and to share its resources in solidarity. — Pope Benedict XVI

Leaders of institutions everywhere have lost trust. The global economy is stalled and the world is deeply divided, too unequal, unstable and unsustainable. — Don Tapscott

Simply put, unsustainable debt is helping to keep too many poor countries and poor people in poverty. — William J. Clinton

We may now have reached a point where this gap in our make-up has become unsustainable; partly because what in the past would have counted as material plenty has become the norm for the majority in much of the world; and partly because the slow retreat of religion that coincided with the spread of a capitalist economy has left a gaping hole in millions of people's lives. (Geoff Mulgan) — Dalai Lama

Something that's unsustainable, like a dysfunctional relationship, can go on longer than you expect, and then end faster and messier than you think. — Peter R. Orszag

The hardest part of returning to a truly healthy environment may be changing the current totally unsustainable heavy-meat-eating culture of increasing numbers of people around the world. But we must try. We must make a start, one by one. — Jane Goodall

If you believe that health care is a public good to be guaranteed by the state, then a single-payer system is the next best alternative. Unfortunately, it is fiscally unsustainable without rationing. — Charles Krauthammer

We have a government that borrows $4 billion a day. We have a government that owes trillions of dollars in debt, half of that to foreigners, most of that to Chinese investors. I don't - that is extreme. Not only is it extreme. It's insane and it's unsustainable. — Marco Rubio

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