"You see, taking care of the planet is nothing special, nothing sacred, and nothing holy. It is something like taking care of our own house. We have no other planet or house except this one. Although there are a lot of disturbances and problems, this is our only alternative."
— The Dalai Lama
"Most people can be led only where they want to go."
— Thomas E. Cronin and Michael A. Genovese (2012, p. 20)
"While all bodies share the same fate, all voices do not."
— Li-Young Lee, “In His Own Shadow”
"AIDS is not a curse that we must deny, it is an illness that can be defeated. Resisting the continued stigmatisation of HIV-positive people is not only a compassionate act, it is practical and pragmatic."
— Nelson Mandela (During an address to the Cosatu-CONGRESS OF SOUTH AFRICAN TRADE UNIONS- Executive Committee, Johannesburg, South Africa, 25 July 2001 via NelsonMandela.org)
"Our national conservation effort must include the complete spectrum of resources: air, water, and land; fuels, energy, and minerals; soils, forests, and forage; fish and wildlife. Together they make up the world of nature which surrounds us— of the American heritage."
— John F. Kennedy (May 29, 1917-November 22, 1963)
"In each generation there are a few great teachers through whom a creative future flows."
— Albert LaChance (1991)