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What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.
Reducing our levels of consumption will not be a sacrifice but a bonus if we simply redefine the meaning of the word ‘success’.
Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man.
It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.
American inventor and businessman
The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.
American marine biologist
We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.
Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.
German-born theoretical physicist
The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.
British polar explorer
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
American cultural anthropologist
Modern society will find no solution to the ecological problem unless it takes a serious look at its lifestyle.
—Pope John Paul II
Former head of the Catholic Church
The natural environment sustains the life of all beings universally.
Tibetan spiritual leader
(This story appears in the 04 June, 2021 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)