“We shall never achieve harmony with land, any more than we shall achieve absolute justice or liberty for people. In these higher aspirations, the important thing is not to achieve, but to strive.”—Aldo Leopold (1886 – 1948) was an American ecologist, forester, environmentalist and professor at the University of Wisconsin.
“No culture can live, if it attempts to be exclusive.”—Mohandas Karamchand (Mahatma) Gandhi (1869 – 1948) was a major political and spiritual leader of India and the Indian independence movement. He was the pioneer of Satyagraha—resistance to tyranny through mass civil disobedience, firmly founded upon ahimsa or total non-violence—which led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.
“Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of people and so it must be daily earned and refreshed - else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.”—Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969) 34th U.S. President
“In June, as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them.”—Aldo Leopold (1886 – 1948) was an American ecologist, forester, environmentalist and professor at the University of Wisconsin.
“Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.”—Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of US (1809 -1865)
“When you’re in danger of losing a thing it becomes precious and when it’s around us, it’s in tedious abundance and we take it for granted as if we’re going to live forever, which we’re not.”—John McGahern (1934 – 2006) was an Irish author
“The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible”—George Burns (1896 – 1996), born Nathan Birnbaum, was an American comedian, actor and writer
“We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery.”—Herbert George Wells (1866 – 1946) was an English author, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary.