1. The opposite of love is not hate. The opposite of love is indifference.

      - Elie Wiesel, Nobel laureate writer and Holocaust survivor

    2. Use the talents you possess - for the woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except for the best.

      - Henry Van Dyke

    3. I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.

      - Friedrich Nietzsche

    4. Truth is abhorred by the masses.

      - Baltasar Gracian, Jesuit priest (1601 - 1658)

    5. I have abandoned the search for truth, and am now looking for a good fantasy.

      - Ashleigh Brillian (1933)

    6. A great civilization is not conquered from without until is has destroyed itself from within.

      - Will Durant (1885 - 1981) and Ariel Durant (1898 - 1981)

    7. If we believe absurdities, we shall commit atrocities.

      - Voltaire (1694-1778)

    8. I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.

      - Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

    9. What do I think of Western civilisation? I think it would be a very good idea.

      - Mahatma Gandhi

    10. Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources... the history... the romance, for your children and your children's children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.

      - Theodore Roosevelt

    11. To me the question of the environment is more ominous than that of peace and war. We will have regional conflicts and use of force, but world conflicts I do not believe will happen any longer. But the environment, that is a creeping danger. I'm more worried about global warming than I am about any major military conflict.

      - Hans Blix, head of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission, March 12, 2003

    12. Where is the wisdom we have lost
      in knowledge? Where is the knowledge
      we have lost in information?

      - T.S. Eliot

    13. Shortsighted men ... in their greed and selfishness will, if permitted, rob our country of half its charm by their reckless extermination of all useful and beautiful wild things.

      - Theodore Roosevelt

    14. Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike.

      - John Muir

    15. In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost.

      - Dante (1265-1321), The Divine Comedy

    16. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

      - Margaret Mead

    17. The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest possible amount of feathers with the smallest possible amount of hissing.

      - Jean Baptiste Colbert, Financial Advisor to France's Louis XIV

    18. In reality this kind of work is never finished. One has to declare it finished when, in accord with time and circumstance, one has done the utmost.

      - Goethe

    19. The person who sees in all things an image of him or her self, who makes friends only with people who share his or her opinions and predispositions, lives in a tiny world.

      - J. Martin Evans, William R. Kenan Professor of English, Stanford University

    20. Man Must Conquer Nature.

      - Mao Zedong (responsible for the deaths of more members of a particular race than any other human being)

    21. From Johann Kasper Lavater

      - Say not you know another entirely, til you have divided an inheritance with him.

    22. From Charles Darwin

      - The love of all creatures is the most noble attribute of man.

    23. From Andy Warhol

      - I think that having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want.

    24. From T. Jefferson Parker, in his mystery L.A. Outlaws

      - Truly seeing is an inconvenience the mind will avoid.

      - History is not made by the timid.

      - ... past has shaped him. These are powerful things. You can enlist them or rebel against them but in your heart you always know the truth of who you are and you cannot escape it.

    25. From D. Koontz, in his mystery Relentless

      - The disintegration of rational society started in the drift from hearth and family; the solution must be a drift back, attributed to G.K. Chesterton, 1933.

      - I loathed myself, my helplessness. Self-hatred is exhausting.

      - In the hearts of modern men and women, there is an inescapable awareness that something is wrong with this slice of history they have inherited, that in spite of the towering cities and the mighty armies and the science-fiction technology made real, the moment is fragile, the foundation undermined.

    26. Motto of Britain's Royal Air Force

      - Per Ardua ad Astra (Through Struggle to the Stars)

    27. From Jeremy Bentham, 18th Century Philosopher

      - The question is not 'Can they reason?' nor, 'Can they talk?' but rather, 'Can they suffer?'

    28. From St. Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of Animals

      - 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 wherever they require it.

    29. From William Hutchinson Murray (often misattributed to Goethe)

      - The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. Whatever you think you can do, or believe you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.

    30. From Aristotle, 384-322 BC, Parts of Animals

      - In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.

    31. From Rachel Carson, The Sea Around Us

      - It is a curious situation that the sea, from which life first arose, should now be threatened by the activities of one form of that life.

    32. From Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird

      - Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: You don't give up.

    33. From Eleanor Roosevelt

      - You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop and look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along." You must do the thing you think you cannot do.

    34. From Ted Perry, Screenwriter (often misattributed to Chief Seattle)

      - Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.

    35. From Roger Tory Peterson, Naturalist and Ornithologist

      - Birds are indicators of the environment. If they are in trouble, we know we'll soon be in trouble.

    36. From Baba Dioum, Senegalese Conservationist

      - In the end, we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught.

    37. From Jacques Cousteau, Ocean Explorer

      - We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one.

    38. From Sydney Smith, 1771-1845

      - It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do a little - do what you can.