The greatest challenge is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.

Thursday, May 26, 2011


"We've lost wisdom. We do not ask how decisions will affect generations to come."
- Jane Goodall

Peace and the survival of life on earth as we know it are threatened by human activities that lack a commitment to humanitarian values. Destruction of nature and natural resources results from ignorance, greed and lack of respect for the earth´s living things.
- His Holiness, the Dalai Lama

"The World will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything." ~ Albert Einstein

"Look at the trees, look at the birds, look at the clouds, look at the stars. If you have eyes you will see that the whole existence is joyful. Everything is simply happy. Trees are happy for no reason; they are not going to become prime ministers or presidents and they are not going to become rich and they will never have any bank balance." - Osho

“No one could make a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.”
~ Edmund Burke

“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”
~ Martin Luther King~

"I do not know of any country which is, in terms of earth, of solid matter, so nearly the equivalent of the sea. There seems to be no end of it"
~Laurens van der Post, Venture to the Interior, 1963 ~

"Something will have gone out of us as a people if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed; if we permit the last virgin forests to be turned into comic books and plastic cigarette cases; if we drive the few remaining members of the wild species into zoos or to extinction; if we pollute the last clear air and dirty the last clean streams and push our paved roads through the last of the silence . . ."
-Wallace Stegner

"Be the change that you want to see in the world" ~ Ghandi

The landscape listens and we hear it call our own name.
—Emily Dickinson

If you have men who will only come if they know there is a good road, I don't want them. I want men who will come if there is no road at all.
~ David Livingstone

"Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. *Native American Ancient Proverb*

*"To build a road is so much simpler than to think of what the country really needs." *
Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac, 1949.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

"Most men, I am convinced, have an unmistakable feeling at the final moment of significant choice that they are making a free decision, that they can really decide which one of two roads to follow." Corliss Lamont