environment

A Quote by Brook Foss Westcott on direction, dreams, environment, faith, god, energy, nature, observation, order, progress, stability, and universe

Faith is indeed the energy of our whole universe directed to the highest form of being. Faith gives stability to our view of the universe. By faith we are convinced that our impressions of things without are not dreams or delusions, but, for us, true representations of our environment. By faith we are convinced that the signs of permanence, order, progress, which we observe in nature are true. By faith we are convinced that fellowship is possible with our fellow man and with God.

Brook Foss Westcott (1825 - 1901)

Source: The Historic Faith

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A Quote by Billy Graham on bitterness, circumstances, contentment, dependence, environment, failure, happiness, kindness, life, needs, peace, problems, relaxation, soul, success, tears, and worth

The happiness which brings enduring worth to life is not the superficial happiness that is dependent on circumstances. It is the happiness and contentment that fills the soul even in the midst of the most distressing of circumstances and most bitter environment. It is the kind of happiness that grins when things go wrong and smiles through the tears. The happiness for which our souls ache is one undisturbed by success or failure, one which will root deeply inside us and give inward relaxation, peace, and contentment, no matter what the surface problems may be. That kind of happiness stands in need on no outward stimulus.

Billy Graham (1918 - 1995)

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on environment, intelligence, life, population, and present

Every living thing is a sort of imperialist, seeking to transform as much as possible of its environment into itself . . . When we compare the (present) human population of the globe with . . . that of former times, we see that "chemical imperialism" has been . . . the main end to which human intelligence has been devoted.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Source: Bertrand Russell, An Outline of Philosophy, Meridian Books, Cleveland and NY, 1960

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A Quote by Barry Commoner on environment

Sooner or later, wittingly or unwittingly, we must pay for every intrusion on the natural environment.

Barry Commoner (1917 -)

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A Quote by Barbara Jordan on country, environment, men, thought, and work

If you had to work in the environment of Washington, D.C., as I do, and watch those men who are so imprisoned and so confined by their eighteenth-century thought patterns, you would know that if anybody is going to be liberated, it's men who must be liberated in this country.

Barbara Jordan (1936 -)

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A Quote by B. F. Skinner on behavior, change, control, environment, holocaust, nations, needs, people, pollution, population, and war

Better contraceptives will control population only if people will use them. A nuclear holocaust can be prevented only if the conditions under which nations make war can be changed. The environment will continue to deteriorate until pollution practices are abandoned. We need to make vast changes in human behavior.

B. F. Skinner

Source: Beyond Freedom and Dignity

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on animals, change, and environment

The difference between animals and humans is that animals change themselves for the environment, but humans change the environment for themselves.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on change, environment, kindness, and women

SEINE, n. A kind of net for effecting an involuntary change of environment. For fish it is made strong and coarse, but women are more easily taken with a singularly delicate fabric weighted with small, cut stones.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on environment, fashion, feeling, learning, mind, prosperity, sentimentality, and thought

PHILISTINE, n. One whose mind is the creature of its environment, following the fashion in thought, feeling and sentiment. He is sometimes learned, frequently prosperous, commonly clean and always solemn.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on environment, government, inspiration, poets, and taxes

OUT-OF-DOORS, n. That part of one's environment upon which no government has been able to collect taxes. Chiefly useful to inspire poets.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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