A Quote by unknown on community, control, difficulty, inclusion, life, pollution, service, value, water, and worth

It is difficult to place a monetary value on the many vital services that trees provide. However, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection calculates that a single tree that lives for fifty years will contribute service worth nearly $200,000 (in 1994 dollars) to the community during its lifetime. This includes providing oxygen ($31,250), recycling water and regulating humidity ($37,000), controlling air pollution ($62,500), producing protein ($2,500), providing shelter for wildlife ($31,250), and controlling land erosion and fertilizing the soil ($31,250).


Source: Sacred Trees

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A Quote by Stephen L. Richards on body, duty, divinity, mankind, pollution, sacred, spirit, and weakness

The human body is sacred - the veritable tabernacle of the divine spirit which inhabits it. It is a solemn duty of mankind to develop, protect and preserve it from pollution, unnecessary wastage and weakness.

Stephen L. Richards (1879 - 1959)

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A Quote by Ronald Wilson Reagan on pollution

Approximately 80% of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation, so let's not go overboard in setting and enforcing tough emission standards from man-made sources.

Ronald Reagan (1911 -)

Source: (10 Sept. 1980)

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A Quote by Peggy Noonan on children, death, education, giving, love, parenthood, pollution, schools, sons, vengeance, vision, and world

We adults forget what we do to children's imaginations when we go through one of our national seizures on an issue. A dozen years ago, Hollywood fell in love with the environmental issue and put enviro messages in all their shows. The messages made their way into the funnies and magazines, and parents went to school officials and said, "We'd like our children to be better educated on environmental concerns." The schools came through with a vengeance. Now I have a little son who thinks he's going to die from pollution. We do not educate our children; we traumatize them. We are not giving them a vision of a better world; we are giving them nightmares.

Peggy Noonan

Source: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness (Random House}

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A Quote by Mao Tse-tung on beginning, companions, pollution, security, and water

While swimming in the heavily polluted rivers of south China, despite the pleadings of his security guards and his physician, he would chide his companions if they began to panic in the water: Maybe you're afraid of sinking, Don't think about it. If you don't think about it, you won't sink. If you do, you will.

Mao Tse-tung (1893 - 1976)

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A Quote by Joseph de Maistre on evil, good, philosophy, and pollution

We are tainted by modern philosophy which has taught us that all is good, whereas evil has polluted everything and in a very real sense all is evil, since nothing is in its proper place.

Joseph de Maistre (1753 - 1821)

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on death, life, pollution, and temptation

Safe from temptation, safe from sin's pollution, She lives whom we call dead.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: Resignation.

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A Quote by Frederic William Farrar on cities, destruction, dogs, earth, food, god, murder, pollution, sacred, and worship

Speaking of the murder of the younger Hanan, and other eminent nobles and hierarchs, Josephus says, "I cannot but think that it was because God had doomed this city to destruction as a polluted city, and was resolved to purge His sanctuary by fire, that He cut off these their great defenders and well-wishers; while those that a little before had worn the sacred garments and presided over the public worship, and had been esteemed venerable by those that dwelt in the whole habitable earth, were cast out naked, and seen to be the food of dogs and wild beasts."

Frederic William Farrar (1831 - 1903)

Source: The Life of Christ, pp. 572-73, quoted by Bruce R. McConkie, The Mortal Messiah, Vol.3, p.434-435, Footnote

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A Quote by Franklin Delano Roosevelt on government, needs, pollution, and schools

Government cannot close its eyes to the pollution of waters, to the erosion of soil, to the slashing of forests any more than it can close its eyes to the need for slum clearance and schools.

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945)

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A Quote by Elinor Morton Hoyt Wylie on birds and pollution

Avoid the reeking herd, Shun the polluted flock, Live like that stoic bird The eagle of the rock.

Elinor Morton Hoyt Wylie (1885 - 1928)

Source: The Eagle and the Mole, 1921, st. 1

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