stewardship

A Quote by Barbara Ward (1914 - 1981) on stewardship, dna, photosynthesis, life, planet, earth, death, choice, and phytoplankton

We cannot cheat on DNA. We cannot get round photosynthesis. We cannot say, "I am not going to give a damn about phytoplankton." All these tiny mechanisms provide the pre-conditions of our planetary life. To say we do not care is to say in the most literal sense that "we choose death."

Barbara Ward (1914 - 1981)

Source: Who Speaks for Earth?

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Dean Koontz on humans, murder, responsibility, stewardship, earth, and utopian vision

The human species was too fond of lying, cheating, envy, ignorance, self-pity, self-righteousness, and utopian visions that always led to mass murder--but until and if it destroyed itself, it harbored the potential to become nobler, to take responsibility for its actions, to live and let live, and to earn the stewardship of the earth.

Dean Koontz

Source: Dragon Tears

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on earth, stewardship, breeze, flower, love, happiness, step, peace, and safety

Walk and touch peace every moment.
Walk and touch happiness every moment.
Each step brings a fresh breeze.
Each step makes a flower bloom.
Kiss the Earth with your feet.
Bring the Earth your love and happiness.
The Earth will be safe
when we feel safe in ourselves.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Source: Kiss The Earth

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Rob Brezsny on responsibility, empowerment, ecology, belonging, ownership, stewardship, and pronoia

Imagine that the whole world belongs to you.  The birch trees in New Hampshire's White Mountains are yours, and so are the cirrus clouds in the western sky at dusk and the black sand on the beaches of Hawaii's big island.  You own everything, my dear sovereign - the paintings in all the museums of the world, as well as the internet and the wild horses and the roads.

Please take good care of it all, OK?  Be an enlightened monarch who treats your domain with reverent responsibility.  And make sure you also enjoy the full measure of fun that comes with such mastery.  Glide through life as if all of creation is yearning to honor and entertain you.

Rob Brezsny

Source: Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings, Pages: 277

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Sherman Alexie on vegetarianism, stewardship, and eating

I'll quit eating meat when you get a cow out here to beat me at a poetry slam. Only so many words rhyme with 'Mooo.' I mean, yes, we're supposed to be better stewards; yes, we're supposed to take care of the earth; yes, we're supposed to honor the sacrifices made by the animals; yes yes yes yes yes, but dammit, we're in charge, and you know why? It's because of these [holding out thumbs]...
Maybe you think that carrots are less important than cows. I think they're equal, especially in a sauce.

Sherman Alexie

Contributed by: Tsuya

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