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It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.

Frederick Douglass (1918?–1895), abolitionist and statesman
If you want love and abundance in your life, give it away.
Mark Twain (1935–1910), humorist and author

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.
But that sea, though changed in a sinister way, will continue to exist;
the threat is rather to life itself.

Rachel Carson (1907–1964), author

Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet
of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away to some
forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more
galaxies than people.

Carl Sagan (1934–1996), scientist

Ecological design and ecological engineering are about as radical
a discipline as you can get. Because what they say at the very outset
is that human beings are going to be partners with other life forms.

John Todd, ecological designer and engineer

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.
Virginia Woolf (1882–1941), writer