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Bruce Babbitt Quotes and Sayings

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We have an obligation to live in harmony with creation,
with our capital...
with God's creation.
And we need to administer and work that very carefully.
- Bruce Babbitt

The Northwest is in better shape than it was eight years ago.
- Bruce Babbitt

Well, it's not a pleasant experience.
And it's a terribly political process,
because that thing was initiated by the Congress and by,
you know, our adversaries in the Congress.
- Bruce Babbitt

It is like living in a wilderness of mirrors.
No fact goes unchallenged.
- Bruce Babbitt

 

What we've proven is that you can protect the environment,
use it wisely and grow the economy and that there is
no conflict between the two.
- Bruce Babbitt

We have to preserve it and use it sustainably.
And the short-term use of resources at the destruction
of the long-term heritage of this country is not a
policy that we can pursue.
- Bruce Babbitt

What I finally did in 1995 was I said,
I'm going to get out of this town and I'm going to go out West.
- Bruce Babbitt

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Look, this job has always been a crucible of conflict.
- Bruce Babbitt

I look back on it, yeah, I'm in a much worse financial
position than I was eight years ago.
I'm going to have to go out at age 62 and kind of readdress some of that.
- Bruce Babbitt

Well, I think breathing life into the Endangered Species Act,
taking those wolves back into Yellowstone,
restoring the salmon in the rivers of the Pacific Northwest.
- Bruce Babbitt

Well, I actually wrote her a letter a couple of days ago congratulating her.
The tone I tried to convey in the letter is,
look, you are a part of a great American historical process.
- Bruce Babbitt

We've set aside tens of millions of acres of those
northwestern forests for perpetuity.
The unemployment rate has gone not up,
but down.
The economy has gone up.
- Bruce Babbitt

Obviously I wouldn't have said that three or four years ago in the midst of it.
But I really believe that.
It's been a marvelous and important experience.
- Bruce Babbitt

I grew up in the West, grew up on the land,
was educated as a geologist.
And I came here with a vision of what it is we ought to be doing.
- Bruce Babbitt

This isn't just about today, this about generations to come.
And you've got a chance to be the greatest conservation
President since Theodore Roosevelt,
and I think he's done it.
- Bruce Babbitt

No kidding.
That's really true.
You're paying your own bills through this.
It's not a pleasant experience.
- Bruce Babbitt

I wouldn't miss this opportunity for anything.
For the chance to work on these conservation issues,
to serve my country, to work for this president,
I'd do it all over again, every single minute.
- Bruce Babbitt

Protecting all this land, working with the President
to establish all these monuments,
to, you know...
I think the President has a land protection record
that's second to no one in this century,
maybe Teddy Roosevelt.
- Bruce Babbitt

Look, I think by the time my case was over and other ones,
everybody on both sides of the aisle in Congress said
we can't run a government by this kind of process and
they repealed the law and that's good.
- Bruce Babbitt

We had kind of a rocky start, but I spent a lot of
time working with the President and handing him statistics
and showing him what we were doing as we went along
and kind of saying to him,
you know, this is really important.
- Bruce Babbitt

There's a basic kind of tension here.
It's between those who say, I'd like to clear cut this
forest and reduce it to saw timber because that's an
economically productive thing for me to do.
- Bruce Babbitt

I think the people will- who advocate having a step
back and read those public opinion polls on the front
page of the newspapers all over this country saying
public supports restoration in restoration of the Everglades,
protection of the parks and the creation of monuments.
- Bruce Babbitt

They haul you up there for, you know,
week after week in this kind of star chamber proceeding.
Then at the end of it they say, well,
we found nothing, but now it's time for special counsel.
- Bruce Babbitt

Well, what I tried to do is simply to get out on the land.
And when I came to Washington, I think one of the mistakes
we made early on was kind of having an ideological
dispute up in the Congress.
- Bruce Babbitt

I'm going to go out and get everybody together and
say I think we ought to protect this for generations to come.
Now, let's get down to work and walk the land and talk
about the conflicts and get everybody involved.
- Bruce Babbitt

Happiness cannot thrive within the prison of obligation
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Do not allow obligation or immediacy to
bind you to physical things or specific actions.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Happiness cannot thrive within the prison of obligation.
Live wild, life free, live as master of your own fate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual,
you have an obligation to be one.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Always question WHY you are doing something.
Is it a free-will gift or an obligation?
That which is done out of a feeling of obligation
is unworkable as a substitute for a gift.
Obligation creates a feeling of resentment on your part,
and evokes resentment rather than gratitude
on the part of the recipient.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Service to others is only noble when is is a choice
- a free-will gift.
Anything done out of a sense of obligation
or responsibility or duty becomes a burden
rather than a spiritual empowerment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To impose taxes when the public exigencies require
them is an obligation of the most sacred character,
especially with a free people.
- James Monroe

The BBC has the obligation to think big.
And at the moment, that clarion call sounds an uncertain note to me.
- Jonathan Dimbleby

Those who have prospered and profited from life's lottery
have a moral obligation to share their good fortune.
- Dick Gephardt

We've had it very clear to the Bosnians that our obligation
to equip and train their forces is completely conditional
on the foreign forces being gone.
- Warren Christopher

My only obligation is to keep myself and other people guessing.
- Jude Law

There is an apprenticeship system in jazz.
You teach the young ones.
So even if the musicians weren't personally that likable,
they felt an obligation to help the younger musicians.
- Dave Van Ronk

I think we have a moral obligation to our children
that can be easily summarized:
number one,
protect them from harm.
- Tom Allen

I came up in a family oriented towards the sick,
so I always felt an obligation for doing something.
- Eddie Bernice Johnson

Our obligation is to give meaning to life and in doing
so to overcome the passive,
indifferent life.
- Elie Wiesel

I think celebrities have an obligation to the public to not just sing or act.
- Clay Aiken

We cannot cut and run.
If we are to ensure freedom and democracy,
it is essential that we follow through on our obligation
to bring about stability in Iraq.
- Richard Shelby

As my dad said, you have an obligation to leave the
world better than how you found it.
And he also reminded us to be givers in this life,
and not takers.
- Phil Crane

I think that two people who decide to live together in a marriage situation,
they have an obligation to make the marriage work for them.
- Helen Reddy

My obligation as president, and what I promise the country,
is that the courts will be able to do their job free of all pressure.
- Ricardo Lagos

I believe that if you are elderly, physically or mentally
handicapped we have an obligation too you,
but if you are able-bodied, you should be working.
- Alphonso Jackson

What Clinton severed with his welfare reform was the
obligation of the federal government to step in when
the states failed and to monitor these programs.
- Robert Scheer

Voting is the most precious right of every citizen,
and we have a moral obligation to ensure the integrity of our voting process.
- Hillary Clinton

If there is to be peace in our industrial life let
the employer recognize his obligation to his employees -
at least to the degree set forth in existing statutes.
- John L. Lewis

He has the obligation to society that any human being has.
I don't think a satirist has any greater obligation
to society than a bricklayer or anybody else.
- Shel Silverstein

When we were in the seminary we got a stipend direct
from the government and for that stipend we had an
obligation to stick to our teaching job for five years.
- Josef Albers

As a human rights issue, the effort to end violence
against women becomes a government's obligation,
not just a good idea.
- Charlotte Bunch

Man is created to be God's deputy on earth and it is
important to realize the obligation to rid ourselves
of all illusions and to make our lives a preparation for the next life.
- Cat Stevens

As citizens, we all have an obligation to intervene and become involved -
it's the citizen who changes things.
- Jose Saramago

The people of the Middle East share the desire for freedom.
We have an opportunity - and an obligation -
to help them turn this desire into reality.
- Condoleezza Rice

A judge can't have any preferred outcome in any particular case.
The judge's only obligation - and it's a solemn obligation -
is to the rule of law.
- Samuel Alito

There are events which are so great that if a writer
has participated in them his obligation is to write
truly rather than assume the presumption of altering them with invention.
- Ernest Hemingway

I support development and deployment of a limited national missile defense.
Few if any of our duties surpass our obligation to
provide for the common defense of our nation.
- Joe Lieberman

I know for certain of only one commandment,
one obligation, that God imposes upon us,
and that is to be compassionate toward other human beings.
- Theodore Bikel

Your first obligation, I suppose, is to your God.
Your second is to your family.
And your third is to your community.
And you ought to try to fulfill all of those in your life.
- Dick Murphy

December 25th has become guilt and obligation.
- Phil Donahue

I know I have the mental capacity of a thousand bloggers,
but because of that, my obligation to serve God is
also that of a thousand bloggers.
- Mickey Kaus

The nation's obligation to her defenders is as old as that defense itself.
- Steve Buyer

In other words, a democratic government is the only
one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak
ill requires only our silence,
which costs us nothing.
- John Tillotson

Honest pioneer work in the field of science has always been,
and will continue to be, life's pilot.
On all sides, life is surrounded by hostility.
This puts us under an obligation.
- Wilhelm Reich

Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect.
- Margaret Mitchell

Our obligation at the network is where do we fit into
that and how can we best capitalize on that to make
sure that our piece of that remains important to those young people.
- Tom Brokaw

You have to pick the stories that you want to be involved
with and the end game is you'd like to be a part of a hit.
But I think your moral obligation is to follow your own heart.
- Kevin Costner

Teaching civility is an obligation of the family.
- Stephen Carter

So I think we have an obligation with our size to make
sure that we are open to what people have to say to
us because the people who criticize us,
they're not all mean-spirited.
- Lee Scott


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