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Gaylord Nelson Quotes and Sayings

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The ultimate test of a man's conscience
may be his willingness to sacrifice something today
for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.
- Gaylord Nelson

Related topics: Values

The most important environmental issue is one that is rarely mentioned,
and that is the lack of a conservation ethic in our culture.
- Gaylord Nelson

If we continue to address the issue of the environment
where we live as though we're the only species that lives here,
we'll create a disaster for ourselves.
- Gaylord Nelson

Franklin Roosevelt was very concerned about environmental issues.
- Gaylord Nelson

 

Teddy Roosevelt of course was a great outdoorsman all his life.
- Gaylord Nelson

We must recognize that we're all part of a web of life around the world.
Anytime you extinguish a species, the consequences are serious.
- Gaylord Nelson

The issues are by some geometric number -
100 or 200 or 500 -
times more complicated today than we appreciated them
to be when Franklin Roosevelt was around.
- Gaylord Nelson

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In the state of Wisconsin it's mandated that teachers
in the social sciences and hard sciences have to start
giving environmental education by the first grade,
through high school.
- Gaylord Nelson

Loads of chemicals and hazardous wastes have been introduced
into the atmosphere that didn't even exist in 1948.
The environmental condition of the planet is far worse
than it was 42 years ago.
- Gaylord Nelson

I think the internal combustion engine will disappear
from the streets of our cities in the next thirty years
because transportation will be mass transportation,
or probably electrical power.
- Gaylord Nelson

Compassion is the ultimate value in life.
Service is the ultimate action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Peace is the ultimate blessing.
- Jewish traditional

Love is the ultimate truth at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children
of the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
- Napoleon Hill

The ultimate authority must always rest
with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Love is not a mere sentiment.
Love is the ultimate truth at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The ultimate inspiration is the deadline.
- Nolan Bushnell

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands
in moments of comfort and convenience,
but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression
and cruelty by the bad people
but the silence over that by the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment.
It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Love is the ultimate meaning of everything around us.
Love is not a mere sentiment.
Love is the ultimate truth at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The universal Mind contains all knowledge.
It is the potential ultimate of all things.
To it, all things are possible.
- Ernest Holmes

Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience,
independent will and creative imagination.
These give us the ultimate human freedom...
The power to choose, to respond, to change.
- Stephen Covey

The whole world is a cyclone.
But once you have found the center, the cyclone disappears.
This nothingness is the ultimate peak of consciousness.
- Osho

Truth cannot be defined,
although it can certainly be experienced.
But experience is not a definition.
A definition is made by the mind,
experience comes through participating.
If somebody asks, "What is a dance?" how can you define it?
But you can dance and you can know the inner feel of it.
God is the ultimate dance.
- Osho

When you cry and weep,
when you are miserable,
you are alone.
When you celebrate,
the whole existence participates with you.
Only in celebration
do we meet the ultimate, the eternal.
Only in celebration
do we go beyond the circle of birth and death.
- Osho

The greatest battle of all is simply... Life.
This is no child's game. This is the big one -
the Super Bowl - the Game of all games.
The rules of Life are unwritten and unknown.
Perhaps, one could say that there are no rules.
The Judge has ultimate power.
She can call the game at any time - for any reason.
The penalties in the Game are completely arbitrary -
in both timing and severity.
Penalty for what, we ask?
The Judge is silent.
How can I win the Game?
"You can never win," comes the answer,
"So just take pleasure in playing the Game."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you open up to the ultimate,
immediately it pours into you.
You are no longer an ordinary human being -
you have transcended.
Your insight has become the
insight of the whole existence.
Now you are no longer separate -
you have found your roots.
- Osho

The great gift of Easter is hope -
Christian hope which makes us have that confidence in God,
in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love,
which nothing can shake.
- Basil C. Hume

Beauty saves.
Beauty heals.
Beauty motivates.
Beauty unites.
Beauty returns us to our origins, and here lies the ultimate act of saving,
of healing, of overcoming dualism.
- Matthew Fox

It is not our place to know the mind of God.
Spirit knows what is best in the long run -
best for each of us individually,
and best for humanity as a whole.
This is often very difficult to accept
when we see war and disease in the world
and experience physical and emotional suffering
in ourselves, our family, and our friends.
I consider this belief in God's infinite power
and ultimate wisdom to be the true test of faith.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My mother was the influence in my life.
She was strong; she had great faith in the ultimate
triumph of justice and hard work.
She believed passionately in education.
- John H. Johnson

Confit is the ultimate comfort food,
and trendy or not,
it is dazzling stuff.
- Sally Schneider

What is man's ultimate direction in life? It is to look for love,
truth, virtue, and beauty.
- Shinichi Suzuki

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
- Leonardo da Vinci

It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction.
- Pablo Picasso

The ultimate aim of the ego is not to see something,
but to be something.
- Muhammed Iqbal

Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.
- Charles de Gaulle

This is my ultimate fantasy:
watching QVC with a credit card
while making love and eating at the same time.
- Yasmine Bleeth

Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between
his inner vision and its ultimate expression.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

I will go around the space shuttle and give a guided
tour of the major areas and describe what is done in each area.
This will be called The Ultimate Field Trip.
- Christa McAuliffe

And this we should believe: that hope and volition
can bring us closer to our ultimate goal:
justice for all,
injustice for no-one.
- Eyvind Johnson

The ultimate search engine would basically understand everything in the world,
and it would always give you the right thing.
And we're a long, long ways from that.
- Larry Page

We need God, not in order to understand the why,
but in order to feel and sustain the ultimate wherefore,
to give a meaning to the universe.
- Miguel de Unamuno

Loneliness is the ultimate poverty.
- Abigail Van Buren

My ultimate vocation in life is to be an irritant.
- Elvis Costello

But the ultimate lesson is just sit down and write.
That's all.
- Wole Soyinka

The ultimate would be to compete in a couple more Olympics,
hopefully break some world records and wind up my sports
career with a couple of years in the WNBA.
- Marion Jones

Surely there comes a time when counting the cost and
paying the price aren't things to think about any more.
All that matters is value - the ultimate value of what one does.
- James Hilton

Performance art is the ultimate in creativity.
Since it has so many possibilities at creativity,
it's essence tends to become creativity.
- Jack Bowman

The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which
the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes.
- Thomas Hardy

For athletes, the Olympics are the ultimate test of their worth.
- Mary Lou Retton

A lot of the jokes had some build-up to some nasty stuff.
But most of it was all character situations leading
to what the ultimate payoff would be for that character.
- Shawn Wayans

To believe in love, to be ready to give up anything for it,
to be willing to risk your life for it,
is the ultimate tragedy.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

I almost think it is the ultimate destiny of science
to exterminate the human race.
- Thomas Love Peacock

The sound of 'gentle stillness' after all the thunder
and wind have passed will the ultimate Word from God.
- Jim Elliot

Most movie-goers are overdosing on star coverage;
it's the ultimate example of too much information.
- Peter Bart

But the myth of violent solutions as the ultimate solutions
maintains itself in much of popular media.
- Stanley Crouch

Throughout the history of our young nation,
we have seen our military go bravely into battle,
armed with courage and willing to make the ultimate sacrifice.
- John M. McHugh

The ultimate tendency of civilization is towards barbarism.
- David Hare

Youth, however, can afford to enjoy even its melancholy;
for the ultimate fact of which that melancholy is a
prophecy is a long way off.
- Richard Le Gallienne

War is the ultimate tool of politics.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Lawrence of Arabia is the ultimate movie,
deeply cinematic.
- Christine Baranski

The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and
the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.
- Aristotle

Wisdom consists not so much in knowing what to do in
the ultimate as knowing what to do next.
- Herbert Hoover

Death is an endless night so awful to contemplate that
it can make us love life and value it with such passion
that it may be the ultimate cause of all joy and all art.
- Paul Theroux

The ultimate test of a finished account executive is
his ability to write a sound marketing plan.
- Morris Hite

The game is the ultimate significance to me because
it is so important to a lot of people.
It has left a mark on our culture to be voted as one
of the best to ever play.
- Barry Sanders

There are grounds for cautious optimism that we may
now be near the end ofthe search for the ultimate laws of nature.
- Stephen Hawking

In '75, the year both A Chorus Line and Chicago hit Broadway,
my head spun around and I became the ultimate theater queen for life.
- Michael Musto

The ultimate sin of any performer is contempt for the audience.
- Lester Bangs


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