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    Pollution

  1. As soils are depleted, human health, vitality and intelligence go with them.
       -- Louis Bromfield

  2. The automobile has not merely taken over the street, it has dissolved the living tissue of the city ... Gas-filled, noisy and hazardous, our streets have become the most inhumane landscape in the world.
       -- James M. Fitch

  3. Among these treasures of our land is water--fast becoming our most valuable, most prized, most critical resource. A blessing where properly used--but it can bring devastation and ruin when left uncontrolled.
       -- Dwight D. Eisenhower

  4. The economic and technological triumphs of the past few years have not solved as many problems as we thought they would, and, in fact, have brought us new problems we did not foresee.
       -- Henry Ford II

  5. We in Government have begun to recognize the critical work which must be done at all levels--local, State and Federal--in ending the pollution of our waters.
       -- Robert F. Kennedy

  6. The American people have a right to air that they and their children can breathe without fear.
       -- Lyndon Baines Johnson


    Popularity

  7. Popularity is glory's small change.
       -- Victor Hugo

  8. Avoid popularity; it has many snares, and no real benefit.
       -- William Penn

  9. Popularity is exhausting. The life of the party almost always winds up in a corner with an overcoat over him.
       -- Wilson Mizner

  10. Avoid popularity if you would have peace.
       -- Abraham Lincoln

  11. Seek not the favor of the multitude; it is seldom got by honest and lawful means. But seek the testimony of the few; and number not voices, but weigh them.
       -- Immanuel Kant

  12. Popular opinion is the greatest lie in the world.
       -- Thomas Carlyle

  13. True popularity is not the popularity which is followed after, but the popularity which follows after.
       -- Lord Mansfield

  14. Applause waits on success.
       -- Benjamin Franklin

  15. To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.
       -- Aldous Huxley

  16. Whatever is popular deserves attention.
       -- James Mackintosh


    Population

  17. The hungry world cannot be fed until and unless the growth of its resources and the growth of its population come into balance. Each man and woman--and each nation--must make decisions of conscience and policy in the face of this great problem.
       -- Lyndon Baines Johnson

  18. Population, when unchecked, increases in a geometrical ratio.
       -- Thomas Robert Malthus

  19. The world is populated in the main by people who should not exist.
       -- George Bernard Shaw

  20. We have been God-like in our planned breeding of our domesticated plants and animals, but we have been rabbit-like in our unplanned breeding of ourselves.
       -- Arnold Joseph Toynbee


    Poverty

  21. As society advances the standard of poverty rises.
       -- Theodore Parker

  22. The greatest man in history was the poorest.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  23. Poverty is the step-mother of genius.
       -- Josh Billings

  24. He who knows how to be poor knows everything.
       -- Jules Michelet

  25. Hard as it may appear in individual cases, dependent poverty ought to be held disgraceful.
       -- Thomas Robert Malthus

  26. For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred.
       -- John W. Gardner

  27. In a country well governed poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed wealth is something to be ashamed of.
       -- Confucius

  28. I wasn't born in a log cabin, but my family moved into one as soon as they could afford it.
       -- Melville D. Landon

  29. Poverty ... It is life near the bone, where it is sweetest.
       -- Henry David Thoreau

  30. Poverty often deprives a man of all spirit and virtue; it is hard for an empty bag to stand upright.
       -- Benjamin Franklin

  31. I thank fate for having made me born poor. Poverty taught me the true value of the gifts useful to life.
       -- Anatole France

  32. The child was diseased at birth, stricken with a hereditary ill that only the most vital men are able to shake off. I mean poverty--the most deadly and prevalent of all diseases.
       -- Eugene O'Neill

  33. Poverty is the openmouthed relentless hell which yawns beneath civilized society. And it is hell enough.
       -- Henry George

  34. When I gave food to the poor, they called me a saint. When I asked why the poor were hungry, they called me a communist.
       -- Dom Helder Camara (Brazilian Bishop)

  35. The hermit doesn't sleep at night, in love with the blue of the vacant moon. The cool of the breeze that rustles the trees rustles him too.
       -- Ching-An


    Power

  36. Every Communist must grasp the truth: "Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun."
       -- Mao Tse-Tung

  37. Man is born to seek power, yet his actual condition makes him a slave to the power of others.
       -- Hans J. Morgenthau

  38. Power will intoxicate the best hearts, as wine the strongest heads. No man is wise enough, nor good enough to be trusted with unlimited power.
       -- Charles Caleb Colton

  39. We often say how impressive power is. But I do not find it impressive at all. The guns and the bombs, the rockets and the warships, are all symbols of human failure. They are necessary symbols. They protect what we cherish. But they are witness to hum
       -- Lyndon Baines Johnson

  40. Nothing destroys authority so much as the unequal and untimely interchange of power, pressed too far and relaxed too much.
       -- Francis Bacon

  41. Power does not corrupt man; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.
       -- George Bernard Shaw

  42. The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.
       -- James Madison

  43. A few great minds are enough to endow humanity with monstrous power, but a few great hearts are not enough to make us worthy of using it.
       -- Jean Rostand

  44. There is no knowledge that is not power.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  45. We cannot live by power, and a culture that seeks to live by it becomes brutal and sterile. But we can die without it.
       -- Max Lerner

  46. The imbecility of men is always inviting the impudence of power.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  47. Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.
       -- Seneca

  48. I know of nothing sublime which is not some modification of power.
       -- Edmund Burke

  49. In the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding on the back of the tiger ended up inside.
       -- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

  50. Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control -- these three alone lead to power.
       -- Alfred Lord Tennyson

  51. We defend and we build a way of life, not for America alone, but for all mankind.
       -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt


    Praise

  52. When we disclaim praise, it is only showing our desire to be praised a second time.
       -- François de La Rochefoucauld

  53. He who praises everybody, praises nobody.
       -- Samuel Johnson

  54. I can live for two months on a good compliment.
       -- Mark Twain

  55. Get someone else to blow your horn and the sound will carry twice as far.
       -- Will Rogers

  56. Sweet is the scene where genial friendship plays
    The pleasing game of interchanging praise.
       -- Oliver Wendell Holmes


    Prayer

  57. Prayer is a confession of one's own unworthiness and weakness.
       -- Mahatma Gandhi

  58. Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.
       -- Mahatma Gandhi

  59. Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.
       -- Victor Hugo

  60. I don't know of a single foreign product that enters this country untaxed, except the answer to prayer.
       -- Mark Twain

  61. O God, thy sea is so great, and my boat is so small.
       -- Anonymous

  62. Practical prayer is harder on the soles of your shoes than on the knees of your trousers.
       -- Austin O'Malley

  63. No man ever prayed heartily without learning something.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  64. What men usually ask for when they pray to God is, that two and two may not make four.
       -- Russian Proverb

  65. God give me the serenity to accept things which cannot be changed;
  66. Give me courage to change things which must be changed;
  67. And the wisdom to distinguish one from the other.
       -- Reinhold Niebuhr

  68. Lord grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to hide the bodies of those people I had to kill because they pissed me off.
       -- Anon.

  69. The fewer words the better prayer.
       -- Martin Luther

  70. God hears no more than the heart speaks; and if the heart be dumb, God will certainly be deaf.
       -- Thomas Brooks

  71. Pray as if everything depended on God, and work as if everything depended upon man.
       -- Francis Cardinal Spellman


    Preaching

  72. None preaches better than the ant, and she says nothing.
       -- Benjamin Franklin

  73. Only the sinner has a right to preach.
       -- Christopher Morley

  74. Sermons are like pie-crust, the shorter the better.
       -- Austin O'Malley

  75. The test of a preacher is that his congregation goes away saying, not "What a lovely sermon" but, "I will do something!"
       -- St. Francis de Sales

  76. I won't take my religion from any man who never works except with his mouth and never cherishes any memory except the face of the woman on the American silver dollar.
       -- Carl Sandburg

  77. One of the proofs of the divinity of our gospel is the preaching it has survived.
       -- Woodrow Wilson

  78. The world is dying for want, not of good preaching, but of good hearing.
       -- George Dana Boardman

  79. The minister's brain is often the "poor-box" of the church.
       -- Edwin Percy Whipple

  80. The best of all the preachers are the men who live their creeds.
       -- Edgar A. Guest

  81. What is the function that a clergyman performs in the world? Answer: he gets his living by assuring idiots that he can save them from an imaginary hell. It's a business almost indistinguishable from that of a seller of snake-oil for rheumatism.
       -- H. L. Mencken (Minority Report , 1956)


    Prejudice

  82. The time is past when Christians in America can take a long spoon and hand the gospel to the black man out the back door.
       -- Mordecai W. Johnson

  83. When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudice, and motivated by pride and vanity.
       -- Dale Carnegie

  84. He that is possessed with a prejudice is possessed with a devil, and one of the worst kinds of devils, for it shuts out the truth, and often leads to ruinous error.
       -- Tryon Edwards

  85. Prejudice is a raft onto which the shipwrecked mind clambers and paddles to safety.
       -- Ben Hecht

  86. To lay aside all prejudices, is to lay aside all principles. He who is destitute of principles is governed by whims.
       -- Friedrich H. Jacobi

  87. We are a nation of many nationalities, many races, many religions--bound together by a single unity, the unity of freedom and equality. Whoever seeks to set one nationality against another, seeks to degrade all nationalities.
       -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt

  88. Prejudice, which sees what it pleases, cannot see what is plain.
       -- Aubrey T. de Vere

  89. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal." ... I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation wh
       -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

  90. Sex prejudice is so ingrained in our society that many who practice it are simply unaware that they are hurting . It is the last socially acceptable prejudice.
       -- Bernice Sandler

  91. Prejudice is being down on something you're not up on.
       -- Anonymous

  92. A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
       -- William James

  93. Beware prejudices. They are like rats, and men's minds are like traps; prejudices get in easily, but it is doubtful if they ever get out.
       -- Lord Jeffrey

  94. A prejudice is a vagrant opinion without visible means of support.
       -- Ambrose Bierce

  95. Ignorance is stubborn and prejudice is hard.
       -- Adlai E. Stevenson

  96. A fox should not be of the jury at a goose's trial.
       -- Thomas Fuller


    Present

  97. Since Time is not a person we can overtake when he is gone, let us honor him with mirth and cheerfulness of heart while he is passing.
       -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  98. He to whom the present is the only thing that is present, knows nothing of the age in which he lives.
       -- Oscar Wilde

  99. Those who live to the future must always appear selfish to those who live to the present.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  100. Man, living, feeling man, is the easy sport of the over-mastering present.
       -- Johann von Schiller

  101. The future is purchased by the present.
       -- Samuel Johnson

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