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If you can't sleep, count sheep. Don't count endangered animals. You will run out. - Mitch Hedberg

If you can't sleep, count sheep. Don't count endangered animals. You will run out.

Mitch Hedberg
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Natural history is not about producing fables. - David Attenborough

Natural history is not about producing fables.

David Attenborough
I just wish the world was twice as big and half of it was still unexplored. - David Attenborough

I just wish the world was twice as big and half of it was still unexplored.

David Attenborough
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The planet is fine. The people are fucked. - George Carlin

The planet is fine. The people are fucked.

George Carlin
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When a flower doesn;t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.

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Killing animals for sport, for pleasure, for adventure, and for hides and furs is a phenomenon which is at once disgusting and distressing. There is no justification in indulging in such acts of brutality.

Dalai Lama
Our ancient experience confirms at every point that everything is linked together, everything is inseparable. - Dalai Lama

Our ancient experience confirms at every point that everything is linked together, everything is inseparable.

Dalai Lama

The creatures that inhabit this earth--be they human beings or animals--are here to contribute, each in its own particular way, to the beauty and prosperity of the world.

Dalai Lama

We are all here on this planet, as it were, as tourists. None of us can live here forever. The longest we might live is a hundred years. So while we are here we should try to have a good heart and to make something positive and useful of our lives. Whether we live just a few years or a whole century, it would be truly regrettable and sad if we were to spend that time aggravating the problems that afflict other people, animals, and the environment. The most important things is to be a good human being.

Dalai Lama
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There is no wifi in the forest but you will find a better connection.

There is no wifi in the forest but you will find a better connection.

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No rain. No flowers.

No rain. No flowers.

Unknown
As a young boy, scouting gave me a confidence and camaraderie that is hard to find in modern life. - Bear Grylls

As a young boy, scouting gave me a confidence and camaraderie that is hard to find in modern life.

Bear Grylls

The shadow of a cornstalk on the ground is lovely, but it is no denial of its loveliness to see as one looks on it that it is telling the time of day, the position of the earth and the sun, the size of our planet and its shape, and perhaps even the length of its life and ours among the stars.

Arthur Miller

I long to embrace, to include in my own short life, all that is accessible to man. I long to speak, to read, to wield a hammer in a great factory, to keep watch at sea, to plow. I want to be walking along the Nevsky Prospect, or in the open fields, or on the ocean - wherever my imagination ranges.

Anton Chekhov

Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now, he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.

Anton Chekhov
Lightning makes no sound until it strikes. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Lightning makes no sound until it strikes.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political moral questions of our time. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political moral questions of our time.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies - or else? The chain reaction of evil - hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars - must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
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I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven. - Emily Dickinson

I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven.

Emily Dickinson
The lovely flowers
embarrass me.
They make me regret
I am not a bee... - Emily Dickinson

The lovely flowers embarrass me. They make me regret I am not a bee...

Emily Dickinson
To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee - Emily Dickinson

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee

Emily Dickinson
Best Witchcraft is Geometry
To the magician's mind -
His ordinary acts are feats
To thinking of mankind. - Emily Dickinson

Best Witchcraft is Geometry To the magician's mind - His ordinary acts are feats To thinking of mankind.

Emily Dickinson
A love of nature keeps no factories busy. - Aldous Huxley

A love of nature keeps no factories busy.

Aldous Huxley

If we're destroying our trees and destroying our environment and hurting animals and hurting one another and all that stuff, there's got to be a very powerful energy to fight that. I think we need more love in the world. We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that.

Ellen DeGeneres

Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.

Albert Einstein