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"We all have a responsibility to protect endangered species, both for their sake and for the sake of our own future generations."
- Loretta Lynch
"What is a fish without a river? What is a bird without a tree to nest in? What is an Endangered Species Act without any enforcement mechanism to ensure their habitat is protected? It is nothing."
- Jay Inslee
"The worst sin towards our fellow creatues is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity."
- George Bernard Shaw
"The assumption that animals are without rights and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
"In a free market and in the absence of planning, developers will flatten every hillside, fill every canyon, obliterate every endangered species, and pave over every wetland they think they can make a buck on."
- Peter Navarro
"Please think of me like an endangered species and just observe me quietly from far away. If you try to talk to me or touch me casually, I may get intimidated and bite you. So please be careful."
- Haruki Murakami
"For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seeds of murder and pain cannot reap the joy of love."
"The question is not, can they reason? Nor, can they talk? But, can they suffer?"
- Jeremy Bentham
"The more you learn about the dignity of the gorilla, the more you want to avoid people."
- Dian Fossey
"Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."
- Albert Einstein
"It is just like man's vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb becayse it is dumb to his dull perceptions."
- Mark Twain
"If you're overfishing at the top of the food chain, and acidifying the ocean at the bottom, you're creating a squeeze that could conceivably collapse the whole system."
- Ted Danson
"Meat reared on land matures relatively quickly, and it takes only a few pounds of plants to produce a pound of meat. Tuna take 10 to 14 years to mature, require thousands of pounds of food to develop, and we’re hunting them to the point of extinction."
- Sylvia A. Earle
"A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral."
- Leo Tolstoy
Maria Corte Maidagan
"In years gone by, we would just take, take, take from the oceans but today we realize this is not an option, that the oceans keep us alive, and that we need to tread more carefully. This is now both a governance issue and a choice issue."
- Sylvia A. Earle
"The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men."
- Leonardo Da Vinci
"The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man."
- Charles Darwin
"Until we have the courage to recognize cruelty for what it is - whether its victim is human or animal - we cannot expect things to be much better in this world. We cannot have peace among men whose hearts delight in killing any living creature. By every act that glorifies or even tolerates such moronic delight in killing, we set back the progress of humanity."
- Rachel Carson
"It's time to end the cruel slaughter of whales and leave these magnificent creatures alone."
- Paul McCartney
"Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages."
- Thomas A. Edison
"Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not due, so do other creatures."
- The Dalai Lama
Mark T Smith
"If we choose to walk into a forest where a tiger lives, we are taking a chance. If we swim in a river where crocodiles live, we are taking a chance. If we visit the desert or climb a mountain or enter a swamp where snakes have managed to survive, we are taking a chance."
- Peter Benchley
"When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity."
- George Bernard Shaw
"Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake."
- Martin Luther King Jr.
"I feel more comfortable with gorillas than people. I can anticipate what a gorilla's going to do, and they're purely motivated."
- Dian Fossey
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."
- Mohandas K. Ghandi
Lili Des Bellons
"These are the animals that are the reason why you don't see old animals in the wild. You don't see sick animals in the wild. You don't see lame animals in the wild, and its all because of the predator: the lion, the tiger, the leopard, all the cats."
- Tippi Hedren
Kevin Jay Stanton
"The serpent, the king, the tiger, the stinging wasp, the small child, the dog owned by other people, and the fool: these seven ought not to be awakened from sleep."
"As a young boy, I was obsessed with endangered species and the extinct species that men killed off. Biology was the subject in school that I was incredibly passionate about."
- Leonardo DiCaprio
"It is a drastic mistake to eliminate the provisions that have to do with the protection of habitat for endangered species. It is my opinion that the Endangered Species Act is 99 percent about protecting critical habitat."
- Jim Saxton
"It had an enormous impact to the point of the United Nations passing a resolution against the killing and hunting of these whales as they are an endangered species. This was a documentary on the plight of the whales."
- Wavy Gravy
"If you talk to the animals, they will talk to you, and you will know each other. If you do not talk to them, you will not know them, and what you do not know you will fear. What one fears, one destroys."
"A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving."
- Lao Tzu
"We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far."
- Swami Vivekananda
"I travel light. I think the most important thing is to be in a good mood and enjoy life, wherever you are."
- Diane von Furstenberg
"If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success."
- John D. Rockerfeller
"Wherever you go, go with all your heart."
"A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it."
- George A. Moore
"Travel early and travel often. Live abroad, if you can. Understand cultures other than your own. As your understanding of other cultures increases, your understanding of yourself and your own culture will increase exponentially."
- Tom Freston
"I see my path, but I don't know where it leads. Not knowing where I'm going is what inspires me to travel it."
- Rosalia de Castro
"For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return."
- Leonardo da Vinci
"We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time."
- T. S. Eliot
"Life is short and the older you get, the more you feel it. Indeed, the shorter it is. People lose their capacity to walk, run, travel, think, and experience life. I realise how important it is to use the time I have."
- Viggo Mortensen
"Life is like a dogsled team. If you ain’t the lead dog, the scenery never changes."
- Lewis Grizzard
"All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware."
- Martin Buber
"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."
- Saint Augustine
"When you're on a merry-go-round, you miss a lot of the scenery."
- Neil Diamond
"The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes."
- Marcel Proust
"Success comes to those who dedicate everything to their passion in life. To be successful, it is also very important to be humble and never let fame or money travel to your head."
- A. R. Rahman
"Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit."
- Frank Borman
"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Never go on trips with anyone you do not love."
- Ernest Hemingway
"My message, especially to young people is to have courage to think differently, courage to invent, to travel the unexplored path, courage to discover the impossible and to conquer the problems and succeed. These are great qualities that they must work towards."
- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
"What is it we want out of travel? Is it to take snapshots of ourselves in front of famous monuments, surrounded by other tourists? To eat unfamiliar food chosen from unintelligible menus? To earn frequent-flier miles? No. It's to glimpse what life is like somewhere else."
- Chris Pavone
"The travel and tourism industry, it's just a huge part of our economy."
- Karen Hughes
"The world is getting more connected through technology and travel. Cuisines are evolving. Some people are scared of globalization, but I think people will always take pride in cultural heritage."
- John Mackey
"Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs."
- Susan Sontag
Maria Corte Maidagan
"A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us."
- John Steinbeck
"Life is an unfoldment, and the further we travel the more truth we can comprehend. To understand the things that are at our door is the best preparation for understanding those that lie beyond."
"The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it."
- Rudyard Kipling
"Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home."