An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.


James Allen (1864-1912, British-born American essayist, author, "As A Man Thinketh")


That which is not good for the bee-hive cannot be good for the bees.


Marcus Aurelius (121-12180, Roman emperor, philosopher)


That which is not good for the bee-hive cannot be good for the bees.


Marcus Aurelius (121-12180, Roman emperor, philosopher)


All the people of a country have a direct interest in conservation...  Wildlife, water, forests, grasslands -- all are a part of man's essential environment; the conservation and effective use of one is impossible except as the others are also conserved.


Rachel Carson (1907-1964, American marine biologist, author)


Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment.


Rene Dubos (1901-1982, French-born American bacteriologist)


Reverence for nature is compatible with willingness to accept responsibility for a creative stewardship of the earth.


Rene Dubos (1901-1982, French-born American bacteriologist)


It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.


Albert Einstein (1879-1955, German-born American physicist)


Every man is like the company he is wont to keep.


Euripides (BC 480-406, Greek tragic poet)


When we become a part of anything, it becomes a part of us.


David Harold Fink


I am I plus my surroundings and if I do not preserve the latter, I do not preserve myself.


Jose Ortega Y Gasset (1883-1955, Spanish essayist, philosopher)


We begin to see, therefore, the importance of selecting our environment with the greatest of care, because environment is the mental feeding ground out of which the food that goes into our minds is extracted.


Napoleon Hill (1883-1970, American speaker, author, "Think And Grow Rich")


A person is either the effect of his environment or is able to have an effect upon his environment.


L. Ron Hubbard (1911-, American author, philosopher, founder of Scientology)


A strong, successful man is not the victim of his environment. He creates favorable conditions. His own inherent force and energy compel things to turn out as he desires.


Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924, American author, founder of Success Magazine)


Every experience in life, everything with which we have come in contact in life, is a chisel which has been cutting away at our life statue, molding, modifying, shaping it. We are part of all we have met. Everything we have seen, heard, felt or thought has had its hand in molding us, shaping us.


Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924, American author, founder of Success Magazine)


We make the world we live in and shape our own environment.


Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924, American author, founder of Success Magazine)


Your outlook upon life, your estimate of yourself, your estimate of your value are largely colored by your environment. Your whole career will be modified, shaped, molded by your surroundings, by the character of the people with whom you come in contact every day...


Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924, American author, founder of Success Magazine)


What have we achieved in mowing down mountain ranges, harnessing the energy of mighty rivers, or moving whole populations about like chess pieces, if we ourselves remain the same restless, miserable, frustrated creatures we were before? To call such activity progress is utter delusion. We may succeed in altering the face of the earth until it is unrecognizable even to the Creator, but if we are unaffected wherein lies the meaning?


Henry Miller (1891-1980, American author)


Give a gift to all generations by saving the earth.


Christina R. Newman


Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.


Earl Nightingale (1921-1989, American radio announcer, author, motivator, speaker)


If the federal government had been around when the Creator was putting His hand to this state, Indiana wouldn't be here. It'd still be waiting for an environmental impact statement.


Ronald Reagan (1911-2004, American President (40th))


We are the environment.


Charles Panati


We are shaped by each other. We adjust not to the reality of a world, but to the reality of other thinkers.


Joseph Chilton Pearce


We live in a web of ideas, a fabric of our own making.


Joseph Chilton Pearce


We found that the most exciting environments, that treated people very well, are also tough as nails. There is no bureaucratic mumbo-jumbo... excellent companies provide two things simultaneously: tough environments and very supportive environments.


Thomas J. Peters (1942-, American management consultant, author, lecturer)


The conservation of natural resources is the key to the future.... The very existence of our nation, and all the rest, depends on conserving the resources which; are the foundation of its life.


Gifford Pincbot


It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it.


Dan Quayle (1947-, American politician, vice-president)


You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success -- or are they holding you back?


W. Clement Stone (1902-2002, American businessman, author, founder of Combined Insurance Companies)


It hurts the spirit, somehow, to read the word environments, when the plural means that there are so many alternatives there to be sorted through, as in a market, and voted on.


Lewis Thomas (1913-1993, American physician, educator)


Modern man's capacity for destruction is quixotic evidence of humanity's capacity for reconstruction. The powerful technological agents we have unleashed against the environment include many of the agents we require for its reconstruction.


George F. Will (1941-, American political columnist)


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