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





No witchcraft, no enemy action had silenced the rebirth of new life in this stricken world. The people had done it themselves.


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


Raise a million filters and the rain will not be clean, until the longing for it be refined in deep confession. And still we hear, If only this nation had a soul, or, Let us change the way we trade, or, Let us be proud of our region.


Leonard Cohen (1934-, Canadian-born American musician, songwriter, singer)


The most important pathological effects of pollution are extremely delayed and indirect.


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


Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value.


R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983, American inventor, designer, poet, philosopher)


Fresh air is good if you do not take too much of it; most of the achievements and pleasures of life are in bad air.


Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894, American author, wit, poet)


Unfortunately, our affluent society has also been an effluent society.


Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978, American Vice President)


Sanctions against polluters are feeble and out of date, and are rarely invoked.


Ralph Nader (1934-, American lawyer, consumer activist)


I durst not laugh for fear of opening my lips and receiving the bad air.


William Shakespeare (1564-1616, British poet, playwright, actor)


The new American finds his challenge and his love in the traffic-choked streets, skies nested in smog, choking with the acids of industry, the screech of rubber and houses leashed in against one another while the town he lets wither a time and die.


John Steinbeck (1902-1968, American author)


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