Excessively precise economic analysis can lead to assessing everything in terms of its easily measurable melt value – the value that thieves get from stealing copper wiring from isolated houses, that vandals got from tearing down Greek temples for the lead joints holding the marble blocks together, that shortsighted timber companies get from liquidating their forests. The standard to insist on is live value. What is something worth when it's working?
Come as the winds come, when Forests are rended, Come as the waves come, when Navies are stranded.walter scott
The sailing pine, the cedar proud and tall, The vine-prop elm, the poplar never dry, The builder oak, sole king of Forests all, The aspen good for staves, the cypress funeral. The laurel, meed of mighty conquerors And poets sage, the fir that weepeth still, The willow worn of forlorn paramours, The ewe obedient to the benders will, The birch for shafts, the sallow for the mill, The myrrh sweet bleeding in the bitter wound, The warlike beech, the ash for nothing ill, The fruitful olive, and the platan round, The carver holme, the maple seldom inward sound.Edmund Spenser
When chill November's surly blastMade fields and Forests bare.Robert Burns
General, your tank is a powerful vehicle it smashes down Forests and crushes a hundred men. but it has one defect: it needs a driver.bertolt brecht
The real wealth of the Nation lies in the resources of the earth soil, water, Forests, minerals, and wildlife. To utilize them for present needs while insuring their preservation for future generations requires a delicately balanced and continuing program, based on the most extensive research. Their administration is not properly, and cannot be, a matter of politics.rachel carson
The Forests of America, however slighted by man, must have been a great delight to God; for they were the best he ever planted.john muir
Here in the United States we turn our rivers and streams into sewers and dumping-grounds, we pollute the air, we destroy Forests, and exterminate fishes, birds, and mammals not to speak of vulgarizing charming landscapes with hideous advertisements. But at last it looks as if our people were awakening. Many leading men, Americans and Canadians, are doing all they can for the Conservation movement.theodore roosevelt
Here in the United States we turn our rivers and streams into sewers and dumping-grounds, we pollute the air, we destroy Forests, and exterminate fishes, birds, and mammals not to speak of vulgarizing charming landscapes with hideous advertisements. But at last it looks as if our people were awakening. Many leading men, Americans and Canadians, are doing all they can for the Conservation movement.
Common chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes (West and Central Africa) Bonobo, Pan paniscus (Forests of the Democratic Republic of the Congo) Sourcedjane goodall
Tiger, tiger, burning bright In the Forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye, Could frame thy fearful symmetry?william blake
It's whispered that soon if we all call a tune, then the Piper will lead us to reason. And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the Forests will echo with laughter.
Whoever imposes severe punishment becomes repulsive to the people; while he who awards mild punishment becomes contemptible. But whoever imposes punishment as deserved becomes respectable. For punishment when awarded with due consideration, makes the people devoted to righteousness and to works productive of wealth and enjoyment; while punishment, when ill-awarded under the influence of greed and anger or owing to ignorance, excites fury even among hermits and ascetics dwelling in Forests, not to speak of householders.
Ye say they all have passed away, That noble race and brave; That their light canoes have vanished From off the crested wave; That mid the Forests where they roamed There rings no hunter's shout; But their name is on your waters; Ye may not wash it out.lydia sigourney
A number of frail girls... prisoners in the top room of a circular tower, embroidering a kind of tapestry which spilled out the slit windows and into a void, seeking hopelessly to fill the void: for all the other buildings and creatures, all the waves, ships and Forests of the earth were contained in this tapestry, and the tapestry was the world.thomas pynchon