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Stewart Udall Quotes


A former American politician.
(1920 - )

Gross National Product is our Holy Grail.
[Capitalism]
 

Mining is like a search-and-destroy mission.
 

Over the long haul of life on this planet, it is the ecologists, and not the bookkeepers of business, who are the ultimate accountants.
 

Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man.
 

The most common trait of all primitive peoples is a reverence for the life-giving earth, and the Native American shared this elemental ethic: The land was alive to his loving touch, and he, its son, was brother to all creatures.
 

We have, I fear, confused power with greatness.
[Politics]
 

We stand today poised on a pinnacle of wealth and power, yet we live in a land of vanishing beauty, of increasing ugliness, of shrinking open space and of an overall environment that is diminished daily by pollution and noise and blight. This, in brief, is the quiet conservation crisis.