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A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future

David Attenborough

Top 10 Best Quotes

“We moved from being a part of nature to being apart from nature.”

“We live our comfortable lives in the shadow of a disaster of our own making. That disaster is being brought about by the very things that allow us to live our comfortable lives.”

“We have come as far as we have because we are the cleverest creatures to have ever lived on Earth. But if we are to continue to exist, we will require more than intelligence. We will require wisdom.”

“We often talk of saving the planet, but the truth is that we must do these things to save ourselves. With or without us, the wild will return.”

“We humans, alone on Earth, are powerful enough to create worlds, and then destroy them.”

“Everything is set for us to win this future. We have a plan. We know what to do. There is a path to sustainability. It is a path that could lead to a better future for all life on Earth. We must let our politicians and business leaders know that we understand this, that this vision for the future is not just something we need, it is something, above all, that we want.”

“We often talk of saving the planet, but the truth is that we must do these things to save ourselves.”

“All we require is the will. The next few decades represent a final opportunity to build a stable home for ourselves and restore the rich, healthy and wonderful world that we inherited from our distant ancestors. Our future on the planet, the only place as far as we know where life of any kind exists, is at stake.”

“Ninety-six percent of the mass of all the mammals on Earth is made up of our bodies and those of the animals that we raise to eat.”

“It seems that, however grave our mistakes, nature will be able to overcome them, given the chance.”

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Book Keywords:

climate-change, nature, biology, wisdom, history, sustainability, environmental-protection, science, conservationism, future

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