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Stewart Udall quotes

I don't remember a big fight between the Republicans and Democrats in the Nixon administration or President Gerald Ford and so on.

So many people of my generation who served in the government were prisoners of the Cold War culture, still are.

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.

Mining is like a search-and-destroy mission.

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

We have, I fear, confused power with greatness.

I think the Colorado Plateau is the most scenic area in the world - let's begin with that. Not just the United States.

I'm trying to encourage my children's generation and the other ones coming to return to basic American principles.

In a region with a growing population, if you're doing nothing, you're losing ground.

It gives me satisfaction to help people.

Nixon was a good president on the environment. Gerald Ford was good.

Nuclear energy people perceive the greenhouse effect as a fresh wind blowing at their back.

One of the best things that came out of the Carter administration was the energy policy. The best things in it were renewable energy.

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

Utah today remains a battleground for land-use policies.

Washington's a cesspool of money.

Wilderness, like the national park system, was an American idea.

A limit on the automobile population of the United States would be the best of news for our cities. The end of automania would save open spaces, encourage wiser land use, and contribute greatly to ending suburban sprawl.

I like the story about Henry David Thoreau, who, when he was on his death bed, his family sent for a minister. The minister said, 'Henry, have you made your peace with God?' Thoreau said, 'I didn't know we'd quarreled.'

If, in our haste to 'progress,' the economics of ecology are disregarded by citizens and policy makers alike, the result will be an ugly America. We cannot afford an America where expedience tramples upon esthetics and development decisions are made with an eye only on the present.