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quote by Rachel Carson: The 'control of nature' is a phrase conceived in arrogance, born of the Neanderthal age of biology and philosophy, when it was supposed that nature exists for the convenience of man. with background image: photo of author Rachel Carson with quote

The 'control of nature' is a phrase conceived in arrogance, born of the Neanderthal age of biology and philosophy, when it was supposed that nature exists for the convenience of man.

--Rachel Carson
quote by Rachel Carson: I like to define biology as the history of the earth and all its life -- past, present, and future. with background image: photo of author Rachel Carson with quote

I like to define biology as the history of the earth and all its life -- past, present, and future.

--Rachel Carson

Longer Version:

I like to define biology as the history of the earth and all its life -- past, present, and future. To understand biology is to understand that all life is linked to the earth from which it came; it is to understand that the stream of life, flowing out of the dim past into the uncertain future, is in reality a unified force, though composed of an infinite number and variety of separate lives.


quote by Rachel Carson: A child's world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement. with background image: photo of author Rachel Carson with quote

A child's world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement.

--Rachel Carson

Longer Version:

A child's world is fresh and new and beautiful, full or wonder and excitement. It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision, that true instinct for what is beautiful and awe-inspiring, is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood. If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life, as an unfailing antidote against the boredom and disenchantment of later year…the alienation from the sources of our strength.


quote by Rachel Carson: We still talk in terms of conquest. We still haven't become mature enough to think of ourselves as only a tiny part of a vast and incredible universe. with background image: photo of author Rachel Carson with quote

We still talk in terms of conquest. We still haven't become mature enough to think of ourselves as only a tiny part of a vast and incredible universe.

--Rachel Carson

Longer Version:

We still talk in terms of conquest. We still haven't become mature enough to think of ourselves as only a tiny part of a vast and incredible universe. Man's attitude toward nature is today critically important simply because we have now acquired a fateful power to alter and destroy nature. But man is a part of nature, and his war against nature is inevitably a war against himself.


quote by Rachel Carson: There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature. with background image: photo of author Rachel Carson with quote

There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature.

--Rachel Carson

Longer Version:

There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature -- the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.


quote by Rachel Carson: The discipline of the writer is to learn to be still and listen to what his subject has to tell him. with background image: photo of author Rachel Carson with quote

The discipline of the writer is to learn to be still and listen to what his subject has to tell him.

--Rachel Carson

quote by Rachel Carson: Unless we have courage to recognize cruelty for what it is -- whether its victim is human or animal -- we cannot expect things to be much better in the world. with background image: photo of author Rachel Carson with quote

Unless we have courage to recognize cruelty for what it is -- whether its victim is human or animal -- we cannot expect things to be much better in the world.

--Rachel Carson
quote by Rachel Carson: We cannot have peace among men whose hearts find delight in killing any living creature. with background image: photo of author Rachel Carson with quote

We cannot have peace among men whose hearts find delight in killing any living creature.

--Rachel Carson

quote by Rachel Carson: If facts are the seeds that later produce knowledge and wisdom, then the emotions and the impressions of the senses are the fertile soil in which the seeds must grow. with background image: photo of author Rachel Carson with quote

If facts are the seeds that later produce knowledge and wisdom, then the emotions and the impressions of the senses are the fertile soil in which the seeds must grow.

--Rachel Carson
quote by Rachel Carson: Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -- man -- acquired significant power to alter the nature of his world. with background image: photo of author Rachel Carson with quote

Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -- man -- acquired significant power to alter the nature of his world.

--Rachel Carson
quote by Rachel Carson: The human race is challenged more than ever before to demonstrate our mastery, not over nature but of ourselves. with background image: photo of author Rachel Carson with quote

The human race is challenged more than ever before to demonstrate our mastery, not over nature but of ourselves.

--Rachel Carson


quote by Rachel Carson: If you write what you yourself sincerely think and feel and are interested in, the chances are very high that you will interest other people as well. with background image: photo of author Rachel Carson with quote

If you write what you yourself sincerely think and feel and are interested in, the chances are very high that you will interest other people as well.

--Rachel Carson

quote by Rachel Carson: Like the resource it seeks to protect, wildlife conservation must be dynamic, changing as conditions change, seeking always to become more effective. with background image: photo of author Rachel Carson with quote

Like the resource it seeks to protect, wildlife conservation must be dynamic, changing as conditions change, seeking always to become more effective.

--Rachel Carson
quote by Rachel Carson: The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction. with background image: brown grass field near gray rocky mountain during daytime
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The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.

--Rachel Carson
quote by Rachel Carson: In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth. with background image: calm body of water near alp mountains during nighttime
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In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.

--Rachel Carson
quote by Rachel Carson: Those who dwell, as scientists or laymen, among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. with background image: yellow green leaf
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Those who dwell, as scientists or laymen, among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.

--Rachel Carson

Longer Version:

Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe, the less taste we shall have for destruction.


quote by Rachel Carson: Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. with background image: photo of author Rachel Carson with quote

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.

--Rachel Carson

Longer Version:

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature -- the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.


quote by Rachel Carson: It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know of wonder and humility. with background image: red flower in white background
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It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know of wonder and humility.

--Rachel Carson

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