ENVIRONMENT - QUOTES of THINKERS

environmental ethics quotes from relevant thinkers

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Quotes of Thinkers for the Environment
Men might as well be imprisoned, as excluded from the means of earning their J.S. Mill
bread.
I think there are ways in which we have become a single global community that Singer
were not true a hundred years ago; the ability to know what's happening
everywhere instantly by having a CNN beaming it into our living rooms; that
connection with remote parts of the world that we never had.
At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is theAristotle
worst.
As we realise that more and more things have global impact, I think we're going to Singer
get people increasingly wanting to get away from a purely national interest.
Anybody can become angry ­ that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and Aristotle
to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right
way ­ that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.
The question is not, "Can they reason?" nor, "Can they talk?" but rather, "Can they Bentham
suffer?"
All virtue is summed up in dealing justly. Aristotle
The liberty of the individual must be thus far limited; he must not make himself a J.S. Mill
nuisance to other people.
If a man shoots his dog because the animal is no longer capable of service, he does Kant
not fail in his duty to the dog, for the dog cannot judge, but his act is inhuman and
damages in himself that humanity which it is his duty to show towards mankind. If he
is not to stifle his human feelings, he must practice kindness towards animals, for he
who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men.
It is that range of biodiversity that we must care for ­ the whole thing ­ rather than Attenboroug
just one or two stars. h

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