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Sacrificing progress on altar of immediate satisfaction Featured

"...History will not judge us by how much economic growth we achieve in the immediate years ahead, nor by how much we expand material consumption, but by the legacy we leave for our children, grandchildren and their grandchildren. We are consuming what is rightfully theirs by sacrificing long-term progress on the altar of immediate satisfaction and convenience." — HRH The Prince of Wales


Bite notes: This quote is from a speech made by Prince Charles on his appointment as the president of WWF-UK. He went on to say...


"There is an urgent need for all of us to concentrate our efforts on sustaining, nurturing and protecting the earth's natural capital and, moreover, reshaping our economic systems so that nature sits at the very heart of our thinking."


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byBrian Ettling

October 21, 2011

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Great quote from his royal highness, Prince Charles. I have read that he really likes to garden and speak about green/conservation issues. I enjoyed reading this quote by him. It reminded me of one of my favorite quotes that I think about with from the Great Law of the Iroquois Confederacy: "In our every deliberation we must think consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations."

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