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Bruce Babbitt Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Bruce Babbitt.

Look, this job has always been a crucible of conflict.
- Bruce Babbitt

It is like living in a wilderness of mirrors.
No fact goes unchallenged.
- Bruce Babbitt

The Northwest is in better shape than it was eight years ago.
- Bruce Babbitt

They haul you up there for, you know,
week after week in this kind of star chamber proceeding.
Then at the end of it they say, well,
we found nothing, but now it's time for special counsel.
- Bruce Babbitt

 

Well, I think breathing life into the Endangered Species Act,
taking those wolves back into Yellowstone,
restoring the salmon in the rivers of the Pacific Northwest.
- Bruce Babbitt

I think the people will- who advocate having a step
back and read those public opinion polls on the front
page of the newspapers all over this country saying
public supports restoration in restoration of the Everglades,
protection of the parks and the creation of monuments.
- Bruce Babbitt

Well, I actually wrote her a letter a couple of days ago congratulating her.
The tone I tried to convey in the letter is,
look, you are a part of a great American historical process.
- Bruce Babbitt

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We had kind of a rocky start, but I spent a lot of
time working with the President and handing him statistics
and showing him what we were doing as we went along
and kind of saying to him,
you know, this is really important.
- Bruce Babbitt

Well, it's not a pleasant experience.
And it's a terribly political process,
because that thing was initiated by the Congress and by,
you know, our adversaries in the Congress.
- Bruce Babbitt

This isn't just about today, this about generations to come.
And you've got a chance to be the greatest conservation
President since Theodore Roosevelt,
and I think he's done it.
- Bruce Babbitt

I'm going to go out and get everybody together and
say I think we ought to protect this for generations to come.
Now, let's get down to work and walk the land and talk
about the conflicts and get everybody involved.
- Bruce Babbitt

Protecting all this land, working with the President
to establish all these monuments,
to, you know...
I think the President has a land protection record
that's second to no one in this century,
maybe Teddy Roosevelt.
- Bruce Babbitt

We have to preserve it and use it sustainably.
And the short-term use of resources at the destruction
of the long-term heritage of this country is not a
policy that we can pursue.
- Bruce Babbitt

What I finally did in 1995 was I said,
I'm going to get out of this town and I'm going to go out West.
- Bruce Babbitt

There's a basic kind of tension here.
It's between those who say, I'd like to clear cut this
forest and reduce it to saw timber because that's an
economically productive thing for me to do.
- Bruce Babbitt

Well, what I tried to do is simply to get out on the land.
And when I came to Washington, I think one of the mistakes
we made early on was kind of having an ideological
dispute up in the Congress.
- Bruce Babbitt

We have an obligation to live in harmony with creation,
with our capital...
with God's creation.
And we need to administer and work that very carefully.
- Bruce Babbitt

Look, I think by the time my case was over and other ones,
everybody on both sides of the aisle in Congress said
we can't run a government by this kind of process and
they repealed the law and that's good.
- Bruce Babbitt

Obviously I wouldn't have said that three or four years ago in the midst of it.
But I really believe that.
It's been a marvelous and important experience.
- Bruce Babbitt

What we've proven is that you can protect the environment,
use it wisely and grow the economy and that there is
no conflict between the two.
- Bruce Babbitt

We've set aside tens of millions of acres of those
northwestern forests for perpetuity.
The unemployment rate has gone not up,
but down.
The economy has gone up.
- Bruce Babbitt

No kidding.
That's really true.
You're paying your own bills through this.
It's not a pleasant experience.
- Bruce Babbitt

I grew up in the West, grew up on the land,
was educated as a geologist.
And I came here with a vision of what it is we ought to be doing.
- Bruce Babbitt

I look back on it, yeah, I'm in a much worse financial
position than I was eight years ago.
I'm going to have to go out at age 62 and kind of readdress some of that.
- Bruce Babbitt

I wouldn't miss this opportunity for anything.
For the chance to work on these conservation issues,
to serve my country, to work for this president,
I'd do it all over again, every single minute.
- Bruce Babbitt

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Could a greater miracle take place
than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?
- Henry David Thoreau

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
- John Lubbock

Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect.
It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
- Anonymous

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

If you look into your own heart,
and you find nothing wrong there,
what is there to worry about?
What is there to fear?
- Confucius

The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm
but because of those who look at it without doing anything.
- Albert Einstein

Where there is unconditional love,
there is no room for unhappiness.
Whenever I look in the mirror today,
I will say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Obstacles are like wild animals.
They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can.
If they see you are afraid of them...
they are liable to spring upon you;
but if you look them squarely in the eye,
they will slink out of sight.
- Orison Swett Marden

Look In The Mirror to See The Face Of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It all depends on how we look at things,
and not how they are in themselves.
- Carl Jung

Look now into the still waters
of the reflecting pool
and behold the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I look to a day when people will not be judged
by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Whenever I look at a human face,
I say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

Whenever I look in the mirror,
I say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As your spirit soars throughout
the vast Cathedral of Your Being,
look now into the still waters
of the reflecting pool and behold the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Shake structures.
School yourself.
Look twice at a thing,
once upside down.
Answer yourself clearly.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

There are those that look at things
the way they are, and ask "Why?"
I dream of things that never were, and ask "Why not?"
- Robert F. Kennedy paraphrase of George Bernard Shaw

Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength
which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.
- Marcus Aurelius

The world is a dangerous place,
not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.
- Albert Einstein

You're standing on the threshold of success.
Don't look down, it'll make you dizzy.
- the character Timothy Q. Mouse in the Walt Disney movie Dumbo

"Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

It is always wise to look ahead,
but difficult to look further than you can see.
- Winston Churchill

Your visions will become clear only
when you can look into your own heart.
Who looks outside, dreams;
who looks inside, awakes.
- Carl Jung

It is not fitting, when one is in God's service,
to have a gloomy face or a chilling look.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Look at everything as though you were seeing it
either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
- Betty Smith

Never bend your head. Always hold it high.
Look the world straight in the eye.
- Helen Keller

Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

I will greet this day with love in my heart.
And how will I do this?
Henceforth will I look on all things with love and be born again.
I will love the sun for it warms my bones;
yet I will love the rain for it cleanses my spirit.
I will love the light for it shows me the way;
yet I will love the darkness for it shows me the stars.
I will welcome happiness as it enlarges my heart;
yet I will endure sadness for it opens my soul.
I will acknowledge rewards for they are my due;
yet I will welcome obstacles for they are my challenge.
- Og Mandino

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant.
You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard
or just think it's going to get on by itself.
You've got to keep watering it.
You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
- John Lennon

I look only to the good qualities of men.
Not being faultless myself,
I won't presume to probe into the faults of others.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.
- Jonas Salk

I look for what needs to be done.
After all, that's how the universe designs itself.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The farther backward you can look,
the farther forward you can see.
- Winston Churchill

Don't look for approval from anyone other than yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever happens, always look to tomorrow -
with courage and optimism.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back
and realize they were the big things.
- Robert Brault

All you have to do is look straight and see the road,
and when you see it, don't sit looking at it - walk.
- Ayn Rand

I am fond of pigs.
Dogs look up to us.
Cats look down on us.
Pigs treat us as equals.
- Winston Churchill

When it hurts to look back,
and you're scared to look ahead,
you can look beside you
and your best friend will be there.
- Anonymous

Look to be treated by others as you have treated others.
- Publilius Syrus

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.
It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing;
it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
- Margaret Thatcher


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