"Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now, he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day."
- from Uncle Vanya (1900)
- Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (Russian author and playwright, b. 1860 - d. 1904)
Glossary of Quotations (Quotes), Proverbs, Phrases, and Sayings:
Animals and Wildlife, Conservation, Ecology, Environment, Forestry, Land, Literature, Natural Resources, Nature, Power and Control, Rivers and Streams, Trees, Water, Weather and Climate, Wisdom and Reason