„Let's be clear. The planet is not in jeopardy. We are in jeopardy. We haven't got the power to destroy the planet - or to save it. But we might have the power to save ourselves.“

—  Michael Crichton, livro Jurassic Park

Fonte: Jurassic Park

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Michael Crichton
1942 - 2008

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„For the first time, we have the power to decide the fate of our planet and ourselves.“

—  Carl Sagan American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science educator 1934 - 1996

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Contexto: For the first time, we have the power to decide the fate of our planet and ourselves. This is a time of great danger, but our species is young, and curious, and brave. It shows much promise.

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„Together we shall save our planet, or together we shall perish in its flames. Save it we can — and save it we must — and then shall we earn the eternal thanks of mankind and, as peacemakers, the eternal blessing of God.“

—  John F. Kennedy 35th president of the United States of America 1917 - 1963

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Contexto: Ladies and gentlemen of this Assembly, the decision is ours. Never have the nations of the world had so much to lose, or so much to gain. Together we shall save our planet, or together we shall perish in its flames. Save it we can — and save it we must — and then shall we earn the eternal thanks of mankind and, as peacemakers, the eternal blessing of God.

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„We need a little more compassion, and if we cannot have it then no politician or even a magician can save the planet.“

—  Tenzin Gyatso spiritual leader of Tibet 1935

As quoted in Words Of Wisdom: Selected Quotes by His Holiness the Dalai Lama (2001) edited by Margaret Gee, p. 49.

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„We do have the power to save one another...“

—  Gloria Estefan Cuban-American singer-songwriter, actress and divorciada 1957

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2007, 2008

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„The United States has the power to destroy the world, but not the power to save it alone.“

—  Margaret Mead American anthropologist 1901 - 1978

As quoted in Quotations for Our Time (1977), by Laurence J. Peter, p. 509
1970s

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Citát „Here we are, the most clever species ever to have lived. So how is it we can destroy the only planet we have?“
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„As long as weapons of mass destruction exist, primarily nuclear weapons, the danger is colossal. All nations should declare... that nuclear weapons must be destroyed. This is to save ourselves and our planet.“

—  Mikhail Gorbachev General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union 1931

Quoted in https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-50265870/mikhail-gorbachev-tells-the-bbc-world-in-colossal-danger Mikhail Gorbachev tells the BBC: World in ‘colossal danger’, BBC World News,(4 November 2019)
2000s

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„What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?“

—  Henry David Thoreau, Familiar Letters

Fonte: Letter to Harrison Blake (20 May 1860); published in Familiar Letters (1865)
Contexto: What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on? — If you cannot tolerate the planet that it is on?
Contexto: Men and boys are learning all kinds of trades but how to make men of themselves. They learn to make houses; but they are not so well housed, they are not so contented in their houses, as the woodchucks in their holes. What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on? — If you cannot tolerate the planet that it is on? Grade the ground first. If a man believes and expects great things of himself, it makes no odds where you put him, or what you show him … he will be surrounded by grandeur. He is in the condition of a healthy and hungry man, who says to himself, — How sweet this crust is!

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