The sentences below actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced at church services.

"Nothing living should ever be treated with contempt. Whatever it is that lives, a man, a tree, or a bird, should be touched gently, because the time is short. Civilisation is another word for respect for life"

~ Elizabeth Goudge, 1900-1984

"Time and space - time to be alone, space to move about - these may well become the great scarcities of tomorrow"

~ Edwin Way Teale, Autumn across America, 1956

"There's so much pollution in the air now that if it weren''t for our lungs there''d be no place to put it all"

~Robert Orben

"To waste, to destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining the days of our children, the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed"

~ Theodore Roosevelt

"I have not failed ... I have just found 10 000 ways that don't work!"

~ T A Edison