Quotations on Land

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Land in Hawaii is money. What I'm talking about here is ceded land - land that belonged to the kingdom and was ceded to the republic and then to the state when we achieved statehood.
- Neil Abercrombie
(Keywords: Money, Land, State, Talking)

When there wasn't any money involved, for all intents and purposes, nobody gave a damn. But now the land, supposedly worthless, is seen for what it really is: an incredibly valuable asset.
- Neil Abercrombie
(Keywords: Money, Land, Now)

So as soon as the land was worth something and there was money in the bank, all of a sudden everybody got interested in non-discrimination, in who's really going to administer this stuff.
- Neil Abercrombie
(Keywords: Money, Land, Worth)

Land began to be seen as something to be owned privately and exploited for private interests, and never was entirely reconciled with the old ideas that land should be utilized in common for the good of all.
- Neil Abercrombie
(Keywords: Ideas, Land, Old)

A good portion of the airport is on ceded lands, and lease money was paid for that. So the state's collecting lease money because all of a sudden "worthless" land now has an airport on it.
- Neil Abercrombie
(Keywords: Money, Land, Now, State)

In the end of five years I made supplication to the king to go out of this land, desiring to see my poor wife and children according to conscience and nature.
- Will Adams
(Keywords: Nature, Wife, Children, Conscience, End, Land, Poor, Years)

As a result of the historic catastrophe in which Titus of Rome destroyed Jerusalem and Israel was exiled from its land, I was born in one of the cities of the Exile.
- Shmuel Y. Agnon
(Keywords: Cities, Israel, Land, Result, Rome)

True conservation provides for wise use by the general public. The American people do not want our resources preserved for the exclusive use of the wealthy. These land and water resources belong to the people, and people of all income levels should have easy access to them.
- George D. Aiken
(Keywords: People, American, Conservation, Income, Land, Public, Want, Water)

Israel ranks her priorities in the following way: security, land, and water.
- Bashar al-Assad
(Keywords: Israel, Land, Priorities, Security, Water)

Most people today still believe, perhaps unconsciously, in the heliocentric universe every newspaper in the land has a section on astrology, yet few have anything at all on astronomy.
- Hannes Alfven
(Keywords: People, Astrology, Astronomy, Land, Today, Universe)

This land, which we have watered with our tears and our blood, is now our mother country, and we are well satisfied to stay where wisdom abounds and gospel is free.
- Richard V. Allen
(Keywords: Wisdom, Mother, Blood, Country, Land, Now, Tears)

America feels like home as much as it does here. Although it's a strange situation as I feel almost like I'm in no-man's land some of the time, because although I'm a resident, I still can't vote so I don't really have a say in what goes on where I live.
- Rick Allen
(Keywords: Home, Time, America, Land, Vote)

Maine's long and cold winters may help keep our State's population low, but our harsh climate also accounts for what is unique and valuable about our land and our people.
- Tom Allen
(Keywords: People, Climate, Help, Land, May, Population, State)

I support exemptions from the estate tax to ensure that when Maine farm owners die, their families will be able to continue to farm the land that they have protected and lived on, often for generations.
- Tom Allen
(Keywords: Tax, Generations, Land, Support, Will)

The offshore ocean area under U.S. jurisdiction is larger than our land mass, and teems with plant and animal life, mineral resources, commerce, trade, and energy sources.
- Tom Allen
(Keywords: Life, Commerce, Energy, Land, Ocean, Trade)

But like the rest of the country, Maine has reached an impasse, for most of the mercury that fouls our skies, waters and land comes from outside our borders.
- Tom Allen
(Keywords: Country, Land, Mercury, Rest)

For our immediate family and relatives, Canada was a land of opportunity.
- Sidney Altman
(Keywords: Family, Opportunity, Canada, Land, Relatives)

Indeed, we are privileged to have been afforded the opportunity to study Nature and to follow our own thoughts and inspirations in a time of relative tranquillity and in a land with a generous and forward-looking government.
- Sidney Altman
(Keywords: Government, Nature, Time, Opportunity, Thoughts, Land, Study)

You cannot simply put something new into a place. You have to absorb what you see around you, what exists on the land, and then use that knowledge along with contemporary thinking to interpret what you see.
- Tadao Ando
(Keywords: Knowledge, Land, Thinking)

I turned my home state of Florida into the Land of Xanth.
- Piers Anthony
(Keywords: Home, Land, State)

Our law is a Jordanian law that we inherited, which applies to both the West Bank and Gaza, and sets the death penalty for those who sell land to Israelis.
- Yasser Arafat
(Keywords: Death, Land, Law)

The brave man, indeed, calls himself lord of the land, through his iron, through his blood.
- Ernst Moritz Arndt
(Keywords: Blood, Land, Man)

I'm absolutely strict about it. When I land, I put my watch right, and I don't care what I feel like, I will go to bed at half past eleven. If that means going to bed early or late, that's what I live by. As soon as you get there, live by that time.
- David Attenborough
(Keywords: Time, Bed, Care, Land, Past, Right, Will)

The manner of the country makes the usage of life there, and the land will not be lived in except in its own fashion.
- Mary Austin
(Keywords: Life, Country, Fashion, Land, Will)

The return of democracy in our land has indeed thrown the problems of development into bolder relief.
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Keywords: Development, Democracy, Land, Problems)

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
(Keywords: Work, Generations, Land, Now, Talk)

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
(Keywords: Congress, Land, Mistakes, Washington)

Native Americans are the original inhabitants of the land that now constitutes the United States. They have helped develop the fundamental principles of freedom of speech and separation of powers that form the foundation of the United States Government.
- Joe Baca
(Keywords: Government, Americans, Freedom, Land, Native Americans, Now, Principles, Separation, Speech, states, United)

We accept it because we have seen the vision. We know that we cannot reap the harvest, but we hope that we may so well prepare the land and so diligently sow the seed that our successors may gather the ripened grain.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Keywords: Hope, Vision, Harvest, Land, May)

America, thou half-brother of the world; with something good and bad of every land.
- Philip James Bailey
(Keywords: America, Land, World)

My weaknesses are my jumps. The reason is that although I land them in practice, when I actually compete or perform, I should let my body go and stabilize my mind better. Also, I need to work on not letting negative thoughts and emotions get to me on the ice.
- Oksana Baiul
(Keywords: Work, Negative, Thoughts, Body, Emotions, Land, Mind, Practice, Reason)

Often extinctions in the ocean occur at the same time as those on land. Then again, the ice age extinctions lost many big animals, but not many sea faring ones.
- Robert T. Bakker
(Keywords: Age, Time, Animals, Land, Ocean, Sea)

It is quite possible we may have formed entirely erroneous ideas of what we actually see. The greenish gray patches may not be seas at all, nor the ruddy continents, solid land. Neither may the obscuring patches be clouds of vapor.
- Edward E. Barnard
(Keywords: Ideas, Clouds, Land, May)

It was with deep interest that my companion and myself, both now about to see and examine the beauties of a tropical country for the first time, gazed on the land where I, at least, eventually spent eleven of the best years of my life.
- Henry Walter Bates
(Keywords: Life, Time, Country, Deep, First, Interest, Land, Now, Years)

America is terrified of the passage of time. Prozac Nation. Land of Face Lifts.
- Dirk Benedict
(Keywords: Time, America, Land, Nation)

Land: A part of the earth's surface, considered as property. The theory that land is property subject to private ownership and control is the foundation of modern society, and is eminently worthy of the superstructure.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Society, Control, Earth, Land, Ownership, Property, Theory)

A woman finds the natural lay of the land almost unconsciously; and not feeling it incumbent on her to be guide and philosopher to any successor, she takes little pains to mark the route by which she is making her ascent.
- Alice Stone Blackwell
(Keywords: Feeling, Land, Woman)

On the night of the 1st of September we observed for the first time signs of the natives being in the neighbourhood. Fires were seen on the low land near Cape Frederick Henry, and at daylight we saw the natives with our glasses.
- William Bligh
(Keywords: Time, Being, First, Land, Night)

Our success in this matter is important to all Americans. Whether you are in the forest land business or just enjoy the shade of a majestic oak gracing your lawn, we all have an interest in this important issue.
- Leonard Boswell
(Keywords: Business, Success, Americans, Interest, Land, Oak)

The Arab-Israeli conflict is also in many ways a conflict about status: it's a war between two peoples who feel deeply humiliated by the other, who want the other to respect them. Battles over status can be even more intractable than those over land or water or oil.
- Alain de Botton
(Keywords: War, Conflict, Land, Oil, Respect, Want, Water)

At one point, when I was 20 and living in Kentucky, I got shot - it was a land dispute over six inches of property that ran a hundred yards through my grandfather's land. It was really over the honor of my family and that of another family.
- Jack Bowman
(Keywords: Family, Honor, Kentucky, Land, Living, Property)

We of America are especially fitted to visualize and to understand the marvellous transformation of a wilderness into a land of splendid cities.
- James H. Breasted
(Keywords: America, Cities, Land, Wilderness)

But it is obvious that our fathers, whose efforts have planted these great and prosperous cities along the once lonely trails of our own broad land, received all the fundamentals of civilization as a heritage from their European ancestors.
- James H. Breasted
(Keywords: Civilization, Cities, Fathers, Land, Lonely, Obvious)

The genius of America is that we are still a land of undiscovered shores, and we are at our best when we open our hearts and allow the night winds to bring renewed visions of great deeds.
- Phil Bredesen
(Keywords: Genius, America, Deeds, Land, Night, Open, Visions)

Hopefully, generations after us will continue to protect, preserve, and look after this wonderful land.
- Wilford Brimley
(Keywords: Generations, Land, Will)

When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. Let your reason get you back up.
- Les Brown
(Keywords: Life, Land, Reason)

This is not a contest between persons. The humblest citizen in all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error. I come to you in defense of a cause as holy as the cause of liberty - the cause of humanity.
- William Jennings Bryan
(Keywords: Cause, Defense, Error, Humanity, Land, Liberty)

The other classes of which society was composed were, first, freemen, owners of small portions of land, independent, though they sometimes voluntarily became the vassals of their more opulent neighbors, whose power was necessary for their protection.
- Thomas Bulfinch
(Keywords: Power, Society, First, Land, Neighbors, Protection)

They want us to give up another chunk of our tribal land. This is not the first time or the last time.
- Sitting Bull
(Keywords: Time, First, Land, Want)

When I was a boy, the Sioux owned the world. The sun rose and set on their land; they sent ten thousand men to battle. Where are the warriors today? Who slew them? Where are our lands? Who owns them?
- Sitting Bull
(Keywords: Men, Battle, Land, Sun, Today, World)



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