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Land Development Quotes


"Production functions involving only land, labor and capital... never work and never explain economic development." - Kenneth E. Boulding

"Without land, how can you have development of roads, highways, townships, etc?" - Kushal Pal Singh

"The return of democracy in our land has indeed thrown the problems of development into bolder relief." - Ibrahim Babangida

"The existence of an area of free land, its continuous recession, and the advance of American settlement, explain American development." - Frederick Jackson Turner

"Macau is limited in size and land is expensive, so gaming and leisure development must be more efficient. We follow a very conservative financial strategy." - Stanley Ho

"The song and the land are one." - Bruce Chatwin

"Land really is the best art." - Andy Warhol

"Land where my fathers died, Land of the pilgrims' pride, From every mountainside Let freedom ring!" - Samuel Francis Smith

"Spirituality is based on development of character and philosophy." - Radhanath Swami

"literacy is at the heart of sustainable development" - Kofi Annan

"As with nearly all proposed development standards, the goal is to encourage efficient land use, flexibility and a wide variety of housing types while reducing the potential for negative impacts." - Bill Vaughan

"Me and my family growing up, we cleared our land built our homes and all that. So, I was very well knowledgeable in the construction world. That turned into a commercial development company and construction company." - Drew Waters

"What kind of city are we living in, if we encourage the development or ownership of large, expensive properties for investment and land banking... while people are sleeping on the streets?" - Jeremy Corbyn

"I think Scotland's got its own issues, in some ways similar to Northern Ireland with sectarianism, which has been a long-running sore. All the issues of land ownership, development resources, poverty, alcoholism and violence, all these things." - Irvine Welsh

"The environmental agenda before the Congress includes laws to deal with water pollution, pesticide hazards, ocean dumping, excessive noise, careless land development and many other environmental problems. These problems will not stand still for politics or for partisanship." - Richard M. Nixon

"I have had the good fortune to see how my articles have directly benefited some farmers and helped build markets for their products in a way that preserves land from development. That makes me a hopeless optimist." - Michael Pollan

"Your future is still before you. Your land is a vast storehouse of mineral and agricultural wealth awaiting further development for the benefit of mankind. It potentialities are magnificent." - Charles E Wilson

"Furthermore, the spirit of enterprise which had its first intellectual development in England has especially flourished here as well as throughout all of Canada, while the same spirit has become less virile in the land of its origin." - Charles E Wilson

"I should like very much to go to America. I have heard so much of the great industrial and economic development of that great land, and I wish to see things for myself." - Chiang Kaishek

"A land of promise, a land of memory, A land of promise flowing with the milk And honey of delicious memories!" - Alfred Tennyson

"Sundance started with two acres back in 1963 that I bought from a sheepherder for $500. What has happened, I could see development starting to descend on the state of Utah. I thought I had better acquire more land to protect it. I thought that would probably be my legacy, to protect land." - Robert Redford

"Some land surveyors delve into land development advocacy, working with local government on behalf of clients in order to facilitate progress on a project. Others stick to strictly surveying. The approach depends on the individual firm and the needs of the local area." - Mark Mason

"claiming that the destructive practice of mountaintop removal mining, blowing the tops off mountains to get at the coal beneath, performs the "necessary" function of creating flat land for development To tear treasure out of the bowels of the land was their desire, with no more moral purpose at the back of it than there is in burglars breaking into a safe." - Joseph Conrad

"Peace is more precious than a piece of land." - Anwar Sadat

"This land is a monopoly of erroneous ideas." - Adriano Celentano

"A land without memories is a people without liberty." - Robert E Lee

"This land is your land, this land is my land" - Woody Guthrie

"His fame was great in all the land." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Rihanna and makeup gets me into LaLa Land." - Nelsan Ellis

"Health is the capacity of the land for self-renewal." - Aldo Leopold

"Land!" shouted Thomas. "Is there food?" asked Tubby Ted." - Dave Barry

"The major fortunes in America have been made in land." - John D Rockefeller

"Marriage is a land mine. A really intimate land mine. Adultery to kitchen fires. Never a dull [moment]." - Nora Roberts

"This land of such dear souls, this dear, dear land, Dear for her reputation through the world." - William Shakespeare

"The perfecting of one's self is the fundamental base of all progress and all moral development." - Confucius

"Human development, not secularization, is what's key to women's empowerment in the transforming Middle East." - Dalia Mogahed

"Art in its highest form is art that serves and instructs society and human development." - Harry Belafonte

"The only 'good' learning is that which is in advance of development." - Lev S. Vygotsky

"Development is maintenance." - Brian Marick

"Development develops inequality." - Eduardo Galeano

"I love 'Arrested Development.'" - Rob Thomas

"When the land is cultivated entirely by the spade, and no horses are kept, a cow is kept for every three acres of land." - John Stuart Mill

"The only compensation for land is land," - Winona Laduke

"With biobanking there's just another tool available to make sure that the land we actually conserve has better biodiversity values. It's usually more contiguous. You see, just because you preserve two dozen trees at the end of a development site doesn't mean that's a great habitat." - Frank Sartor

"The myth of the first world is that development is wealth and technology progress. It is all rubbish. It means that you are no longer human beings but only labor. It means that the land you live on is not earth but only property." - Karen Tei Yamashita

"Up to our own day American history has been in a large degree the history of the colonization of the Great West. The existence of an area of free land, its continuous recession, and the advance of American settlement westward, explain American development." - Frederick Jackson Turner

"Admittedly, we must move ahead with the development of our land resources. Likewise, our technology must be refined. But in the long run life will succeed only in a life-giving environment, and we can no longer afford unnecessary sacrifices of living space and natural landscape to 'progress.'" - Stewart Udall

"Our company has only been active in Beijing and Shanghai, two very market-dominated cities. This was an advantage. Land is purchased here in public auctions, in a transparent way. When you do real estate development outside Beijing and Shanghai it is good to have "guanxi" - good relations within the local government." - Zhang Xin

"The expenses of the royal household, wars, and lavish public building were financed by tolls and the profits of the king's foreign trade monopoly, by conscription of labour and heavy taxation. The results were impoverishment of the masses, alienation of land, and the development of a proletariat." - Eric Roll, Baron Roll of Ipsden

"Nobody disputes that cheap natural gas would be a good thing for the economy. The question is, is this a sustainable new development that can be counted on for decades to come, or simply a 'bubble' brought on by a land grab and drilling frenzy?" - Jeff Goodell

"Whether it has been supporting Corby's new free school, or fighting for the truth on the Cube overspend and land development deals, or striving to protect the East Northamptonshire countryside, in my work as the local MP I have always been struck, as I said in my maiden speech, by the pride people have in our area." - Louise Mensch

"Conservation means development as much as it does protection. I recognize the right and duty of this generation to develop and use the natural resources of our land; but I do not recognize the right to waste them, or to rob, by wasteful use, the generations that come after us." - Theodore Roosevelt

"Lo! on a narrow neck of land, 'Twixt two unbounded seas, I stand. Secure, insensible." - Charles Wesley

"Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay." - Oliver Goldsmith

"Land was created to provide a place for boats to visit." - Brooks Atkinson

"The health of our waters is the principle measure of how we live on the land." - Luna Leopold

"Irrigation of the land with seawater desalinated by fusion power is ancient. It's called rain." - Mike McAlary

"We should be proud that so many want to come to America, that it is still seen as the land of opportunity. Let's make it a land of legal work, not black-market jobs. Let's make it a land of work, not welfare. Our land should be one of assimilation, not hiding in the shadows." - Rand Paul

"You can get through it and you can land on your feet triumphantly and strong." - Katy Perry

"In almost every garden, the land is made better and so is the gardener." - Robert Rodale

"Designing a landscape is about connecting the body, soul and mind to the land itself." - Kathryn Gustafson

"If you ever feel so happy you land in jail, I'm your bail." - Cole Porter

"Rebellion in this land shall lose his sway, meeting the check of such another day." - William Shakespeare

"In front, the sun climbs slow, how slowly, but westward, look, the land is bright." - Arthur Hugh Clough

"Young man the simple answer is: land, land and land. No-one gives up land. Ever." - Munir Butt

"Could we but know The land that ends our dark, uncertain travel." - Edmund Clarence Stedman

"Lo! on a narrow neck of land, 'Twixt two unbounded seas, I stand. Secure, insensible." - Charles Wesley

"I am not born for one corner; the whole world is my native land." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof." - Anonymous

"Amid two seas, on one small point of land, Wearied, uncertain, and amazed we stand." - Matthew Prior

"With starving labor pampering idle waste; To tear at pleasure the defected land." - James Thomson

"Our native land attracts us with some mysterious charm, never to be forgotten." - Ovid

"Indiana," he said. "They steal the land from the Indians and leave the name, yes?" - John Green

"We didn't land on plymouth rock, Plymouth rock landed on us"." - Malcolm X

"Good land, evill way." - George Herbert

"You are never stronger...than when you land on the other side of despair." - Zadie Smith

"A large portion of the Earth's land area is taken up by old varsity jackets." - Demetri Martin

"You call yourself what you want to call yourself. This is the land of the free" - Bob Dylan

"True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else." - Clarence Darrow

"It is very true that D.C. often operates in the land of caricature." - Ted Cruz

"I wasn't born into land or titles, or new money, or an oil rig." - Benedict Cumberbatch

"There was the joke about Switzerland being an island surrounded by land. This was never true." - Samuel Schmid

"Peace cannot exist without justice, justice cannot exist without fairness, fairness cannot exist without development, development cannot exist without democracy, democracy cannot exist without respect for the identity and worth of cultures and peoples." - Rigoberta Menchu

"There can be no sustainable development without sustainable energy development" - Margot Wallstrom

"As I went walking I saw a sign there And on the sign it said "No Trespassing." But on the other side it didn't say nothing, That side was made for you and me. This land is your land, this land is my land From California to the New York island From the Redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters This land was made for you and me." - Woody Guthrie

"Fathers, like mothers, are not born. Men grow into fathers and fathering is a very important stage in their development." - David Gottesman

"Real development is not leaving things behind, as on a road, but drawing life from them, as from a root." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Heredity proposes and development disposes." - Peter Medawar

"Income seldom exceeds personal development." - Jim Rohn

"Culture changes with economic development." - Ha-Joon Chang

"The World Development Movement, to take just one example, is doing good work. Some political parties are, too." - Susan George

"China's development benefits other countries." - Li Keqiang

"Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek." - Dalai Lama

"We brought the religious leaders and the secular development workers together in one room. We asked the religious leaders what are your reservations about development workers? And we asked the development workers, what are your reservations about religious leaders? It turns out that most of the problems are not really problems at all, but rather misunderstandings, misconceptions, and mis-communications." - Abul Kalam Azad

"One can see from space how the human race has changed the Earth. Nearly all of the available land has been cleared of forest and is now used for agriculture or urban development. The polar icecaps are shrinking and the desert areas are increasing. At night, the Earth is no longer dark, but large areas are lit up. All of this is evidence that human exploitation of the planet is reaching a critical limit. But human demands and expectations are ever-increasing. We cannot continue to pollute the atmosphere, poison the ocean and exhaust the land. There isn't any more available." - Stephen Hawking

"Why is Netanyahu pushing war? Among several reasons, demonizing Iran reduces pressure on Israel to negotiate seriously with the Palestinians. Many Israelis prefer building Jewish settlements on Palestinians' land instead. Moreover, Israel's rulers oppose any development-such as an Iranian-U.S. detente-that could diminish Israel's U.S.-financed hegemony in the region. War with Iran would be a catastrophe all around. Netanyahu and his hawkish American allies-the same people who gave us the disastrous Iraq war and ISIS-must be repudiated." - Sheldon Richman

"Having therefore no foreign establishments, either colonial or military, the ships of war of the United States, in war, will be like land birds, unable to fly far from their own shores. To provide resting places for them, where they can coal and repair, would be one of the first duties of a government proposing to itself the development of the power of the nation at sea." - Alfred Thayer Mahan

"The idea that a relatively fixed group of privileged people might shape the economy and government for their own benefit goes against the American grain. Nevertheless, the owners and top-level managers in large income-producing properties are far and away the dominant power figures in the United States. Their corporations, banks, and agribusinesses come together as a corporate community that dominates the federal government in Washington. Their real estate, construction, and land development companies form growth coalitions that dominate most local governments." - G. William Domhoff

"One of the great ironies is that the impact of the flattening world has not been to empower decentralized rural land, but to strengthen the cities in China and India and elsewhere that are gateways between those countries and the West. It's deeply wise for the Chinese to be pro-urban in terms of development. They're creating space for ideas and human capital to be developed." - Edward Glaeser

"[Let] the poor the needy and oppressed of the Earth, and those who want Land, resort to the fertile lands of our western country, the second land of Promise, and there dwell in peace, fulfilling the first and great commandment." - George Washington

"This is the land of dreamings, a land of wide horizons and secret places. The first people, our ancestors, created this country in the culture that binds us to it." - Hetti Perkins

"We come from the land, give our love and labor to her, and she nurtures us in return. When we die, we return to the land. In a way, she owns us. Palestine owns us and we belong to her" - Susan Abulhawa

"A land of levity is a land of guilt." - Edward Young

"Again to the battle, Achaians! Our hearts bid the tyrants defiance! Our land, the first garden of liberty's tree - It has been, and shall yet be, the land of the free." - Thomas Campbell

"Kind messages, that pass from land to land; Kind letters, that betray the heart's deep history, In which we feel the pressure of a hand, - One touch of fire, - and all the rest is mystery!" - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"If a man owns land, the land owns him." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Cabin Fifteen does that to everyone," Annabeth warned. "If you ask me, this place is even more dangerous than the Ares cabin. At least with Ares, you can learn where the land mines are." "Land mines?" - Rick Riordan

"O land of my fathers, O land of my love." - Evan James

"The old joke was Mitch Leigh, land baron, barren land." - Mitch Leigh

"Don't wait to buy land, buy land and wait." - Will Rogers

"You are the land. The land is you." - Merlin Olsen

"Strike-for your altars and your fires; Strike-for the green graves of your sires; God-and your native land!" - Fitz-Greene Halleck

"Poetry is the journal of a sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the air." - Carl Sandburg

"My land, the power of training! Of influence! Of education! It can bring a body up to believe anything." - Mark Twain

"Sailin' 'round the world in a dirty gondola Oh, to be back in the land of Coca-Cola!" - Bob Dylan

"There is no unhappiness like the misery of sighting land (and work) again after a cheerful, careless voyage." - Mark Twain

"Youth, with swift feet, walks onward in the way; the land of joy lies all before his eyes." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"In America the government took the land from the Indians and then established laws protecting private property." - Alvin Francis Poussaint

"He has always provided me a safe place to land and a hard place from which to launch." - Chelsea Clinton

"I am an anti-imperialist. I am opposed to having the eagle put its talons on any other land." - Mark Twain

"Land is not merely soil, it is a fountain of energy flowing through a circuit of soils, plants and animals." - Aldo Leopold

"The Holy Land is everywhere." - Black Elk

"God, the Great Giver, can open the whole universe to our gaze in the narrow space of a single land." - Rabindranath Tagore

"My native land, good night!" - Lord Byron

"Land is something one should never sell. It is the only thing left when all else is gone" - Isabel Allende

"Whenever I'm with my mother, I feel as though I have to spend the whole time avoiding land mines." - Amy Tan

"Your kisses are snowflakes: each one is unique. They land on me, before they melt away and leave me cold." - Joseph Gordon-Levitt

"A land without ruins is a land without memories, a land without memories is a land without history." - Abram Joseph Ryan

"He allows very readily, that the eyes and footsteps of the master are things most salutary to the land." - Columella

"Gay, sprightly, land of mirth and social ease Pleased with thyself, whom all the world can please." - Oliver Goldsmith

"A little house well fill'd, a little land well till'd, and a little wife well will'd, are great riches." - Anonymous

"Fire in each eye, and papers in each hand, They rave, recite, and madden round the land." - Alexander Pope

"We will fight them in the air, land and sea, and their aggression will achieve nothing but failure." - Anonymous

"A land without ruins is a land without memories - a land without memories is a land without history." - Abram Joseph Ryan

"No unemployment insurance can be compared to an alliance between a man and a plot of land." - Henry Ford

"They took away our land, our language, and our religion; but they could never harness our tongues..." - Brendan Behan

"Truth is a pathless land." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man will probably end up dating the best looking blind chick." - Dana Gould

"I tend to land roles that are somewhat villainous for some reason. Usually, people blame it on the accent." - India De Beaufort

"The pleasant Land of Counterpane." - Robert Louis Stevenson

"The Land That Time Forgot." - Edgar Rice Burroughs

"Large fortunes are all founded either on the occupation of land, or lending or the taxation of labor." - John Ruskin

"I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want to own." - Andy Warhol

"I wish I was in de land ob cotton, Ole times dar am not forgotten, Look-a-way! Look-a-way! Look-a-way, Dixie Land! * * * * * Den I wish I was in Dixie, Hooray! Hooray! In Dixie Land I'll take my stand To lib and die in Dixie." - Dan Emmett

"Caledonia! stern and wild, Meet nurse for a poetic child! Land of brown heath and shaggy wood, Land of the mountain and the flood, Land of my sires! what mortal hand Can e'er untie the filial band, That knits me to thy rugged strand!" - Walter Scott

"The land free, the land free for all, land without overseers and without masters ..." - Emiliano Zapata

"Ensuring the access of all citizens to government information and to essential information for human development is a must for every democratic society." - Koichiro Matsuura

"All geologic history is full of the beginning and the ends of species-of their first and last days; but it exhibits no genealogies of development." - Hugh Miller

"In any given society the authority of man over man runs in inverse proportion to the intellectual development of that society." - Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

"One dumb-bell, Watson! Consider an athlete with one dumb-bell. Picture to yourself the unilateral development - the imminent danger of a spinal curvature. Shocking, Watson, shocking!" - Arthur Conan Doyle



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