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"That is all the National Parks are about. Use, but do no harm." - Wallace Stegner

"The scenic ideals that surround even our national parks are carriers of a nostalgia for heavenly bliss and eternal calmness." - Robert Smithson

"National isolation breeds national neurosis." - Hubert Humphrey

"It is important that the remaining scenic areas of the country be at once made into State or National Parks. Fortunately there still are a number of these wild places, but it will require effort to save them. Each Park proposed will have powerful and insidious opposition. The insidious opposition to National Parks will say, 'There is a feeling in Congress that we should not have any more National Parks at this time'; or, 'We should wait until present ones are improved.'" - Enos Mills

"It is important that the remaining scenic areas of the country be at once made into State or National Parks. Fortunately there still are a number of these wild places, but it will require effort to save them. Each Park proposed will have powerful and insidious opposition. The insidious opposition to National Parks will say, "There is a feeling in Congress that we should not have any more National Parks at this time"; or, "We should wait until present ones are improved."" - Enos Mills

"It is important that the remaining scenic areas of the country be at once made into State or National Parks. Fortunately there still are a number of these wild places, but it will require effort to save them. Each Park proposed will have powerful and insidious opposition. The insidious opposition to National Parks will say, 'There is a feeling in Congress that we should not have any more National Parks at this time'; or, 'We should wait until present ones are improved.'" - Enos Mills

"Some national parks have long waiting lists for camping reservations. When you have to wait a year to sleep next to a tree, something is wrong." - George Carlin

"National parks are the best idea we ever had. Absolutely American, absolutely democratic, they reflect us at our best rather than our worst." - Wallace Stegner

"As strenuous challenge or contemplative retreat, the parks and other units of the national lands offer welcome respite from the world, a safety valve for body and spirit." - T. H. Watkins

"While other state governments stiff their vendors, close parks, delay tax refunds, and ignore unacceptably poor service levels, Indiana state employees are setting national standards for efficiency." - Mitch Mcconnell

"Family trips to Yellowstone and to what are now national parks in Southern Utah, driving the primitive roads and cars of that day, were real adventures." - Paul D Boyer

"Within National Parks is room-glorious room-room in which to find ourselves, in which to think and hope, to dream and plan, to rest and resolve." - Enos Mills

"There is nothing so American as our national parks. The scenery and the wildlife are native. The fundamental idea behind the parks is native. It is, in brief, that the country belongs to the people, that it is in process of making for the enrichment of the lives of all of us. The parks stand as the outward symbal of the great human principle." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"We have a certain group of people in this country that seem to want to lock up our national treasures, our national parks, and cherished places and keep the public from enjoying them." - Don Sherwood

"Teachers can go on cruises with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration and anyone can spend the summer as a volunteer in a National Parks and even earn money doing it." - Matthew Lesko

"National parks and reserves are an integral aspect of intelligent use of natural resources. It is the course of wisdom to set aside an ample portion of our natural resources as national parks and reserves, thus ensuring that future generations may know the majesty of the earth as we know it today." - John F Kennedy

"...Skyscraper National Park" - Kurt Vonnegut

"I like English parks." - Jean Nouvel

"The influence of (the national parks) is far beyond what is usually esteemed or usually considered. It has a relation to efficiency - the working efficiency of the people, to their health, and particularly to their patriotism - which would make the parks worth while, if there were not a cent of revenue in it, and if every visitor to the parks meant that the Government would have to pay a tax of $1 simply to get him there." - J. Horace McFarland

"However useful may be the National Parks and Forests of the West for those affording the Pullman fare to reach them, what is needed by the bulk of the American population is something nearer home." - Benton MacKaye

"National parks, zoos, protected areas, polluted seas - using the whole world as a readymade, I thought about it as a stage set. To activate a stage set you need a drama, an actor to offset it." - Aleksandra Mir

"Many have asked, pointing incredulously toward a sweep of tract homes and billboards, why picture that? The question sounds simple, but it implies a difficult issue - why open our eyes anywhere but in undamaged places like national parks?" - Robert Adams

"The national parks belong to everyone. To the people. To all of us. The government keeps saying so and maybe, in this one case at least, the government is telling the truth. Hard to believe, but possible." - Edward Abbey

"Another example of that was that even during the economic problems of the 1945 government, we managed to carry out other aspects of our policy and other ideals. Through the establishment of national parks, for instance." - Barbara Castle

"What mothers need, as well as fathers, spouses, and the children of aging parents, is an entire national infrastructure of care, every bit as important as the physical infrastructure of roads, bridges, tunnels, broadband, parks and public works." - Anne-Marie Slaughter

"What mothers need, as well as fathers, spouses, and the children of aging parents, is an entire national infrastructure of care, every bit as important as the physical infrastructure of roads, bridges, tunnels, broadband, parks and public works." - Annemarie Slaughter

"We are all going to die. When it happens in such a drastic, inhuman way, which we've been seeing in Africa, this is crime on its highest level. It is affecting not only the security of the national parks, it is affecting the people in communities that live around the national parks. In terms of security for wildlife and our society, it's an incredibly alarming situation, and we need to address that." - Veronika Varekova

"Industrial tourism is a threat to the national parks. But the chief victims of the system are the motorized tourists. They are being robbed and robbing themselves. So long as they are unwilling to crawl out of their cars they will not discover the treasures of the national parks and will never escape the stress and turmoil of the urban-suburban complexes which they had hoped, presumably, to leave behind for a while." - Edward Abbey

"National honor is national property of the highest value." - James Monroe

"National injustice is the surest road to national downfall." - William E Gladstone

"A national language is a band of national union." - Noah Webster

"National injustice is the surest road to national downfall." - William Ewart Gladstone

"Consumerism is our national religion." - Jennifer Stone

"National Socialism is applied biology," - Hans Schemm

"Vote in a national election." - Bill Vaughan

"The new national campfire - radio." - Linda Ellerbee

"Medicine also disregards national boundaries." - Irving Langmuir

"National education to be truly national must reflect the national condition for the time being." - Mahatma Gandhi

"In terms of economical aspects, reinforcing those national parks with sophisticated anti-poaching patrols - these poachers are beefed up like the army. In the case of Cameroon, that's a perfect example of the lack of finance. The government could not provide the national park with more guards. Therefore, they lost the majority of the elephant population. I don't want to see that anywhere else." - Veronika Varekova

"There is no national science, just as there is no national multiplication table; what is national is no longer science." - Anton Chekhov

"The happy ending is our national belief." - Mary Mccarthy

"Religion is no more national than conscience." - Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau

"Culture Clash is a national treasure." - Philip Kan Gotanda

"War is the national industry of Prussia." - Honore Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau

"The National Party is a dying party." - Tony Windsor

"National enthusiasm is the nursery of genius." - Henry Tuckerman

"The National League is baseball to me." - Kerry Wood

"We should raise the national minimum wage." - Hillary Clinton

"It has become an ongoing national joke." - Charles Thomson

"It has become an ongoing national joke." - Billy Childish

"Overcriminalization has become a national plague." - George Will

"No one can undermine national unity." - Ivica Dacic

"The national team comes before everything." - Lorrie Fair

"I'm doing comedy development at National Lampoon." - Kato Kaelin

"I brought several national projects to Katihar." - Tariq Anwar

"The Internet knows no national borders." - Alan Dershowitz

"Every war is a national misfortune." - Helmuth James Graf von Moltke

"I watch a lot of 'National Geographic.'" - Ridley Scott

"I'm doing comedy development at National Lampoon." - Kato

"Our national flower is the concrete cloverleaf." - Lewis Mumford

"The same people in the Congress who are busy kicking holes in the social safety net are also those who would sell off the nation's forests for a song, give away its national parks, and trash its wilderness preserves; there is a connection between the two impulses." - Paul Gruchow

"The axe and saw are insanely busy, chips are flying thick as snowflakes, and every summer thousands of acres of priceless forests, with their underbrush, soil, springs, climate, scenery, and religion, are vanishing away in clouds of smoke, while, except in the national parks, not one forest guard is employed." - John Muir

"It is our duty to preserve huge tracts of land in something resembling its native condition. The biological interactions necessary to insure the continuities of life are astonishingly complex, and cannot take place in islands of semiwilderness like the national parks." - William Kittredge

"I look forward to an America which will not be afraid of grace and beauty, which will protect the beauty of our natural environment, which will preserve the great old American houses and squares and parks of our national past and which will build handsome and balanced cities for our future." - John F Kennedy

"One hundred years ago, visionary political leaders from the Progressive Era established a system of national forests and parks in our country that are the envy of the world and today are the treasure of an entire nation. Why not a similar, global vision for our generation?" - Eban Goodstein

"Folk music isn't owned by anybody. It is owned by everybody, like the national parks, the postal system, and the school system. It's our common property. There is nobody's name on it. Nobody can make money on it. It's not copywritten." - Utah Phillips

"I've been through legislation creating a dozen national parks, and there's always the same pattern. When you first propose a park, and you visit the area and present the case to the local people, they threaten to hang you. You go back in five years and they think it's the greatest thing that ever happened." - Mo Udall

"There are instances: [Henry David] Thoreau read [John] Wordsworth, [John] Muir read Thoreau, Teddy Roosevelt read Muir, and you got national parks. It took a century for this to happen, for artistic values to percolate down to where honoring the relation of people's imagination to the land, or beauty, or to wild things, was issued in legislation." - Robert Hass

"There were never a lot of attacks on my work. We were building more parks than were ever built in the city, building more recreation centers, fixing more streets. We had national events, the Super Bowl, the (Major League Baseball) All-Star game, Final Four. We built seven hotels. The city hadn't built a hotel in 20 or more years." - Kwame Kilpatrick

"Costa Rica, with its tourist-based economy and lack of a national army, has focused on keeping safe its beaches, parks and other public draws. It is one if the safest countries in Central America based on the number of homicides." - Laura Chinchilla

"My costar James Lafferty, and his little brother Stuart Lafferty, and another buddy of ours, Ian Shive, are working on this project called 'Generation Wild.' It's about getting people to realize that being outdoors is not scary - you can go on adventures like we do, in national parks, and practically in your own backyard." - Stephen Colletti

"If you take away the predators in the prairies and the national parks, you suddenly have an explosion of elk, and then you have a lack of the food source for the elk, so they strip all the ground bare and that takes away the cover, on and on and on and on. The whole food chain is disrupted." - Peter Benchley

"Biodiversity can't be maintained by protecting a few species in a zoo, or by preserving greenbelts or national parks. To function properly, nature needs more room than that. It can maintain itself, however, without human expense, without zookeepers, park rangers, foresters or gene banks. All it needs is to be left alone." - Donella Meadows

"On the lip of the Grand Canyon. I've always wanted to do that. My very first TV special out of the Olympics was on a glacier in Alaska. Right after that one, I went and pitched this idea to skate in three National Parks. Like Voyageurs National Park, because it freezes over and you have these little islands that you can skate around. [The networks] were like, 'Way too expensive.'" - Brian Boitano

"There was a very important superintendent of Yellowstone, a man who was involved in the founding of the National Park Service itself, Horace Albright. And he became superintendent, which is the boss of Yellowstone Park, in 1919 - from 1919 to 1929. Later, he was director of the park service itself. Albright embraced the idea that in order for the national parks - and Yellowstone in particular - to have support from the American people and from politicians, there needed to be wildlife as spectacle." - David Quammen

"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike. This natural beauty-hunger is made manifest in the little window-sill gardens of the poor, though perhaps only a geranium slip in a broken cup, as well as in the carefully tended rose and lily gardens of the rich, the thousands of spacious city parks and botanical gardens, and in our magnificent National parks - the Yellowstone, Yosemite, Sequoia, etc. - Nature's sublime wonderlands, the admiration and joy of the world." - John Muir

"Wherever the title of streets and parks may rest, they have immemorially been held in trust for the use of the public and, time out of mind, have been used for purposes of assembly... and discussing public question. Such use of the streets and public places has, from ancient times, been a part of the privileges, immunities, rights, liberties of citizens. The privilege of a citizen of the United States to use the streets and parks for communication of views on national questions may be regulated in the interest of all... but it must not, in the guise of regulation, be abridged or denied." - Jason Epstein

"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike. This natural beauty-hunger is made manifest in the little window-sill gardens of the poor, though perhaps only a geranium slip in a broken cup, as well as in the carefully tended rose and lily gardens of the rich, the thousands of spacious city parks and botanical gardens, and in our magnificent National parks - the Yellowstone, Yosemite, Sequoia, etc. - Nature's sublime wonderlands, the admiration and joy of the world." - John Muir

"The National Organization of Women is the national organization of witches." - Jerry Falwell

"Unemployment is bigger than a political party. It is a national danger and a national scandal." - Ellen Wilkinson

"Modest about our national pride - and inordinately proud of our national modesty." - Ian Hislop

"The history and national interest of Rwanda and the Rwandan people dictate our national orientation." - Paul Kagame

"Mercury pollution from power plants is a national problem that requires a national response" - Tom Allen

"The Olympic Games are a national cause, and a national cause calls for a nationwide attitude." - Gianna Angelopoulosdaska

"You can't get closer to the heart of national sovereignty than national security and intelligence services." - Gijs De Vries

"When you say 'state' you mean 'national.' National Socialism. That is what Mussolini and Hitler did. National Socialism. State Capitalism. They've changed the name." - Beck

"The revolution will survive. It does not rely solely on oil for its survival. There is a national will, there is a national idea, a national project." - Hugo Chavez

"I don't think there is a national pasttime. Watching TV is a national pasttime. Really. If there is a national pasttime, it is watching TV." - Michael Lewis

"we'll have to reclaim the ward 'taxes.' Why has it become a synonym for 'evil'? I understand that no one likes to pay good money for nothing. But fire and police protection aren't nothing. ... Roads, bridges, airports, and mass transit systems aren't nothing. National parks, clean air, and clear water aren't nothing. A safe food supply, functioning schools with well-trained teachers, and well-equipped hospitals aren't vaporous apparitions either." - Arianna Huffington

"Nature is located mainly in national parks, which are vast tracts of wilderness that have been set aside by the United States government so citizens will always have someplace to go where they can be attacked by bears. And we're not talking about ordinary civilian bears, either: We're talking about federal bears, which can behave however they want to because they are protected by the same union as postal clerks." - Dave Barry

"Let the people walk. Or ride horses, bicycles, mules, wild pigs-anything-but keep the automobiles and the motorcycles and all their motorized relatives out. We have agreed not to drive our automobiles into cathedrals, concert halls, art museums, legislative assemblies, private bedrooms and other sanctums of our culture; we should treat our national parks with the same deference, for they, too, are holy places." - Edward Abbey

"We are facing an enormous crisis in Africa right now in terms of illegal wildlife trafficking, which is decimating animal populations, destroying local economies, and funding armed insurgencies and terrorist syndicates. If we do not find solutions to this crisis now, there will be little habitat left beyond sparse areas of national parks that will serve as glorified zoos to small pockets of remaining animals." - David Jeremiah Barron

"Michael Jackson National African American Art Examiner Series" - Aberjhani

"Nobody ever wins the National Open. Somebody loses it." - Bobby Jones

"We beseech [God] to pardon our national and other transgressions..." - George Washington

"Patriotism is the vital condition of national permanence." - George William Curtis

"The university is the last remaining platform for national dissent." - Leon Eisenberg

"FC Barcelona is the national team of Catalonia" - Carles Puyol

"National security is the fig leaf against freedom of information." - Ralph Nader

"Heartbreak is the national anthem. We sing it proudly." - Taylor Swift

"...the facility at Guantanamo Bay is necessary to national security." - Jeff Miller

"Glaciers are almost gone from Glacier National Park" - Donella Meadows

"Chinese national Internet policy is very simple: Block and clone." - Michael Anti

"I am not a supporter of buying a national team." - Oliver Bierhoff

"National liberation is necessarily an act of culture" - Amilcar Cabral

"Bless the children, for the national debt is theirs." - Herbert Hoover

"I'm sorry I'm crying again on national television." - Kelly Clarkson

"Golf: The most ... perfect expression of National Stupidity." - Max Beerbohm

"Writer's make national literature, while translators make universal literature." - Jose Saramago

"I'd like to get into the National Guard." - Dan Quayle

"Peace is a national issue, not only government's responsibility." - Ashraf Ghani

"We don't declare war any more; we declare national defense." - Eugene Mccarthy

"Great, I thought. We just blowtorched a national monument." - Rick Riordan

"Everything about my life is about winning a national championship" - Kyle Dake

"Should National Security Issues be decided by a Local Referendum?" - Arun Jaitley

"We would rather starve than sell our national honor." - Indira Gandhi

"Superiority and inferiority are individual, not racial or national." - Philip Wylie

"Cannon: An instrument used in the rectification of national boundaries." - Ambrose Bierce

"We now have a national reputation for corruption." - Chris Redfern

"What do Japanese Jews love to eat? Hebrew National Tsunami." - Gilbert Gottfried

"Queen Victoria - a mixture of national landlady and actress." - V S Pritchett

"Welfare is ... the victim of national compassion fatigue." - Ellen Goodman

"National literature begins with fables and ends with novels." - Joseph Joubert

"All Americans suffer from anxiety; it's a national disease." - Helen Nielsen

"I'm a REAL National Socialist, you'd better believe it!" - Aleksandr Dugin

"The Jews are the enemy of National Socialism." - Arthur Seyss-Inquart

"That endless book, the newspaper, is our national glory." - Henry Ward Beecher

"We need a new approach to national security" - John F Kerry

"At school my nickname is the National Anthem girl." - Diana DeGarmo

"(The National Cancer Program is) a bunch of (obscenity)." - James D Watson

"Waterboarding ok if national security were at stake." - Fred Thompson

"America needs optimistic leadership to revive national soul." - Mike Huckabee

"Our biggest national security crisis is Barack Obama" - John Bolton

"The liberal agenda is the blueprint for national ruin." - James Cook

"Gross negligence in handling national security is a felony." - Bill O'Reilly

"The Russians stole from the Democratic National Committee with hacking." - E. J. Dionne

"Legislators consistently put the political imperative before the national interest." - Doug Bandow

"The virulence of the national appetite for bogus revelation." - H L Mencken

"I think that bloody old National nearly killed me." - Laurence Olivier

"The dead soldier's silence sings our national anthem." - Aaron Kilbourn

"National borders aren't even speed bumps on the information superhighway." - Tim May

"National security is vital for economic and social progress." - Paul Kagame

"Chicken Tikka Massala is now a true British national dish" - Robin Cook

"Our greatest national resource is the minds of our children." - Walt Disney

"Basically National Socialism and Marxism are the same." - Adolf Hitler

"The National Education Association is the al-Qaida of education." - Ilana Mercer

"I am an instigator of the national energies." - A. C. Cuza

"Opera is given so little attention in the national press." - Carlisle Floyd

"I will open an era of grand national unity." - Park Geunhye

"America has two national budgets, one official, one unofficial." - Matt Taibbi



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