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Maurice Strong Quotes

The real goal of the Earth Charter is that it will in fact become like the Ten Commandments.
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We need what I have often called an ecological approach to the management of these resources and we do not have that now. We have the inertia of past habits, unsustainable habits.

— Maurice Strong

A shift is necessary toward lifestyles less geared to environmental damaging consumption patterns.

— Maurice Strong

We may get to the point where the only way of saving the world will be for industrial civilization to collapse.

— Maurice Strong

Rumors of my wealth are greatly exaggerated. I have never been interested in money.

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Anyone who is seriously interested in me would usually do a little more homework and realise that the extreme criticisms are almost exclusively ideologically based.

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I was with Ted Turner when he came to see Kofi Annan - the Secretary-General of the UN - to announce his decision to put $1 billion to the service of UN projects and programs.

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Ted Turner is still a leader. And he sets a great example. His ability financially has been reduced, but his influence and his example still is an important asset to the whole environmental movement.

— Maurice Strong

I've always made it clear that I do not believe that global government is either necessary or feasible.

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What if a small group of these world leaders were to conclude the principal risk to the earth comes from the actions of the rich countries? In order to save the planet, the group decides: Isn't the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn't it our responsibility to bring this about?

— Maurice Strong

The concept of national sovereignty has been an immutable, indeed sacred, principle of international relations. It is a principle which will yield only slowly and reluctantly to the new imperatives of global environmental cooperation. It is simply not feasible for sovereignty to be exercised unilaterally by individual nation states, however powerful. The global community must be assured of environmental security.

— Maurice Strong

The real goal of the Earth Charter is that it will in fact become like the Ten Commandments.

— Maurice Strong

Occupy World Street is a masterpiece which deserves to get wide circulation and commitment by world leaders.

— Maurice Strong

The Earth Charter is important as an expression of the commitment of people throughout the Earth to evoke their own deepest moral, spiritual and ethical principles in the task of ensuring a sustainable future for those who inhabit the Earth now and those who will follow us on the Earth.

— Maurice Strong

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