Bruce Babbitt quotes

  • We have to preserve it and use it sustainably. And the short-term use of resources at the destruction of the long-term heritage of this country is not a policy that we can pursue.
    -- Bruce Babbitt

    #Country #Long #Heritage

  • Well, I think breathing life into the Endangered Species Act, taking those wolves back into Yellowstone, restoring the salmon in the rivers of the Pacific Northwest.
    -- Bruce Babbitt

    #Thinking #Yellowstone #Breathing

  • We've set aside tens of millions of acres of those northwestern forests for perpetuity. The unemployment rate has gone not up, but down. The economy has gone up.
    -- Bruce Babbitt

    #Unemployment #Gone #Acres

  • We have an obligation to live in harmony with creation, with our capital... with God's creation. And we need to administer and work that very carefully.
    -- Bruce Babbitt

    #Needs #Harmony

  • Protecting all this land, working with the President to establish all these monuments, to, you know... I think the President has a land protection record that's second to no one in this century, maybe Teddy Roosevelt.
    -- Bruce Babbitt

    #Thinking #Land #President

  • I think the people will- who advocate having a step back and read those public opinion polls on the front page of the newspapers all over this country saying public supports restoration in restoration of the Everglades, protection of the parks and the creation of monuments.
    -- Bruce Babbitt

    #Country #Thinking #People

  • Well, I actually wrote her a letter a couple of days ago congratulating her. The tone I tried to convey in the letter is, look, you are a part of a great American historical process.
    -- Bruce Babbitt

    #Couple #Hypnosis #Historical

  • It is like living in a wilderness of mirrors. No fact goes unchallenged.
    -- Bruce Babbitt

    #Mirrors #Facts #Wilderness

  • The Northwest is in better shape than it was eight years ago.
    -- Bruce Babbitt

    #Eight #Years #Shapes

  • We must identify our enemies and drive them into oblivion.
    -- Bruce Babbitt

    #Enemy #Oblivion

  • We had kind of a rocky start, but I spent a lot of time working with the President and handing him statistics and showing him what we were doing as we went along and kind of saying to him, you know, this is really important.
    -- Bruce Babbitt

    #President #Important #Statistics

  • The notion that big business and big labor and big government can sit down around a table somewhere and work out the direction of the American economy is at complete variance with the reality of where the American economy is headed. I mean, it's like dinosaurs gathering to talk about the evolution of a new generation of mammals.
    -- Bruce Babbitt

    #Mean #Reality #Government

  • 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

    #Mistake #Thinking #Land

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