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Quotes from the past:

"Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children."
-Native American Proverb

"When the well's dry, we know the worth of water."
-Benjamin Franklin

"While the farmer holds the title to the land, actually, it belongs to all the people because civilization itself rests upon the soil."
-Thomas Jefferson

"For if one link in nature's chain might be lost, another might be lost, until the whole of things will vanish by piecemeal."
-Thomas Jefferson

"Laws Change; people die; the land remains."
-Abraham Lincoln

"A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people."
-Franklin Roosevelt

"Forests are the 'lungs' of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people." 
-Franklin Roosevelt

"The Supreme Reality of Our Time is...the Vulnerability of our Planet"
-John F. Kennedy

"[Our public lands represent] in a sense, the breathing space of the nation."
-Richard M. Nixon

"I want to make it clear, if there is ever a conflict (between environmental quality and economic growth), I will go for beauty, clean air, water, and landscape."
-Jimmy Carter

"We still have too much air and water pollution and we still need to work to reduce it. But we also need to put the problem of pollution into a historical as well as scientific perspective..."
-Ronald Reagan

Panel #50  
The next generation

Yet to be written

E Pluribus Unum
"Out of Many, One"
Fifty historical moments that defines one nation