Thursday, July 06, 2006

SPACESHIP EARTH quote, Adlai Stevenson, 1964

"We travel together, passengers on a little spaceship, dependent upon its vulnerable reserves of air and soil, all committed for our safety to its security and peace; preserved from annihilation only by the care, the work, and, I will say, the love we give our fragile craft. We cannot maintain it half fortunate, half miserable, half confident, half despairing, half slave to the ancient enemies of man, half free in a liberation of resources undreamed of until this day. No craft, no crew can travel safely with such vast contradictions. On their resolution depends the survival of us all."

Adlai Stevenson, US Ambassador to the United Nations, 1964


Gelehrter11 said...

Was this not 1965 before the UN?

Unknown said...

How prescient this is today.