Quote by Paul Hawken
I think an old style of addressing environmental problems is ebbing, but the rise of the so-called conservative, political movement in this country is not a trend towards the future but a reaction to this very broad shift that we are undergoing.
This quote suggests that there is a shift happening in addressing environmental issues. The traditional approach to tackling these problems is declining in effectiveness. However, the rise of conservative political movements is not an indication of progress towards the future, but rather a response to this overall transformation in environmental thinking and actions. It implies that the conservative movement is a reactionary response to the changing environmental landscape rather than a forward-looking approach.
The ideal life is in our blood and never will be still. Sad will be the day for any man when he becomes contented with the thoughts he is thinking and the deeds he is doing -- where there is not forever beating at the doors of his soul some great desire to do something larger; which he knows he was meant and made to do.