“With all our accumulated scientific knowledge or arrogance, we are still not wise enough to grasp the wisdom contained in the words of an American Indian, Chief Seattle, which were written 160 years ago when his people were asked to leave their land now called Seattle;
“We know the sap which courses through the trees as we know the blood that courses through our veins. We are part of the earth and it is part of us. The perfumed flowers are our sisters. The bear, the deer, the great eagle, these are our brothers. The rocky crests, the juices in the meadow, the body heat of a pony, and man, all belong to the same family. The earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites us all. Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand of it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.”
Sukumaran C.V. in ‘The Hindu’.
“There are more things in heaven and earth,
Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”
– Hamlet (1.5.166-7), Hamlet to Horatio