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Next to enjoying ourselves, the next greatest pleasure consists in preventing others from enjoying themselves, or, more generally, in the acquisition of power. Bertrand Russell
A tree's a tree. How many more do you need to look at? Ronald Reagan
He spent his time in shooting, singing, dancing, wrestling, casting of the bar, playing at the recorders, flute, virginals, in setting songs and making ballads. Anonymous
In America, it is sport that is the opiate of the masses Russell Baker
Chuck Painton Eleanor Roosevelt
Chuck Painton Eleanor Roosevelt
Parks are as essential to the physical and emotional health of a city as the water supply. Enrique Penalosa
Parks and public space are … important to a democratic society because they are the only places where people meet as equals. Enrique Penalosa
About one-half of the members of Congress are seekers for office at the nomination of the President. Of the remainder, at least one-half have some appointment or favor to ask for their relatives. John Quincy Adams
Increasingly, outdoors recreation occurs close to home, in or near towns and cities where 80 percent of us soon will live. Lamar Alexander
Professional sports play a very important part in American life and a very important part in the American imagination. Anybody who goes to the movies these days sees just what an important part of the American mind sports comprise. If they are so important and have such a hold on the minds and imaginations of children, then this ought to be a focal point of our efforts. William Bennett
We need leisure ... because with us every man is of the ruling class. Louis D. Brandeis
The time has come to disregard the exemption. Baseball is no longer a sport. Jim Bunning
No, I don't believe it's prejudice. I truly believe they [Blacks] may not have some of the necessities to be, let's say, a field manager or perhaps a general manager. Al Campanis
The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part.... The essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well. Pierre de Coubertin
What covers 13 million acres, sleeps 60 million people, and desperately needs money? America's state parks. Hoyt Gimlin
It looks like a very interesting exercise, but what is the little white ball for. Ulysses S. Grant
Next to religion, baseball has had a greater impact on the American people than any other institution. Herbert Hoover
If it's just the same with you, Mr. President, I'd like to lie down and die. Jean-Jules Jusserand
Upon the fields of friendly strife Are sown the seeds, That, upon other fields, on other days, Will bear the fruits of victory. Douglas MacArthur
If you build a stadium, you don’t build a school. Indeed, you don’t build fifty schools. Daniel P. Moynihan
We're trying to let people see what their grandfather told them about. Larry Larson
The sad fact is that it looks more and more as if our national sport is not playing at all—but watching. John F. Kennedy
One of the best ideas to ever come out of Washington. Ansel Adams
The verdict is for the trumpeter swan and against the army. The army will have to find another nesting place. Franklin D. Roosevelt
The American people want to preserve their American heritage, and they have the quaint belief that public lands belong to them as much as to the people of the state where the lands are located. John F. Seiberling
A baseball franchise belongs to the people of the city. Abe Stark
One of the best ideas to ever come out of Washington. Ansel Adams
The verdict is for the trumpeter swan and against the army. The army will have to find another nesting place. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Prevent kite-flying. The kite shops in the city should be abolished. Taliban
We're very poor because the sports ministry has not done enough. If elected, I will sit down with the federation and come up with plans that will turn our country into a football superpower. Ibrahim Lipumba
Wilderness to the people of America is a spiritual necessity, an antidote to the high pressure of modern life, a means of regaining serenity and equilibrium. Sigurd T. Olson
The crown jewel of our national park system has been transformed into a hunting ground for these predators. It's just a matter of time before one of these snakes gets to a visitor. Bill Nelson
A peculiar virtue in wildlife ethics is that the hunter ordinarily has no gallery to applaud or disapprove of his conduct. Whatever his acts, they are dictated by his own conscience, rather than that of onlookers. It is difficult to exaggerate the importance of this fact.. Aldo Leopold
People must not do things for fun .... There is no reference to fun in any act of Parliament. Alan Patrick Herbert
There is much concern these days about the taking of wild animals for sport, but against that must be placed the protection given to wild habitats and many other wild species in the process of keeping game … as with everything in nature, it is all a question of balance and this balance can only be achieved by knowledge and understanding … Prince Philip
Williams and Amherst Base Ball and Chess Muscle and Mind Amherst Express
There is no room for play in Islam ... It is deadly serious about everything. Ruhollah Khomeini
Everybody deserves a chance to be in nature. Bette Midler
Storytelling and copulation are the two chief forms of amusement in the South. They’re inexpensive and easy to procure. Robert Penn Warren
God’s great wilderness is the hope of the world. John Muir
There is nothing so American as our national parks …. They are not just for rich people. Franklin D. Roosevelt
There is nothing so American as our national parks …. They are not just for rich people. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Mr. President, I agree that the future of our civilization may depend on the success of this project. Where in Tennessee are we going to build it? Kenneth D. McKellar
Sports can bring people together in a way that politics cannot. Tony Blair
One finds many companions for food and drink, but in a serious business a man's companions are few. Theognis of Megara
You are the stars and the world is watching you. By your presence you send a message to every village, every city, every nation. A message of hope. A message of victory. The right to play on any playing field? You have earned it. The right to study in any school? You have earned it. The right to hold a job? You have earned it. The right to anyone's neighbor? You have earned it. Eunice Kennedy Shriver
Sabbath stick Anonymous
I suppose we'll have to pass this damned bill! Joseph Cannon
A zoo does not sound like republicanism. It echoes like royalty Thomas Ringland Stockdale
Oh, the Democrats will sweep the state; Pinckney White will win. But confound your politics! A man who has won the Dixie Stakes with a colt of his own breeding doesn’t think of anything else Robert Bowie
Honey, I just forgot to duck Ronald Reagan; Jack Dempsey
Popular culture is inescapable in the U.S. Don DeLillo
Grantland Rice told us that it matters not whether you win or lose. It’s how you play the game! I bought that when I was young. Then I found out that it was a lie. America is about winning! Robert Redford
Tell them to go and see their own land—visit the National Parks… Lyndon B. Johnson
They shouldn’t, sir. You sold your souls and you’re going to continue selling them. You can be very moral and righteous in asking me that question sir, but there is not one of you in this room that’s going to turn down any of our money. You’re going to take it. I can only offer it…. We want to put our materials on the bodies of your athletes and the best way to do it is to buy your schools or buy your coach. Sonny Vaccaro
Gaming is among the surest means to debauch a people, and draw them from God and his worship to superstition and idolatry. Thomas Hall
Must politicians only care about bringing home the bacon so that they can get re-elected. Chris Christie
You can’t throw a park down and think everybody is going to mix and be happy and share picnic tables and sing songs together. Scott A. Bollens
We have to remain constantly vigilant to prevent raids by those who would selfishly exploit our common heritage for their private gain. Such raids on our natural resources are not examples of enterprise and initiative. They are attempts to take from all the people just for the benefit of a few. Harry S Truman