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Old 11 October 2013, 06:06 PM
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Comment: I've seen the following quote attributed to Scott Carpenter.
However, when I checked Google, I didn't see anything older than 2011
(including an appearance in a book called "The Maya Book of Life:
Understanding the Xultun Tarot"). It's a lovely quote but almost seems
too good to be true.

"This planet is not terra firma. It is a delicate flower and it must be
cared for. Itís lonely. Itís small. Itís isolated, and there is no
resupply. And we are mistreating it. Clearly, the highest loyalty we
should have is not to our own country or our own religion or our hometown
or even to ourselves. It should be to, number two, the family of man, and
number one, the planet at large. This is our home, and this is all weíve
got."

ó SCOTT CARPENTER, MECURY 7 ASTRONAUT, SPEECH AT MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY,
PENNSLYVANIA. 15 OCTOBER 1992
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