11 Come, children, and listen to me;
I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
12 Who among you loves life
and desires long life to enjoy prosperity?
13 Keep your tongue from evil-speaking
and your lips from lying words.
14 Turn from evil and do good;
seek peace and pursue it.
"If we don't turn around, we will reach the destination we are headed towards" 'Old Chinese saying' read in Derek Wrigley's book Making your home sustainable (2004)
Also there was this quote from an anonymous author:
Our green buildings will not poison the air, nor the soul with artificiality. Instead they will create delight when entered, serenity & health when occupied & regret when departing. They will grow organically in and from their place, integrating people within the rest of the natural world, do no harm to their occupants, or to the earth, foster more diverse & abundant life than they borrow, take less than they give back. They will be not only useful, but an aesthetic and spiritual challenge [my emphasis]. — Derek Wrigley. Making your home sustainable, 2004, pp. 2-3.