George Perkins Marsh

George Perkins Marsh


Born
in Woodstock, Vermont, The United States
March 15, 1801

Died
July 23, 1882


George Perkins Marsh was an American diplomat and philologist and is considered by some to be America's first environmentalist and the precursor to the sustainability concept, although "conservationist" would be more accurate.

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Man and Nature: Or, Physica...

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So Great A Vision: The Cons...

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The Origin And History Of T...

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Lectures on the English Lan...

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“Wherever modern Science has exploded a superstitious fable or even a picturesque error, she has replaced it with a grander and even more poetical truth.”
George Perkins Marsh

“[...] one must have known the Levant to be able to conceive how readily persons intelligent and otherwise respectable will prefer a lie to the truth, when the slightest advantage is to be gained by the use of a falsehood.”
George Perkins Marsh, The Camel: His Organization, Habits and Uses
tags: lies, truth