Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
John William Gardner (19122002)
More and more Americans feel threatened by runaway technology, by large-scale organization, by overcrowding. More and more Americans are appalled by the ravages of industrial progress, by the defacement of nature, by man-made ugliness. If our society continues at its present rate to become less livable as it becomes more affluent, we promise all to end up in sumptuous misery.
JOHN W. GARDNER, No Easy Victories, ed. Helen Rowan, p. 57 (1968).
Gardner was secretary of health, education, and welfare 19651968.