All Time Famous Prince Charles Quotes

Prince Charles Quotes

Charles III is King of the United Kingdom and the 14 other Commonwealth realms. Charles was born in Buckingham Palace during the reign of his maternal grandfather, King George VI, and became heir apparent when his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, acceded to the throne in 1952.

Prince Charles Quotes

1. “Forests are the world’s air-conditioning system-the lungs of the planet-and we are on the verge of switching it off.”
— Prince Charles

2. “The sustainability revolution will, hopefully, be the third major social and economic turning point in human history, following the Neolithic Revolution – moving from hunter-gathering to farming – and the Industrial Revolution.”
— Prince Charles

3. “Climate change should be seen as the greatest challenge to face man and treated as a much bigger priority in the United Kingdom.”
— Prince Charles

4. “I miss my grandmother every day. I miss her vitality, her interest in the lives of others, her courage and determination, her perceptive wisdom, her calm in the face of all difficulties, her steadfast belief in the British people and above all her unstoppable sense of mischievous humour.”
— Prince Charles

5. “All the time I feel I must justify my existence.”
— Prince Charles

6. “The demand for organic food is growing at a remarkable rate. Consumers have made it clear that they want organic produce and every sector of the food chain is responding, with the kind of results we have just seen.”
— Prince Charles

7. “Fast food may appear to be cheap food and, in the literal sense it often is, but that is because huge social and environmental costs are being excluded from the calculations.”
— Prince Charles

8. “A large number of us have developed a feeling that architects tend to design houses for the approval of fellow architects and critics, not for the tenants.”
— Prince Charles

9. “There’s nothing like a jolly good disaster to get people to start doing something.”
— Prince Charles

10. “I learned the way a monkey learns – by watching its parents.”
— Prince Charles

11. “As technology advances at an alarming pace, the place of drawing remains as valid as ever in the creation of art and architecture.”
— Prince Charles

12. “Something as curious as the monarchy won’t survive unless you take account of people’s attitudes. After all, if people don’t want it, they won’t have it.”
— Prince Charles

13. “One of the main reasons for the conflict in Syria, and the terrorism that it’s spawned, is climate change and drought.”
— Prince Charles

14. “We should be treating, I think, the whole issue of climate change and global warming with a far greater degree of priority than I think is happening now.”
— Prince Charles

15. “Conservation must become before recreation.”
— Prince Charles

16. “Do you seriously expect me to be the first Prince of Wales in history not to have a mistress?”
— Prince Charles

17. “To get the best results you must talk to your vegetables.”
— Prince Charles

18. “Your greatest achievement is to love me.”
— Prince Charles

19. “I find myself born into this particular position. I’m determined to make the most of it. And to do whatever I can to help. And I hope I leave things behind a little bit better than I found them.”
— Prince Charles

20. “The less people know about what is really going on, the easier it is to wield power and authority.”
— Prince Charles

21. “Organic farming has been shown to provide major benefits for wildlife and the wider environment. The best that can be said about genetically engineered crops is that they will now be monitored to see how much damage they cause.”
— Prince Charles

22. “Father told me that if I ever met a lady in a dress like yours, I must look her straight in the eyes.”
— Prince Charles

23. “You have to give this much to the Luftwaffe: when it knocked down our buildings it did not replace them with anything more offensive than rubble. We did that.”
— Prince Charles

24. “I sometimes wonder if two thirds of the globe is covered in red carpet.”
— Prince Charles

25. “Boy, the things I do for England.”
— Prince Charles

26. “Hong Kong has created one of the most successful societies on Earth.”
— Prince Charles

27. “I think we need to recover the depth, the subtlety, the generosity of imagination, the respect for wisdom that so marked Islam in its great ages.”
— Prince Charles

28. “Be neither too remote nor too familiar.”
— Prince Charles

29. “The whole imposing edifice of modern medicine is like the celebrated tower of Pisa – slightly off balance.”
— Prince Charles

30. “If your children want to alter society, listen to their reasons and the idealism behind them. Don’t crush them with some clever remark straight away.”
— Prince Charles

31. “I was totally absorbed. I was in another world, or another dimension; all sense of time evaporated.”
— Prince Charles

32. “I believe passionately that everyone has a particular God-given ability.”
— Prince Charles

33. “While the demand for organic food outstrips supply, we happen to know that 77 percent of consumers don’t want genetically engineered crops grown in this country. Consumers can choose whether or not to buy organic produce. Genetically modified ingredients will deny us choice in the long run.”
— Prince Charles

34. “If you chuck away too many things, you end up discovering there was value in them.”
— Prince Charles

35. “If English is spoken in heaven. God undoubtedly employs Cranmer as his speechwriter. The angels of the lesser ministries probably use the language of the New English Bible and the Alternative Service Book for internal memos.”
— Prince Charles

36. “Painting transports me into another dimension which, quite literally, refreshes parts of the soul which other activities can’t reach.”
— Prince Charles

37. “There is no doubt that we live in an age of unprecedented, and sometimes terrifying, technological advance where the speed of advance so often outstrips the necessary ethical considerations.”
— Prince Charles

38. “Only the other day I was inquiring of an entire bed of old-fashioned roses, forced to listen to my ramblings on the meaning of the universe as I sat cross-legged in the lotus position in front of them.”
— Prince Charles

39. “Why can’t we have those curves and arches that express feeling in design? What is wrong with them? Why has everything got to be vertical, straight, unbending, only at right angles – and functional?”
— Prince Charles

40. “We don’t, in a sensible world, want to hand on an increasingly dysfunctional world to our grandchildren.”
— Prince Charles

41. “It seems to me self-evident that we cannot have capitalism without capital and, very importantly, that the ultimate source of all economic capital is Nature’s capital.”
— Prince Charles

42. “We have spent the best part of the past century enthusiastically testing the world to utter destruction; not looking closely enough at the long-term impact our actions will have.”
— Prince Charles

43. “Christianity was literally born in the Middle East, and we must not forget our Middle Eastern brothers and sisters in Christ.”
— Prince Charles

44. “It is clear that through the partnerships between Global Cool and the International Indian Film Academy, Indian cinema has the potential to provide great leadership by exciting its enormous and enthusiastic audience to do their bit to save the planet.”
— Prince Charles

45. “The price of apparently cheap food is costing nothing less than the Earth.”
— Prince Charles

46. “This was one of those special occasions when I could actually feel the inner appreciation of the beauty of the moment passing like an electric current through the brush in my hand.”
— Prince Charles

47. “Humility is to make a right estimate of one’s self. It is no humility for a man to think less of himself than he ought, though it might rather puzzle him to do that.”
— Prince Charles

48. “I think we’re going to find, with climate change and everything else, things like global warming and goodness knows what else and the cost of fuel for a start, that things are going to become very complicated.”
— Prince Charles

49. “Any difficulties which the world faces today will be as nothing compared to the full effects which global warming will have on the world-wide economy.”
— Prince Charles

50. “It is frightening how dependent on drugs we are all becoming and how easy it is for doctors to prescribe them as the universal panacea for our ills.”
— Prince Charles

51. “To avert disaster, we have not only to teach men to make things but to teach them to have complete moral control over what they make.”
— Prince Charles

52. “It is baffling, I must say, that in our modern world we have such blind trust in science and technology that we all accept what science tells us about everything – until, that is, it comes to climate science.”
— Prince Charles

53. “I think we’d be very foolish to expect that we can just import everything from somewhere else and imagine that that’s going to last for ever and ever and ever.”
— Prince Charles

54. “When people are uncertain about what is right and what is wrong, and anxious about being considered old-fashioned, it seems to be worse than folly that Christians are still arguing about doctrinal matters which can only bring needless distress to a number of people.”
— Prince Charles

55. “There is very good evidence indeed that one of the major reasons for this horror in Syria was a drought that lasted for about five or six years, which meant that huge numbers of people in the end had to leave the land.”
— Prince Charles

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