Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.
If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food, either.
It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.
In America today you can murder land for private profit. You can leave the corpse for all to see, and nobody calls the cops.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.
We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.
We won't have a society if we destroy the environment.
We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us.
In wilderness I sense the miracle of life.
Till now man has been up against Nature; from now on he will be up against his own nature.
I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?
In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia.
To waste, to destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed.
And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.
There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness, that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy and its charm.
Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites.
We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.
Man's heart away from nature becomes hard.
We could have saved the Earth but we were too damned cheap.
The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased; and not impaired in value.
The best friend on earth of man is the tree: When we use the tree respectfully and economically, we have one of the greatest resources of the earth.
Man is a complex being: he makes deserts bloom - and lakes die.
Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.
There is a delight in the hardy life of the open.
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