It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
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.
When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
There's so much pollution in the air now that if it weren't for our lungs there'd be no place to put it all.
The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.
The Senegalese conservationist Baba Dioum can summarize: "In the end, we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught."
The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.
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.
We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.
We won't have a society if we destroy the environment.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
Till now man has been up against Nature; from now on he will be up against his own nature.
We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.
Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.
Conservation means development as much as it does protection.
There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew.
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.
Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.
One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
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.
Man's heart away from nature becomes hard.
There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness, that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy and its charm.
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