Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children
Harmony with land is like harmony with a friend; you cannot cherish his right hand and chop off his left.
God cannot save them from fools.
Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites.
Because we don't think about future generations, they will never forget us.
The only way forward, if we are going to improve the quality of the environment, is to get everybody involved.
Till now man has been up against Nature; from now on he will be up against his own nature.
Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man.
Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge; for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future.
If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos.
Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.
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.
Birds are indicators of the environment. If they are in trouble, we know we'll soon be in trouble.
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?
It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.
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.
I'd put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don't have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that.
Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.
Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.
What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?
The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.
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