People are not going to care about animal conservation unless they think that animals are worthwhile.
The quicker we humans learn that saving open space and wildlife is critical to our welfare and quality of life, maybe we'll start thinking of doing something about it.
The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.
Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.
A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.
Each species is a masterpiece, a creation assembled with extreme care and genius.
I believe sustainable use is the greatest propaganda in wildlife conservation at the moment.
An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language.
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.
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.
When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity.
It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.
Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures.
Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.
Only the mountain has lived long enough to listen objectively to the howl of the wolf.
The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.
For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.
Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man.
What a country chooses to save is what a country chooses to say about itself.
The continued existence of wildlife and wilderness is important to the quality of life of humans.
The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men.
My belief is that what comes across on the television is a capture of my enthusiasm and my passion for wildlife.
I fully support the goal of species protection and conservation and believe that recovery and ultimately delisting of species should be the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's top priority under ESA.
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