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.
When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.
And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.
Because we don't think about future generations, they will never forget us.
We say we love flowers, yet we pluck them. We say we love trees, yet we cut them down. And people still wonder why some are afraid when told they are loved.
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?
Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so called scientific knowledge.
We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.
We have forgotten how to be good guests, how to walk lightly on the earth as its other creatures do.
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children
Environmentally friendly cars will soon cease to be an option...they will become a necessity.
He who knows what sweets and virtues are in the ground, the plants, the waters, the heavens, and how to come at these enchantments - is the rich and royal man.
All things are bound together. All things connect.
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.
A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us.
It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.
Forests are the lungs of our land.
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.
The ultimate test of a man's conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.
The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.
The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.
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