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.
We could have saved the earth, but we were too damned cheap.
Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value.
God made life simple. It is man who complicates it.
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
Modern society will find no solution to the ecological problem unless it takes a serious look at its lifestyle.
Conservation means development as much as it does protection.
I love not man the less, but Nature more.
It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.
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 Truly Healthy environment is not merely safe but stimulating.
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.
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
We won't have a society if we destroy the environment.
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.
In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia.
There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness, that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy and its charm.
And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.
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?
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.
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.
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