When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
It is not enough to understand the natural world; the point is to defend and
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.
The continued existence of wildlife and wilderness is important to the quality of life of humans.
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.
One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.
Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.
Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.
Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man.
Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.
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.
Like the resource it seeks to protect, wildlife conservation must be dynamic, changing as conditions change, seeking always to become more effective.
The purpose of conservation: The greatest good to the greatest number of people for the longest time.
It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.
Short-sighted men who in their greed and selfishness will, if permitted, rob our country of half its charm by their reckless extermination of all useful and beautiful wild things.
What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.
If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.
The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.
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.
Born a wildlife warrior, die a wildlife warrior.
Only the mountain has lived long enough to listen objectively to the howl of the wolf.
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.
I feel like I'm nothing without wildlife. They are the stars. I feel awkward without them.
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