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.
We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us.
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children
Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.
To waste, to destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
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.
When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew.
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."
Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites.
One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.
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.
It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.
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?
Conservation means development as much as it does protection.
Till now man has been up against Nature; from now on he will be up against his own nature.
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness, that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy and its charm.