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.
One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
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.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
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.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
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.
The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
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.
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 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.
Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.
It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.
What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?
To the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.
A weed is no more than a flower in disguise.
What a country chooses to save is what a country chooses to say about itself.