When we heal the earth, we heal ourselves.
We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.
The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.
– Ross Perot
The art of land doctoring is being practiced with vigor, but the science of land
health is yet to be born.
Opie, you haven’t finished your milk. We can’t put it back in the cow, you know.
-Aunt Bee Taylor, The Andy Griffith Show
Take nothing but pictures.Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time.
-Motto of the Baltimore Grotto, a caving society
When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.
The old Lakota was wise. He knew that man’s heart away from nature becomes hard; he knew that lack of respect for growing, living things soon led to lack of respect for humans too.
-Chief Luther Standing Bear
There can be no doubt that a society rooted in the soil is more stable than
one rooted in pavements.
– Aldo Leopold
The magnificence of mountains, the serenity of nature – nothing is safe from the idiot marks of man’s passing.
Human destiny is bound to remain a gamble, because at some unpredictable time and in some unforeseeable manner nature will strike back.
Waste is a tax on the whole people.
-Albert W. Atwood
It appears to be a law that you cannot have a deep sympathy with both man and nature.
-Henry David Thoreau
The rose has thorns only for those who would gather it.