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.
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.
How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!
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.
What a country chooses to save is what a country chooses to say about itself.
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.
The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.
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.
In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.
Each species is a masterpiece, a creation assembled with extreme care and genius.
Environmentalists and secular humanists insist that humans will destroy the planet. Corporate capitalists and many religious fundamentalists have no regard for wildlife and nature. Ultimately, this dualistic battle is based on false premises. In fact, this planet is more powerful than the human species.
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.
A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.