"A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers but borrowed from his children."
"If we do not permit the Earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food either."
"It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment."
"Modern society will find no solution to the ecological problem unless
it takes a serious look at its lifestyle."
Pope John Paul II
"The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased, and not impaired, in value."
"Only after the last tree has been cut down.
Only after the last river has been poisoned.
Only after the last fish has been caught.
Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten."
Native Cree Prophecy
"Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land."
"There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before."
"God bless America. Let's save some of it."
"Conservation is ethically sound. It is rooted in our love of the land, our respect for the rights of others, our devotion to the rule of law."
Lyndon Baines Johnson
"Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little."
"Having to squeeze the last drop of utility out of the land has the same desperate finality as having to chop up the furniture to keep warm."
"The frog does not drink up the pond in which it lives."
"We abuse the 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."
"What we do on land is mirrored
in the water…"
Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority
"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."
"Conservation means the wise use of the earth and its resources for the lasting good of men."
"There's an old North American Indian saying:
The sky is held up by the trees.
If the forest disappears, the sky-roof of the world collapses.
Nature and man then perish together."
"What a country chooses to save is what a country chooses to say about itself."
"Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment."
"Let us... permit nature to take her own way; she better understands her own affairs than we."
Michel de Montaigne
"Who will speak for Planet Earth?"
"Conservation is managing our natural resources,
from the largest watershed,to the smallest ecosystem."
Essex Region Conservation Authority
"The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe, the less taste we shall have for destruction."
"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase it's usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very properity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed."
"The purpose of conservation:
The greatest good to the greatest number of people for the longest time."
"Over the long haul of life on this planet, it is the ecologists, and not the bookkeepers of business, who are the ultimate accountants."
"If people destroy something replaceable made by mankind, they are called vandals; if they destroy something irreplaceable made by God, they are called developers."
Joseph Wood Krutch
"To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival."