One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.
To see a world in a grain of sand,
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money.
Until a man duplicates a blade of grass, Nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge. Remedies from chemicals will never stand in favorable comparison with the products of Nature, the living cell of a plant, the final result of the rays of the sun, the mother of all life.
What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.
When the well's dry, we know the worth of water.
Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed.
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Mountains are earth's undecaying monuments.
The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge; for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future.
We won't have a society if we destroy the environment.
The ultimate test of man's conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.
Conservation is humanity caring for the future.
They have poisoned the Thames and killed the fish in the river. A little further development of the same wisdom and science will complete the poisoning of the air, and kill the dwellers on the banks. .... I almost think it is the destiny of science to exterminate the human race.
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.
Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it's not.
If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.
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