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Aldo Leopold Quotes

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Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.
- Aldo Leopold

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Harmony with land is like harmony with a friend;
you cannot cherish his right hand and chop off his left.
- Aldo Leopold

To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution
of intelligent tinkering.
- Aldo Leopold

In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day.
No man can heed all of these anniversaries;
no man can ignore all of them.
- Aldo Leopold

 

Recreational development is a job not of building roads into the lovely country,
but of building receptivity into the still unlovely human mind.
- Aldo Leopold

A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity,
stability and beauty of the biotic community.
It is wrong when it tends otherwise.
- Aldo Leopold

Is education possibly a process of trading awareness
for things of lesser worth? The goose who trades his
is soon a pile of feathers.
- Aldo Leopold

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We shall never achieve harmony with land,
any more than we shall achieve absolute justice or liberty for people.
In these higher aspirations, the important thing is
not to achieve but to strive.
- Aldo Leopold

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.
- Aldo Leopold

Examine each question in terms of what is ethically and aesthetically right,
as well as what is economically expedient.
- Aldo Leopold

Every cent we earn from Crocodile Hunter goes straight back into conservation.
Every single cent.
- Steve Irwin

This is the way federal land management should work.
Cooperation, not confrontation, should be the hallmark of conservation efforts.
- Dirk Kempthorne

Conservation of energy also protects our environment.
- Lamar S. Smith

Here are the facts we confront.
No one is against conservation.
No one is against alternative fuel sources.
- J. D. Hayworth

Energy conservation is the foundation of energy independence.
- Tom Allen

Teapot Dome involved the conservation of the oil resources of the United States,
especially those situated upon the public lands.
- George William Norris

Now, the downside to conservation is that so much is done for the public,
which almost always mars the environment that one wanted to conserve.
- Arne Jacobsen

In addition, each barrel of oil we save through conservation
further decreases our dangerous reliance on unstable Middle East oil.
- Paul Gillmor

A State without the means of some change is without
the means of its conservation.
- Edmund Burke

Nixon is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree,
then mount the stump for a speech on conservation.
- Adlai Stevenson

So, my tactic with conservation of apex predators is
to get people excited and take them to where they live.
- Steve Irwin

I'm a little different from all those conservation types.
- Jim Fowler

We have vastly increased the amount of funding that
is available for conservation partnerships.
- Gale Norton

People are not going to care about animal conservation
unless they think that animals are worthwhile.
- David Attenborough

I believe sustainable use is the greatest propaganda
in wildlife conservation at the moment.
- Steve Irwin

The most important environmental issue is one that is rarely mentioned,
and that is the lack of a conservation ethic in our culture.
- Gaylord Nelson

A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree,
then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

What's near and dear to my heart is cooperative conservation.
- Gale Norton

Unless we practice conservation, those who come after
us will have to pay the price of misery,
degradation, and failure for the progress and prosperity of our day.
- Gifford Pinchot

In addition, the oil royalties the Federal Government
does not collect from big oil will starve the Land
and Water Conservation Fund of critical financial resources.
- Ron Kind

The outgrowth of conservation, the inevitable result,
is national efficiency.
- Gifford Pinchot

Conservation is now a dead word.
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Environmentalism opposes reckless innovation and makes
conservation the central order of business.
- Christopher Lasch

Conservation means the wise use of the earth and its
resources for the lasting good of men.
- Gifford Pinchot

If we can get kids talking about conservation and doing it,
they can have a great influence on their parents by
lecturing them and pointing the finger.
- Kevin Richardson

Conservation is an American value, and it is lacking from this bill.
- Jim Costa

Last year, I co-sponsored the Highlands Conservation
Act and in a bipartisan effort we passed the bill through Congress.
- Sue Kelly

This isn't just about today, this about generations to come.
And you've got a chance to be the greatest conservation
President since Theodore Roosevelt,
and I think he's done it.
- Bruce Babbitt

I plead for conservation of human culture,
which is much more fragile than nature herself.
We needn't destroy other cultures with the force of our own.
- Arthur Erickson

I have long been active in and supportive of conservation
and historical preservation causes.
- Jack L. Chalker

Strict conservation of energy in the elementary process
had thus been confirmed also by a negative experiment.
- Walther Bothe

I think that our cooperative conservation approaches
get people to sit down and grapple with problem solving.
- Gale Norton

In addition to the clean coal provisions,
the energy conference agreement contains provisions
instrumental in helping increase conservation and lowering consumption.
- Jerry Costello

I wouldn't miss this opportunity for anything.
For the chance to work on these conservation issues,
to serve my country, to work for this president,
I'd do it all over again, every single minute.
- Bruce Babbitt

I sort of kept my hand in writing and went to work
for the Sierra Club in '52,
walked the plank there in '69, founded Friends of the
Earth and the League of Conservation Voters after that.
- David R. Brower

We have increased conservation spending,
enacted legislation that enables us to clean up and
redevelop abandoned brownfields sites across the country,
and implemented new clean water standards that will protect us from arsenic.
- Sue Kelly

Nature abhors a hero.
For one thing, he violates the law of conservation of energy.
For another, how can it be the survival of the fittest
when the fittest keeps putting himself in situations
where he is most likely to be creamed?
- Solomon Short

A country grows in history not only because of the
heroism of its troops on the field of battle,
it grows also when it turns to justice and to right
for the conservation of its interests.
- Aristide Briand

I fully support the goal of species protection and
conservation and believe that recovery and ultimately
delisting of species should be the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service's top priority under ESA.
- Dennis Cardoza

By encouraging conservation, increasing investments in clean,
renewable sources of energy, and promoting increased
domestic production of oil and gas,
we can build a more secure future for our country.
- Ron Lewis

World-wide practice of Conservation and the fair and
continued access by all nations to the resources they
need are the two indispensable foundations of continuous
plenty and of permanent peace.
- Gifford Pinchot

Mostly, I spend my time being a mother to my two children,
working in my organic garden, raising masses of sweet peas,
being passionately involved in conservation,
recycling and solar energy.
- Blythe Danner

I came here to help make America more competitive and
prosperous by developing an energy policy that increases conservation,
promotes cleaner technologies, encourages development
of renewables and enhances domestic production of gas and oil.
- Greg Walden

The Sierra Club is a very good and a very powerful
force for conservation and,
as a matter of fact, has grown faster since I left
than it was growing while I was there!
It must be doing something right.
- David R. Brower

We need a number of solutions - we need more efficiency and conservation.
Efficiency is a big one.
I think car companies need to do a lot better in producing more efficient cars.
They have the technology, we just need to demand them as consumers.
- Daryl Hannah

We must have a relentless commitment to producing a meaningful,
comprehensive energy package aimed at conservation,
alleviating the burden of energy prices on consumers,
decreasing our country's dependency on foreign oil,
and increasing electricity grid reliability.
- Paul Gillmor

They are a fairly aggressive conservation organization
that was started to protect the great whales particularly,
but in general all marine life around the world.
So those are the people I'm trying to attach my name to.
- Richard Dean Anderson

Well, there's no doubt about the fact that,
that higher energy prices lead to greater conservation,
greater energy efficiency, and they also,
of course, play a useful role on the supply side.
- John W. Snow

True conservation provides for wise use by the general public.
The American people do not want our resources preserved
for the exclusive use of the wealthy.
These land and water resources belong to the people,
and people of all income levels should have easy access to them.
- George D. Aiken

After 16 months of teaching, consulting,
fellowship, and special project activities on matters
ranging from conservation to healthcare to international trade,
Gov.
Ventura appointed me to the Minnesota Court of Appeals.
- David Minge

The development of civilization and industry in general
has always shown itself so active in the destruction
of forests that everything that has been done for their
conservation and production is completely insignificant in comparison.
- Karl Marx

But we must take other steps, such as increasing conservation,
developing an ethanol industry, and increasing CAFE
standards if we are to make our country safer by cutting
our reliance on foreign oil.
- Jim Costa

The university's business is the conservation of useless knowledge;
and what the university itself apparently fails to
see is that this enterprise is not only noble but indispensable as well,
that society can not exist unless it goes on.
- Albert J. Nock

I'm doing my part, building plants at a record rate,
having historic conservation levels.
The only people not doing their part is the federal
government that is siding with the energy companies
against the interests of the people of California.
- Gray Davis

Rounding to the nearest cent is sufficiently accurate for practical purposes.
- Alexander John Ellis

I can remember at college, living on 30-cent meals.
- Sargent Shriver

Winning a competition in architecture is a ticket to oblivion.
It's just an idea.
Ninety-nine per cent never get built.
- Daniel Libeskind

I went to a record store and asked for 50 cent.
They kicked me out for pan-handling.
- Jay London

I don't owe one man one cent.
Anywhere.
- Roy Acuff

What this country needs is a good five-cent nickel.
- Frank Adams

I got me a hit record and I ain't never made a cent from it.
- Patsy Cline


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