Conservation Quotes

A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers but borrowed from his children.-Audobon


If we do not permit the Earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food either.-Joseph Woodkrutch


It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.-Ansel Adams


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.-Theodore Roosevelt


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.-Aldo Leopold


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.-Robert Lynd


God bless America. Let's save some of it.-Edward Abbey


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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