"I don't think we're going to save anything if we go around talking about saving plants and animals only; we've got to translate that into what's in it for us."
"I firmly believe that we can have a healthy environment and a sustainable timber industry."
"I see humanity now as one vast plant, needing for its highest fulfillment only love, the natural blessings of the great outdoors, and intelligent crossing and selection."
"I think Captain Cousteau might be the father of the environmental movement."
"think the cost of energy will come down when we make this transition to renewable energy."
"I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?"
"I think the government has to reposition environment on top of their national and international priorities."
"If people destroy something replaceable made by mankind, they are called vandals; if they destroy something irreplaceable made by God, they are called developers."
"If we bestow but a very little attention to the economy of the animal creation, we shall find manifest examples of premeditation, perseverance, resolution, and consumate artifice, in order to effect their purpose."
"If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food, either."
"If we gave up eating beef we would have roughly 20 to 30 times more land for food than we have now."
"If you violate Nature's laws you are your own prosecuting attorney, judge, jury, and hangman."
"In a few decades, the relationship between the environment, resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious as the connection we see today between human rights, democracy and peace."
"In a finite world this means that the per capita share of the world's goods must steadily decrease."
"In today's world, it is no longer unimaginable to think that business can operate - and even thrive - in an environmentally-friendly manner."
"Industry is fortune's right hand, and frugality its left."
"It is absolutely imperative that we protect, preserve and pass on this genetic heritage for man and every other living thing in as good a condition as we received it."
"It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment."
"It seems that every time mankind is given a lot of energy, we go out and wreck something with it."
"Journey with me to a true commitment to our environment. Journey with me to the serenity of leaving to our children a planet in equilibrium."
"Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean."
"Liberals in Congress have spent the past three decades pandering to environmental extremists. The policies they have put in place are in large part responsible for the energy crunch we are seeing today. We have not built a refinery in this country for 30 years."
"Local innovation and initiative can help us better understand how to protect our environment."
"Maintaining healthy forests is essential to those who make a living from the land and for those of us who use them for recreational purposes."
"A knowledgeable and courageous U.S. president could help enormously in leading the world's nations toward saving the climate."
"After all, sustainability means running the global environment - Earth Inc. - like a corporation: with depreciation, amortization and maintenance accounts. In other words, keeping the asset whole, rather than undermining your natural capital."
"All is connected... no one thing can change by itself."
"Birds are indicators of the environment. If they are in trouble, we know we'll soon be in trouble."
"The business of art is to reveal the relation between man and his environment."