Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man.
The auto industry must acknowledge that a rational transportation policy should seek a balance between individual convenience, the efficient use of limited resources, and urban-living values that protect spaciousness, natural beauty, and human-scale mobility.
Cherish sunsets, wild creatures and wild places. Have a love affair with the wonder and beauty of the earth.
In the first weeks after Hiroshima, extravagant statements by President Truman and other official spokesmen for the U.S. government transformed the inception of the atomic age into the most mythologized event in American history.
There's not a single person in Arizona today who would say the Grand Canyon was a mistake.
I like the story about Henry David Thoreau, who, when he was on his death bed, his family sent for a minister. The minister said, 'Henry, have you made your peace with God?' Thoreau said, 'I didn't know we'd quarreled.'
Nuclear energy people perceive the greenhouse effect as a fresh wind blowing at their back.
We have, I fear, confused power with greatness.
Mining is like a search-and-destroy mission.
Each generation has its own rendezvous with the land, for despite our fee titles and claims of ownership, we are all brief tenants on this planet. By choice, or by default, we will carve out a land legacy for our heirs.
The most common trait of all primitive peoples is a reverence for the life-giving earth, and the Native American shared this elemental ethic: The land was alive to his loving touch, and he, its son, was brother to all creatures.
The environmental effects of the automobile are well known: motor vehicles cause, for example, as much as 75 percent of the noise and 80 percent of the air pollution in our cities, and the industry must face mounting pressure from environmentalists.
Wilderness, like the national park system, was an American idea.
Nature will take precedence over the needs of the modern man.
I don't like the term 'dynasty.'
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