Favorite Quotes

“There is an ethical reason—a reason of patriotism—why the individual landowner should take the initiative. If we would preserve our democracy of ownership of private property, then ownership must meet its responsibilities as well as enjoy its privileges. Accompanying widely distributed ownership of private property there is individual responsibility for adjusting the conditions and uses of property to social requirements. Erosion and loss of waters is not merely an individual problem; it is a social problem created by individual conduct.”

~ Harlow S. Person

“There are, in my opinion, too many specialists and too few naturalists in the world today.”

~ Willis Blatchley

“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

“Why should a botanist study land snails, obviously a part of the zoologist’s grist, and why should he multiply his sins by extending these studies into the geological field? The answer is that in the solution of all problems, and particularly those of a scientific nature, we should make use of all available evidence no matter what the label of the branch under which it technically falls.”

~ Bohumil Shimek

“Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.”

~ Wendell Berry

“I speak for the trees!”

~ The Lorax