"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."
"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises."Aldo Leopold on Pedro Calderon de la Barca
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."Aldo Leopold on Anais Nin
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."Aldo Leopold on Albert Einstein
"I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes."Aldo Leopold on e. e. cummings
"All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind."Aldo Leopold on Abraham Lincoln
"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."
"Is education possibly a process of trading awareness for things of lesser worth? The goose who trades his is soon a pile of feathers."
"Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land."
"Harmony with land is like harmony with a friend you cannot cherish his right hand and chop off his left."
"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."