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Aldo Leopold Quotes

Quotes by Aldo Leopold - (13 quotes)

Aldo Leopold - From the Construction category:

Recreational development is a job not of building roads into the lovely country, but of building receptivity into the still unlovely human mind. (Aldo Leopold)

Aldo Leopold - From the Earth category:

The outstanding scientific discovery of the twentieth century is not television, or radio, but rather the complexity of the land organism. (Aldo Leopold)

Aldo Leopold - From the Education category:

Is education possibly a process of trading awareness for things of lesser worth? The goose who trades his is soon a pile of feathers. (Aldo Leopold)

Aldo Leopold - From the Environment category:

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)

Aldo Leopold - From the Experiments category:

To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent tinkering. (Aldo Leopold)

Aldo Leopold - From the Freedom category:

Of what avail are forty freedoms without a blank space on the map? (Aldo Leopold)

Aldo Leopold - From the Harmony category:

Harmony with land is like harmony with a friend; you cannot cherish his right hand and chop off his left. That is to say, you cannot love game and hate predators; you cannot conserve the waters and waste the ranges; you cannot build the forest and mine the farm. The land is one organism. (Aldo Leopold)

Aldo Leopold - From the Importance category:

We shall never achieve harmony with land, any more than we shall achieve absolute justice or liberty for people. In these higher aspirations, the important thing is not to achieve but to strive. (Aldo Leopold)

Aldo Leopold - From the Nature category:

One swallow does not make a summer, but one skein of geese, cleaving the murk of March thaw, is the Spring. (Aldo Leopold)

Aldo Leopold - From the Possessions category:

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. (Aldo Leopold)

Aldo Leopold - From the Questions category:

Examine each question in terms of what is ethically and aesthetically right, as well as what is economically expedient. (Aldo Leopold)

Aldo Leopold - From the Technology category:

Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them. Now we face the question whether a still higher 'standard of living' is worth its cost in things natural, wild and free. For us of the minority, the opportunity to see geese is more important than television. (Aldo Leopold)

Aldo Leopold - From the Time category:

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. (Aldo Leopold)