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Conservation Quotes

Have you ever looked up wildlife conservation quotes online?  Leading quotation websites include conservation and the environment.  Here are a few of my favorites from this week’s readings:

From the Quote Garden  :

Don’t blow it – good planets are hard to find.  – Quoted in Time

We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.  – Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732

In light of the current oil spill, a controversial challenge from Greenpeace seems to ring loudly:  It wasn’t the Exxon Valdez captain’s driving that caused the Alaskan oil spill.  It was yours.  – Greenpeace advertisement, New York Times, 25 February 1990.

Sites like BrainyQuote also have some good wildlife conservation quotes.  

I feel like I’m nothing without wildlife.  They are the stars.  I feel awkward without them. – Bindi Irwin

The quicker we humans learn that saving open space and wildlife is critical to our welfare and quality of life, maybe we’ll start thinking of doing something about it. – Jim Fowler 

My belief is that what comes across on the television is a capture of my enthusiasm and my passion for wildlife. – Steve Irwin.  If you’re a Steve Irwin fan, BrainyQuote has 37 quotes by him online.  One of his most well known quotes is:  I believe sustainable use is the greatest propaganda in wildlife conservation at the moment.

Do you have any favorite wildlife conservation quotes that you’d like to share with this blog’s readers?

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  1. Carol Collins
    June 3, 2010 at 9:37 am

    There is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed. ~Mohandas K. Gandhi

    The old Lakota was wise. He knew that man’s heart away from nature becomes hard; he knew that lack of respect for growing, living things soon led to lack of respect for humans too. ~Chief Luther Standing Bear

    For in the true nature of things,
    if we rightly consider,
    every green tree is far more glorious
    than if it were made of gold and silver. ~
    ~ Martin Luther King ~

    To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass
    is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.
    ~ Helen Keller ~

  2. M. Smith
    June 3, 2010 at 9:43 am

    If one way be better than another,
    that you may be sure is Nature’s way.
    ~ Aristotle – Nichomachean Ethics ~

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