Conservation Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old conservation quotes, conservation sayings, and conservation proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed. Mahatma Gandhi
Conservation is a great moral issue, for it involves the patriotic duty of insuring the safety and continuance of the nation. Theodore Roosevelt
Conservation is a positive exercise of skill and insight, not merely a negative exercise of abstinence and caution. Aldo Leopold
Conservation of land and conservation of people frequently go hand in hand Eleanor Roosevelt
Conservation is a cause that has no end. There is no point at which we will say our work is finished. Rachel Carson
There is simply no issue more important. Conservation is the preservation of human life on earth, and that, above all else, is worth fighting for. Rob Stewart
Conservation is not merely a question of morality, but a question of our own survival. Dalai Lama
Environment isn't asking us to conserve her for her but for our future generations. Mohith Agadi
Conservation of energy also protects our environment. Lamar S. Smith
Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land. Aldo Leopold
Environmentalism opposes reckless innovation and makes conservation the central order of business. Christopher Lasch
The concept of conservation is a far truer sign of civilization than that spoilation of a continent which we once confused with progress. Peter Matthiessen
Conservation viewed in its entirety, is the slow and laborious unfolding of a new relationship between people and land. Aldo Leopold
The conservation of nature, the proper care for the human environment and a general concern for the long-term future of the whole of our planet are absolutely vital if future generations are to have a chance to enjoy their existence on this earth Prince Philip
Conservation is humanity caring for the future. Nancy Newhall
Conservation is not just an ideal that we read about; it works. Roger Tory Peterson
The only way to save a rhinoceros is to save the environment in which it lives, because there's a mutual dependency between it and millions of other species of both animals and plants. David Attenborough
Conservation is not without its critics and opposition. There are a lot of special interests that don't want to see land set aside. Douglas Tompkins
Conservation means the wise use of the earth and its resources for the lasting good of men. Gifford Pinchot
All conservation of wildness is self-defeating, for to cherish we must see and fondle, and when enough have seen and fondled, there is no wilderness left to cherish. Aldo Leopold
Conservation is ethically sound. It is rooted in our love of the land, our respect for the rights of others, our devotion to the rule of law. Lyndon B. Johnson
Keep close to Nature's heart and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. John Muir
Conservation means development as much as it does protection. A man's usefulness depends upon his living up to his ideals insofar as he can. Theodore Roosevelt
Conservation is the application of common sense to the common problems for the common good. Gifford Pinchot
The conservation of our natural resources and their proper use constitute the fundamental problem which underlies almost every other problem of our national life. Theodore Roosevelt
The law of conservation of energy tells us we can't get something for nothing, but we refuse to believe it. Isaac Asimov
The purpose of conservation: The greatest good to the greatest number of people for the longest time. Gifford Pinchot
Conservation will ultimately boil down to rewarding the private landowner who conserves the public interest. Aldo Leopold
Our livelihood is intimately tied to the food we eat, water we drink and places where we recreate. That's why we have to promote responsibility and conservation when it comes to our natural resources. Mark Udall
Conservation is key to preserving many of the world's natural beauty spots, so do your best to help by keeping to designated footpaths and being a discerning souvenir collector. Sheherazade Goldsmith
Conservation may be a sign of personal virtue, but it is not a sufficient basis for a sound, comprehensive energy policy. Dick Cheney
Protecting our environment is not a luxury we can choose to enjoy, but a simple matter of survival. Auliq-Ice
It is that range of biodiversity that we must care for the whole thing rather than just one or two stars. David Attenborough
All the conservation efforts in the world won't be enough to make a dent in the oncoming sustainability crisis our planet faces. Naveen Jain
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors we borrow it from our children Chief Seattle
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you. Frank Lloyd Wright
What's near and dear to my heart is cooperative conservation. Gale Norton
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. George Bernard Shaw
The earth will continue to regenerate its life sources only as long as we and all the peoples of the world do our part to conserve its natural resources. It is a responsibility which every human being shares. Through voluntary action, each of us can join in building a productive land in harmony with nature. Gerald R. Ford
The outgrowth of conservation, the inevitable result, is national efficiency Gifford Pinchot
The sea, the great unifier, is man's only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat. Jacques Yves Cousteau
A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers but borrowed from his children. John James Audubon
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. John Muir
When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. John Muir
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn. John Muir
When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe John Muir
The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. John Muir
What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another. Mahatma Gandhi
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
What a country chooses to save is what a country chooses to say about itself. Mollie Beattie
I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use. Mother Teresa
The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river. Ross Perot
There can be no greater issue than that of conservation in this country. Theodore Roosevelt
Conservation means development as much as it does protection. I recognize the right and duty of this generation to develop and use the natural resources of our land; but I do not recognize the right to waste them, or to rob, by wasteful use, the generations that come after us. Theodore Roosevelt
We never know the worth of water till the well is dry. Thomas Fuller
Energy conservation is the foundation of energy independence. Tom Allen
In nature’s economy the currency is not money, it is life. Vandana Shiva
The Earth is what we all have in common. Wendell Berry
Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher. William Wordsworth