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A journey into the wilderness is the freest, cheapest, most nonprivileged of pleasures. Anyone with two legs and the price of a pair of army surplus combat boots may enter.
- Edward Abbey
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A nation that destroys it's soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Concrete is heavy; iron is hard--but the grass will prevail.
- Edward Abbey
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Fortissimo at last! (Fortissimo at last!)
- Gustav Mahler
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How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.
- John Burroughs
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How many of us are able to distinguish between the odors of noon and midnight, or of winter and summer, or of a windy spell and a still one? If man is so generally less happy in the cities than in the country, it is because all these variations and nuances of sight and smell and sound are less clearly marked and lost in the general monotony of gray walls and cement pavements. - From The Importance of Living (1937)
- Lin Yutang
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How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!
- Emily Dickinson
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However much you knock at nature's door, she will never answer you in comprehensible words.
- Ivan Turgenev
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I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
- Frank Lloyd Wright
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I come more and more to the conclusion that wilderness, in America or anywhere else, is the only thing left that is worth saving.
- Edward Abbey
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I will go further, and assert that nature without culture can often do more to deserve praise than culture without nature.
- Cicero
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If wilderness is outlawed, only outlaws can save wilderness.
- Edward Abbey
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In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.
- Rachel Carson
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It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.
- Robert Louis Stevenson
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It is not when he is working in his office but when he is lying idly on the sand that his soul utters, 'Life is beautiful.' - From The Importance of Living (1937)
- Lin Yutang
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It seems clear at last that our love for the natural world Nature is the only means by which we can requite God's obvious love for it.
- Edward Abbey
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Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu
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Nature does nothing uselessly.
- Aristotle
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Nature is a dictionary; one draws words from it.
- Eugene Delacroix
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Nature is a revelation of God; Art a revelation of man.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Nature is as wasteful of promising young men as she is of fish spawn.
- Richard Hughes
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Nature is neutral.
- Adlai Stevenson
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Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment.
- R. Buckminster Fuller
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Nature's music is never over; her silences are pauses, not conclusions.
- Mary Webb
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The course of Nature is the art of God.
- Edward Young
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The deeper we look into nature the more we recognize that it is full of life, and the more profoundly we know that all life is a secret, and we are all united to all this life.
- Albert Schweitzer
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The greatest joy in nature is the absence of man.
- Bliss Carman
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Till now man has been up against Nature; from now on he will be up against his own nature.
- Dennis Gabor
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What is the purpose of the giant sequoia tree? The purpose of the giant sequoia tree is to provide shade for the tiny titmouse.
- Edward Abbey
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When vultures watching your civilization begin dropping dead, it is time to pause and wonder.
- David Brower
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Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.
- Edward Abbey
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You can't just let nature run wild. (on why he wanted officials to kill hundreds of wolves)
- Walter J. Hickel
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