Aldo Leopold — American Environmentalist born on January 11, 1887, died on April 21, 1948

Aldo Leopold was an American author, scientist, ecologist, forester, conservationist, and environmentalist. He was a professor at the University of Wisconsin and is best known for his book A Sand County Almanac , which has sold more than two million copies... (wikipedia)

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.
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.
Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.
Is education possibly a process of trading awareness for things of lesser worth? The goose who trades his is soon a pile of feathers.
Harmony with land is like harmony with a friend; you cannot cherish his right hand and chop off his left.

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