"When the well's dry, we know the worth of water."
"While the farmer holds the title to the land, actually, it belongs to all the people because civilization itself rests upon the soil."
"For if one link in nature's chain might be lost, another might be lost, until the whole of things will vanish by piecemeal."
"Laws Change; people die; the land remains."
"A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people."
"Forests are the 'lungs' of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people."
"The Supreme Reality of Our Time is...the Vulnerability of our Planet"
-John F. Kennedy
"[Our public lands represent] in a sense, the breathing space of the nation."
-Richard M. Nixon
"I want to make it clear, if there is ever a conflict (between environmental quality and economic growth), I will go for beauty, clean air, water, and landscape."
"We still have too much air and water pollution and we still need to work to reduce it. But we also need to put the problem of pollution into a historical as well as scientific perspective..."