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

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