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A Sand County Almanac A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold
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“There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace.”
Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac
“One of the penalties of an ecological education is that one lives alone in a world of wounds. Much of the damage inflicted on land is quite invisible to laymen. An ecologist must either harden his shell and make believe that the consequences of science are none of his business, or he must be the doctor who sees the marks of death in a community that believes itself well and does not want to be told otherwise.”
Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac
“Cease being intimidated by the argument that a right action is impossible because it does not yield maximum profits, or that a wrong action is to be condoned because it pays.”
Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac
“The modern dogma is comfort at any cost.”
Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac
“A conservationist is one who is humbly aware that with each stroke [of the axe] he is writing his signature on the face of the land.”
Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac
“We all strive for safety, prosperity, comfort, long life, and dullness.”
Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac
“Thus always does history, whether or marsh or market place, end in paradox. The ultimate value in these marshes is wildness, and the crane is wildness incarnate. But 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, A Sand County Almanac
“There is, as yet, no sense of pride in the husbandry of wild plants and animals, no sense of shame in the proprietorship of a sick landscape.”
Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac
“There are degrees and kinds of solitude. An island in a lake has one kind; but lakes have boats, and there is always the chance that one might land to pay you a visit. A peak in the clouds has another kind; but most peaks have trails, and trails have tourists. I know of no solitude so secure as one guarded by a spring flood; nor do the geese, who have seen more kinds and degrees of aloneness than I have.”
Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac
“There are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot.”
Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac
“We reached the old wolf in time to watch a fierce green fire dying in her eyes”
Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac
“It must be a poor life that achieves freedom from fear”
Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac
“A man may not care for golf and still be human, but the man who does not like to see, hunt, photograph, or otherwise outwit birds or animals is hardly normal. He is supercivilized, and I for one do not know how to deal with him.”
Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac