Aldo Leopold

Aldo
Leopold
1886
1948

American Forester, Conservationist

Author Quotes

As nearly as I can see, all the new isms – Socialism, Communism, Fascism, and especially the late but not lamented Technocracy – outdo even Capitalism itself in their preoccupation with one thing: The distribution of more machine-made commodities to more people. They all proceed on the theory that if we can all keep warm and full, and all own a Ford and a radio, the good life will follow. Their programs differ only in ways to mobilize machines to this end. Though they despise each other, they are all, respect of this objective, as identically alike as peas in a pod. They are competitive apostles of a single creed: salvation by machinery.

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.

Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.

Author Picture
First Name
Aldo
Last Name
Leopold
Birth Date
1886
Death Date
1948
Bio

American Forester, Conservationist