Industrial education has abandoned the old duty of passing on the cultural and intellectual inheritance in favour of baby-sitting and career preparation.
— Wendell Berry, 1989
Our country is the world, our countrymen are all mankind. We love the land of our nativity only as we love all other lands… Hence we can allow no appeal to patriotism to revenge any national insult or injury…
— Declaration of Sentiments Adopted by Peace Convention - Boston, 1838
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… When we say ‘striving,’ we admit at the outset that the thing we need must grow from within.
— Aldo Leopold, A Taste for Country