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Philosophy

Great minds think alike. Here are just a few of the greats who inspire us and whose words reflect our values.

  • When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. John Muir explorer, preservationist, patriot
  • I believe in God, only I spell it Nature. Frank Lloyd Wright architect, designer, educator
  • The richness I achieve comes from Nature, the source of my inspiration. Claude Monet impressionist painter
  • I go to nature to be soothed and healed and to have my senses put in order. John Burroughs naturalist, writer, poet
  • Quality means doing it right when no one is looking. Henry Ford inventor, founder Ford Motor Company
  • Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. Albert Einstein physicist, philosopher
  • Those who toil in soil are God’s chosen people. Thomas Jefferson author of the Declaration of Independence
  • The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself. Franklin D. Roosevelt 32nd Pres. Of U.S.
  • The natural world is the larger sacred community to which we all belong. Thomas Berry cultural historian and “Earth Scholar”
  • The major problems in the world are the result of the difference between how nature works and the way people think. Gregory Bateson anthropologist
  • We are not going to be able to operate our Spaceship Earth successfully nor for much longer unless we see it as a whole spaceship and our fate as common. It has to be everybody or nobody. Buckminster Fuller architect, inventor, futurist
  • Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man. Stewart Udall JFK’s Sec. of the Interior
  • The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit. Nelson Henderson author