"If all the beasts were gone, we would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beast, soon happens to us. All things are connected. Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the children of earth. Man did not create the web of life - he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself"
-- Wrongly attributed to Chief Seathl - Ted Perry, 1971
"Only when the last tree has been cut and the last river been poisoned and the last fish caught will we realize we cannot eat money"
-- Cree Native American Proverb
"We are the most dangerous species of life on the planet, and every other species, even the earth itself, has cause to fear our power to exterminate. But we are also the only species which, when it chooses to do so, will go to great effort to save what it might destroy" -- Wallace Stegner