Top 10 Quotes by Gaylord Nelson

Gaylord Nelson

We must realize that we're all part of a web of life around the world. Anytime you extinguish a species, the consequences are serious.

Gaylord Nelson
Our air, water, soil, forests, oceans, rivers, lakes, scenic beauty, wildlife habitat, minerals, that is the wealth of the country.
Gaylord Nelson

Trails are relatively inexpensive. A splendid national network of all kinds of trails can be established at less cost than a few hundred miles of super highway.

Gaylord Nelson
Teddy Roosevelt of course was a great outdoorsman all his life.
Gaylord Nelson

If we continue to address the issue of the environment where we live as though we're the only species that lives here, we'll create a disaster for ourselves

Gaylord Nelson
The threat of nuclear war isn't nearly as important as the threat of the destruction of our resource base which sustains us.
Gaylord Nelson

The ultimate test of a man's conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.

Gaylord Nelson
We must recognize that we're all part of a web of life around the world. Anytime you extinguish a species, the consequences are serious.
Gaylord Nelson

The bigger the population gets, the more serious the problems become... We have to address the population issue. The United Nations, with the U.S. supporting it, took the position in Cairo in 1994 that every country was responsible for stabilizing its own population. It can be done. But in this country, it's phony to say 'I'm for the environment but not for limiting immigration.'

Gaylord Nelson
It was truly an astonishing grassroots explosion, ... The objective was to get a nationwide demonstration of concern for the environment so large that it would shake the political establishment out of its lethargy.