[tr-m] Re: TR's conservation philosophy
- The following quotations are suggested as possible "sound-bites" in
describing TR's conservation sentiment:
"We are not building this country of ours for a day. It is to last
through the ages."
The source of this quote is from Stephen Fox's book John Muir and His
Legacy: The American Conservation Movement. This quote is attributed
to Roosevelt following his three-day camping trip in Yosemite with Muir
"I feel most emphatically that we should not turn into shingles a tree
which was old when the first Egyptian conqueror penetrated to the
valley of the Euphrates."
This was spoken in 1903 when Roosevelt saw giant sequoias for the first
time. It is taken from Addresses and Presidential Messages of Theodore
Roosevelt, 1902-1904, Vol. 1.
"It is evident that natural resources are not limited by the boundary
lines which separate nations, and that the need for conserving them
upon this continent is as wide as the area upon which they exist."
This comes from Theodore Roosevelt: An Autobiography, Page 424 in the
"Keep it for your children and your children's children and all who
come after you as one of the great sights for Americans to see."
This was spoken to the people of Flagstaff, Arizona in May of 1903
after President Roosevelt first saw the Grand Canyon. It is from the
May 7, 1903 issue of the New York Times, Page 2.
Personally, I believe the best "sound-bite" of the time comes from
Pinchot who stated:
"Conservation means the greatest good to the greatest number for the
This comes from Pinchot's book entitled The Fight for Conservation.
I hope this helps.
andrew balser <abalse-@...> wrote:
> While I am already familiar with TR's general views on
> conservation, I find myself presently in need of a source of a
> good, concise quotation or two. Ideally, I'd like to find a
> couple of sentences that might comprise a sort of sound bite
> length manifesto of his philosophy, and perhaps another short
> quote fleshing out the thinking behind one of his specific
> actions for conservation, (e.g. Grand Canyon, Pelican island
> etc). If anyone can either furnish a quote or a reference to
> one, I would be most grateful.
> Andrew Balser
> Andrew W. Balser
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