The purpose of conservation: The greatest good to the greatest number of people for the longest time.

— Gifford Pinchot

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Without natural resources life itself is impossible.

From birth to death, natural resources, transformed for human use, feed, clothe, shelter, and transport us. Upon them we depend for every material necessity, comfort, convenience, and protection in our lives. Without abundant resources prosperity is out of reach.


It is a greater thing to be a good citizen than to be a good Republican or a good Democrat.


Where conflicting interests must be reconciled, the question shall always be answered from the standpoint of the greatest good of the greatest number in the long run.


The object of our forest policy is not to preserve the forests because they are beautiful-or because they are refuges for the wild creatures of the wilderness-but the making of prosperous homes-every other consideration becomes secondary.


Conservation means the wise use of the earth and its resources for the lasting good of men


Conservation is the application of common sense to the common problems for the common good.


I had no more conception of what it meant to be a forester than the man in the moon....But at least a forester worked in the woods and with the woods - and I loved the woods and everything about them....My Father's suggestion settled the question in favor of forestry.


The goal of coaching is not in fixing what is broken, but in discovering new talents and new ways to use old talents that lead to far greater effectiveness.


I ran into the gigantic and gigantically wasteful lumbering of great Sequoias, many of whose trunks were so huge they had to be blown apart before they could be handled. I resented then, and I still resent, the practice of making vine stakes hardly bigger than walking sticks out of these greatest of living things.


By exposing yourself to risk, you're exposing yourself to heavy-duty learning, which gets you on all levels. It becomes a very emotional experience as well as an intellectual experience. Each time you make a mistake, you're learning from the school of hard knocks, which is the best education available.


The outgrowth of conservation, the inevitable result, is national efficiency


In the old world that is passing, in the new world that is coming, national efficiency has been and will be a controlling factor in national safety and welfare


About Gifford Pinchot

Quotes 21 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Politician
Birthday October 16

The vast possibilities of our great future will become realities only if we make ourselves responsible for that future.


Unless we practice conservation, those who come after us will have to pay the price of misery, degradation, and failure for the progress and prosperity of our day.


Innovations never happen as planned.


If you aren't getting flak, you aren't over the target.


I have been governor every now and then, but I am a forester all the time.


World-wide practice of Conservation and the fair and continued access by all nations to the resources they need are the two indispensable foundations of continuous plenty and of permanent peace.


Learning is the gradual replacement of fantasy with fact.


A vision is not a vision unless it says yes to some ideas and no to others, inspires people and is a reason to get out of bed in the morning and come to work.