As Bateson puts it, “Lack of systemic wisdom is always punished.” When you fight the ecology of a system, you lose—especially when you win.
— Morris Berman, The Re-Enchantment of the World
Nature’s laws affirm instead of prohibit. If you violate her laws, you are your own prosecuting attorney, judge, jury, and hangman.
— Luther Burbank, horticulturist (1849-1926)
Man is a part of nature, and his war against nature is inevitably a war against himself.
— Rachel Carson (1907-1964)