Green Quote

“[I]f in a city we had six vacant lots available to the youngsters of a certain neighborhood for playing ball, it might be ‘development’ to build houses on the first, and the second, and the third, and the fourth, and even the fifth, but when we build houses on the last one, we forget what houses are for. The sixth house would not be development at all, but rather it would be mere short-sighted stupidity. ‘Development’ is like Shakespeare’s virtue, ‘which grown into a pleurisy, dies of its own too-much’.”

– Aldo Leopold, from A Plea for Wilderness Hunting Grounds, 1925