We can learn about it from exceptional people of our own culture, and from other cultures less destructive than ours. I am speaking of the life of a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children; who has undertaken to cherish it and do it no damage, not because he is duty-bound, but because he loves the world and loves his children.

Non ereditiamo la terra dai nostri avi, la prendiamo in prestito dai nostri figli.

Wendell Berry, 1971 (Fonte: Quote Investigator)