A Child of Nature by Linnie Marsh Wolfe

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Man must be made conscious of his origin as a child of Nature. Brought into right relationship with the wilderness he would see that he was not a separate entity endowed with a divine right to subdue his fellow creatures and destroy the common heritage, but rather an integral part of a harmonious whole. He would see that his appropriation of earth’s resources beyond his personal needs would only bring imbalance and beget ultimate loss and poverty for all.

– by Linnie Marsh Wolfe, describing Muir’s remedy for human misery in her book, Son of the Wilderness: The Life of John Muir