“I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.” – Abraham Lincoln
This is the closest thing I could find to an ‘environmental’ quote from our great 16th president. It can be read as a call to stewardship. It acknowledges the interdependence of people and place, and our role as keepers.
(And let’s assume his use of the word ‘man’ includes women.)