The first rule of intelligent tinkering is to save all the parts.

Aldo Leopold (1887-1948) American conservationist, forester, ecologist
A Sand County Almanac (1949)

Sometimes known as "Ehrlich's Law," and attributed to Paul Ehrlich in the Saturday Review (5 Jun 1971) , though Ehrlich attributed it to Leopold.

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