30 Inspiring Quotes To Celebrate Earth Day 2017

The Environment Is Where We All Meet

Our planet Earth has its own day of celebration: April 22nd. In 1970, Senator Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day. Now celebrated around the world, it’s a day when we pause to think about the environment.

These Earth Day quotes are a great way to kick off the celebration this year.

1. In wilderness is the preservation of the world. — Henry David Thoreau

 

2. When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. — John Muir

 

3. We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. — Native American Proverb

 

4. The proper use of science is not to conquer nature but to live in it. — Barry Commoner

 

5. Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles, watching the birds change color and fall from the trees. — David Letterman

 

6. He that plants trees loves others beside himself. — Thomas Fuller

 

7. The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun. — Ralph Nader

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8. There is a great need for the introduction of new values in our society, where bigger is not necessarily better, where slower can be faster, and where less can be more. — Gaylord Nelson


9. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtfully committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. — Margaret Mead

 

10. For 200 years we’ve been conquering nature. Now we’re beating it to death. — Tom McMillan

 

11. Why should I care about future generations? What have they ever done for me? — Groucho Marx

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12. The earth is what we all have in common. — Wendell Berry

 

13. To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour. — William Blake

 

14. There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but Nature more. — George Gordon, Lord Byron

 

15. And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. — William Shakespeare

 

16. Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money. — Cree Indian Proverb


17. Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet, and the winds long to play with your hair. — Kahlil Gibran

 

18. The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share. –Lady Bird Johnson

 

19. Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. –John Muir

 

20. A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children. –John James Audubon

 

21. In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. –John Muir

 

22. Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. –Albert Einstein

 

23. I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use. –Mother Teresa

24. Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.–Theodore Roosevelt

 

25. A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. –Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

26. Nature never hurries: atom by atom, little by little, she achieves her work. The lesson one learns from yachting or planting is the manners of Nature; patience with the delays of wind and sun, delays of the seasons, bad weather, excess or lack of water. –Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

27. Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together … all things connect. –Chief Seattle

 

28. If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. –J.R.R. Tolkien

 

29. On Earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it. –Jules Renard

 

30. We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. –Native American Proverb

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