Best 109 of Earth day quotes - MyQuotes
We came all this way to explore the Moon, and the most important thing is that we discovered the Earth.
Man must feel the earth to know himself and recognize his values. God made life simple. It is man who complicates it.
The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.
The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.
If we aim for what is no longer possible, we will achieve only delusion and frustration. But if we aim for genuinely worthwhile goals that can be attained, then even if we have less energy at our command and fewer material goods available, we might nevertheless still increase our satisfaction in life.
The earth is what we all have in common.
As crude a weapon as a cave man's club, the chemical barrage has been hurled against the fabric of life.
An understanding of the natural world and what's in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment...
Pope John Paul Ii
Modern society will find no solution to the ecological problem unless it takes a serious look at its lifestyle.
A careless way of sauntering across the earth and breaking open its treasures, a terrible dependency on sucking out the world's best juices for ourselves-these may also be our enemies. The changes we dread most may contain our salvation.
As we grow older we should become not less radical but more so.
Mehmet Murat Ildan
It is not enough to understand that the Earth is our home; we must understand that the Earth is the only home we have!
No one in hundreds of years has had that kind of power -- the power to control the elements. Not since the slaughter of the 1600's ... She has saved her greatest warrior for the moment when you are most needed. It is you, Isi, not us; you are the one destined to save the planet. We boys are just window dressing while you are the last knight of the Earth, pulled from her core and given from her heart to save us all. Haven't you noticed it? The flowers turn their faces to you, as if you were the sun. The most timid and previously abused bird curls up in your arms, as if it were her most natural place. When you are sad, the sky shares your sorrow and darkens in empathy. When you are happy, the moon throws herself into eclipse and the stars themselves wink at you to celebrate your joy. You are her daughter, the daughter of Earth, and she smiles when she sees you.
James F. Cooper
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore.
Earth Day gathered up those strands, and dozens more, and knitted them together in the public consciousness as "environmental" issues. The nation was pretty startled when 20 million people hit the streets. Congress, which had adjourned for the day to go back to its districts, was blown away.
How promising today's generation is. They can whip out their cellular phones like sheep, instantly take a million digital photos of their cat and then just delete them. But I'd like to see these kids try to artfully use a traditional film camera or make a super 8 home movie. Traditional film takes integrity, nostalgia, effort, patience and imagination - things that the 21st century has very little of. Everything these days, even a superior medium like film photography with an extensively vivid history and an iconic meaning, is becoming disposable in this age.
Celebrate Earth Day! A time to recognize the gains we have made. A time to create new actions to accelerate environmental progress. Protect our planet not only on Earth Day, but everyday!
EARTH DAY reminds the people of the world of the need for continuing care which is vital to Earth's safety.
A world without huge regions of total wilderness would be a cage; a world without lions and tigers and vultures and snakes and elk and bison would be - will be - a human zoo. A high-tech slum.
We are in an environmental crisis which threatens the survival of this nation, and of the world as a suitable place of human habitation.
It will be impossible for us to maintain the health of the organism called the earth unless we feel and care for other organisms as we do for ourselves—and unless we take action.
We owe our lives to the sun... How is it, then, that we feel no gratitude?
I wake up in the morning asking myself what can I do today, how can I help the world today.
I have been speaking to you all of your life. In the gurgle of a tide pool, I breathed myself into you. I drew you down from the trees and I lifted you onto your feet. I freed your hands to become your tools so that you would cradle me in my old age, but you have turned on me. My strongest warrior for life, you have been transformed into an insatiable messenger of death. Only a few of my children are still listening when I howl to them, crying in the night, sending the oceans in great surges to cleanse my land -- to cleanse, and to warn you who no longer listen. I WILL BE HEARD.
I'm not an environmentalist. I'm an Earth warrior.
There is perhaps no better a demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world.
The prints shop manager, a balding man of about thirty years old, dressed in a plaid work shirt and faded jeans, looked very shocked when he saw the headline text. “Sydney Tar Ponds, Is It As Dangerous As People Say? Well,” he exclaimed, glancing at the front photo, which featured the Sydney Steel Corporation, along with its plumes of orange smog. “You know, most people your age are really against that mill, as if it’s a disease. We have university students protesting every few weeks or so… strangely enough, the ones who have parents who rely on that steel mill to pay the bills.” “What about the pollution?” Wendy questioned, almost accusingly, as if it was his fault. “What if dangerous chemicals are in the environment?” “Hey kid, I don’t even work at the mill, never have, but my father, my uncle, their father, cousins, all worked there,” the prints shop man argued, placing the newspapers in a cardboard box and taping it shut. “When it comes down to all that ‘go green’ crap, you have to ask yourself, is it worth risking a person’s income, their job, their family… their life? I’m not saying you’re wrong, but these newspapers might have a point.
We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.
All of us have a God in us, and that God is the spirit that unites all life, everything that is on this planet.
Sooner or later, we will have to recognise that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans.
The sun is the only safe nuclear reactor, situated as it is some ninety-three million miles away.
... do something. Pay your rent for the privilege of living on this beautiful, blue-green, living Earth.
Human beings cannot live without stories.
Lady Bird Johnson
The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.
We had some major successes and we did so because the country embraced the spirit of Earth Day and embraced this concept that we have to have forward-looking, visionary environmental policy and energy policy in this country.
To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.
It is not man the ecological crisis threatens to destroy but the quality of human life.
Earth Day is the first holy day...and is devoted to the harmony of nature... The celebration offends no historical calendar, yet it transcends them all.
Earth Day 1970 was irrefutable evidence that the American people understood the environmental threat and wanted action to resolve it.
A Zen master, when asked where he would go after he died, replied, 'To Hell, for that's where help is needed most.'
When the well is dry, we know the worth of water.
We are either going to have a future where women lead the way to make peace with the Earth or we are not going to have a human future at all.
By millions of years, time winged onward through eternity, to the end - the end, of which, in the old-earth days, I had thought remotely, and in hazily speculative fashion. And now, it was approaching in a manner of which none had ever dreamed.
The earth is wise. It has given itself into the keeping of all, and all are therefore accountable.
Why is Earth Day, today, also Lenin's birthday? Coincidence? Or does it signal the true intent of the national and worldwide environmental movement?
Waste not the smallest thing created, for grains of sand make mountains, and atomies infinity.
We are hopeful that you will want to visit our planet in the near future. We are in the process of restoring our environment to its original grandeur, and hope to have completed the task before your RSVP.
Alecto Sydney Steele, an entity of few words whom society managed to overlook as it rapidly dove into the 21st century. Everything about him, his interests, his friends, his own life, was constantly in danger of becoming an anachronism. And caught up in that mess was Mearth, not exactly evil in nature but just misunderstood. A very long time ago Alecto’s life had been all incandescent sparkles and Kodachrome, but that was before the environmental movement changed Mearth from a perfectly nice and kind guardian, to a deranged and malevolent monster.
Most scientists know what needs to be done to save our Earth. But the politicians don't listen to them. They will listen to popular pressure; the people got to supply that.
Through our belly buttons, not only can we connect with ourselves, but we also gain the wisdom to see the earth as an extension of ourselves.