Best 109 of Earth day quotes - MyQuotes
On Earth Day, we celebrate all the gifts the world and nature make available to us. We recognize our complete dependence on its bounty. And we acknowledge the need for good stewardship to preserve its fruits for future generations.
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.
Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.
You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet.
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!
I wrapped my arms around him like I was saving an oak tree.
I'm with the spirit of Earth-Day-yet-to-come. Nobody can really predict the future, all you can do is look at trends, and that could change at any moment.
The only way forward, if we are going to improve the quality of the environment, is to get everybody involved.
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.
God made life simple. It is man who complicates it.
Michel De Montaigne
Let us permit nature to have her way. She understands her business better than we do.
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.
I really wonder what gives us the right to wreck this poor planet of ours.
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.
Contrary to the ecologists, nature does not stand still and does not maintain the kind of equilibrium that guarantees the survival of any particular species - least of all the survival of her greatest and most fragile product: man.
Waste not the smallest thing created, for grains of sand make mountains, and atomies infinity.
We are in an environmental crisis which threatens the survival of this nation, and of the world as a suitable place of human habitation.
Honest to God, so International Women's Day, just like May Day and just like Earth Day, all have roots to Marxism and the Bolsheviks and the Soviets.
The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.
It is not man the ecological crisis threatens to destroy but the quality of human life.
There is perhaps no better a demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world.
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.
The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.
To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.
Humanity is on the march, earth itself is left behind.
All of us have a God in us, and that God is the spirit that unites all life, everything that is on this planet. It must be this voice that is telling me to do something, and I am sure it's the same voice that is speaking to everybody on this planet - at least everybody who seems to be concerned about the fate of the world, the fate of this planet.
Human beings cannot live without stories.
An understanding of the natural world and what's in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment...
... do something. Pay your rent for the privilege of living on this beautiful, blue-green, living Earth.
It is already too late to avoid mass starvation.
Earth Day 1970 was irrefutable evidence that the American people understood the environmental threat and wanted action to resolve it.
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.
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.
The job of the united nations is to grow more flowers on the earth.
The sun is the only safe nuclear reactor, situated as it is some ninety-three million miles away.
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.
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.
I'm not an environmentalist. I'm an Earth warrior.
We are the natural nurturers of the Earth Mother. The Earth Mother needs our help, she needs our prayers. We need to educate the women of the world that prayer works.
EARTH DAY reminds the people of the world of the need for continuing care which is vital to Earth's safety.
As crude a weapon as a cave man's club, the chemical barrage has been hurled against the fabric of life.
There would be very little point in my exhausting myself and other conservationists themselves in trying to protect animals and habitats if we weren't at the same time raising young people to be better stewards.
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.
Our primeval Mother Earth is an organism that no science in the world can rationalize. Everything on her that crawls and flies is dependent upon Her and all must hopelessly perish if that Earth dies that feeds us.
Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.
When we held the first Earth Day, everyone said it was a success because of the huge turnout. It was probably the largest planned event across the country.
We came all this way to explore the Moon, and the most important thing is that we discovered the Earth.
As we grow older we should become not less radical but more so.
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.