Pumpkins, gourds, corn - Earth day quotes

The Earth is what we all have in common. – Wendell Berry

There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew. – Marshall McLuhan

Every day is Earth Day. – Unknown

The Earth is a fine place and worth fighting for. – Ernest Hemingway

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. – John Hoeven

Man must feel the Earth to know himself and recognize his values… God made life simple. It is man who complicates it. – Charles Lindbergh

I had assumed that the Earth, the spirit of the Earth, noticed exceptions—those who wantonly damage it and those who do not. But the Earth is wise. It has given itself into the keeping of all, and all are therefore accountable. – Alice Walker

There is hope if people will begin to awaken that spiritual part of themselves, that heartfelt knowledge that we are
caretakers of this planet. – Brooke Medicine Eagle

Leaf with water drop - Earth day quotes

The environment is everything that isn’t me. – Albert Einstein

I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend? – Robert Redford

He that plants trees loves others beside himself. – Dr. Thomas Fuller

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries. – Jimmy Carter

The wealth of the nation is its air, water, soil, forests, minerals, rivers, lakes, oceans, scenic beauty, wildlife habitats and biodiversity… that’s all there is. That’s the whole economy. That’s where all the economic activity and jobs come from. These biological systems are the sustaining wealth of the world. – Gaylord Nelson, founder of Earth Day

Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher. – William Wordsworth

I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do. – John Muir

For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver. – Martin Luther

Wet grass - Earth day quotes

Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises. – Pedro Calderon de la Barca

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.
– Lord Byron

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

One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between man and nature shall not be broken. – Leo Tolstoy

Let us permit nature to have her way. She understands her business better than we do. – Michel de Montaigne

Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you. – Frank Lloyd Wright

To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival. – Wendell Berry

Squirrel on fence - Earth day quotes

I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. – John Muir

The ultimate test of man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard. – Gaylord Nelson

The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with nature. – Joseph Campbell

For more Earth-related quotes, check out THINK GREEN: 30 thoughtful quotes about the environment>>

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