Rampant industrialization has left us bare. Water comes distilled in a bottle, and air passes through humidifiers, conditioners, and filters. Love nature and celebrate Earth Day with vigor. Promise yourself that you will endeavor to protect the planet from wanton waste. Inspire yourself and others with these invigorating Earth Day quotes.
- Native American Proverb
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
- Motto of the Baltimore Grotto
Take nothing but pictures.
Leave nothing but footprints.
Kill nothing but time.
- Hal Borland, Sundial of the Seasons
You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet.
- Lewis Thomas, Earth Ethics
We owe our lives to the sun... How is it, then, that we feel no gratitude?
- David Ehrenfeld, The Arrogance of Humanism
Humanity is on the march, earth itself is left behind.
- Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
I really wonder what gives us the right to wreck this poor planet of ours.
- Ezekiel 33:18-19, NIV Bible
Is it not enough for you to feed on the good pasture? Must you also trample the rest of your pasture with your feet? Is it not enough for you to drink clear water? Must you also muddy the rest with your feet? Must my flock feed on what you have trampled and drink what you have muddied with your feet?
- Bourke Coekran
There is enough for all. The earth is a generous mother; she will provide in plentiful abundance food for all her children if they will but cultivate her soil in justice and in peace.
- Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanac
When the well's dry, we know the worth of water.
- Margaret Mead
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Thomas Alva Edison
Until a man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge. Remedies from chemicals will never stand in favorable comparison with the products of nature, the living cell of a plant, the final result of the rays of the sun, the mother of all life.
- Julia Butterfly Hill
I wake up in the morning asking myself what can I do today, how can I help the world today. I believe in what I do beyond a shadow of doubt. I gave my word to this tree and to all the people that my feet would not touch the ground until I had done everything in my power to make the world aware of this problem and to stop the destruction.
- William Blake
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.