Quotes - Environment

I have deep faith that the principle of the universe will be beautiful and simple.

Albert Einstein

Those who dwell, as scientists or laymen, among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.

Rachel Carson

The maltreatment of the natural world and its impoverishment leads to the impoverishment of the human soul. It is related to the outburst of violence in human society. To save the natural world today means to save what is human in humanity.

Raisa Gorbachev

It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know of wonder and humility.

Rachel Carson

We can no longer have everything we want, but we can be more than we imagined.

Howard Jerome

By accepting responsibility, we take effective steps toward our goal:  an inclusive human society on a habitable planet, a society that works for all humans and for all nonhumans.  By accepting responsibility, we move closer to creating a world that works for all.

Sharif M. Abdullah

Our task must be to free ourselves... widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.

Albert Einstein

It just seems clear to me that as long as we are all here, it's pretty clear that the struggle is to share the planet, rather than divide it.

Alice Walker

What use is a house if you don’t have a tolerable planet to put it on?

Henry David Thoreau

Only after the last tree has been cut down,
Only after the last river has been poisoned,
Only after the last fish has been caught,
Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.

Cree Prophecy

The future belongs to those who understand that doing more with less is compassionate, prosperous, and enduring, and thus more intelligent, even competitive.

Paul Hawken

I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do.

Willa Cather

If I knew the world was going to end tomorrow, I would still plant a tree today.

Martin Luther

A thing of beauty is a joy forever.

John Keats

Treat the earth well.  It was not given to you by your parents.  It was loaned to you by your children. 

Native American Proverb

We do not inherit the land.  We borrow it from our children.

Native American Proverb

Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter.

African Proverb

We have a responsibility to look after our planet.  It is our only home.

The Dalai Lama

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

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.

Rachel Carson

We will be known by the tracks we leave behind.

Chief Seattle

That which is not good for the beehive cannot be good for the bees.

Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.

Francis Bacon, Novum Organum

You can't take sides when you know the earth is round.

Patricia Sun

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

John Muir