Earth Day Quotes

Some of our favorite Earth Day quotes.. We are not fanatic green activists, but we can’t help notice that we keep doing what we do even though we all know the consequences.

This one sums up everything:
“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.”

For 200 years we’ve been conquering Nature. Now we’re beating it to death.
~ Tom McMillan

“Every day is Earth Day.”

There’s so much plastic in this culture that vinyl leopard skin is becoming an endangered synthetic.
~Lily Tomlin

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

What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?
~ Henry David Thoreau

There’s so much pollution in the air now that if it weren’t for our lungs there’d be no place to put it all.
~Robert Orben

Modern society will find no solution to the ecological problem unless it takes a serious look at its lifestyle.
~Pope John Paul II

Humanity is on the march, earth itself is left behind.
~David Ehrenfeld

Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.
~Henry David Thoreau

And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.
~William Shakespeare

If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.
~ Henry David Thoreau

We cannot solve the problems we have created with the same thinking that created them.
~ Albert Einstein

Strange is our situation here upon earth.
~Albert Einstein

After a visit to the beach, it’s hard to believe that we live in a material world.
~Pam Shaw

Earth Day Quotes

Till now man has been up against Nature; from now on he will be up against his own nature.
~Dennis Gabor

I think the biggest problem in the world is that we have a generation of young people, and maybe two, who don’t think it’s going to get any better.
~John Denver

When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.
~ Benjamin Franklin

Environmentalists have long been fond of saying that the sun is the only safe nuclear reactor, situated as it is some ninety-three million miles away.
~Stephanie Mills

You can’t be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet.
~Hal Borland

I really wonder what gives us the right to wreck this poor planet of ours.
~ Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

The Earth has a skin and that skin has diseases, one of its diseases is called man.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.
~Satires Juvenal

Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.
~ Francis Bacon

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

“Keep your surroundings clean make the earth green”

“A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.
~ John James Audubon

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