Environmental Quotes

Inspiring environmental quotes:

Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods - John Muir

Sooner or later, we will have to recognize that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans - Evo Morales

Saving our planet, advancing economic growth... these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security and women's empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all - Ban Ki-moon

Climate change is happening, humans are causing it, and I think this is perhaps the most serious environmental issue facing us - Bill Nye

Plant together... let’s make the world greener – unknown

Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty - John Ruskin

Ocean Quotes
We need to respect the oceans and take care of them as if our lives depended on it. Because they do - Sylvia Earle

If you think the ocean isn't important, imagine Earth without it. No ocean, no life support system - Sylvia Earle

Far and away, the greatest threat to the ocean, and thus to ourselves, is ignorance. But we can do something about that - Sylvia Earle

Every time I slip into the ocean, it's like going home – Sylvia Earle

Important Environmental-related Quotes

·         "Take care of the earth and she will take care of you." - Author Unknown

·         "We never know the worth of water till the well is dry." - Thomas Fuller

·         "We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children." - Native American Proverb

·         "When we heal the earth, we heal ourselves." -  David Orr

·         "The world is a fine place and worth fighting for." - Ernest Hemingway

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

·         “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has”. – Margaret Mead

·         “It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment”. – Ansel Adams

·         “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

·         “Take a course in good water and air; and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you”. – John Muir

·         “Birds are indicators of the environment. If they are in trouble, we know we’ll soon be in trouble”. – Roger Tory Peterson

·         “If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food, either”. – Joseph Wood Krutch

·         “Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land”. – Aldo Leopold

·         “People blame their environment. There is only one person to blame – and only one – themselves”. – Robert Collier

·         “The only way forward, if we are going to improve the quality of the environment, is to get everybody involved”. – Richard Rogers

·         “Journey with me to a true commitment to our environment. Journey with me to the serenity of leaving to our children a planet in equilibrium”. – Paul Tsongas

·         “Earth Day 1970 was irrefutable evidence that the American people understood the environmental threat and wanted action to resolve it”. – Barry Commoner

·         “The most important environmental issue is one that is rarely mentioned, and that is the lack of a conservation ethic”. – Gaylord Nelson

Earth is not a living platform for human life. It's a living being. We're not in it but a part of it. Its health is our health - Thomas Moore.

In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand and we will understand only what we are taught - Babe Dioum.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtfully committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has - M. Mead.

I suspect that the child plucks its first flower with an insight into its beauty and significance which the subsequent botanist never retains - Henry David Thoreau.

It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honor nature's gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever - Jimmy Carter.

To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them - Theodore Roosevelt.

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Let us be good stewards of the Earth we inherited. All of us have to share the Earth's fragile ecosystems and precious resources, and each of us has a role to play in preserving them. If we are to go on living together on this earth, we must all be responsible for it - Kofi Annan.

I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy’ - Sylvia Plath.

Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves - John Muir.

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better - Albert Einstein.

Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money - Cree Indian proverb.

Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance — Theodore Roosevelt.

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks - John Muir.
The earth is what we all have in common - Wendell Berry.

Keep close to Nature’s heart ... and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean - John Muir.

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.

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished - Lao Tzu.

An understanding of the natural world and what's in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfilment - David Attenborough.

Sooner or later, we will have to recognize that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans - Evo Morales.

If we are ever to halt climate change and conserve land, water and other resources, we must celebrate Earth Day every day — at every meal – Ingrid Newkirk.

We are simply temporary tenants of this place we call earth. As such, we have to make a conscious decision to protect it for future generations and make a difference – Jussie Smollett.

T. S. Eliot wrote, "We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and to know the place for the first time."  We must think globally and act locally.  By better knowing the world about us, we come to better know ourselves.

Mother Nature is powerful. Prepare to be amazed.



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