Earth Day Quotes

We might say that the earth has the spirit of growth; that its flesh is the soil.
– Leonardo Da Vinci

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

It is not man the ecological crisis threatens to destroy, but the quality of human life.
– Ren Dubos

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.
– Bill Vaughn

We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.
– Albert Einstein

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.
– Mohandas K. Gandhi

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

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

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

I’m not an environmentalist. I’m an Earth warrior.
– Darryl Cherney

Earth does not belong to us; we belong to earth.
– Chief Seattle

The long fight to save wild beauty represents democracy at its best. It requires citizens to practice the hardest of virtues self restraint.
– Edwin Way Teale

Only in the last moment of human history has the delusion arisen that people can flourish apart from the rest of the living world.
– E.O. Wilson

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

For if one link in nature’s chain might be lost, another might be lost, until the whole of things will vanish piecemeal.
– Thomas Jefferson

Arresting global population growth should be second in importance only to avoiding nuclear war on humanity’s agenda.
– Paul and Anne Ehrlich

Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
– William Blake

And Man created the plastic bag and the tin and aluminum can and the cellophane wrapper and the paper plate.
– Art Buchwald

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

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
– John Muir