"Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean."
- John Muir
"A nation that destroys its soil destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
"You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you gave to decide what kind of difference you want to make."
- Jane Goodall
"The Earth is what we all have in common."
- Wendell Berry
"Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything"
- George Bernard Shaw
"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children."
- Native American Proverb
"Every day should encourage us to reflect on what we are doing to make our planet a more sustainable and livable place."
- Scott Peters
"Time Spent among trees is never time wasted."
"Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries."
- Jimmy Carter
"The ultimate test of man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard."
- Gaylord Nelson
"The earth is simply too small and fragile a basket for the human race to keep all its eggs in."
- Robert A Heinlein
"We have forgotten how to be good guests, how to walk lightly on the earth as its other creatures do."
- Barbara Ward
"On Earth Day, we celebrate all the gifts the word and nature make available to us. We recognize our complete dependence on its bounty. And we acknowledge the need for good stewardship to preserve its fruits for future generations."
- Joe Hoeven
"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
"When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water."
- Benjamin Franklin
"He that plants trees loves others besides himself."
- Thomas Fuller
"Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty."
- John Raskin
"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the wind longs to play with your hair."
- Khalil Gibran
Ana Gomez Bernaus
"Every day is Earth Day, and I vote we start investing in a climate future right now."
- Jackie Speier
"The earth will not continue to offer its harvest, except with faithful stewardship. We cannot say we love the land and then take steps to destroy it for use by future generations."
- John Paul II
"Where flowers bloom, so does hope."
- Lady Bird Johnson
Lili des Bellons
"Teach us to walk the soft Earth as relatives to all that live."
- Sioux Prayer
"Dear old world… You are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you."
- Lucy Maud Montgomery
"The proper use of science is not to conquer nature but to live in it."
- Barry Commoner
"Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better."
"Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed."
"Away, away, from men and towns,
To the wild wood and the downs,
To the silent wilderness,
Where the soul need not repress its music.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
Kevin Jay Stanton
"Earth laughs in flowers."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mark T Smith
"The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction."
- Rachel Carson
"What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on."
- Henry David Thoreau
"One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between man and nature shall not be broken."
- Leo Tolstoy
"The earth has music for those who listen."
- William Shakespeare
"To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug."
- Helen Keller
"Now I know why I’m here. Not for a closer look at the moon, but to look back at our home, the Earth."