Earth Day/Environment/Sustainability Quotes
"The earth is what we all have in common."
- Wendell Berry
"There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew."
- Marshall McLuhan
"To have dominion over all creation does not imply unrestrained exploitation. We are to treat creation as the creator would, not from our own selfish consumption but for the good of all creation."
- Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, S.J.
"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
"It is our collective and individual responsibility to protect and nurture the global family, to support its weaker members and to preserve and tend to the environment in which we all live."
- Dalai Lama
"There would be very little point in my exhausting myself and other conservationist themselves in trying to protect animals and habitats if we weren't at the same time raising young people to be better stewards."
- Dr. Jane Goodall Primatologist
"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children."
- Native American Proverb
"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
"All of us have a God in us, and that God is the spirit that unites all life, everything that is on this planet. It must be this voice that is telling me to do something, and I am sure it's the same voice that is speaking to everybody on this planet - at least everybody who seems to be concerned about the fate of the world, the fate of this planet."
- Wangari Maathai
"I believe in God, only I spell it Nature."
- Frank Lloyd Wright
"In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt."
- Margaret Atwood
"Earth Day should encourage us to reflect on what we are doing to make our planet a more sustainable and livable place."
- Scott Peters
"On Earth Day, we celebrate all the gifts the world 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."
- John Hoeven
"Sustainability is the key to our survival on this planet and will also determine success on all levels."
- Shari Arison
"The future is green energy, sustainability, renewable energy."
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
"The only way forward, if we are going to improve the quality of the environment, is to get everybody involved."
- Richard Rogers
"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
"The Earth does not belong to us: we belong to the Earth."
- Marlee Matlin
"Harmony with land is like harmony with a friend; you cannot cherish his right hand and chop off his left."
- Aldo Leopold
"If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos."
- E. O. Wilson