"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtfully committed citizens can change
Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
"There is enough for all.
The earth is a generous mother; she will provide in plentiful abundance food for all her children if they will but cultivate her soil in justice and in peace."
"I really wonder what gives us the right to wreck this poor planet of ours."
Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
"What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?"
Henry David Thoreau
"The materials of wealth are in the earth, in the seas, and in their natural and unaided productions."
"... do something.
Pay your rent for the privilege of living on this beautiful, blue-green, living Earth."
"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children."
Native American Proverb
"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
"The earth is what we all have in common."
"For 200 years we've been conquering Nature. Now we're beating it to death."
"Those things are better which are perfected by nature than those which are finished by art."
"I'm not an environmentalist. I'm an Earth warrior."
"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."
"Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth."
Henry David Thoreau
"Take nothing but pictures.
Leave nothing but footprints.
Kill nothing but time."
"The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge; for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future."
"Celebrate Earth Day every day."
"The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope."
"I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority."
Elwyn Brooks White
"Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another."
"Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money."
"Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed."
"If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food, either."
Joseph Wood Krutch
"Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted. "
"There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew."
"After a visit to the beach, it's hard to believe that we live in a material world."
"Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life."
"To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival."
"There are no boundaries when it comes to protecting the earth that we all live on."
"The future will be green, or not at all. This truth lies at the heart of humankind's most pressing challenge: to learn to live in harmony with the Earth on a genuinely sustainable basis."
Sir Jonathon Porritt
"There has never been a time on Earth like we see today. What we need are more ways to experience our interconnectedness - it is a precursor to deep love. So in this quickening light, with the dawn of each new
day, let us look for love. Let us no longer struggle. Let us ever become who we most want to be. As we begin to be who we truly are, the world will be a better place."
Celebrate Earth Day! A time to recognize the gains we have made.
A time to create new actions to accelerate environmental progress.
Protect our planet not only on Earth Day, but everyday!
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