32 Earth Day Quotes

Be inspired by these Earth Day quotes. Earth Day is celebrated each year, but Earth Day should be every day and everybody can make a difference in preserving this precious planet of ours! In some areas, each Earth Day sees many trees planted.

Lately, there are dedicated groups that are picking up plastic bottles out of our oceans. Imagine the disaster if our earth is polluted to the point that the air is unbreathable or there are reoccurring violent storms that reduce airable land for planting food crops. What is common to all of humankind is that we all inhabit this earth. In effect, there is no replacement so what we do to Earth lasts far into the next generation and so on. It isn't necessarily any government's responsibility as much as it is each person's duty to contribute to the on-going vitality of our earthly home. How can you do your part?

We hope you find these short quotes inspiring and that they provide encouragement to you and to others.

  1. "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
    Positive Quotes About Change

  2. "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." Bourke Coekran
    Abundance Quotes

  3. "I really wonder what gives us the right to wreck this poor planet of ours." Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
    Attitude Quotes

  4. "What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?" Henry David Thoreau

  5. "The materials of wealth are in the earth, in the seas, and in their natural and unaided productions." Daniel Webster

  6. "... do something. Pay your rent for the privilege of living on this beautiful, blue-green, living Earth." Dave Foreman
    Motivational Quotes

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

  8. "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

  9. "The earth is what we all have in common." Wendell Barry
    Thought Provoking

  10. "For 200 years we've been conquering Nature. Now we're beating it to death." Tom McMillan

  11. "Those things are better which are perfected by nature than those which are finished by art." Cicero

  12. "I'm not an environmentalist. I'm an Earth warrior." Darryl Cherney

  13. "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." John Denver

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

  15. "Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time." Park Sign

  16. "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." Marya Mannes
    Defeat Quotes

  17. "Celebrate Earth Day every day." John Denver

  18. "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." Wendell Berry

  19. "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
    Optimistic Quotes

  20. "Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another." Juvenal
    Positive Quotes

  21. "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." Indian Proverb

  22. "Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed." Mahatma Gandhi
    Poems about Life

  23. "If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food, either." Joseph Wood Krutch

  24. "Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted. " Aldous Huxley
    Inspirational Poems

  25. "There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew." Marshall McLuhan

  26. "After a visit to the beach, it's hard to believe that we live in a material world." Pam Shaw

  27. "Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life." Rachel Carson

  28. "To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival." Wendell Berry
    Quotes to Live By

  29. "There are no boundaries when it comes to protecting the earth that we all live on." Catherine Pulsifer

  30. "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

  31. "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." John Denver

  32. 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! C Lynch
    Motivational Poems

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