26 Sustainability Quotes

A collection of sustainability quotes for you to reflect upon. We hope you find these quotes encouraging and motivating.

  1. "The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children." Dietrich Bonhoeffer
    Short Quotes

  2. "We thrive and survive on planet earth as a single human family. And one of our main responsibilities is to leave to successor generations a sustainable future." General Kofi A. Annan
    Short Family Quotes

  3. We will all need to play a part in reducing our water use, making our food system more sustainable, and restoring degraded landscapes. David A. Bainbridge, Gardening with Less Water
    Water Quotes

  4. Well, when it comes to sustainability, fishing is tough to beat. Fish are a renewable resource. Peter Kaminsky; Gregg Schwipps Fishing for Dummies
    Fishing Quotes

  5. ... adopting and sustaining healthy habits early in life is important for long-term health, wellness, and fitness. Charles Corbin, Concepts of Fitness And Wellness
    Wellness Quotes

  6. Those of us who go outdoors are united by more commonalities than the activities that divide us ... that all of life—and conservation—is an effort of endurance. Chuck McGrady
    Take Care Of Yourself Quotes

  7. "The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased, and not impaired in value." Theodore Roosevelt

  8. "Modern technology owes ecology an apology." Alan M. Eddison
    Thought Provoking

  9. "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
    Earth Day Quotes

  10. "The starting point for a better world is the belief that it is possible." Norman Cousins

  11. "The future is literally in our hands to mold as we like. But we cannot wait until tomorrow. Tomorrow is now." Eleanor Roosevelt

  12. "The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river." Ross Perot

  13. "I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?" Robert Redford
    Environment Quotes

  14. "In the long term, the economy and the environment are the same thing. If it's unenvironmental it is uneconomical. That is the rule of nature." Mollie Beattie

  15. "How long can men thrive between walls of brick, walking on asphalt pavements, breathing the fumes of coal and of oil, growing, working, dying, with hardly a thought of wind, and sky, and fields of grain, seeing only machine-made beauty, the mineral-like quality of life?" Charles Lindbergh

  16. "There must be a better way to make the things we want, a way that doesn't spoil the sky, or the rain or the land." Paul McCartney

  17. "Sustainable development" is a "compelling moral and humanitarian issue." Colin Powell
    Attitude Quotes

  18. "There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed." Gandhi
    Poems about Life

  19. "The packaging for a microwavable 'microwave' dinner is programmed for a shelf life of maybe six months, a cook time of two minutes and a landfill dead-time of centuries." David Wann
    Recycling Quotes

  20. "Those who wish to pet and baby wild animals 'love' them. But those who respect their natures and wish to let them live normal lives, love them more." Edwin Way Teale

  21. "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." Edward O. Wilson

  22. "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

  23. "We have not inherited the world from our forefathers - we have borrowed it from our children." Proverb

  24. Creativity is a natural, life-sustaining, human function that is essential to our health and well-being. It’s as natural as breathing. Chase Jarvis, Creative Calling
    Health Quotes

  25. Lord, may Your love sustain me when my faith is weak. Pablo Diaz
    Journey of Faith

  26. To return self-sufficiency and creativity to our lives, we might operate some sort of business from home, a cottage industry, a creative production into which we can put as much or as little time and energy as we like, as much as suits us at a particular time in our lives. Tom Hodgkinson, How To Be Free

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