Environment Quotes and Sayings

Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.

Don't blow it - good planets are hard to find.

The human race will be the cancer of the planet.
- Julian Huxley,

Humans merely share the Earth. We can only protect the land, not own it.

Waste not the smallest thing created, for grains of sand make mountains, and atomies infinity.
- E. Knight

We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.
- Thomas Fuller

A virgin forest is where the hand of man has never set foot.

We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.
- Francis Bacon

Every day is Earth Day.

In an underdeveloped country, don't drink the water; in a developed country, don't breathe the air.

We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.
- Albert Einstein

Modern technology - Owes ecology - An apology.

I am the earth. You are the earth. The Earth is dying. You and I are murderers.

Nature's laws affirm instead of prohibit. If you violate her laws you are your own prosecuting attorney, judge, jury, and hangman.
- Luther Burbank

The environmental movement is pessimistic, but we can at least be active pessimists.

Man maketh a death which Nature never made.
- Edward Young

The rose has thorns only for those who would gather it.
-Chinese Proverb

When the soil disappears, the soul disappears.
- Ymber Delecto

To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one's own in the midst of abundance.
- Buddha

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

We have been god-like in the planned breeding of our domesticated plants, but rabbit-like in the unplanned breeding of ourselves.
- Arnold Toynbee

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



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