Earth Quotes

In wilderness is the preservation of the world.

  • Henry David Thoreau

I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.

  • Frank Lloyd Wright

When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.

  • John Muir


We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.

  • Native American Proverb


The proper use of science is not to conquer nature but to live in it.

  • Barry Commoner


He that plants trees loves others beside himself.

  • Thomas Fuller


The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.

  • Ralph Nader


There is a great need for the introduction of new values in our society, where bigger is not necessarily better, where slower can be faster, and where less can be more.

  • Gaylord Nelson


For 200 years we’ve been conquering nature. Now we’re beating it to death.

  • Tom McMillan


Why should I care about future generations? What have they ever done for me?

  • Groucho Marx


What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?

  • Henry David Thoreau


Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.

  • Bill Vaughan


The wealth of the nation is its air, water, soil, forests, minerals, rivers, lakes, oceans, scenic beauty, wildlife habitats and biodiversity… that’s all there is. That’s the whole economy. That’s where all the economic activity and jobs come from. These biological systems are the sustaining wealth of the world.

  • Gaylord Nelson


Until a man duplicates a blade of grass, Nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge. Remedies from chemicals will never stand in favorable comparison with the products of Nature, the living cell of a plant, the final result of the rays of the sun, the mother of all life.

  • Thomas Alva Edison


The earth is what we all have in common.

  • Wendell Berry


To see a world in a grain of sand,

And a heaven in a wild flower,

Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,

And eternity in an hour.

  • William Blake


There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,

There is a rapture on the lonely shore,

There is society, where none intrudes,

By the deep sea, and music in its roar:

I love not man the less, but Nature more.

  • George Gordon, Lord Byron


And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.

  • William Shakespeare


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


Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet, and the winds long to play with your hair.

  • Kahlil Gibran