Environment Quotes And Sayings


Environment Quotes And Sayings

Here is a collection of environment quotes and sayings from various authors, celebrities, famous persons, and other sources compiled by allinspiration.com for you to read and enjoy.

“As many know, the Chinese expression for “crisis” consists of two characters side by side. The first is the symbol for ‘danger,’ the second the symbol for ‘opportunity‘.”
– Al Gore

“The planet is in distress and all of the attention is on Paris Hilton.”
– Al Gore

“We labor long and earnestly for peace, because war threatens the survival of man. It is time we labored with equal passion to defend our environment. A polluted stream can be as lethal as a bullet.”
– Alan Bible

“A river is the report card for its watershed.”
– Alan Levere

“Modern technology
Owes ecology
An apology.”
– Alan M. Edison

“Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth.”
– Albert Schweitzer

“We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.”
– Aldo Leopold

“Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.”
– Aldo Leopold

“How can the spirit of the earth like the white man?… Everywhere the white man has touched it, it is sore.”
– Anonymous Wintu Woman

“It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.”
– Ansel Adams

“nd Man created the plastic bag and the tin and aluminum can and the cellophane wrapper and the paper plate, and this was good because Man could then take his automobile and buy all his food in one place and He could save that which was good to eat in the refrigerator and throw away that which had no further use. And soon the earth was covered with plastic bags and aluminum cans and paper plates and disposable bottles and there was nowhere to sit down or walk, and Man shook his head and cried: ‘Look at this Godawful mess.’”
Art Buchwald

“Opie, you haven’t finished your milk. We can’t put it back in the cow, you know.”
– Aunt Bee Taylor

“The proper use of science is not to conquer nature but to live in it.”
– Barry Commoner

“It is imperative to maintain portions of the wilderness untouched so that a tree will rot where it falls, a waterfall will pour its curve without generating electricity, a trumpeter swan may float on uncontaminated water – and moderns may at least see what their ancestors knew in their nerves and blood.”
– Bernard de Voto

“You know what happens when windmills collapse into the sea? A splash.”
– Bill Maher

“Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.”
– Bill Vaughn

“Swift or smooth, broad as the Hudson or narrow enough to scrape your gunwales, every river is a world of its own, unique in pattern and personality. Each mile on a river will take you further from home than a hundred miles on a road.”
– Bob Marshall

“There is hope if people will begin to awaken that spiritual part of them, that heartfelt knowledge that we are caretakers of this planet.”
– Brooke Medicine Eagle

“The song of the river ends not at her banks, but in the hearts of those who have loved her.”
– Buffalo Joe

“The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.”
– Carl Sagan

“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 A. Lindbergh

“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

“Rivers run through our history and folklore, and link us as a peopleā€¦. We are a nation rich in rivers.”
– Charles Kuralt

“The old Lakota was wise. He knew that man’s heart away from nature becomes hard; he knew that lack of respect for growing, living things soon led to lack of respect for humans too.”
– Chief Luther Standing Bear

“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.”
– Chief Seattle

“The mark of a successful man is one that has spent an entire day on the bank of a river without feeling guilty about it.”
– Chinese Proverb

“A Healthy Ecology is the Basis for a Healthy Economy.”
– Claudine Schneider

“I’m not an environmentalist. I’m an Earth warrior.”
– Darryl Cheney

“Our environmental problems originate in the hubris of imagining ourselves as the central nervous system or the brain of nature. We’re not the brain, we are a cancer on nature.”
– Dave Foreman

“A living planet is a much more complex metaphor for deity than just a bigger father with a bigger fist. If an omniscient, all-powerful Dad ignores your prayers, it’s taken personally. Hear only silence long enough, and you start wondering about his power. His fairness. His very existence. But if a world mother doesn’t reply, Her excuse is simple. She never claimed conceited omnipotence. She has countless others clinging to her apron strings, including myriad species unable to speak for themselves. To Her elder offspring She says – go raid the fridge. Go play outside. Go get a job. Or, better yet, lend me a hand. I have no time for idle whining.”
– David Brin

“Humanity is on the march, earth itself is left behind.”
– David Ehrenfeld

Understanding the laws of nature does not mean that we are immune to their operations.”
– David Gerrold

“When we heal the earth, we heal ourselves.”
– David Orr

“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

“I feel more confident than ever that the power to save the planet rests with the individual consumer.”
– Denis Hayes

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