30 Inspirational Environmental Quotes

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2. “He who knows what sweets and virtues are in the ground, the waters, the plants, the heavens, and how to come at these enchantments, is the rich and royal man.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

3. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

4. “We will look upon the Earth and her sister planets as being with us, not for us.” – Mary Daly

5. “The ultimate test of man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.” – Gaylord Nelson

6. “Let the clean air blow the cobwebs from your body. Air is medicine.” – Lillian Russell

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8. “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.” – Gandhi

9. “To halt the decline of an ecosystem, it is necessary to think like an ecosystem.” – Douglas P. Wheeler

10. “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

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

12. “For many of us, water simply flows from a faucet, and we think little about it beyond this point of contact. We have lost a sense of respect for the wild river, for the complex workings of a wetland, for the intricate web of life that water supports.” – Sandra Postel

13. “We owe our lives to the sun… How is it, then, that we feel no gratitude?” – Lewis Thomas

14. “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors,we borrowed it from our children–Native American

15. “Environmentally friendly cars will soon cease to be an option…they will become a necessity.” – Fujio Cho

16. “The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty.  The activist is the man who cleans up the river.” – Ross Perot

17. “The weight of our civilization has become so great, it now ranks as a global force and a significant wild card in the human future along with the Ice Ages and other vicissitudes of a volatile and changeable planetary system” – Dianne Dumanoski

18. “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

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20. “It’s not just global warming, it’s not just a loss of biodiversity, it’s not just the pollution of our oceans and the clearing of our rainforests and all these complicated systems, The [11th Hour] movie talks about the world economy, it talks about politics, it talks about personal transformation and environmental consciousness that we need to have in this generation to implement a lot of these changes that need to occur.” – Leonardo Di Caprio

21. “There must be a reason why some people can afford to live well. They must have worked for it. I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use.” – Mother Teresa

22. “Because we don’t think about future generations, they will never forget us.” – Henrik Tikkanen

23. “The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.” – Ralph Nader

24. “When the soil disappears, the soul disappears.” – Ymber Delecto

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26. “For 200 years we’ve been conquering Nature.  Now we’re beating it to death.” – Tom McMillan

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

28. “We say we love flowers, yet we pluck them.  We say we love trees, yet we cut them down.  And people still wonder why some are afraid when told they are loved.” – Unknown author

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

30. “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

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