Environment Quotes

116 Environment Quotes

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The problem isn’t a shortage of fuel, it’s a surplus of government.
Ronald Reagan

The forest is the poor man’s overcoat.
New England Proverb

All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.
Chinese Proverb

The global environmental crisis we now face can be summarized in a single phrase: There are too many humans doing too many things stupidly.
David Wann

To understand the source of one’s next meal is to understand one’s own political vulnerability.
Michael Kramer

There seems to be a feeling that anything that is natural must be good. Strychnine is natural.
Isaac Asimov

The greatest pollution we have is the government itself.

This is not a matter of Chicken Little telling us the sky is falling. The scientific evidence is telling us we have a problem, a serious problem.
John Chaffee

The requirement to maintain species richness sets the most stringent limits on many forms of land use.
Gordon H Orians

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
John Muir

Strictly speaking, living above subsistence level is doing avoidable harm to the planet and to traditional peoples.
Stephanie Mills

Men argue, nature acts.

Nature hates calculators.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is Nature’s way.

That’s what mining is all about-writing finis to finite resources.
Stephanie Mills

Live simply so others may simply live.
Bumper sticker

It appears to be a law that you cannot have a deep sympathy with both man and nature.
Henry David Thoreau

Nature is not a temple but a workshop in which man is the labourer.
Ivan Turgenev

Have we not made The earth as a wide Expanse … And the mountains as pegs?

The materials of wealth are in the earth, in the seas, and in their natural and unaided productions.
Daniel Webster

The world began without man, and it will complete itself without him.
Claude Levi-Strauss

In the eyes of Nature we are just another species in trouble. Lionel Tiger and Robin Fox Live in accordance with nature.
Greek (Stoic) Maxim

Who plans the planners?

We are wise because we follow nature as the best of guides, and obey her as a goddess.

The land was ours before…we were her people.
Robert Frost

I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than to be crowded on a velvet cushion.
Henry David Thoreau

The first proof of global warming may well come from the bleaching of the fragile and highly sensitive coral reef system.
Ernest H Williams

Mountains are earth’s undecaying monuments.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

All things come from earth, and to earth they all return.

Diseased nature oftentimes breaks forth In strange eruptions; oft the teeming earth Is with a kind of colic pinch’d and vex’d By the imprisoning of unruly wind Within her womb; wich, for enlargement striving, Shakes the old beldame earth and topples down Steeples and moss-grown towers.
William Shakespeare

He who has known how to love the land has loved eternity.
Stefan Zeromski

Let us give Nature a chance; she knows hr business better than we do.
Michel de Montaigne

If you plan for a year, plant rice. If you plan for ten years, plant trees. If you plan for 100 years, educate your children.
Chinese proverb

The revolution is green only because it is being viewed through green-colored glasses.
William C Paddock

May the countryside and the gliding valley streams content me. Lost to fame, let me love river and woodland.

As a historian, you have to be conscious of the fact that every civilization that has ever existed has ultimately collapsed.
Henry A Kissinger

We have met the enemy, and it is us.
Walt Kelly

Mankind has an incestuous relationship with Mother Earth.
Anonymous Graffito

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

We have forgotten how to be good guests, how to walk lightly on the earth as its other creatures do.
Barbara Ward

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