Environment Quotes

116 Environment Quotes

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We live in … a tight ecological system….If Homo sapiens insists on constant growth, within this system’s inelastic walls, something has to pop, or smother.
John Fischer

A human [is] not a fallen god, but a promoted reptile.
J Howard Moore

Nature cares nothing for logic, our human logic: she has her own, which we do not recognize and do not acknowledge until we are crushed under its wheel.
Ivan Turgenev

Nature is the nature of all things that are; things that are have a union with all things from the beginning.
Marcus Aurelius

I do not like noise unless I make it myself.
French proverb

Pollution doesn’t carry a passport.
Thomas McMillan

The poor shall inherit the earth…and all the toxic waste thereof.

Our national flower is the concrete cloverleaf.
Lewis Mumford

Land is immortal, for it harbours the mysteries of creation.
Anwar el-Sadat

Filthy environments may make us mentally ill before they make us physically sick.
Athelstan Spilhaus

You forget that the fruits belong to all and that the land belongs to no one.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

[A car is] a rampacious grizzly bear on the average highway, snorting and stinking.
J Horace McFarland

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

Spring now comes unheralded by the return of the birds, and the early mornings are strangely silent where once they were filled with the beauty of bird song.
Rachel Carson

There is no better way of loving nature than through art.
Oscar Wilde

I have often lamented that we cannot close our ears with as much ease as we can our eyes.
Richard Steele

Man pairs and breeds at all seasons.

Conservation is the religion of the future.
Jane Fonda

This [mining] pit … seemed … to have the evil air of a gluttonous beast crouching there to devour the earth.
Emile Zola

Let the clean wind blow the cobwebs from your body. Air is medicine.
Lillian Russell

The difference between Indians and Europeans was not that one had property and the other had none; rather, it was that they loved property differently.
William Cronon

What else is nature but God?

Acid Rain Is a Bad Trip
Bumper sticker

Noise: A stench in the ear.
Ambrose Bierce

Work weeds the garden and cultivates the mind.
Paul J Meyer

To those who already love nature, I need only to say, pursue its truths with a new zest, and give to the world the value of the answers to the many questions you have asked the greatest of all teachers – Mother Nature.
George Washington Carver

My work is that of conservation.
George Washington Carver

Conservation is one of our big problems... You can't tear up everything just to get the dollar out of it without suffering as result. It is a travesty to burn our woods and thereby burn up the fertilizer nature has provided for us. We must enrich our soil every year instead of merely depleting it. It is fundamental that nature will drive away those who commit sin against it.
George Washington Carver

Nature’s intelligence functions with effortless ease … with carefreeness, harmony and love. When we harness the forces of harmony, joy and love, we create success and good fortune with effortless ease.
Deepak Chopra

This we know: The earth does not belong to man; man belongs to the earth.
Chief Seattle

Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth.
Chief Seattle

What is man without the beasts? If all the beasts were gone, man would die from a great loneliness of spirit.
Chief Seattle

The perfumed flowers are our sisters; the deer, the horse, the great eagle, these are our brothers.
Chief Seattle

This earth is precious to him, and to harm the earth is to heap contempt on its Creator.
Chief Seattle

Where is the thicket? Gone. Where is the eagle? Gone. The end of living and the beginning of survival.
Chief Seattle

Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. If men spit upon the ground, they spit upon themselves.
Chief Seattle

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