Quotes About Environment



"In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous."




"The World we all share is given to us in trust. Every choice we make regarding the earth, air, and water around us should be made with the objective of preserving it for all generations to come."

August A. Bush III



"It takes a noble man to plant a seed for a tree that will some day give shade to people he may never meet."

David Trueblood



"I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority."

E. B. White



"Our house is burning down and we are blind to it. The earth and humankind are in danger and we are all responsible. It is time to open our eyes. Alarms are sounding across all continents. We cannot say we did not know! Climate warming is still reversible. Heavy would be the responsibility of those who refuse to fight it."

French President Jacques Chirac



"Who can deny that the environment has been destroyed?"

Gunter Grass



"What is the good of having a nice house without a decent planet to put it on? "

Henry David Thoreau



"We won't have a society if we destroy the environment."

Margaret Mead



"The more we exploit nature, the more our options are reduced, until we have only one: to fight for survival."

Morris K. Udall



"Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man."

Stuart Udall



"There's so much pollution in the air now that if it weren't for our lungs there'd be no place to put it all."

Robert Orben



"The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself."

Franklin D. Roosevelt



"Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land."

Aldo Leopold



"The long fight to save wild beauty represents democracy at its best. It requires citizens to practice the hardest of virtues -- self-restraint."

Edwin Way Teale



"The goal of life is living in agreement with nature."




"We subsidize the disposal of waste in all its myriad forms from landfills to Superfund cleanups, from deep-well injection to storage of nuclear waste. In the process, we encourage an economy where 80 percent of what we consume gets thrown away after one use."

Paul Hawken



"My intuition told me that it was the grass that was important. Now it glows parrot-green, cool as mint, soft as moss, lying there like a cashmere blanket."

W.P. Kinsella



"Nature uses as little as possible of anything."

Johannes Kepler