Best Earth Day Quotes

28 of the Best Earth Day Quotes

Happy Earth Day! In honor of Earth Day, we have comprised a list of the most inspiring Earth Day quotes. It is a perfect day to celebrate the beauty of nature, the progress we’ve made, and recommit ourselves to doing all we can to save the planet. If you are looking for ways to celebrate Earth Day we have other lists of meaningful earth day activities, earth day crafts for kids, earth day facts to share with friends, and even an Earth Day quiz to test your knowledge! Its a special day to take pause and reflect, spend time in nature, thank mother nature for all her gifts, and feel inspired to do more for the home we all share… planet Earth.

 

Great Environmental Quotes for Inspiration

  1. “The earth will not continue to offer its harvest, except with faithful stewardship. We cannot say we love the land and then take steps to destroy it for use by future generations.” -John Paul II
    John Paul II Earth Day Quote

    “The earth will not continue to offer its harvest, except with faithful stewardship. We cannot say we love the land and then take steps to destroy it for use by future generations.” -John Paul II

  2. “One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between man and nature shall not be broken.” -Leo Tolstoy
    Leo Tolstoy Earth Day Quote

    “One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between man and nature shall not be broken.” -Leo Tolstoy

  3. “The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.” -Lady Bird Johnson
    Lady Bird Johnson Earth Day Quote

    “The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.” -Lady Bird Johnson

  4. “A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers but borrowed from his children.” -John James Audubon
    John James Audubon Earth Day Quote

    “A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers but borrowed from his children.” -John James Audubon

  5. “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” -Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein Earth Day Quote

    “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” -Albert Einstein

  6. “A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Franklin D. Roosevelt Earth Day Quote

    “A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt

  7. “I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use.” -Mother Teresa
    Mother Teresa Earth Day Quote

    “I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use.” -Mother Teresa

  8. “You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” -Jane Goodall
    Jane Goodall Earth Day Quote

    “You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” -Jane Goodall

  9. “Earth provides enough to satisfy man’s need, but not every man’s greed.” -Ghandi
    Ghandi Earth Day Quote

    “Earth provides enough to satisfy man’s need, but not every man’s greed.” -Ghandi

  10. “The earth has music for those who listen.” -Shakespeare
    Shakespeare Earth Day Quote

    “The earth has music for those who listen.” -Shakespeare

  11. “Teach us to walk the soft earth as relatives to all that live.” -Sioux prayer
    Sioux Prayer Earth Day Quote

    “Teach us to walk the soft earth as relatives to all that live.” -Sioux Prayer

  12. “Forget not that earth delights to feel your bare feet and the wind longs to play with your hair.” -Khalil Gibran
    Khalil Gibran Earth Day Quote

    “Forget not that earth delights to feel your bare feet and the wind longs to play with your hair.” -Khalil Gibran

  13. “Man is still the greatest miracle and the greatest problem on this earth.” -David Sarnoff
    David Sarnoff Earth Day Quote

    “Man is still the greatest miracle and the greatest problem on this earth.” -David Sarnoff

  14. “Earth laughs in flowers.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson Earth Day Quote

    “Earth laughs in flowers.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

  15. “Earth day should encourage us to reflect on what we are doing to make our planet a more sustainable and livable place.” -Scott Peters
    Scott Peters Earth Day Quote

    “Earth day should encourage us to reflect on what we are doing to make our planet a more sustainable and livable place.” -Scott Peters

  16. “There is hope if people will begin to awaken that spiritual part of themselves, that heartfelt knowledge that we are caretakers of this planet.” -Brooke Medicine Eagle
    Brooke Medicine Eagle Earth Day Quote

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

  17.  “It is our collective and individual responsibility to protect and nurture the global family, to support its weaker members and to preserve and tend to the environment in which we all live.” -Dalai Lama
    Dalai Lama Earth Day Quote

    “It is our collective and individual responsibility to protect and nurture the global family, to support its weaker members and to preserve and tend to the environment in which we all live.” -Dalai Lama

  18. “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
    Margaret Mead Earth Day Quote

    “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

  19. “Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.” -Jimmy Carter
    Jimmy Carter Earth Day Quote

    “Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.” -Jimmy Carter

  20. “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
    Gaylord Nelson Earth Day Quote

    “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

  21. “Earth is a fine place and worth fighting for.” -Ernest Hemingway
    Ernest Hemingway Earth Day Quote

    “Earth is a fine place and worth fighting for.” -Ernest Hemingway

  22. “The proper use of science is not to conquer nature but to live in it.” -Barry Commoner
    Barry Commoner Earth Day Quote

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

  23. “We have forgotten how to be good guests, how to walk lightly on the earth as its other creatures do.” -Barbara Ward
    Barbara Ward Earth Day Quote

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

  24. “Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.” -John Ruskin
    John Ruskin Earth Day Quote

    “Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.” -John Ruskin

  25. “Progress is impossible without change, and those that cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” -George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw Earth Day Quote

    “Progress is impossible without change, and those that cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” -George Bernard Shaw

  26. “Environment is no one’s property to destroy; its everyone’s responsibility to protect.” -Mohith Agadi
    Mohith Agadi Earth Day Quote

    “Environment is no one’s property to destroy; its everyone’s responsibility to protect.” -Mohith Agadi

  27. “Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.” -Edward Abbey
    Edward Abbey Earth Day Quote

    “Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.” -Edward Abbey

  28. “There is no better designer than nature.” -Alexander McQueen
    Alexander McQueen Earth Day Quote

    “There is no better designer than nature.” -Alexander McQueen

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