70 Quotes About Our Beautiful Earth

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Earth Day also known as “Sun-Earth Day” and “International Mother Earth Day” is annually celebrated on April 22. And International Earth Day is celebrated on March 20.

It is celebrated to generate awareness among the public about the importance of environment and its cleanliness.

International Mother Earth Day Quote

“The world itself looks cleaner and so much more beautiful. Maybe we can make it that way-the way God intended it to be-by giving everybody that new perspective from out in space.” » Roger B Chaffee, NASA Astronaut

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

“Suddenly, from behind the rim of the Moon, in long, slow-motion moments of immense majesty, there emerges a sparkling blue and white jewel, a light, delicate sky-blue sphere laced with slowly swirling veils of white, rising gradually like a small pearl in a thick sea of black mystery. It takes more than a moment to fully realize this is Earth . . . home.” » Edgar Mitchell, Apollo Astronaut

“For the first time in my life I saw the horizon as a curved line. It was accentuated by a thin seam of dark blue light-our atmosphere. Obviously this was not the ocean of air I had been told it was so many times in my life. I was terrified by its fragile appearance.” » Ulf Merbold – Astronaut

“Nature never hurries: atom by atom, little by little, she achieves her work. The lesson one learns from yachting or planting is the manners of Nature; patience with the delays of wind and sun, delays of the seasons, bad weather, excess or lack of water.” » Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

“What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?” » Henry David Thoreau

“Suburbia is where the developer bulldozed out the trees, then names the streets after them.” » Bill Vaughan

“To see the earth as it truly is, small and blue and beautiful in that eternal silence where it floats, is to see ourselves a riders on the earth together, brothers on that bright loveliness in the eternal cold-brothers who know now they are truly brothers.” » Archibald MacLeish, American Poet

“The good man is the friend of all living things.” » Mahatma Gandhi

“We came all this way to explore the moon, and the most important thing is that we discovered the earth.” » William Anders, Apollo Astronaut

“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

“It suddenly struck me that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn’t feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.” » Neil Armstrong – Apollo Astronaut

“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” » Aristotlt

“I’m not an environmentalist. I’m an Earth warrior.” » Darryl Cherney

“To fly in space is to see the reality of Earth, alone. The experience changed my life and my attitude toward life itself. I am one of the lucky ones.” » Roberta Bondar, Neurologist and Space Shuttle Astronaut

“I think the one overwhelming emotion that we had been when we saw the earth rising in the distance over the lunar landscape . . . . It makes us realize that we all do exist on one small globe. For from 230,000 miles away it really is a small planet.” » Frank Borman

“The global environment crisis is, as we say in Tennessee, real as rain, and I cannot stand the thought of leaving my children with a degraded Earth and a diminished future.” » Al Gore

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

“After a visit to the beach, it’s hard to believe that we live in a material world.” » Pam Shaw

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” » Native American Proverb

“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet, and the winds long to play with your hair.” » Kahlil Gibran

“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

“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.” » Mark Twain

“There is perhaps no better a demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world.” » Carl Sagan, Astronomer

“In wilderness is the preservation of the world.” » Henry David Thoreau

“As we begin to comprehend that the earth itself is a kind of manned spaceship hurtling through the infinity of space-it will seem increasingly absurd that we have not better organized the life of the human family.” » Hubert H. Humphrey

“If we are ever to halt climate change and conserve land, water and other resources, not to mention reduce animal suffering, we must celebrate Earth Day every day — at every meal.” » Ingrid Newkirk

“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

“There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep-sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but Nature more.” » George Gordon, Lord Byron

“A world without huge regions of total wilderness would be a cage; a world without lions and tigers and vultures and snakes and elk and bison would be – will be — a human zoo. A high-tech slum.” » Edward Abbey

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” » John Muir

“The earth is simply too small and fragile a basket for the human race to keep all its eggs in.” » Robert A. Heinlein, Science Fiction Author

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” » John Muir

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

“I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.” » E. E. Cummings

“Earth Day 1970 was irrefutable evidence that the American people understood the environmental threat and wanted action to resolve it.” » Barry Commoner

“As we got further and further away, it [the Earth] diminished in size. Finally it shrank to the size of a marble, the most beautiful you can imagine. That beautiful, warm, living object looked so fragile, so delicate, that if you touched it with a finger it would crumble and fall apart. Seeing this has to change a man.” » James B. Irwin

“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of each.” » Henry David Thoreau

“It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.” » David Attenborough

“He that plants trees loves others beside himself.” » Thomas Fuller

“On Earth Day, we celebrate all the gifts the world and nature make available to us. We recognize our complete dependence on its bounty. And we acknowledge the need for good stewardship to preserve its fruits for future generations.” » John Hoeven

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.”

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

“Until a man duplicates a blade of grass, Nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge. Remedies from chemicals will never stand in favorable comparison with the products of Nature, the living cell of a plant, the final result of the rays of the sun, the mother of all life.” » Thomas Alva Edison

“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together … all things connect.” » Chief Seattle

“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.” » Theodore Roosevelt

“Looking outward to the blackness of space, sprinkled with the glory of a universe of lights, I saw majesty – but no welcome. Below was a welcoming planet. There, contained in the thin, moving, incredibly fragile shell of the biosphere is everything that is dear to you, all the human drama and comedy. That’s where life is; that’s were all the good stuff is.” » Loren Acton, Physicist and Space Shuttle Astronaut

“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

“There is a great need for the introduction of new values in our society, where bigger is not necessarily better, where slower can be faster, and where less can be more.” » Gaylord Nelson

“And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.” » William Shakespeare

“I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.” » Frank Lloyd Wright

“Why should I care about future generations? What have they ever done for me?”

“The earth has music for those who listen.” » George Santayana

“Contrary to the ecologists, nature does not stand still and does not maintain the kind of equilibrium that guarantees the survival of any particular species — least of all the survival of her greatest and most fragile product: man.” » Ayn Rand

“An understanding of the natural world and what’s in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment.” » David Attenborough

“Now I know why I’m here. Not for a closer look at the moon, but to look back at our home, the Earth.” » Alfred Worden, Apollo Astronaut

“There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew.” » Marshall McLuhan

“You can’t be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet.” » Hal Borland

“Oddly enough the overriding sensation I got looking at the earth was, my god that little thing is so fragile out there.” » Mike Collins, Apollo 11 Astronaut

“The scenery was very beautiful. But I did not see the Great Wall.” » Yang Liwei, China’s First Astronaut

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

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtfully committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” » Margaret Mead

“The poetry of the earth is never dead.” » John Keats

“It’s beyond imagination until you actually get up and see it and experience it and feel it.” » Willie McCool, Space Shuttle Astronaut

“Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles, watching the birds change color and fall from the trees.” » David Letterman

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

“Our goal is not just an environment of clean air and water and scenic beauty. The objective is an environment of decency, quality and mutual respect for all other human beings and all other living creatures.” » Gaylord Nelson

“The wealth of the nation is its air, water, soil, forests, minerals, rivers, lakes, oceans, scenic beauty, wildlife habitats and biodiversity… that’s all there is. That’s the whole economy. “That’s where all the economic activity and jobs come from. These biological systems are the sustaining wealth of the world.” » Gaylord Nelson

“To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour.” » William Blake

“Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.” » Cree Indian Proverb

“The earth is what we all have in common.” » Wendell Berry

“The Earth was small, light blue, and so touchingly alone, our home that must be defended like a holy relic. The Earth was absolutely round. I believe I never knew what the word round meant until I saw Earth from space.” » Aleksei Leonov, Russian Cosmonaut

“The view of the Earth from the Moon fascinated me — a small disk, 240,000 miles away. . . . Raging nationalistic interests, famines, wars, pestilence don’t show from that distance.” » Frank Borman, Commander of Apollo 8

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