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We think before we act, but we often act only on short-term benefits without thinking about the long-term consequences. Here are 10 quotes to keep in mind when the environment will be impacted by your actions.


“Nothing is absolute. Everything changes, everythng moves, everything revolves, everything flies and goes away.
— Frida Kahlo [Tweet This]


One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
— William Shakespeare [Tweet This]


“The first rukle of sustainability is to align with natural forces, or at least not try to defy them.
– Paul Hawken [Tweet This]


“Looking at the Earth from afar you realize it is too small for conflict and just big enough for cooperation.
—Yuri Gagarin [Tweet This]


We retained the emotions of our ancient primate ancestors. The combination, composing what we roughly call the humanities, is why we are both supremely advanced and supremely dangerous.
— E.O. Wilson [Tweet This]


The law of evolution is that the strongest survives!’ ‘Yes, and the strongest, in the existence of any social species, are those who are most social. In human terms, most ethical…There is no strength to be gained from hurting one another. Only weakness.
— Ursula K. LeGuin [Tweet This]


“I am glad I will not be young in a future without wilderness.
Aldo Leopold [Tweet This]


Environment is no one’s property to destroy; it’s everyone’s responsibility to protect.
— Mohith Agadi [Tweet This]


The world’s big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.”
John Muir [Tweet This]


Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.
— Edward Abbey [Tweet This]

Take a moment every day to reflect on your actions, the assumptions that drive your decisions, and put the Earth first whenever you can.

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