Every Earth Day, we turn to great quotes and comments from the past to understand the environmental challenges we face today. From Rachel Carson and John Muir, who pioneered environmental awareness to Edward O. Wilson and Jane Goodall in our time, who are extending our knowledge of nature and ourselves, Earth911 presents 10 new quotes to ponder on Earth Day and every day.

Here are a few thoughts about nature you may want to share with family and friends.


“Be fertile and increase, fill the waters in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.
— God, Genesis 1:2 [Tweet This]


All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
— Marie Curie [Tweet This]


If one truly loves nature one finds beauty everywhere.
– Vincent Van Gogh [Tweet This]


The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
—John Muir [Tweet This]


Buy, buy, says the sign in the shop window;
Why, why, says the junk in the yard.
— Paul McCartney [Tweet This]


I really wonder what gives us the right to wreck this poor planet of ours.
— Kurt Vonnegut Jr. [Tweet This]


You may be able to fool the voters, but not the atmosphere.
Donella Meadow [Tweet This]


Much of human behavior can be explained by watching the wild beasts around us. They are constantly teaching us things about ourselves and the way of the universe, but most people are too blind to watch and listen.
— Suzy Kassem [Tweet This]


“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
Jane Goodall [Tweet This]


Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.
— Tom Robbins [Tweet This]

Now, get out there and have an environmentally friendly day!

This post was originally published on April 9, 2019

By Earth911

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