Quotes Witness the power held in a sentence full of truth and wisdom

Be like a tree in pursuit of your cause.
Stand firm, grip hard, thrust upward,

bend to the winds of heaven, and learn tranquility.

Dedication to Richard St. Barbe Baker, Father of the Trees.

I decided it is better to scream.
Silence is the real crime against humanity.

Nadezhda Mandelstam

Another world is possible

Author Unknown

In the end, we will conserve only what we love,
we will love only what we understand,
And we will understand only what we are taught.

Baba Dioum, Senegalese Conservationist

The ultimate test of a man's conscience may be his willingness
 to sacrifice something today for future generations
whose words of thanks will not be heard.

Gaylord Nelson, Co-Founder of Earth Day


It is our collective and individual responsibility to protect and nurture the global family,
To support it's weaker members and to preserve and
Tend to the environment in which we all live.

Dalai Lama

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful;
For beauty is God's handwriting -- a wayside sacrament.
Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower,
And thank God for it as a cup of blessing.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The heart never grows old.

Nadezhda Maharajji

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.

Native American Proverb

You must teach your children that the ground beneath their feet
Is the ashes of your grandfathers. So that they will respect the land,
Tell your children that the earth is rich with the lives of our kin.
Teach your children what we have taught our children, that the earth is our mother.
Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth.
If men spit upon the ground, they spit upon themselves.

Native American Wisdom

When the soil disappears, the soul disappears.

Ymber Delecto

We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.

Thomas Fuller

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.

Albert Camus

When we heal the earth, we heal ourselves.

David Orr

All are nothing but flowers in a flowering universe.

Nakagawa Soen-Roshi

If you touch one thing with deep awareness, you touch everything.

Thich Nhat Hanh

The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.

Rachel Carson

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

John Muir

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

The universe will reward you for taking risks on its behalf.

Shakti Gawain

When despair for the world grows in me
And I wake in the night at the least sound
In fear of what my life and my children's lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
Rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
Who do not tax their lives with forethought
Of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
Waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

Wendell Berry - The Peace of Wild Things

I am thinking how we can use what we have to invent what we need.

Adrienne Rich - Diving into the Wreck

May the sun bring you new energy by day.
May the moon softly restore you by night.
May the rain wash away your worries.
May the breeze blow strength into your being.
May you walk gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life.

Apache blessing

Celebrate early
Celebrate often
There is plenty of sadness
There is plenty of disappointment
Celebrate, celebrate, celebrate

David Marell

Sell your cleverness and purchase bewilderment


There's a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.

Leonard Cohen

Don't stop dreaming ridiculous dreams.
Being realistic is the most commonly traveled road towards mediocrity.

Author Unknown

When all the trees have been cut down,
When all the animals have been hunted,
When all the waters are polluted,
When all the air is unsafe to breathe,
Only then will you discover you cannot eat money.

Author Unknown, Cree Prophecy

My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am.

Author Unknown

And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and
The winds long to play with your hair.

Kahlil Gibran, from The Prophet

Tell me, I forget. Show me, I remember. Involve me, I understand.

Ancient Chinese Proverb

Peace be to earth and to airy spaces!
Peace be to heaven, peace to the waters,
Peace to the plants and peace to the trees!
May all the gods grant me peace!
By this invocation of peace may peace be diffused!
By this invocation of peace may peace bring peace!
With this peace the dreadful I appease,
With this peace the cruel I appease,
With this peace all evil I appease,
So that peace may prevail, happiness prevail!
May everything for us be peaceful!

Hinduism, Atharva Veda 19.9.14

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
 nothing is going to get better, it's not.

The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

Christianity: Bible, Matthew 5:9

Walk on the Earth in humility.

Islam, The Quran

Greater indeed than the creation of man is the creation of the heavens and the earth.

Islam, The Quran

Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons;
It is to grow in the open air and eat and sleep with the Earth.

Walt Whitman

Speed is irrelevant if you are going in the wrong direction.

Mahatma Gandhi

If you're not livin' on the edge, you're takin' up too much space.


I'd put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power!
I hope we don't have to wait till oil and coal run out before we tackle that.

Thomas 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, 1854

One generation goes and another generation comes; but the Earth remains forever.

Talmud: the book Kohelet 25:63

The earth which sustains humanity must not be injured, it must not be destroyed.

Hildegard of Bingen 1098-1179

Just as we should cultivate gentle and peaceful relations with our fellow human beings,
We should also extend that same kind of attitude towards the natural environment.
Morally speaking, we should be concerned for our whole environment.

His Holiness the Dali Lama

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

Margaret Mead

The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.

Yves Saint Laurent

Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.

Lao Tzu

The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.

Henry David Thoreau

Though inland far we be,
Our Souls have sight of that immortal sea
Which brought us hither

William Wordsworth - Ode: Intimations of Immortality

A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.

Chinese Proverb

Nature is not a place to visit, it is home

Gary Snyder

The sea is really only drops of water that have come together

Desmond Tutu

You cannot buy the revolution.
You cannot make the revolution.
You can only be the revolution.
It is in your spirit, or it is nowhere.

 Ursula K. Le Guin from The Dispossessed: an Ambiguous Utopia

Anxiety and fear produce energy.
Where we focus that energy noticeably affects the quality of our lives:
focus on the solution, not the problem.

Walter Anderson

Intent reveals desire; action reveals COMMITMENT
Steve Marabo

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.
And the second-best time to plant a tree is today.

Old proverb

I never let my schooling get in the way of my education.

Mark Twain***********

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