Earth Day began April 22, 1970, and it is still a great way to celebrate the earth and bring awareness to caring for it and the environmental movement in general. Earth Day is often used to organize activist groups, but it’s also an important reminder to make changes on the small scale. Here are some awesome quotes for celebrating Earth Day.

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

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

“Sooner or later, we will have to recognize that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans.”
Evo Morales

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

Pam Shaw

“We have met the enemy and he is us.”

Walt Kelly

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

Marshall McLuhan

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.”

– Native American Proverb

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

Wendell Berry

“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

“He that plants trees loves others beside himself.”

Thomas Fuller

“Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.”

– Juvenal, Satires

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

Mother Teresa

“On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.”

Jules Renard

“We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don’t know.”

W. H. Auden

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