Green Earth Quotes

Green Earth Quotes by Percy Bysshe Shelley, Albert Einstein, Havelock Ellis, Bill Vaughan, Nhat Hanh, Selma Lagerlöf and many others.

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Let the blue sky overhead, The green earth on which ye tread, All that must eternal be Witness the solemnity.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
Albert Einstein
The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago… had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands.
Havelock Ellis
Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.
Bill Vaughan
To live in the present moment is a miracle. The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green Earth in the present moment, to appreciate the peace and beauty that are available now.
Nhat Hanh
If dead things love, if earth and water distinguish friends from enemies, I should like to possess their love. I should like the green earth not to feel my step as a heavy burden. I should like her to forgive that she for my sake is wounded by plough and harrow, and willingly to open for my dead body.
Selma Lagerlöf
Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.
Rachel Carson
The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.
Ralph Nader
But now my task is smoothly done, I can fly, or I can run Quickly to the green earth’s end, Where the bow’d welkin slow doth bend, And from thence can soar as soon To the corners of the Moon.
John Milton
There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in 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.
Lord Byron
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
To leave behind what was in reality a hell, and immediately have this good green earth revealed in more glory than most men ever see it, was one of the compensating privileges which make me feel that my suffering was worthwhile.
Clifford Whittingham Beers
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so called scientific knowledge.
Thomas A. Edison
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.
E. B. White
I wake up in the morning asking myself what can I do today, how can I help the world today.
Julia Hill
Evil springs up, and flowers, and bears no seed, And feeds the green earth with its swift decay, Leaving it richer for the growth of truth.
James Russell Lowell
The easiest thing to find on God’s green earth is someone to tell you all the things you cannot do.
Richard DeVos
The earth is what we all have in common.
Wendell Berry
The one victory we can ever call complete will be that one which proclaims that there is not one slave or one drunkard on the face of God’s green earth.
Abraham Lincoln
God made life simple. It is man who complicates it.
Charles Lindbergh
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
There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before.
Robert Wilson Lynd
Oh Beautiful for smoggy skies, insecticided grain,
For strip-mined mountain’s majesty above the asphalt plain.
America, America, man sheds his waste on thee,
And hides the pines with billboard signs, from sea to oily sea.
George Carlin
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore.
James F. Cooper
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand.
William Blake
We say we love flowers, yet we pluck them. We say we love trees, yet we cut them down. And people still wonder why some are afraid when told they are loved.
Paul Morley
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead
Do we walk in legends or on the green earth in the daylight?’ A man may do both,’ said Aragorn. ‘For not we but those who come after will make the legends of our time. The green earth, say you? That is a mighty matter of legend, though you tread it under the light of day!
J. R. R. Tolkien
Therefore am I still a lover of the meadows and the woods, and mountains; and of all that we behold from this green earth.
William Wordsworth
There would be very little point in my exhausting myself and other conservationists themselves in trying to protect animals and habitats if we weren’t at the same time raising young people to be better stewards.
Jane Goodall
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
Laozi
We have to wear clothes, a requirement of custom, but more time, temper, character, and peace of mind, not to mention money, have been sacrificed to them than to any other altar on this green earth, and for what?
Kate Langley Bosher
There is nothing on God’s green earth that someone won’t complain about including both God and green earth.
Vicki Myron
I love not man the less, but Nature more.
Lord Byron
You forget that the fruits belong to all and that the land belongs to no one.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Glance at the sun. See the moon and stars. Gaze at the beauty of the green earth. Now think.
Hildegard of Bingen
If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.
Henry David Thoreau
I am in love with the green earth.
Charles Lamb
They kill good trees to put out bad newspapers.
James G. Watt
There’s nothing on this green earth that a liberal progressive fears more than a black American who wants a better life and a smaller government.
Allen West
Because we don’t think about future generations, they will never forget us.
Henrik Tikkanen
It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.
Ansel Adams
All of us have a God in us, and that God is the spirit that unites all life, everything that is on this planet.
Wangari Maathai
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge. Remedies from chemicals will never stand in favor compared with the products of nature, the living cell of the plant, the final result of the rays of the sun, the mother of all life.
Thomas A. Edison
There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew.
Marshall McLuhan
The green earth sends her incense up. From many a mountain shrine; From folded leaf and dewey cup She pours her sacred wine.
John Greenleaf Whittier
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
The thing that is incredible is life itself.
Edwin Markham