Environmental Quotes

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Environmental quotes by famous authors of the world. Browse our latest collection of famous quotes on the environment. Feel free to share with friends and family.

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Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.

— John Muir

Sooner or later, we will have to recognise 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

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

— Margaret Mead

Environmental pollution is an incurable disease. It can only be prevented.

— Barry Commoner

Sustainable development is the pathway to the future we want for all. It offers a framework to generate economic growth, achieve social justice, exercise environmental stewardship and strengthen governance.

— Ban Ki-moon

The Earth does not belong to us: we belong to the Earth.

— Marlee Matlin

Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.

— Henry David Thoreau

The future will either be green or not at all.

— Bob Brown

Election days come and go. But the struggle of the people to create a government which represents all of us and not just the one percent – a government based on the principles of economic, social, racial and environmental justice – that struggle continues.

— Bernie Sanders

If we’re destroying our trees and destroying our environment and hurting animals and hurting one another and all that stuff, there’s got to be a very powerful energy to fight that. I think we need more love in the world. We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that.

— Ellen DeGeneres

Sadly, it’s much easier to create a desert than a forest.

— James Lovelock

The environment is everything that isn’t me.

— Albert Einstein

It appears to be a law that you cannot have a deep sympathy with both man and nature.

— Henry David Thoreau

I can find God in nature, in animals, in birds and the environment.

— Pat Buckley

We don’t have to sacrifice a strong economy for a healthy environment.

— Dennis Weaver

If you can’t be in awe of Mother Nature, there’s something wrong with you.

— Alex Trebek

Try to leave the Earth a better place than when you arrived.

— Sidney Sheldon

Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man.

— Stewart Udall

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.

— John Muir

Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.

— Jacques Yves Cousteau
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