Earth Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old earth quotes, earth sayings, and earth proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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
Those who contemplate the beauty of the Earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. Rachel Carson
Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Mahatma Gandhi
The Earth has a skin and that skin has diseases, one of its diseases is called man. Friedrich Nietzsche
There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew. Marshall McLuhan
Man must feel the earth to know himself and recognize his values . God made life simple. It is man who complicates it. Charles A. Lindbergh
The best investment on earth is earth. Louis J. Glickman
Everything costs and costs the earth. Maya Angelou
The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens. Baha'U'Llah
Touch the earth, feel the earth, her plains, her valleys, her hills, and her seas; rest your spirit in her solitary places. Henry Beston
The earth has grown a nervous system, and it's us. Daniel Dennett
The earth is the general and equal possession of all humanity and therefore cannot be the property of individuals. Leo Tolstoy
I really wonder what gives us the right to wreck this poor planet of ours. Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
The materials of wealth are in the earth, in the seas, and in their natural and unaided productions. Daniel Webster
... do something. Pay your rent for the privilege of living on this beautiful, blue-green, living Earth. Dave Foreman
The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand. Carl Sagan
The Earth does not belong to us: we belong to the Earth. Marlee Matlin
If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food, either. Joseph Wood Krutch
The earth belongs to the living, not to the dead. Thomas Jefferson
Lower your expectations of earth. This isn't heaven, so don't expect it to be. Max Lucado
The earth will not continue to offer its harvest, except with faithful stewardship. We cannot say we love the land and then take steps to destroy it for use by future generations. Pope John Paul II
Mankind without Earth is Humanity without a Home S.G. Rainbolt
The threat to the planet is us. It's actually not a threat to the planet - it's a threat to us. Margaret Atwood
The Earth is the cradle of humanity, but mankind cannot stay in the cradle forever. Konstantin Tsiolkovsky
For the earth is the Lord's and the fulness thereof. Bible
If you tickle the earth with a hoe she laughs with a harvest. Douglas Jerrold
The earth is the very quintessence of the human condition. Hannah Arendt
...the care of the earth is our most ancient and most worthy and, after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it, and to foster its renewal, is our only legitimate hope. Wendell Berry
Do no dishonour to the earth least you dishonour the spirit of man. Henry Beston
Earth is a small town with many neighborhoods in a very big universe. Ron Garan
You must love the crust of the earth on which you dwell more than the sweet crust of any bread or cake; you must be able to extract nutriment out of a sand heap. Henry David Thoreau
The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it. Robert Swan
A nation that destroys its soil destroys itself. Franklin D. Roosevelt
It is absurd to think that we can bring life on a dead planet like Mars, if we cannot sustain it on a planet steaming with life like EARTH! unknown
It used to be said that Pluto is a misfit. But now we know Earth is the misfit. This is the most populous class of planet in our solar system and we have never sent a mission to this class. Alan Stern
Take care of the earth and she will take care of you. Jerry Smith
We are living on the planet as if we have another one to go to. Terry Swearingen
How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean. Arthur C. Clarke
This land, this water, this air, this planet - this is our legacy to our young. Paul Tsongas
The Earth is the most powerful and energetic planet. Abdul Kalam
In every curving beach, in every grain of sand, there is the story of the earth. Rachel Carson
I am the Earth. You are the Earth. The Earth is dying. You and I are murderers. Ymber Delecto
What befalls the Earth, befalls all the sons and daugter's of the Earth. unknown
And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. Kahlil Gibran
Orbiting earth in the spaceship, I saw how beautiful our planet is. People, let us preserve and increase this beauty, not destroy it! Yuri Gagarin
The earth laughs in flowers. E. E. Cummings
Mars is too cold, Venus is too hot, earth is just right. Andrew Ingersoll
Here we are, the most clever species ever to have lived. So how is it we can destroy the only planet we have? Jane Goodall
Sow a seed and the earth will yield you a flower. Dream your dream to the sky and it will bring you your beloved. Khalil Gibran
We are pilgrims, not settlers, this earth is our inn, not our home. John H. Vincent
Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth than plagues or earthquakes. Voltaire
Heaven on Earth is a choice you must make, not a place you must find. Wayne Dyer
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. Albert Einstein
What makes earth feel like hell is our expectation that it should feel like heaven. Chuck Palahniuk
In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is a story of the earth. Rachel Carson
It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small. Neil Armstrong
The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart. Robert Green Ingersoll
Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul. Thomas Merton
The earth is like a spaceship that didn't come with an operating manual. Buckminster Fuller
There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity. Douglas Macarthur
Life comes from the earth and life returns to the earth. Zhuangzi
There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy. William Shakespeare
The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire. Ferdinand Foch
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. Muhammad Ali
Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven. Rabindranath Tagore
Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth. Abraham Lincoln
Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet. Nhat Hanh
Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes. Henry David Thoreau
I left Earth three times and found no other place to go. Please take care of Spaceship Earth. Wally Schirra
This goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory. William Shakespeare
The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights. J. Paul Getty
The divine is not something high above us. It is in heaven, it is in earth, it is inside us. Morihei Ueshiba
We came all this way to explore the Moon, and the most important thing is that we discovered the Earth. William Anders
No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden. Thomas Jefferson
The earth is like a beautiful bride who needs no manmade jewels to heighten her loveliness. Khalil Gibran
The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge, for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future. Marya Mannes
The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean. Carl Sagan
God owns heaven but He craves the earth. Anne Sexton
When the Earth is sick, the animals will begin to disappear, when that happens, The Warriors of the Rainbow will come to save them. Chief Seattle
Everything on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and every person a mission. This is the Indian theory of existence. Mourning Dove
The earth is the Lord's fullness thereof: this is no longer a hollow dictum of religion, but a directive for economic action toward human brotherhood. Lewis Mumford
The earth is mankind's ultimate haven, our blessed terra firm. When it trembles and gives way beneath our feet, it's as though one of God's checks has bounced. Gilbert Adair
One does not sell the earth upon which the people walk. Crazy Horse
This planet below you is our campsite, and you know of no other campground. Kalpana Chawla
It is only a little planet, but how beautiful it is. Robinson Jeffers