Environment Sayings and Quotes

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

To waste and destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them. Theodore Roosevelt
The environment is everything that isn't me. Albert Einstein
We don't have to sacrifice a strong economy for a healthy environment. Dennis Weaver
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
We have forgotten how to be good guests, how to walk lightly on the earth as its other creatures do. Barbara Ward
We won't have a society if we destroy the environment. Margaret Mead
It's inevitable your environment will influence what you do. Duncan Sheik
The environment acts more strongly upon the individual life the less fixed and strong this individual life may be. Maria Montessori
Our planet's alarm is going off, and it is time to wake up and take action! Leonardo DiCaprio
Environment is no one's property to destroy; it's everyone's responsibility to protect. Mohith Agadi
The earth has a skin and that skin has diseases; one of its diseases is called man. Friedrich Nietzsche
Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations. Earl Nightingale
The only way forward, if we are going to improve the quality of the environment, is to get everybody involved. Richard Rogers
Create and maintain a beautiful environment and surroundings in which to live. Bryant McGill
The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself. Mark Caine
Lets nurture the nature, so that we can have a better future. Anonymous
There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed. Mohandas K. Gandhi
It is in man's heart that the life of nature's spectacle exists; to see it, one must feel it. Jean-Jacques Rousseau
When environment changes, there must be a corresponding change in life. Charles Lindbergh
We cannot command Nature except by obeying her. Francis Bacon
It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it. Dan Quayle
It is not the sun that wither the plants to death but the man who gradually beats the trees to death. Anonymous
It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment. Ansel Adams
We need to promote development that does not destroy our environment. Wangari Maathai
Earth is our mother. In spite of our desire to harm our mother, she will always love us forever. Anonymous
Be nice to the environment. Be nice to animals. Be nice to people. If you do that, you will leave a mark on the world. Enock Maregesi
We owe it to ourselves and to the next generation to conserve the environment so that we can bequeath our children a sustainable world that benefits all. Wangari Maathai
A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Accept that environment compromises values far more than values do their number on environment. Sidney Poitier
One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. William Shakespeare
The environment around you shapes who you are. How you handle an emergency or how you react when someone is rude to you, that's you. Halsey
Everyone become a creation of their environment. Steven Redhead
With a good heredity, nature deals you a fine hand at cards; and with a good environment, you learn to play the hand well. Walter C. Alvarez
Man is the control experiment of heredity and environment; and since his heredity controls him, he tries to control his environment. Evan Esar
Local innovation and initiative can help us better understand how to protect our environment. Gale Norton
I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend? Robert Redford
Take a course in good water and air; and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you. John Nuir
Environmental concern is now firmly embedded in public life: in education, medicine and law; in journalism, literature and art. Barry Commoner
Within 10 years it will be impossible to travel to the North Pole by dog team. There will be too much open water. Will Steger
By polluting clear water with slime you will never find good drinking water. Aeschylus
Why are ecologists and environmentalists so feared and hated? This is because in part what they have to say is new to the general public, and the new is always alarming. Garrett Hardin
Pushing production out of America to nations without our environmental standards increases global environmental risks. Frank Murkowski
In today's world, it is no longer unimaginable to think that business can operate - and even thrive - in an environmentally-friendly manner. Olympia Snowe
No one should be able to enter a wilderness by mechanical means. Garrett Hardin
I firmly believe that we can have a healthy environment and a sustainable timber industry. Frank Murkowski
The modern assault on the environment began about 50 years ago, during and immediately after World War II. Barry Commoner
When we realize we can make a buck cleaning up the environment, it will be done! Dennis Weaver
For ages, tree have been revered for many reasons by humankind. We use trees for shelter, we harvest from them, and we have made weapons and shields from their wood to protect ourselves and to hunt game. Mickie Mueller
Trees have provided wood for the fires that kept us warm and cooked our food, and we have shared fellowship, stories, and ritual around fires fed by the trees of the earth. Mickie Mueller
One of the most valuable inventions of the modern age--books, the bringers of knowledge--would not be available to us if not for trees. Mickie Mueller
Trees have touched our lives on so many levels that they have become a part of us forever. Mickie Mueller
Depending on where you live, the flowering broadleaf trees in spring can be as beautiful as the colorful leaves are in the fall. Jane Kirkland
Planting trees on farms and establishing shelterbelts can significantly increase crop and livestock yields, in addition to protecting soil and water resources. The World Bank Policy Paper
Forest are the most extensive terrestrial ecosystem, and nearly 500 million people depends on forests for their livelihood. The World Bank Policy Paper
Around the world, environmental change is rapidly occurring as a result of human actions to transform the earth into a livable home. Steven Silvern
We live in an era of great concern about environmental sustainability. Global problems such as climate change, resource depletion, and biodiversity reduction have worked their way into both public and scholarly consciousness with a force not felt in at least a generation. Jeremy Vetter
Human beings make nature happy by having good thoughts and going good actions. Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi
Nature blesses us with bountiful, overflowing harvests. Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi
It is high time to give serious thought to protecting nature. The destruction of nature is synonymous to the destruction of humanity. Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi
Humanity is dependent on nature for its very existence. Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi
In truth, we are not protecting nature. It is nature who protects us. Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi
Painters understand nature and love her and teach us to see her. Hatherleigh
If one really loves nature, one can find beauty in it. Hatherleigh
The natural world offers constancy and comfort inn chaotic times. Hatherleigh
When every email and text messages seems to require an immediate response, a hike in the woods clears the mind and reframes our focus. Hatherleigh
Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. Hatherleigh
We don't have to sacrifice a strong economy for a healthy environment. Dennis Weaver
I think the government has to reposition environment on top of their national and international priorities. Brian Mulroney
Maintaining healthy forests is essential to those who make a living from the land and for those of us who use them for recreational purposes. Cathy McMorris
Unless we keep this planet healthy, everything else is for naught. Victoria Principal
Mankind is considered(by the radical environmentalists) the lowest and the meanest of all species and is blamed for everything. Dixie Lee Ray
The government should set a goal for a clean environment but not mandate how that goal should be implemented. Dixie Lee Ray
Nature is the vehicle of thought, and in a simple, double, and threefold degree. Ralph Waldo Emerson
A rule of one art, or a law of organization, holds true throughout nature. Ralph Waldo Emerson
You can cheat yourself, but you can never cheat Nature. Sirshree
Knowing your true nature is true spirituality. Sirshree
There is abundance, there is more than enough in Nature. Sirshree
Those who understand the laws of Nature never aim small. Sirshree
Change and transformation is the rule of nature. Sirshree
Our environment provides the sources of our livelihood and enjoyment of life, as well as sinks for the disposal of our waste products. Janet R. Hunter
Our environment is the capsule in which we live. It surrounds us, sustains and nurtures us, and provides us with not just the basic requirements of living but also with the amenities and pleasures associated with modern life. Janet R. Hunter
It is time to rethink how we interact with and use the environment and to develop a new relationship with nature because, ultimately, nothing less than our survival is at stake. Encyclopaedia Britannica