Sustainability Sayings and Quotes

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

Sustainability is the key to our survival on this planet and will also determine success on all levels. Shari Arison
We cannot hope to create a sustainable culture with any but sustainable souls. Derrick Jensen
Sustainability is living on nature's income rather than living on its capital. Murray Gell-Mann
The ultimate test of man's conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard. Gaylord Nelson
We need to defend the interests of those whom we've never met and never will. Jeffrey D. Sachs
Engage the whole community with a common purpose to build an innovative and sustainable enterprise. Miguel Reynolds Brandao
Sustainability: It's the right thing to do, it's the smart thing to do, it's the profitable thing to do. Hunter Lovins
Sustainability requires maintaining life-supporting natural capital in order for our socioeconomic goals to be met. Warren Flint
Every profession bears the responsibility to understand the circumstances that enable its existence. Robert Gutman
Sustainability is treating ourselves and our environment as if we are to live on this earth forever. Arron Wood
Sustainability, ensuring the future of life on Earth, is an infinite game, the endless expression of generosity on behalf of all. Paul Hawken
Sustainability is about ecology, economy and equity. Ralph Bicknese
A society is defined not only by what it creates but also by what it refuses to destroy. John C. Sawhill
We can create a more sustainable, cleaner and safer world by making wiser energy choices. Robert Alan Silverstein
No one person has to do it all but if each one of us follow our heart and our own inclinations we will find the small things that we can do to create a sustainable future and a healthy environment. John Denver
The future is green energy, sustainability, renewable energy. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Sustainability is no longer about doing less harm. It's about doing more good. Jochen Zeitz
Sustainability is a set of conditions and trends in a given system that can continue indefinitely. Alan AtKisson
Since problems spill across borders, security anywhere depends on sustainable development everywhere. Ban Ki-moon
We cannot hope to create a sustainable culture with any but sustainable souls. Derrick Jensen
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. Edmund Burke
When you gaze long into the Abyss of Sustainability, the Abyss of Sustainability also gazes into you. Friedrich Nietzsche
Sustainability is a political choice, not a technical one. It's not a question of whether we can be sustainable, but whether we choose to be Gary Lawrence
Community leadership is the courage, creativity and capacity to inspire participation, development and sustainability for strong communities. Gustav Nossal
Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected. Sustainability is about survival. The goal of resilience is to thrive. Jamais Cascio
Having a similar outlook on life is the central key for long-term sustainability in any love relationship. John Friend
Sustainability is no longer optional. Companies that fail to adopt such practices will perish. They will not only lose cost basis: they will also suffer in recruiting employees as well as attracting customers. John Replogle
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development. Kofi Annan
Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed. Mahatma Gandhi
Sustainability is another word for justice, for what is just is sustainable and what is unjust is not. Matthew Fox