Earth Day is one of the few days of the year we have to reflect on the state of the planet and all of its creatures. 24 hours of planting trees, watching Animal Planet, and well, appreciating everything that gives us life. If you’re in a big city, take some time out of your day and walk through the park, take a stroll in a meadow, appreciate the lush greenery as it appears we have skipped spring, and jumped right into summer.
Battle your allergies and take some time to help an animal shelter, plant a tree, or simply recycle. Today is the day to take your dog on an extended walk and reflect on how we as a society treat the world we rely so heavily on. If you don’t have a pet, adopt or rescue one every little bit counts. After all, we have been celebrating this holiday since the ’70s and it has been a nice reminder that all life on this planet shares this world together.
Plenty of famous and influential politicians, scholars, and authors have discussed the importance of the environment and how we must preserve it for the future. Below is a list containing some inspiring quotes to help you get out and appreciate Mother Earth.
Earth Day Quotes & Slogans
“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world” –John Muir
“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.” –Gandhi
“Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better.” –Einstein
“Now I see the secret of making the best person: it is to grow in the open air and eat and sleep with the earth” –Walt Whitman
“Where flowers bloom, so does hope” –Lady Bird Johnson
“He that plants trees loves others besides himself” –Thomas Fuller
“The earth has music for those who listen” –William Shakespeare
“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children” –Native American Proverb
“On Earth, there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it” –Jules Renard
“A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.” –John James Audubon
“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
“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” –Jane Goodall