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Quotes and sayings to share on Earth Day

Published on Wednesday, April 22, 2015


International Business Times

April 22 is Earth Day, the annual event meant to raise awareness about Mother Nature’s health and the efforts being made to protect it. 

Earth Day events commemorate what is considered the birth of the modern environmental movement. The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970 on college campuses across the U.S. and was the invention of Gaylord Nelson, a former Democratic U.S. senator from Wisconsin whose idea for Earth Day was born out of watching the momentum of the student-led anti-war protests of the 1960s and his frustration with D.C. gridlock over enacting environmental protections. "It was a gamble," Nelson said of the movement."But it worked."

It was Earth Day that largely led to the U.S. passing legislation such as the Clean Water Acts and to the formation of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Here are quotes and sayings to share on Earth Day 2015 to help spread the word. Some are inspiring, others are just for laughs and some come from a place of wisdom.

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." — Albert Einstein

"Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them." — Bill Vaughan

"We have met the enemy and he is us." — Walt Kelly

"Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.”"— Cree Indian proverb

"Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance." — Theodore Roosevelt

"Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you're a thousand miles from the corn field." — Dwight D. Eisenhower

"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." — John Muir

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtfully committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." — Margaret Mead

"The earth is what we all have in common." — Wendell Berry

"Keep close to Nature’s heart ... and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean." — John Muir

"That's the thing about Mother Nature, she really doesn't care what economic bracket you're in." — Whoopi Goldberg

"Today I have grown taller from walking with the trees." — Karle Wilson Baker

"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

"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." — Lao Tzu

"Sooner or later, we will have to recognize 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

"Why should I care about future generations? What have they ever done for me?" — Groucho Marx

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