Earth Quotes

How we treat the earth basically effects our social welfare and our national security.

Jim Fowler

It is probable that all heavy matter possessesólatent and bound up with the structure of the atomóa similar quantity of energy to that possessed by radium. If it could be tapped and controlled, what an agent it would be in shaping the world's destiny! The man who puts his hand on the lever by which a parsimonious nature regulates so jealously the output of this store of energy would possess a weapon by which he could destroy the Earth if he chose. A prescient remark on atomic energy after the discovery of radioactivity, but decades before the harnessing of nuclear fission in an atomic bomb became a reality

Frederick Soddy

Let us have compassion for those under chastisement. Alas, who are we ourselves? Who am I and who are you? Whence do we come and is it quite certain that we did nothing before we were born? This earth is not without some resemblance to a gaol. Who knows but that man is a victim of divine justice? Look closely at life. It is so constituted that one senses punishment everywhere.

Victor Hugo

The most powerful†weapon†on earth is the human soul on fire

Marshal Ferdinand Foch

To put your hands in a river is to feel the chords that bind the earth together

Barry Lopez

Between earth and earth's atmosphere, the amount of water remains constant; there is never a drop more, never a drop less. This is a story of circular infinity, of a planet birthing itself

Linda Hogan, "Northern Lights," Autumn 1990

{Water is} the one substance from which the earth can conceal nothing; it sucks out its innermost secrets and brings them to our very lips

Jean Giraudoux

A river seems a magic thing. A magic, moving, living part of the very earth itself

Laura Gilpin

The life of the husbandman,--a life led by the bounty of earth and sweetened by the airs of heaven.

Douglas Jerrold

On average, an infant laughs nearly two hundred times a day; an adult, only twelve. Maybe they are laughing so much because they are looking at us. To be able to preserve joyousness of heart and yet to be concerned in thought: in this way we can determine good fortune and misfortune on earth, and bring to perfection everything on earth

I Ching

The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.

Robert Green Ingersoll

Distrust everyone in whom the impulse to punish is powerful! Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion?

Friedrich Nietzsche

Earth is dearer than gold

Estonian Proverb

The best investment on earth is earth.

Louis J. Glickman

To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.

Wendell Berry
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