Earth Quotes

The church says the earth is flat, but I know that it is round, for I have seen the shadow on the moon, and I have more faith in a shadow than in the church

Ferdinand Magellan

You forget that the fruits belong to all and that the land belongs to no one.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope.

Wendell Berry

The Earth is the Cradle of the Mind -- but one cannot eternally live in a cradle.

Konstantin E. Tsiolkovsky

There is enough for all. The earth is a generous mother; she will provide in plentiful abundance food for all her children if they will but cultivate her soil in justice and in peace.

Bourke Coekran

The earth is given as a common for men to labor and live in.

Thomas Jefferson

Man makes a great fuss about this planet which is only a ballbearing in the hub of the universe.

Christopher Morley

I really wonder what gives us the right to wreck this poor planet of ours.

Kurt Vonnegut Jr

What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?

Henry David Thoreau

The earth belongs to the living, not to the dead.

Thomas Jefferson

Let's pray that the human race never escapes from Earth to spread its iniquity elsewhere.

C. S. Lewis

The earth was made so various, that the mind Of desultory man, studious of change, And pleased with novelty, might be indulged

William Cowper

Earth took her shining station as a star, In Heaven's dark hall, high up the crowd of worlds.

Christian Nevell Bovee

Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home.

Bill Cosby

This is Major Tom to Ground Control. I'm stepping through the door, And I'm floating in a most peculiar way. And the stars look very different today. For here Am I sitting in a tin can, Far above the world. Planet Earth is blue, And there's nothing I can do.

David Robert Jones

Sudden thy silent beauty on me shone, Fair as the moon had given thee all her spell. Then, as Endymion had found on earth, In unchanged beauty but in fashion changed, Her whom I loved so long; so felt I then, Not that a new love in my heart had birth, But that the old, that far from reach had ranged, Was now on earth, and to be loved of men.

Francis William Bourdillon

This is the year which people will talk about This is the year which people will be silent about. The old see the young die. The foolish see the wise die. The earth no longer produces, it devours. The sky hurls down no rain, only iron.

Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht

Those [Christians] had left to love on earth were then: brothers and sisters in hatred, whom they called then: brothers and sisters in love.

Georg Morris Cohen Brandes

One who offers (suggests) what he doesn't know, will be under the curse of the angels of the heavens and the earth.

Ali al-Rida

But the inner part is the better part; for to it, as both ruler and judge, all these messengers of the senses report the answers of heaven and earth and all the things therein, who said, "We are not God, but he made us." My inner man knew these things through the ministry of the outer man, and I, the inner man, knew all this I, the soul, through the senses of my body. I asked the whole frame of earth about my God, and it answered, "I am not he, but he made me."

St. Augustine of Hippo

We are all on earth to help others. What on earth the others are here for, I can't imagine.

Wystan Hugh Auden

Abstract forms can contain, retain or absorb real forces...objective depictions are all more or less burdened by earth's gravity and their pinions are not free.

Willi Baumeister

Love is the only shocking act left on the face of the earth.

Sandra Bernhard

Of all the creatures that creep, swim, or fly, Peopling the earth, the waters, and the sky, From Rome to Iceland, Paris to Japan, I really think the greatest fool is man.

Nicolas Boileau-Despraux

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Updated On : March 02, 2014
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