Ecology Quotes

Man is a complex being: he makes deserts bloom - and lakes die.

Gil Stern

Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth.

Albert Schweitzer

When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.

John Muir

Civilization... wrecks the planet from seafloor to stratosphere.

Richard Bach

The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.

Ross Perot

Take care of the earth and she will take care of you.

Author Unknown

We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.

Francis Bacon

When we heal the earth, we heal ourselves.

David Orr

A virgin forest is where the hand of man has never set foot.

Author Unknown

Till now man has been up against Nature; from now on he will be up against his own nature.

Dennis Gabor

I am the earth. You are the earth. The Earth is dying. You and I are murderers.

Ymber Delecto

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.

Native American Proverb

Nature is not a place to visit, it is home.

Gary Snyder

The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.

Roosevelt, Franklin D

Obviously, the answer to oil spills is to paper-train the tankers

Nader, Ralph

We won't have a society if we destroy the environment.

Mead, Margaret

It is our task in our time and in our generation to hand down undiminished to those who come after us, as was handed down to us by those who went before, the natural wealth and beauty which is ours.

Kennedy, John F.

A chain is no stronger than its weakest link, and life is after all a chain.

James, William

Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites.

William Ruckelshaus

We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.

Thomas Fuller

If civilization has risen from the Stone Age, it can rise again from the Wastepaper Age.

Jacques Barzun

We are in trouble now, unless we deliberately take actions to take care of the sea, and make sure these systems continue to operate as they have for millions of years.

Sylvia Earle

In the presence of nature, a wild delight runs through the man, in spite of real sorrows.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous

Aristotle

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Updated On : December 10, 2010
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