Glance at the sun. See the moon and stars. Gaze at the beauty of the green earth. Now think.— Hildegard of Bingen
Grateful Green Earth quotations
We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.
People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle.
But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child -- our own two eyes. All is a miracle.
You could cover the whole earth with asphalt, but sooner or later green grass would break through.
Because we don't think about future generations, they will never forget us.
The best friend on earth of man is the tree: When we use the tree respectfully and economically, we have one of the greatest resources of the earth.
I gave my heart to the mountains the minute I stood beside this river with its spray in my face and watched it thunder into foam, smooth to green glass over sunken rocks, shatter to foam again. I was fascinated by how it sped by and yet was always there; its roar shook both the earth and me.
There's nothing on this green earth that a liberal progressive fears more than a black American who wants a better life and a smaller government.
The pain that you hold is yours. There is not a single pain quite like it. Nobody else on God's green earth can feel this pain, or have the indescribable feeling of pride you will have when you overcome it. This pain is not your curse; this pain is your privilege.
If this earth should ever be destroyed, it will be by desire, by the lust of pleasure and self-gratification, by greed of the green frog skin, by people who are mindful of their own self, forgetting about the wants of others.
They kill good trees to put out bad newspapers.
The sun is the only safe nuclear reactor, situated as it is some ninety-three million miles away.
To live in the present moment is a miracle.
The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green Earth in the present moment, to appreciate the peace and beauty that are available now.
The greening of the desert means sowing seeds in people's hearts and creating a green paradise of peace on earth.
I hold a vision of this blue green planet, safe and in balance.
At the end of the Fossil Fuel Era, we are emerging to a new reality. We are ready to make the next leap - as momentous as abolishing slavery or giving women the vote.
The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on earth
There would be very little point in my exhausting myself and other conservationists themselves in trying to protect animals and habitats if we weren't at the same time raising young people to be better stewards.
Put me anywhere on God's green earth, I'll triple my worth. Motherf--. I, will, not, lose.
There shall never be another season of silence until women have the same rights men have on this green earth.
All of us have a God in us, and that God is the spirit that unites all life, everything that is on this planet. It must be this voice that is telling me to do something, and I am sure it's the same voice that is speaking to everybody on this planet - at least everybody who seems to be concerned about the fate of the world, the fate of this planet.
There is a great need for the introduction of new values in our society, where bigger is not necessarily better, where slower can be faster, and where less can be more.
The easiest thing to find on God's green earth is someone to tell you all the things you cannot do.
You want to help mother Earth? Try sodomy. Sodomy is eco-friendly, and abortion is green.
The proper use of science is not to conquer nature but to live in it.
Of two men looking at a green field, one estimates its yield in bushels and calculates the price of the bushels in silver and in gold. The other drinks the greenness of the field with his eye, and kisses every blade with his thought, and fraternizes in his soul with every rootlet and pebble, and every clod of earth.
The earth is what we all have in common.
The earth has a skin and that skin has diseases; one of its diseases is called man.
The future will be green, or not at all.
This truth lies at the heart of humankind's most pressing challenge: to learn to live in harmony with the Earth on a genuinely sustainable basis.
If dead things love, if earth and water distinguish friends from enemies, I should like to possess their love. I should like the green earth not to feel my step as a heavy burden. I should like her to forgive that she for my sake is wounded by plough and harrow, and willingly to open for my dead body.
...no matter how complex or affluent, human societies are nothing but subsystems of the biosphere, the Earth's thin veneer of life, which is ultimately run by bacteria, fungi and green plants.
The smell of manure, of sun on foliage, of evaporating water, rose to my head;
two steps farther, and I could look down into the vegetable garden enclosed within its tall pale of reeds - rich chocolate earth studded emerald green, frothed with the white of cauliflowers, jeweled with the purple globes of eggplant and the scarlet wealth of tomatoes.
The question of whether it's God's green earth is not at center stage, except in the sense that if so, one is reminded with some regularity that He may be dying.
The green earth sends her incense up.
From many a mountain shrine; From folded leaf and dewey cup She pours her sacred wine.
I am in love with this green Earth.
Most people know the sheer wonder that goes with falling in love, how not only does everything in heaven and earth become new, but the lover himself becomes new. It is literally like the sap rising in the tree, putting forth new green shoots of life.