205 Ultimate List of Sustainability Quotes to Inspire Action

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The Most Famous Sustainability Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Sustainability is treating ourselves and our environment as if we are to live on this earth forever. — Arron Wood

Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. — Gro Harlem Brundtland

Without environmental sustainability, economic stability and social cohesion cannot be achieved — Phil Harding

Nevertheless, the concept of sustainable development is now known - even amongst those who haven't accepted it - and it's recognized, debated and followed by an increasing number of businesses. — Maurice Strong

A sustainable human community is designed in such a manner that its ways of life, technologies, and social institutions honor, support, and cooperate with nature's inherent ability to sustain life. — Fritjof Capra

We cannot choose between [economic] growth and sustainability - we must have both — Paul Polman

When you gaze long into the Abyss of Sustainability, the Abyss of Sustainability also gazes into you. — Friedrich Nietzsche

We share this planet, our home, with millions of species. Justice and sustainability both demand that we do not use more resources than we need. — Vandana Shiva

In today's world, it is no longer unimaginable to think that business can operate - and even thrive - in an environmentally-friendly manner. — Olympia Snowe

If we achieve our sustainability targets and no one else follows, we will have failed. — Paul Polman

Short Sustainability Quotes

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  • The earth which sustains humanity must not be injured. It must not be destroyed! — Hildegard of Bingen
  • The number one key to success in life is sustaining your energy. — Tony Robbins
  • We live not, in reality, on the summit of a solid earth but at the bottom of an ocean of air — Thales
  • No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking. — Voltaire
  • Find the sustainable rituals that best support your work. — Rick Rubin
  • On promoting green transition — Xi Jinping
  • It was God's word that made us; is it any wonder that His word should sustain us? — Charles Spurgeon
  • The greatest gift you can give the planet on Earth Day is to go Plant-based. — Rich Roll
  • Working together, all of us can embark on a path of green, low-carbon and sustainable development. — Xi Jinping
  • Slow Food unites the pleasure of food with responsibility, sustainability and harmony with nature. — Carlo Petrini

Top 10 Sustainability Quotes

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God, send me anywhere, only go with me. Lay any burden on me, only sustain me. And sever any tie in my heart except the tie that binds my heart to Yours. — David Livingstone

Revolution is an inalienable right of mankind. Freedom is an imperishable birth right of all. Labor is the real sustainer of society, the sovereignty of the ultimate destiny of the workers. — Bhagat Singh

[O]ne of the most vital ways we sustain ourselves is by building communities of resistance, places where we know we are not alone. — Bell Hooks

Instead of controlling the environment for the benefit of the population, perhaps we should control the population to ensure the survival of our environment — David Attenborough

A sacred respect for the constitutional law is the vital principle, the sustaining energy of a free government. — Alexander Hamilton

No society can long sustain itself unless its members have learned the sensitivities, motivations and skills involved in assisting and caring for other human beings. — Urie Bronfenbrenner

You can make a lot of speeches, but the real thing is when you dig a hole, plant a tree, give it water, and make it survive. That's what makes the difference — Wangari Maathai

The human race is challenged more than ever before to demonstrate our mastery, not over nature but of ourselves. — Rachel Carson

Productivity and efficiency can be achieved only step by step with sustained hard work, relentless attention to details and insistence on the highest standards of quality and performance. — J. R. D. Tata

The earth which sustains humanity must not be injured. It must not be destroyed! — Hildegard of Bingen

Sustainability Image Quotes

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Sustainability quote by Voltaire

No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking. — Voltaire

Sustainability quote by Margaret Mary Alacoque

May faith be the torch which illuminates, animates, and sustains you. — Margaret Mary Alacoque

Sustainability quote An unbending tree is easily broken.
An unbending tree is easily broken.
Sustainability quote by Kamisese Mara

I have been sustained by cane field, the cane plantation I have. — Kamisese Mara

Sustainability quote The elevator to success is out of order. You'll have to use the stairs. One step
The elevator to success is out of order. You'll have to use the stairs. One step at a time.

Food Sustainability Quotes

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I wish for everyone to help create a strong, sustainable movement to educate every child about food, inspire families to cook again and empower people everywhere to fight obesity. — Jamie Oliver

I really want to figure out how we can get more people eating something like Impossible meat. — MrBeast

I am confident that we will see a growing consensus about the most effective way to transform food in America: building a real, sustainable and free school-lunch program. — Alice Waters

I am more modest now, but I still think that one of the pleasantest of all emotions is to know that I, I with my brain and my hands, have nourished my beloved few, that I have concocted a stew or a story, a rarity or a plain dish, to sustain them truly against the hungers of the world. — M. F. K. Fisher

The way to healthy living is to shift from quantitative economic growth to quality of life, food, water and air - to shift from craving to contentment and from greed to gratitude — Satish Kumar

The future of our nation depends on our ability to produce food and fiber to sustain the world. — Phil Bredesen

I want Britain to lead the world in food and farming and to do that we need enough productive agricultural land. — Liz Truss

Education is a life; that life is sustained on ideas; ideas are of spiritual origin, and that we get them chiefly as we convey them to one another. The duty of parents is to sustain a child's inner life with ideas as they sustain his body with food. — Charlotte Mason

Agricultural sustainability doesn't depend on agritechnology. To believe it does is to put the emphasis on the wrong bit of 'agriculture.' What sustainability depends on isn't agri- so much as culture. — Raj Patel

I came to all the realizations about sustainability and biodiversity because I fell in love with the way food tastes. And because I was looking for that taste I feel at the doorsteps of the organic, local, sustainable farmers, dairy people and fisherman. — Alice Waters

Green Sustainability Quotes

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The European Green Deal is a must for the health of our planet and our people – and for our economy. — Ursula von der Leyen

The European Green Deal is our new growth strategy. It will help us cut emissions while creating jobs. — Ursula von der Leyen

Where the quality of life goes down for the environment, the quality of life goes down for humans. — George Holland

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. — Jonathon Porritt

People 'over-produce' pollution because they are not paying for the costs of dealing with it. — Ha-Joon Chang

The future will be green, or not at all — Jonathon Porritt

The best friend of earth of man is the tree. — Frank Lloyd Wright

What we can be scientifically certain of is that our continued use of fossil fuels is pushing us to a point of no return — Barack Obama

The future is green energy, sustainability, renewable energy. — Arnold Schwarzenegger

Unless we free ourselves from a dependence on these fossil fuels... we are condemning future generations to global catastrophe — Barack Obama

Earth Sustainability Quotes

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When a certain number of people come together and they choose at a moment in time to create a precise emotion in their hearts, that emotion literally can intentionally influence the very fields that sustain the life on planet earth. — Gregg Braden

The love of wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyong reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth, the earth which bore us and sustains us, the only paradise we shall ever know, the only paradise we ever need, if only we had the eyes to see. — Edward Abbey

After all, sustainability means running the global environment - Earth Inc. - like a corporation: with depreciation, amortization and maintenance accounts. In other words, keeping the asset whole, rather than undermining your natural capital. — Maurice Strong

Humans merely share the Earth. We can only protect the land, not own it. — Chief Seattle

Western civilization is a loaded gun pointed at the head of this planet. — Terence McKenna

Our presence on this planet does not seem to be sustainable. Our technical civilization makes up particularly vulnerable. There is talk all over the scientific community about climate change. Many of them [scientists] agree, the end of human life on earth is assured. — Werner Herzog

Be Thou praised, my Lord, of our Sister Mother Earth, which sustains and hath us in rule, and produces divers fruits with coloured flowers and herbs. — Francis of Assisi

his planet came with a set of instructions, but we seem to have misplaced them. Important rules like don’t poison the water, soil, or air, don’t let the earth get overcrowded, and don’t touch the thermostat have been broken. — Paul Hawken

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

We have an economy that tells us it is cheaper to destroy earth in real time rather than renew, restore, and sustain it. You can print money to bail out a bank but you can't print life to bail out a planet. — Paul Hawken

Sustainably Quotes

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Success in science and scientific work come not through the provision of unlimited or big resources, but in the wise and careful selection of problems and objectives. Above all, what is required is hard sustained work and dedication. — Lal Bahadur Shastri

I am the fiery life of the essence of God; I am the flame above the beauty in the fields; I shine in the waters; I burn in the sun, the moon, and the stars. And with the airy wind, I quicken all things vitally by an unseen, all-sustaining life. — Hildegard of Bingen

Love is our only reason for living and the only purpose of life. We live for the sake of love, and we live seeking love... it is not surprising that we keep looking for love. All of us are nothing but vibrations of love. We are sustained by love, and in the end we merge back into love. — Swami Muktananda

Mindfulness means moment-to-moment, non-judgmental awareness. It is cultivated by refining our capacity to pay attention, intentionally, in the present moment, and then sustaining that attention over time as best we can. In the process, we become more in touch with our life as it is unfolding. — Jon Kabat-Zinn

A global human society, characterised by islands of wealth, surrounded by a sea of poverty, is unsustainable — Thabo Mbeki

I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible and die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his honour and that of his country, Victory or death. — William B. Travis

Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance. — Kofi Annan

I am where God wills me to be, and so I have found rest and security. His wisdom governs me, His power defends me, His grace sanctifies me, His mercy encompasses me, His joy sustains me and all will go well with me. — Rose Philippine Duchesne

We do not accept that human society should be constructed on the basis of a savage principle of the survival of the fittest — Thabo Mbeki

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game, and no matter how great your natural talent, there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work. — Jack Nicklaus

Being Sustainable Quotes

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We are free, but not to be evil, not to be indifferent to human suffering, not to profit from the people, from the work created and sustained through their spirit of political association, while refusing to contribute to the political state that we profit from. — Jose Marti

The Ego, however, is not who you really are. The ego is your self-image; it is your social mask; it is the role you are playing. Your social mask thrives on approval. It wants control, and it is sustained by power, because it lives in fear. — Deepak Chopra

Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy. — William Butler Yeats

The next 1,000 unicorns won’t be search engines or social media companies, they’ll be sustainable, scalable innovators – s that help the world decarbonize and make the energy transition affordable for all consumers. — Larry Fink

I wanted something very dense, something that would sustain long and more pieces of wood that would be soft, sweet, for more of a mellow sound. — Les Paul

We need to gain an accurate understanding of what sustainable development means, put the people first, and strike a balance between economic growth, ensuring people’s well-being, and energy conservation and emissions reduction. — Xi Jinping

To annihilate indigenous populations eventually paves the way to our own annihilation. They are the only people who practice sustainable living. We think they are relics of the past, but they may be the gatekeepers to our future. — Arundhati Roy

The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage. — Arie de Geus

Sustainability quote

May faith be the torch which illuminates, animates, and sustains you. — Margaret Mary Alacoque

To sustain the belief that there is no God, atheism has to demonstrate infinite knowledge, which is tantamount to saying, “I have infinite knowledge that there is no being in existence with infinite knowledge — Ravi Zacharias

Sustain Life Quotes

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We labour at our daily work more ardently and thoughtlessly than is necessary to sustain our life because it is even more necessary not to have leisure to stop and think. Haste is universal because everyone is in flight from himself. — Friedrich Nietzsche

To live only for some future goal is shallow. It's the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top. — Robert M. Pirsig

In the 21st century, I think the heroes will be the people who will improve the quality of life, fight poverty and introduce more sustainability. — Bertrand Piccard

We are machines built by DNA whose purpose is to make more copies of the same DNA. ... This is exactly what we are for. We are machines for propagating DNA, and the propagation of DNA is a self-sustaining process. It is every living object's sole reason for living. — Richard Dawkins

Prayer is the most powerful form of energy one can generate....It supplies us with a flow of sustaining power in our daily lives. — Alexis Carrel

The only thing harder than gaining a competitive edge is not losing an advantage when you have one…It’s a sign of what happens in so many areas of life: Competitive advantages don’t stick around for long. — Morgan Housel

This planet might be able to support perhaps as many as half a billion people who could live a sustainable life in relative comfort. Human populations must be greatly diminished, and as quickly as possible to limit further environmental damage. — Eric Pianka

All speech, action and behavior are fluctuations of consciousness. All life emerges from, and is sustained in, consciousness. The whole universe is the expression of consciousness. The reality of the universe is one unbounded ocean of consciousness in motion. — Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

We are such spendthrifts with our lives, the trick of living is to slip on and off the planet with the least fuss you can muster. I’m not running for sainthood. I just happen to think that in life we need to be a little like the farmer, who puts back into the soil what he takes out. — Paul Newman

We have to shift our emphasis from economic efficiency and materialism towards a sustainable quality of life and to healing of our society, of our people and our ecological systems. — Janet Holmes a Court

Sustainable Development Quotes

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Sustainable development is the pathway to the future we want for all. It offers a framework to generate economic growth, achieve social justice, exercise environmental stewardship and strengthen governance. — Ban Ki-moon

We will become a global advocate for rainforest preservation and marine restoration. We will rethink development policies that promised economic growth while ignoring ecological sustainability, and ended up delivering neither. — Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

When future generations judge those who came before them on environmental issues, they may conclude "they didn't know": let us not go down in history as the generations who knew, but didn't care — Mikhail Gorbachev

Open markets offer the only realistic hope of pulling billions of people in developing countries out of abject poverty, while sustaining prosperity in the industrialized world. — Kofi Annan

The scarcest resource is not oil, metals, clean air, capital, labour, or technology. It is our willingness to listen to each other and learn from each other and to seek the truth rather than seek to be right — Donella Meadows

The African Union has to act in order to put an end to armed conflicts that undermine the continent, to fight against the devastation caused by AIDS and other contagious diseases, to promote sustainable development of its member states. — Omar Bongo

At every level the greatest obstacle to transforming the world is that we lack the clarity and imagination to conceive that it could be different — Roberto Unger

Global markets must be balanced by global values such as respect for human rights and international law, democracy, security and sustainable economic and environmental development. — Anna Lindh

Sustainability is here to stay or we may not be — Niall FitzGerald

Sustainability is a political choice, not a technical one. It's not a question of whether we can be sustainable, but whether we choose to be — Gary Lawrence

Sustainable Living Quotes

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Change is constant and touches every area of our lives, so it’s imperative to be able to adapt. — Vladimer Botsvadze

Gujarat, with its all inclusive, sustainable and rapid growth, is emerging as a globally preferred place to live in and to do business. — Narendra Modi

Grounded in international human rights, gender equality doesn’t just improve the lives of individual women, girls, and their families; it makes economic sense, strengthens democracy, and enables long-term sustainable progress. — Helen Clark

I think it’s really important to sustain your dreams. Because a person without a dream will lose his or her will to live. Even if it’s just a small dream, it means a lot to that person. — Jaejoong

We live on this very small and fragile planet: a world in which there is poverty and injustice is never going to be a safe and secure world — Hilary Benn

What politician ever thinks beyond 4 or 5 years? But such thinking is hopelessly inadequate for the big questions that involve the fabric of the world we live in — Simon Barnes

So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it and give it expressive meaning. — Aaron Copland

Water is our most precious and interconnected natural resource. It sustains all ecosystems, communities, and economies from local watersheds to the seas. It's vital to sustaining our health, safety, and the environments in which we live and work. Simply put, water is life. — Alexandra Cousteau

Women's struggle for equality worldwide is about more than equality between men and women. Our struggle is about reversing the trends of social, economic, political, and ecological crisis - a global nervous breakdown! Our struggle is about creating sustainable lives and attainable dreams. — Bella Abzug

We can be certain that God will give us the strength and resources we need to live through any situation in life that he ordains. The will of God will never take us where the grace of God cannot sustain us. — Billy Graham

Environmental Sustainability Quotes

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Quite frankly, there is no answer to climate change without substantially, dramatically, increasing the amount of renewable energy in the global energy system. — Christiana Figueres

Listen up, you couch potatoes: each recycled beer can saves enough electricity to run a television for three hours. — Denis Hayes

The future belongs to those who understand that doing more with less is compassionate, prosperous, and enduring, and thus more intelligent, even competitive. — Paul Hawken

No institutions in modern society are better equipped to catalyze the necessary transition to a sustainable world than colleges and universities. They have access to the leaders of tomorrow and the leaders of today. What they do matters to the wider public. — David W. Orr

Corporate globalists and the corporate empires they serve may be at the cutting edge of technological innovation, but socially and environmentally they are relics of a bygone era of imperial colonial rule, elite privilege, and state-sanctioned plunder. — David Korten

The dialogue about sustainability is about a change in the human trajectory that will require us to rethink old assumptions and engage the large questions of the human condition that some presume to have been solved once and for all. — David W. Orr

When people can see a vision and simultaneously recognize what can be done step by step in a concrete way to achieve it, they will begin to feel encouragement and enthusiasm instead of fright. — Erich Fromm

The ecological crisis is doing what no other crisis in history has ever done - challenging us to a realization of a new humanity. — Jean Houston

Real security, in other words, is inseparable from issues of energy policy; education; public health; preservation of soils, forests, and waters; and broadly based, sustainable prosperity. — David W. Orr

To sustain an environment suitable for man, we must fight on a thousand battlegrounds. Despite all of our wealth and knowledge, we cannot create a redwood forest, a wild river, or a gleaming seashore. — Lyndon B. Johnson

Sustainable Energy Quotes

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We’ll get spades in the ground to make sure people are not facing unaffordable energy bills and we will also make sure that we are building hospitals, schools, roads and broadband. — Liz Truss

The Moscow energy system has never sustained such a load. — Anatoly Chubais

I will deal hands on with the energy crisis caused by Putin’s war. I will take action this week to deal with energy bills and to secure our future energy supply. — Liz Truss

We can encourage more of our universities and municipalities, foundations, corporations, individuals and cultural institutions... to move their money out of the problem (fossil fuels) and into the solutions (renewable energy) — Desmond Tutu

Climate change is real, caused by human activity and already devastating our nation and planet. The United States must lead the world in combating climate change and transforming our energy system away from fossil fuels and toward energy efficiency and sustainability. — Bernie Sanders

Sustainable development: Meeting present needs without compromising the stock of natural resources remaining for future generations. In terms of buildings, it implies resource efficiency, minimum energy use, flexibility and long life — Richard Rogers

Sustainable energy + food security + healthy environment = full employment + better future. — Phil Harding

The fossil reserves that have already been discovered exceed what can ever be safely used. Yet companies spend half a trillion dollars each year searching for more fuel. They should redirect this money toward developing clean energy solutions — Desmond Tutu

We need a lot of thinking and ideas. We need all the innovators, particularly with the new sustainable technologies - how do we get them to affordability so that people can generate clean energy? — Helen Clark

Since stepping down as laboratory director in 1999, I have devoted an increasing fraction of my time to international issues. I am involved with energy, environment, and sustainability issues, particularly as they involve new energy sources free of greenhouse gases. — Burton Richter

Sustain Quotes

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Every time you sustain a head injury, the risk gets higher and higher. I always said that if there ever was a point where the risk was more than minimal, I would stop playing. — Pat LaFontaine

The Irishman sustains himself during brief periods of joy by the knowledge that tragedy is just around the corner. — William Butler Yeats

The Delaware Estuary has sustained a human population for thousands of years, but by the end of the 19th Century, increased population and industrialization had transformed much of the upper Estuary watershed. — Jim Gerlach

Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory. — Arthur Ashe

While monetary policy can contribute to growth by supporting a durable expansion in a context of price stability, it cannot reliably affect the long-run sustainable level of the economy's growth. — Jerome Powell

I will not let anyone tell me we must spend more money. This crisis did not come about because we issued too little money but because we created economic growth with too much money and it was not sustainable growth. — Angela Merkel

The problem was to sustain at any cost the feeling you had in the theater that you were watching a real person, yes, but an intense condensation of his experience, not simply a realistic series of episodes. — Arthur Miller

The digital economy and MSMEs must become a new source of growth for an inclusive, resilient, and sustainable economy. — Joko Widodo

Assessing sustainability risks requires that investors have access to consistent, high-quality, and material public information. — Larry Fink

I never justify, sustain, or in any way or to any extent uphold this cruel, heartless, aimless unnecessary war. — Franklin Pierce

Unsustainable Quotes

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Economic growth without investment in human development is unsustainable - and unethical. — Amartya Sen

Today, the top one-tenth of 1% owns nearly as much wealth as the bottom 90%. The economic game is rigged, and this level of inequality is unsustainable. We need an economy that works for all, not just the powerful. — Bernie Sanders

The reality is that a consumer culture which chucks out its iPhones for a new version every nine months is completely unsustainable, because Earth has already reached the tipping point. 'The General Strike' attempts to personalize these issues and encourage listeners to look for a new model. — Justin Sane

If you want another world war, run up unsustainable debts. — Tucker Carlson

I ran for Congress not because I was having a mid-life crisis. I left the private sector because I saw a looming financial crisis that was coming to this country. It's unsustainable. — Steve Daines

People of my generation knew we needed to move beyond that, the racial division and segregation and unsustainable social relations, that were unfair to millions of people. But it didn't mean that we were going to become a big government liberal. — Jeff Sessions

It’s unsustainable. Look at Ethereum, if you move a dollar you have to spend fifty dollars, that’s crazy. — Charles Hoskinson

The market is a pendulum that forever swings between unsustainable optimism (which makes stocks too expensive) and unjustified pessimism (which makes them too cheap). The intelligent investor is a realist who sells to optimists and buys from pessimists. — Benjamin Graham

The communist model does not work economically, we all realised that, but the capitalist model in the modern world also looks to be unsustainable. — Arsene Wenger

We need what I have often called an ecological approach to the management of these resources and we do not have that now. We have the inertia of past habits, unsustainable habits. — Maurice Strong

Sustainable Agriculture Quotes

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Climate and digitalisation – will bring changes for all, but let there be no doubt: Farming will remain a valued part of our culture and our future. — Ursula von der Leyen

You cannot, for instance, sustainably protect the environment if the majority of the people are still in primitive agriculture leading to the encroachment of forest reserves. — Yoweri Museveni

I’m very concerned that a lot of our land is being taken up with solar farms. — Liz Truss

If we don't get sustainability right in agriculture first, it won't happen anywhere. — Wes Jackson

As we search for a less extractive and polluting economic order, so that we may fit agriculture into the economy of a sustainable culture, community becomes the locus and metaphor for both agriculture and culture. — Wes Jackson

There won't be some overnight miracle cure. But the measures I take will be sustainable. Our goal is to cease food imports within four years. This will create a minimum of 2 million jobs in agriculture. — Ashraf Ghani

It is only with local [agriculture] that we can manage the complexity and care that sustainability requires. — Vandana Shiva

I believe we can create a truly humane, sustainable, and health food production system without killing any animals. I imagine a revolution in veganic agriculture in which small farmers grow a variety of vegetables, fruits, grains, and legumes, all fertilized with vegetable sources. — Gene Baur

A sustainable agriculture is one which depletes neither the people nor the land. — Wendell Berry

To make agriculture sustainable, the grower has got to be able to make a profit. — Sam Farr

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Acquire knowledge. It enables its possessor to distinguish right from wrong; it lights the way to Heaven; it is our friend in the desert, our society in solitude, our companion when friendless; it guides us to happiness; it sustains us in misery; it is an ornament among our friends and an armor against enemies. — Elijah Muhammad

Hope is both the earliest and the most indispensable virtue inherent in the state of being alive. Others have called this deepest quality confidence, and I have referred to trust as the earliest positive psychosocial attitude, but if life is to be sustained hope must remain, even where confidence is wounded, trust impaired. — Erik Erikson

If you go to one demonstration and then go home, that's something, but the people in power can live with that. What they can't live with is sustained pressure that keeps building, organisations that keep doing things, people that keep learning lessons from the last time and doing it better the next time. — Noam Chomsky

In Hinduism, Shiva the Cosmic Dancer, is perhaps the most perfect personification of the dynamic universe. Through his dance, Shiva sustains the manifold phenomena in the world, unifying all things by immersing them in his rhythm and making them participate in the dance - a magnificent image of the dynamic unity of the Universe. — Fritjof Capra

We have lived our lives by the assumption that what was good for us would be good for the world. We have been wrong. We must change our lives so that it will be possible to live by the contrary assumption, that what is good for the world will be good for us. And that requires that we make the effort to know the world and learn what is good for it. — Wendell Berry

The absolute desire of 'having more' encourages the selfishness that destroys communal bonds among the children of God. It does so because the idolatry of riches prevents the majority from sharing the goods that the Creator has made for all, and in the all-possessing minority it produces an exaggerated pleasure in these goods. — Oscar Romero

Cities must urge urban planners and architects to reinforce pedestrianism as an integrated city policy to develop lively, safe, sustainable and healthy cities. It is equally urgent to strengthen the social function of city space as a meeting place that contributes toward the aims of social sustainability and an open and democratic society. — Jan Gehl

The Goddess doesn't enter us from outside; she emerges from deep within. She is not held back by what happened in the past. She is conceived in consciousness, born in love, and nurtured by higher thinking. She is integrity and value, created and sustained by the hard work of personal growth and the discipline of a life lived actively in hope. — Marianne Williamson

All of us share this world for but a brief moment in time. The question is whether we spend that time focused on what pushes us apart, or whether we commit ourselves to an effort -- a sustained effort -- to find common ground, to focus on the future we seek for our children, and to respect the dignity of all human beings. — Barack Obama

'Truth' is to be understood as a system of ordered procedures for the production, regulation, distribution, circulation and operation of statements. 'Truth' is linked in a circular relation with systems of power which produce and sustain it, and to effects of power which it induces and which extend it. A 'regime' of truth. — Michel Foucault

If it were to be asked, What is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security in a Republic? The answer would be, An inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws - the first growing out of the last . . . . A sacred respect for the constitutional law is the vital principle, the sustaining energy of a free government. — Alexander Hamilton

Businesses must reconnect company success with social progress. Shared value is not social responsibility, philanthropy, or even sustainability, but a new way to achieve economic success. It is not on the margin of what companies do but at the center. We believe that it can give rise to the next major transformation of business thinking. — Michael Porter

Prayer cleanses from sin, drives away temptations, stamps out persecutions, comforts the fainthearted, gives new strength to the courageous, brings travellers safely home, calms the waves, confounds robbers, feeds the poor, overrules the rich, lifts up the fallen, supports those who are falling, sustains those who stand firm. — Tertullian

In Conclusion

Why read sustainability quotes, you may ask? Well, they can spark a deep understanding and appreciation for environmental sustainability, particularly in today's society where such values are crucial. In the UAE, for instance, sustainability is being prioritized more than ever, and sustainability quotes can serve as a daily reminder of this commitment. They have the power to inspire us, to motivate us, and to drive us towards making a positive impact. So let's embrace these sustainability quotes. Let them be our guiding light towards a brighter, greener, and more sustainable future.

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