The day that hunger is eradicated from the earth there will be the greatest spiritual explosion the world has ever known. Humanity cannot imagine the joy that will burst into the world.— Federico Garcia Lorca
Passioned World Earth Day quotations
Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.
To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wildflower.
The environment is where we all meet;
where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.
One day, you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the thing you've always wanted. Do it now.
The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.
The wealth of the nation is its air, water, soil, forests, minerals, rivers, lakes, oceans, scenic beauty, wildlife habitats and biodiversity... that's all there is. That's the whole economy. That's where all the economic activity and jobs come from. These biological systems are the sustaining wealth of the world.
The world is not in your books and maps, it's out there.
The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.
Waste not the smallest thing created, for grains of sand make mountains, and atomies infinity.
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.
A world without huge regions of total wilderness would be a cage;
a world without lions and tigers and vultures and snakes and elk and bison would be - will be - a human zoo. A high-tech slum.
I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.
The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures. It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers.
My world, my Earth is a ruin. A planet spoiled by the human species. We multiplied and fought and gobbled until there was nothing left, and then we died. We controlled neither appetite nor violence; we did not adapt. We destroyed ourselves. But we destroyed the world first.
What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.
The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.
Celebrate Earth Day every day.
Rain is a blessing when it falls gently on parched fields, turning the earth green, causing the birds to sing.
The same stream of life that runs through the world runs through my veins night and day.
A little progress each day adds up to bg results.
We are the natural nurturers of the Earth Mother.
The Earth Mother needs our help, she needs our prayers. We need to educate the women of the world that prayer works.
Who wants to do good in this world must deny oneself.
A man does not live on this Earth to be happy or to be honest only - he has to do great things for humanity, achieve the generosity of the spirit and rise above the banality where most of the people are drowning and wasting their days.
The nations of the world will have to unite for the next war will be an interplanetary war. The nations of Earth must some day make a common front against attack by people from other planets.
There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.
After a hard day scrambling to find your way around in the world, it's assuring to come home to a place you know. God can be equally familiar to you. With time you can learn where to go for nourishment, where to hide for protection , where to turn for guidance. Just as your earthly house is a place of refuge, so God's house is a place of peace.
In seven days God had created the Earth. In a single day mankind had turned it upside down.
Humanity is on the march, earth itself is left behind.
Success - See your goal; Understand the obstacles; Create a positive mental picture; Clear your mind of self doubt; Embrace the challenge; Stay on track; Show the world you can do it!
I had assumed that the Earth, the spirit of the Earth, noticed exceptions-those who wantonly damage it and those who do not. But the Earth is wise. It has given itself into the keeping of all, and all are therefore accountable.
At some future day it will be proved, I cannot say when and where, that the human soul is, while in earth life, already in an uninterrupted communication with those living in another world.
One day, we will look back and wonder how on earth we used to believe that depression was a lifestyle choice, only to be debated and taken seriously when an A List film star took his life, and the world filled with people saying how shocked and saddened they were.
Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different.
God wanted to make heaven and the earth is that heaven.
Nowhere in the universe there is so much love, life, beauty and peace. Enjoy your stay with the fellow beings.
Every phenomenon on earth is symbolic, and each symbol is an open gate through which the soul, if it is ready, can enter into the inner part of the world, where you and I and day and night are all one.
Ahh, Earth Day, the only day of the year where being able to hacky-sack will get you laid.
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
The earth is wise. It has given itself into the keeping of all, and all are therefore accountable.
I wake up in the morning asking myself what can I do today, how can I help the world today.
Human beings cannot live without stories.
The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts while the stupid ones are full of confidence.
As a species, we are most animated when our days and nights on Earth are touched by the natural world. We can find immeasurable joy in the birth of a child, a great work of art, or falling in love.
We are in an environmental crisis which threatens the survival of this nation, and of the world as a suitable place of human habitation.
On Earth Day, we celebrate all the gifts the world and nature make available to us. We recognize our complete dependence on its bounty. And we acknowledge the need for good stewardship to preserve its fruits for future generations.
A myriad of men are born; they labor and sweat and struggle; ...they squabble and scold and fight; they scramble for little mean advantages over each other; age creeps upon them; infirmities follow; ...those they love are taken from them, and the joy of life is turned to aching grief. It comes at last--the only unpoisoned gift earth ever had for them--and they vanish from a world where they were of no consequence, ...a world which will lament them a day and forget them forever.
Spring had come. Despite the many wet and gusty days which April had thrust in rude challenge upon reluctant May, in the glory of the triumphant sun which flooded the concave blue of heaven and the myriad shaded green of earth, the whole world knew to-day, the whole world proclaimed that spring had come. The yearly miracle had been performed.