What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?
— Henry David Thoreau
Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.
— Bill Vaughan
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.
— Gaylord Nelson
Until a man duplicates a blade of grass, Nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge. Remedies from chemicals will never stand in favorable comparison with the products of Nature, the living cell of a plant, the final result of the rays of
the sun, the mother of all life.
— Thomas Alva Edison
The earth is what we all have in common.
— Wendell Berry
To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour.
— William Blake
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but Nature more.
— George Gordon, Lord Byron
And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.
— William Shakespeare
Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.
— Cree Indian Proverb
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet, and the winds long to play with your hair.
— Kahlil Gibran