22 inspirational quotes about the environment

quotes about the environment

Modern life can make us feel disconnected from nature so we have listed 22 inspirational and thought provoking quotes about the environment. During the successive lockdowns many of us grabbed the opportunity to enjoy the natural world. Now that life is getting back to normal, we may forget the restorative powers that nature has. Obviously there are days such as Earth Day where we focus our attention on the planet. But for most of us who are back at work, here is a reminder of how special our environment really is. Check out our list of inspirational quotes below:

Quotes About the Environment:

1.“The earth has music for those who listen.” ~ William Shakespeare 

2. When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze, Wordsworth

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 3. A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.”

—Franklin D. Roosevelt

4. “It is our collective and individual responsibility … to preserve and tend to the world in which we all live.” —Dalai Lama

5. “The Earth has music for those who listen” William Shakespeare

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6. “If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.”

― Maurice Maeterlinck, The Life of the Bee

7. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” ~ Arthur Ashe 

8. “The poetry of the Earth is never dead” John Keats

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 9. “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 … ” —Mahatma Gandhi

10. “Progress is measured by the speed at which we destroy the conditions that sustain life.”
― George Monbiot

11. “The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is now.” —Chinese Proverb

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12. “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”  — Dr. Seuss

13. “The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.” ~ Paul Coelho 

14. “Life is a beautiful magnificent thing, even to a jellyfish.” ― Charles Chaplin


15. “You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make.”

Jane Goodall 

16. “We are the first generation to feel the impact of climate change and the last generation that can do something about it.” ~ Barack Obama

17. “We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors. We borrow it from our children.” ~ American Indian proverb 

18. “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”~ Lao Tzu 

19. “The question is, are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an elephant except in a picture book?” ~ David Attenborough 


20. “People can live in carbon zero homes right now. The technology is here. Allowing it to happen is the problem. Our rules and regulations won’t let us do it.” ~ Michael Reynolds  

21. “Take nothing but memories, leave nothing but footprints!” ~ Chief Seattle   

22. “There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in 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”.

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