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Earth Day Quotes: 43 Quotes That Capture the Beauty of Our Planet

April 22 is the special day when we celebrate the wonderful planet that we call home. The following collection of Earth Day quotes will show you precisely what a wonderful world we live in.

Earth Day Quotes

Why We Celebrate Earth Day

Just a quick rundown of the roots of Earth Day: It was the US Senator Gaylord Nelson who started the holiday way back in 1970. The special day is supposedly a way to bring environmental issues to the forefront. 

We Should Love Our Tolerable Planet

From 20 million Americans who celebrated the first-ever Earth Day, the occasion is now recognized and observed in hundreds of countries, with an estimated billion people taking part.

Not bad at all. But we can always do better!

So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to show our beautiful planet some love, and these awesome quotes for Earth Day are just one way to do it.

6 Earth Day Quotes to Show Some Love for Mother Nature

There are not enough words to describe how beautiful the world is. And it’s not impossible to fall in love with all the beauty surrounding us when we find the time to just look deep into nature.

Walk Lightly On Mother Earth

1. “The environment is where we all meet; where we all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share. It is not only a mirror of ourselves but a focusing lens on what we can become.” – Lady Bird Johnson


2. “He, who plants trees, loves others besides himself.” – Thomas Fuller


3. “Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.” – John Ruskin


4. “Earth rejoices our words, breathing, and peaceful steps. Let every breath, every word, and every step make the mother Earth proud of us.” – Amit Ray

More Earth Day Quotes

5. “There must be a reason why some people can afford to live well. They just have worked for it. I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use.” – Mother Teresa


6. “Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.” – Jimmy Carter

6 Meaningful Quotations for Earth Day

Find a minute to look, appreciate, and love our home planet and everything it brings. And in case you want to give a shoutout to Mother nature, these Earth Day quotes are a fantastic start! 

7. “Dear old world, you are lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you.” – Lucy Maud Montgomery


8. “Teach us to walk the soft Earth as relatives to all that live.” – Sioux Prayer

Wonderful Natural World

9. “An understanding of the natural world and what’s in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment.” – David Attenborough


10. “And into the forest, I go, to lose my mind and my soul.” – John Muir


11. “Keep close to nature’s heart. And break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” – John Muir


12. “There is a pleasure in a pathless woods. There’s a rapture on the lonely shore. There is society, where none intrudes By the deep sea, and music in its roar. I love man the less but nature more.” – Lord Byron

6 Phrases That Celebrate Our Planet

There is nothing wrong with loving where we live and celebrating everything that we have around us. The following phrases capture just how magical this world of ours can be.

Infinite Beauty of Earth

13. “To me, a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.” – Hellen Keller


14. “Away, away, from men and towns. To the wild wood and the downs. To the silent wilderness; Where the soul need not repress its music. – Percy Bysshe Shelley


15. “Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together; all things connect.” – Chief Seattle

Look Deep Into Nature

16. “Live in each season as it passes; breath the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of each.” – Henry David Thoreau


17. “It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement, the greatest source of visual beauty, the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.” – David Attenborough

6 Motivational Quotes About Saving the Earth

Earth Day is a special day to talk about the importance of saving the Earth. But, how many of us actually do something to protect our environment? Like many things, speaking about it is easier than acting! 

Save Our Planet

18. “What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?” – Henry David Thoreau


19. “There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew.” – Marshall McLuhan


20. “Every day is Earth Day, and I vote we start investing in a secure climate future right now.” Jackie Speier


21. “I really wonder what gives us the right to wreck this poor planet of ours.” – Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Future Generations Deserve Our Planet Too

22. “It is our collective and individual responsibility to protect and nurture the global family, to support its weaker members, and to preserve and tend to the environment in which we all live.” – Dalai Lama


23. “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

7 Important Quotes About Protecting Our Planet

These motivational quotes about saving our planet are the necessary push to make each of us act for a more sustainable future. 

Do Mother Earth Proud

24. “The Earth will not continue to offer its harvest except with faithful stewardship. We cannot say we love the land and then take steps to destroy it for use by future generations.” – Pope John Paul II


25. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead


26. “We have forgotten how to be good guests, how to walk lightly on the Earth as its other creatures do.” – Barbara Ward


27. “Only when the last tree has died and the last fish been caught will we realize that we cannot eat money.” – Cree Indian Proverb

The Infinite Beauty of Earth

28. “Do something. Pay your rent for the privilege of living on this beautiful, blue-green, living Earth.” – Dave Foreman


29. “There is hope if people will begin to awaken that spiritual part of themselves, that heartfelt knowledge that we are caretakers of this planet.” – Brooke Medicine Eagle


30. “What about naming trees? If we have a tree in our name, we want the tree to live.” – Jane Goodall

7 Impactful Quotes About Our Natural World

What do we really know about the relationship between nature and humankind? Many of us would quickly say, “it provides us with everything we need!” And that is not a mistake.

Think About Mother Nature

31. “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.” – Mahatma Gandhi


32. “Forget not that the Earth delights to feel your bare feet, and the winds long to play with your hair.” – Kahlil Gibran


33. “To leave the world better than you found it, sometimes you have to pick up other people’s trash.” – Bill Nye


34. “Trees are Earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.” – Rabindranath Tagore

Time Spent in Nature is Never Wasted

35. “The ultimate test of man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.” – Gaylord Nelson


36. “Those who contemplate the beauty of the Earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature-the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” – Rachel Carson


37. “When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” – John Muir

7 Wonderful Quotes About the Earth

But if you want to get more knowledge about our planet, these impactful quotes about the Earth and nature will give you a lot to mull over during Earth Day and beyond.

The Day Should Encourage Us to Reflect

38. “Environmentally friendly cars will soon cease to be an option. They will become a necessity.” – Fujio Cho (Honorary Chairman of Toyota Motors)


39. “The proper use of science is not to conquer nature but to live in it.” – Barry Commoner


40. “A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.” – John James Audubon


41. “Time spent among trees is never time wasted.” – Katrina Mayer


42. “Global warming is, quite simply, the biggest thing that humans have ever managed to do.” – Bill McKibben


43. “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 difference you want to make.” – Jane Goodall

The Earth Laughs

44. Some may wonder why I chose wildflowers when there are hunger and unemployment and the big bomb in the world. Well, I, for one, think we will survive, and I hope that along the way we can keep alive our experience with the flowering earth. For the bounty of nature is also one of the deep needs of man. – Lady Bird Johnson

Final Thoughts on Earth Day Quotes

“Don’t let Earth Day be anticlimactic, do something astronomical!” Anonymous

There you have it, some great quotes that remind us how wonderful our planet is.

Do you celebrate on April 22nd? Do you have a particular quote that you feel should have made it to our list?

Let us know in the comments. We love hearing from you all.