Quotes

Some of my favourite environmental quotes

“When asked if I am pessimistic or optimistic about the future, my answer is always the same: If you look at the science about what is happening on the earth and aren’t pessimistic, you don’t understand the data. But if you meet the people who are working to restore this earth and the lives of the poor, and you aren’t optimistic, you haven’t got a pulse…” – Paul Hawken

“When we tug at a single thing in nature, we find it attached to the rest of the world” – John Muir

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” – Mahatma Ghandhi

“A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.” – Mahatma Ghandhi

“We must become the change we want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Ghandhi

“While there are alternatives to oil, there are no alternatives to food.” – Michael Pollan

“In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decision on the next seven generations.” – Law of the 18th-century Iroquis Six Nations Confederacy of Native Americans

“The earth provides enough to satisfy every person’s need but not every person’s greed.” – Mahatma Ghandhi

“What’s the use of a house if you don’t have a decent planet to put it on?” – Henry David Thoreau

“All things come from earth, and to earth they all return.” – Menander (342-290BC)

“Our numbers expand but Earth’s natural systems do not.” – Lester R Brown

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