20 Famous Environmental Quotes

It sure is good to ‘think green and act green’ after all earth is the only home we’ve got.

I’d love to share some environmental quotes with you today.

These quotes have inspired me in so many ways and I hope you take something away from these inspirational quotes and share them with your friends as well. You can also print the quotes here and put them up in a visible spot where everyone can see them.

Here are 20 great environmental quotes:

“I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?” » Robert Redford

“Environmentally friendly cars will soon cease to be an option – they will become a necessity.” » Fujio Cho

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb

“It isn’t pollution that’s harming the environment. It’s the impurities in our air and water that are doing it.” Dan Quayle

“To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from.” Terry Tempest Williams

“We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.” Francis Bacon

“We owe our lives to the sun – How is it, then, that we feel no gratitude?” Lewis Thomas

“The earth has a skin and that skin has diseases; one of its diseases is called man.” Friedrich Nietzsche

“Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.” Earl Nightingale

“A nation that destroys its soil, destroys itself.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt

“We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.” Thomas Fuller

“There is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed.” Mohandas K. Gandhi

“There’s so much pollution in the air now that if it weren’t for our lungs there’d be no place to put it all.” —Robert Orben

“The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.” —Lady Bird Johnson

“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

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” —Albert Einstein

“The good man is the friend of all living things.” —Gandhi

Nature never hurries: atom by atom, little by little, she achieves her work. The lesson one learns from yachting or planting is the manners of Nature; patience with the delays of wind and sun, delays of the seasons, bad weather, excess or lack of water.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

“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

These are my top 20 famous quotes on the environment!

Which of these quotes would you be taking away from here today? Are there other environmental quotes you’d love to share? I’ll be happy to hear from you. Please leave a comment. Thank you.




2 thoughts on “20 Famous Environmental Quotes”

  1. Great quotes! I knew some of them before coming to your blog. I especially like this one: “There’s so much pollution in the air now that if it weren’t for our lungs there’d be no place to put it all.” —Robert Orben

    Thank you for taking time aside and gather all those beautiful quotes in one place. Which one is your favourite?

    • Hi Andrei, Nice choice! I like Robert Orben’s quote as well but I think my favorite is “A nation that destroys its soil, destroys itself.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt. Thanks for leaving a comment.


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