Quotes to Think About


“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
~ George Eliot

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Past Quotes of the Day

“Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games.” ~ Babe Ruth

“Everybody wants to save the earth.
Nobody wants to help Mom do the dishes.”
~ P.J. O’Rourke

“If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy; if the world were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I wake up each morning torn between a desire to save the world and a desire to savor the world. This makes it very hard to plan the day.” ~ E. B. White

“When I see an unresolved issue, I jump in. When I’m walking around our campus, if there’s some trash there, I pick it up. There’s no elitism here and no detail’s too small.” ~ Jack Dangermond, founder and president of Esri

“Green is a value that needs to be preserved in and of itself, not because it makes your bank account richer, but because it makes life richer and always has.” ~ Glenn Pricket, Conservation International

“To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make a wilderness, they call it peace.” ~ Tacitus

“The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.” ~ JDietrich Bonhoeffer, German pastor and theologian

“In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends.” ~ John Churton Collins

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

“”We shall never achieve harmony with land, any more than we shall achieve absolute justice or liberty for people. In these higher aspirations the important thing is not to achieve, but to strive.” ” ~ Aldo Leopold

“The difference between animals and humans is that animals change themselves for the environment, but humans change the environment for themselves.” ~ Ayn Rand

“Green is not simply a form of generating electric power. It is a new form of generating national power.” ~ David Rothkof, Energy Expert

“In the long term, economic sustainability depends on ecological sustainability.” ~ “America’s Living Oceans” [Pew Oceans Report, 2003]

“To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
“If there is magic on the planet, it is contained in Water.” “ ~ Loren Eiseley, The Immense Journey, 1957.

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

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. “ ~ John Muir
“The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.” ~ Ross Perot
“To know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived, that is to have succeeded.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“We’re so quick to condemn the big corporations that pollute our natural resources, yet we glamorize the very people that endorse the product those corporations are selling.” ~ Stephanie Soechtig, Filmmaker, Director of “Tapped