Quotes on Environment


  • Don’t blow it – good planets are hard to find.  ~Quoted in Times
  • Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites.
  • We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.  ~Thomas Fuller
  • We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. 
  • There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth.  We are all crew.  ~Marshall McLuhan
  • Newspapers are nothing but dead trees with information smeared on them.
  • There is a sufficiency in the world for man’s need but not for man’s greed.  ~Mohandas K. Gandhi
  • For 200 years we’ve been conquering Nature.  Now we’re beating it to death. 
  • When we heal the earth, we heal ourselves.
  • Take care of the earth and she will take care of you.
  • The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty.  The activist is the man who cleans up the river.  ~Ross Perot
  • Understanding the laws of nature does not mean that we are immune to their operations.  ~David Gerrold
  • Man is a complex being:  he makes deserts bloom – and lakes die.  ~Gil Stern
  • In an underdeveloped country, don’t drink the water; in a developed country, don’t breathe the air.
  • “We’re in a giant car heading towards a brick wall and everyone’s arguing over where they’re going to sit.”
  •  A person is either the effect of his environment or is able to have an effect upon his environment.
  • Yadrishi Bhavana Yasya; Siddhir Bhavati Tadrishi
Means: Whatever are one’s thoughts, so will be the outcome. Our toughts are influenced by our environment. Hence, we need clean environment.
  • Cleanliness is a mark of self-respect
  • The earth, the air, the land and the water are not an inheritance from our fore fathers but on loan from our children. So we have to handover to them at least as it was handed over to us. – Mahatma Gandhi
  • Indians worship trees. See them as gods. Indian Culture never permits the exploitation of nature and nature’s resources
  • India is guided by ancient belief that people and planet are inseparable; that human well-being and nature are indivisible
  • AtharvaVeda calls it a bounden duty that we must protect the earth so that life can be sustained
  • Current culture – “Throw away Culture”



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