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"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi


Favorite EcoLiving Quotes

Edward Abbey "The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders."
Louisa May Alcott "Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead."
William Blake "To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour"
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German Theologian "The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children."
Buddha - Siddhartha Gautama The Buddha teaches this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
Edmund Burke No man made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.
Edmond Burke "All that is needed for the forces of evil to triumph is for enough good men to do nothing."
Frances Hodgson Burnett At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done. Then they begin to hope it can be done. Then they see it can be done. Then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago.
George Carlin "Every sixty seconds,  thirty acres of rain forest are destroyed in order to raise beef for fast food restaurants that sell it to people, giving them strokes and heart attacks, which raise medical costs and insurance rates, providing insurance companies with more money to invest in large corporations that branch out further into the Third World so they can destroy  more rain forests."
Tao Te Ching "Whatever is flexible and flowing will tend to grow, whatever is rigid and blocked will wither and die."
Deepak Chopra "Every cell in your body is seeking fulfillment through joy, beauty, love and appreciation."
Carol Christensen, Making It Happen  "When it comes to the future, there are three kinds of people: those who let it happen, those who make it happen, and those who wonder what happened."
Eldridge Cleaver "If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem."
The Dalai Lama 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.
The Dalai Lama Be a good human being, a warm-hearted, affectionate person. That is my fundamental belief.
The Dalai Lama Because we all share this small planet Earth, we have to live in harmony and peace with each other and with nature. That is not just a dream, but a necessity.
The Dalai Lama My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
The Dalai Lama Through training there is knowledge. You can produce compassion, love, forgiveness. you can change yourself.
The Dalai Lama I always believed in love, compassion, and a sense of universal respect. Every human being has that potential.
Baba Dioum "In the end we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught."
Marjory Stoneman Douglas "There must be progress, certainly. But we must ask ourselves what kind of progress we want, and what price we want to pay for it. If, in the name of progress, we want to destroy everything beautiful in our world, and contaminate the air we breathe, and the water we drink, then we are in trouble."
Albert Einstein "We cannot solve the problems that we have created with the same thinking that created them."
Albert Einstein Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Albert Einstein "Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty."
Albert Einstein "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
Ralph Waldo Emerson "To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded!" 
Harvey Fierstien Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself.
Benjamin Franklin They [who] can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. 
Robert Frost "Something we were withholding made us weak until we found it was ourselves."
Mahatma Gandhi "You must be the change you want to see in the world."
Mahatma Gandhi "The things that will destroy us are: Politics without principle; Pleasure without conscience; Wealth without work; Knowledge without character; Business without morality; Science without humanity, And worship without sacrifice." 
Mahatma Gandhi


What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.
Mahatma Gandhi


"It is the action and not the fruit of the action that matters. You must do what is right. Maybe it is not in your power, not in your time that fruits will be borne. However this does not mean that you must cease doing what is right. You may never know the result of your action but if you do nothing, there will not be any result at all".
Goethe He is the happiest, be he king or peasant who finds peace in his house.
Dr. Jane Goodall "Only if we understand can we care. Only if we care will we help. Only if we help shall they be saved."
"Father of the Blues" Alabamian W.C. Handy "You'll never miss the water 'til the well runs dry."
Thich Nhat Hanh "If you love someone, the greatest gift you can give them is your presence."
Thich Nhat Hanh When we enter the present moment deeply, our regrets and sorrows disappear, and we discover life with all its wonders.
Ivan Illich "In a consumer society there are inevitably two kinds of slaves: the prisoners of addiction and the prisoners of envy."
Great Law of the Iroquois Confederacy In our every deliberation we must consider the impact of the next seven generations.
B.K.S. Iyengar Mind is the king of the senses. He who has conquered his mind, senses, passion, thought and reason is king among men.
Thomas Jefferson in a letter to James Madison The earth belongs to the living. No man by natural right obliges the lands he owns or occupies to debts greater than those that may be paid during his own lifetime.
Robert F. Kennedy "Fear not the path of truth for the lack of people walking on it."
Kenyan Proverb "Treat the Earth well. It was not given to you by your parents. It was loaned to you by your children."
Jack Kornfield In the end these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you learn to let go?"
Martin Luther King Jr. "I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, live out the true meaning of its creed: we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."
Martin Luther King Jr.
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. "
Dalai Lama, Let the Mountains Talk, Let the Rivers Run "The solution to the population problem is—more monks."
Aldo Leopold "A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise."
Aldo Leopold "We abuse the land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect."
Charles A. Lindbergh "In wilderness I sense the miracle of life."
Luther Standing Bear (Oglala Sioux Chief) "Only to the white man was nature a ‘wilderness’."
Marya Mannes, "A Word to the Wizards" It is not enough to show people how to live better; there is a mandate for any group with enormous powers of communication to show how to be better.
Margaret Mead "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 "Earth Day is the first holy day...and is devoted to the harmony of nature... The celebration offends no historical calendar, yet it transcends them all."
Claude Monet "I have no other wish than a close fusion with nature and I desire no other fate than to have worked and lived in harmony with her laws."
John Muir "Whenever we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe."
Pope John Paul II "Modern Society will find no solution to the ecological problem unless it takes a serious look at its lifestyles."
Plato "The penalty good people pay for not being interested in politics is to be governed by people worse than themselves."
Albert Schweitzer "Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not, himself, find peace."
Chief Seattle "What is man without the beasts? If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit. For whatever happens to the beasts, soon happens to man. All things are connected."
Chief Seattle "This we know: the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. All things are connected like blood that unites us all. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself."
Larry Scherwitz "Listen with regard when others talk. Give your time and energy to others; let others have their own way; do things for reasons other than furthering your own needs."
Albert Schweitzer "Until mankind can extend the circle of his compassion to include all living things, he will never, himself, know peace."
Albert Schweitzer "In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit." 
Gary Snyder "Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there."
Adlai Stevenson "It is often easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them."
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax "UNLESS someone like you cares a whole lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."
Shakespere "One touch of nature makes the whole world kin."
Gary Snyder "Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there."
William of Saint
"A man who has lost his sense of wonder is a dead man."
Henry David Thoreau "What's the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?"
Leo Tolstoy "Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself."
Mark Twain "Always do right. This will gratify some and astonish the rest."
Mark Twain "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too can become great." 
Stuart Udall "Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man"
 Terry Tempest Williams, Congressional testimony of nature "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"
Henry D. Thoreau "All good things are wild and free."
William Wordsworth "Come forth into the Light of Things, Let Nature be your teacher."
Frank Lloyd Wright "Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you."

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