25 Moving Earth Day Quotes That Honor Our Beautiful Planet

Earth Day is a chance to reflect and celebrate our beautiful planet and its vast wonders. We have an obligation to protect the environment, which can be done by being mindful of our actions and living a earth-positive lifestyle. To honor this day, we have collected 25 moving Earth Day quotes that remind us of how amazing the natural world is and why we should be doing everything we can to preserve it.

From Albert Einstein to Mahatma Gandhi, these powerful words will motivate you to take action and make each day an Earth Day! After all the planet is the only thing keeping us alive. We must protect it and cherish it for the humongous resource it is.

Stirring Earth Day Quotes


Earth Day Quotes

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need but not every man’s greed.” —Gandhi

Aboriginal Proverb

Earth Day Quotes

“Look after the land and the land will look after you, destroy the land and it will destroy you.” —Aboriginal Proverb

Anne Frank

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“I firmly believe nature brings solace in all troubles.” —Anne Frank

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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“A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.” Franklin D. Roosevelt

Martin Luther King Jr.

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“For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.” —Martin Luther King Jr.

Henry David Thoreau

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“What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?” Henry David Thoreau

Lord Byron

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“There is a pleasure in the pathless woods. There is a rapture on the lonely shore. There is society, where none intrudes by the deep sea, and music in its roar. I love not man the less, but nature more.” Lord Byron

Motivational Earth Day Quotes

Jane Goodall

Earth Day Quotes

“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 a difference you want to make.” Jane Goodall

Barack Obama

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“We are the first generation to feel the impact of climate change and the last generation that can do something about it.” —Barack Obama

Chief Seattle

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“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together … all things connect.” —Chief Seattle

David Attenborough

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“It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.” —David Attenborough

Greta Thunberg

Earth Day Quotes

“We can’t save the world by playing by the rules, because the rules have to be changed. Everything needs to change—and it has to start today.” —Greta Thunberg

Leo Tolstoy

Earth Day Quotes

“One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between man and nature shall not be broken.” Leo Tolstoy

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Katrina Mayer

Earth Day Quotes

“Time spent among trees is never time wasted.” Katrina Mayer

Impactful Earth Day Quotes

Ansel Adams

Earth Day Quotes

“The whole world is, to me, very much ‘alive’—all the little growing things, even the rocks. I can’t look at a swell bit of grass and earth, for instance, without feeling the essential life—the things going on-within them.” —Ansel Adams

Rachel Carson

Earth Day Quotes

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature—the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” —Rachel Carson

Kahlil Gibran

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“And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” Kahlil Gibran

Desmond Tutu

Earth Day Quotes

“Twenty-five years ago people could be excused for not knowing much, or doing much, about climate change. Today we have no excuse.” —Desmond Tutu

Al Gore

Earth Day Quotes

“We can do this. This is the biggest emergent social movement in all of history. We can do this. And if anybody thinks that we don’t have the political will, remember, political will is itself a renewable resource.” —Al Gore

Rousing Earth Day Quotes

George Washington Carver

Earth Day Quotes

“Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.” —George Washington Carver

Carl Sagan

Earth Day Quotes

“Preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.” —Carl Sagan

Wendell Berry

Earth Day Quotes

“The earth is what we all have in common.” —Wendell Berry

Leonardo DiCaprio

Earth Day Quotes

“We only get one planet. Humankind must become accountable on a massive scale for the wanton destruction of our collective home. Protecting our future on this planet depends on the conscious evolution of our species.” —Leonardo DiCaprio

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Earth Day Quotes

“If every day were Earth Day we wouldn’t be in the mess we’re in.” Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Albert Einstein

Earth Day Quotes

“Look profound into nature, and afterward, you will comprehend everything better.” Albert Einstein

We hope these Earth Day quotes have inspired you to take action and do your part in honoring our planet. Celebrate the incredible power of nature, and be sure to treat it with respect and gratitude each and every day. Commit to making positive change that will have a long-lasting impact on our environment so future generations can continue to enjoy its beauty and endless wonders! So, do your part by sharing these energizing Earth Day quotes.

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