WISDOM QUOTES ABOUT MOTHER NATURE:
- There is hope if people will begin to awaken that spiritual part of themselves, that heartfelt knowledge
that we are caretakers of this planet.
~ Brooke Medicine Eagle ~
- Every creature is better alive than dead,
men and moose and pine trees,
and he who understands it aright
will rather preserve its life than destroy it.
~ Henry David Thoreau.
- We must not be forced to explore the universe in search of a new home because we have made the Earth inhospitable, even uninhabitable.
For if we do not solve the environmental and related social problems that beset us on Earth – pollution, toxic contamination,
resource depletion, prejudice, poverty, hunger
– those problems will surely accompany us to other worlds.
~ Donald G. Kaufman and Cecilia M. Franz
from ‘Biosphere 2000: Protecting Our Global Environment’ 1996 ~
- A human being is part of the whole,
called by us “Universe,”
a part limited in time and space.
He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings
as something separated from the rest
– a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.
This delusion is a kind of prison for us,
restricting us to our personal desires and
to affection for a few persons nearest to us.
Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison
by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creaturesand the whole of nature in its beauty.
~ Albert Einstein, 1950 ~
- 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 amplified and developed.
- We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.
~ Thomas Fuller
- He who plants a tree
Plants a hope.
~Lucy Larcom, from ‘Plant a Tree’ ~