I want some environmental quotes for our library to encourage people to read environmental books


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    “The animals of the planet are in desperate peril…Without free animal life I believe we will lose the spiritual equivalent of oxygen.”

    —Alice Walker

    Only when the last tree has been cut down,

    Only when the last river has been poisoned,

    Only when the last fish has been caught,

    Only then you will find that money cannot be eaten.

    —Cree Indian Prophecy


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    “Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.” -John Muir

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    “Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.”

    John Ruskin, (1819-1900).

    “All nature wears one universal grin.”

    Henry Fielding (1707-1754), Tom Thumb the Great, 1730.

    “One Touch of nature makes the whole world kin.” – William Shakespeare (1564-1616), Troilus

    “When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.”
    Benjamin Franklin, (1706-1790), Poor Richard’s Almanac.

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    “The superior one seeks what is right; the inferior one, what is profitable.”


    “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

    -Ralph Waldo Emerson

    “The American people have a right to air that they and their children can breathe without fear.”

    -Lyndon Baines Johnson

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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

    “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.” –Chief Seattle

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    “Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons; it is to grow in the open air and eat and sleep with the Earth” – Walt Whitman

    “We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment.”- Margaret Mead

    “Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind” – Henry David Thoreau

    “He who is harmony with Nature hits the mark without effort and apprehends the truth without thinking.” – Confucius

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