10 Quotes for a Contemplative and Inspired Earth Day

Another Earth Day has arrived! This year marks the 45th, and in honor of tomorrow’s special day, we’ve pulled together some of our favorite quotes reminding us why we need to respect and honor our earth mother.
 
1. “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” - John Muir

 
2. “Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.” - Henry David Thoreau
 
3. “It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.” - Neil Armstrong
 
4. “Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” - Rachel Carson
 
5. “Waste is Criminal.” - Kristin Cashore
 
6. “I would request that my body in death be buried not cremated, so that the energy content contained within it gets returned to the earth, so that flora and fauna can dine upon it, just as I have dined upon flora and fauna during my lifetime” - Neil deGrasse Tyson
 
7. “How can we be so arrogant? The planet is, was, and always will be stronger than us. We can't destroy it; if we overstep the mark, the planet will simply erase us from its surface and carry on existing. Why don't they start talking about not letting the planet destroy us?” - Paulo Coelho
 
8. “...the care of the earth is our most ancient and most worthy and, after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it, and to foster its renewal, is our only legitimate hope.” - Wendell Berry
 
9. “We are either going to have a future where women lead the way to make peace with the Earth or we are not going to have a human future at all.” - Vandana Shiva
 
10. “Our love was born
outside the walls,
in the wind,
in the night,
in the earth,
and that's why the clay and the flower,
the mud and the roots
know your name.” - Pablo Neruda

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