Monday, April 19, 2010

Earth Day Quotes

Here are some quotes to celebrate Earth Day!

"A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in." -- Greek proverb

"Earth laughs in flower."-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 "No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden."-- Thomas Jefferson

"What is a weed? A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered." -- Emerson

"He who plants a tree, plants a hope."

"Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into."-- Henry Beecher

“A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.”  -- Walt Whitman

”Nature has no mercy at all. Nature says, “I’m going to snow. If you have on a bikini and no snowshoes, that’s tough. I am going to snow anyway.”  --Maya Angelou

“I will be the gladdest thing under the sun. I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one.” –Edna St. Vincent Milay

“You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.” –Desiderata

“To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon the verdant green hills is the most perfect refreshment.” – Jane Austin 

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature; he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” – John Muir

Want to win a wonderful book and get $40 dollars in donated in your name to an organization that plants trees?  Head on over to Alison Formento's blog.  She’s giving away a copy of her new book, This Tree Counts! It’s a perfect book for celebrating Earth Day. To enter, all you have to do is tell her the name of your favorite tree. She'll also donate $40 to American Forests in the winner's name.



Dana said...

Thanks for the inspiring quotes. Now I have to get outside and enjoy. Happy Earth Day!

nanmarino said...

Happy Earth Day, Dana.

Anonymous said...

Great quotes, Nan! Here are a few of my favorites

The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful...e.e. cummings

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order...John Burroughs

Study nature,love nature,stay close to nature. It will never fail you...Frank Lloyd Wright

There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story...Linda Hogan

nanmarino said...

Thanks for adding the beautiful quotes. I added them to my quote book.

Anonymous said...

I'm late to this, but happy Earth Day.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Lovely quotes. :)

nanmarino said...

Extremely belated happy Earth Day, Medeia.
Thanks, Sharon.