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10 Beautiful Quotes about the Environment to Inspire You [Slideshow]

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Our entire life support system depends on how well we take care of the earth. The environment is crucial to our very survival, as the saying goes, there is no planet B. However, humans, often unintentionally, have had a detrimental impact on the environment.

There are many reasons why caring for the environment is so important, but the main one is that we need to leave the planet better than we found it for the generations that come after us. It will be their job to also take care of the planet.

While it may sometimes seem like an insurmountable task, we can make a difference. Use these environmental quotes to inspire you as you become a better friend to the earth.

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Drink in the Beauty and Wonder at the Meaning of What You See

This quote by Rachel Carson, whose work sparked the modern environmental movement, says everything there is to say about nature. Nature not only supports our lives but provides us endless beauty and wonder. And for this alone, it should be conserved.

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The Earth Is What We All Have in Common

Wendall Berry, a prolific writer and poet, was also an avid and active environmentalist. This statement underscores that we all live on the Earth, and we all need the Earth in order to survive. He worked tirelessly for the environment and social justice.

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Time Spent among Trees Is Never Time Wasted

Fresh air is Mother Nature's energizer, and this quote expresses that perfectly. There's a reason why "forest bathing" is a health trend that is here to stay. This is the practice of walking in nature and soaking it all in to benefit from its therapeutic value. Breathing fresh air helps us feel better, so spending time among trees is good for our bodies and our souls.

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He That Plants Trees Loves Others Besides Himself

This quote by 17th-century scholar Thomas Fuller underscores the hopefulness of looking towards the future and doing something for future generations. Since most trees take years to reach maturity, planting a tree is the ultimate gift to the future.

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The Earth Is a Fine Place and Worth Fighting For

This quote from Ernest Hemingway, the master wordsmith, reminds us that we are the ones who must fight for the future of the Earth. Because truly, our future is not separate from the Earth or from each other. I don't think anyone could say it better.

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Look Deep into Nature, and Then You Will Understand Everything Better

As we know that Albert Einstein studied the nature of the universe and discovered the theory of relativity, we can probably trust him on this one. This one is quite a riddle, though, because looking deep into nature can take you far beyond yourself.

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When One Tugs at a Single Thing in Nature, He Finds It Attached to the Rest of the World

John Muir, known as the Father of the National Parks, was an early advocate for preserving the wilderness in the U.S. He also founded the Sierra Club and the Audubon Society, two organizations that have worked tirelessly for the preserving the environment over the years. This quote expresses what you see in nature: that everything is truly connected.

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Nature Spontaneously Keeps Us Well. Do Not Resist Her!

Famous for his book Walden, Henry David Thoreau's writings are considered sources for modern-day environmentalism. He was an early advocate for recreational canoeing and hiking, and would most likely thoroughly approved of forest bathing. He also advocated for preserving wilderness as public land.

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We Need to Move beyond Guilt or Blame, and Get on with the Practical Tasks at Hand

Leave it to Sir David Attenborough to remind us that there is not only much to be done, but much we can do. This quote is for those who are ready to take action.

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Forests Are the Lungs of our Land, Purifying the Air and Giving Fresh Strength to Our People

As part of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal, he put Americans to work improving national and state parks, opening summer camps, planting trees, protecting forests from wildfires, and battling soil erosion. His environmentalism was influenced by witnessing the Dust Bowl, where poor agricultural practices and drought caused millions of tons of soil to blow away and fill the air.

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