Community News: Quotes for the Month of Earth Day (April 22, 2017)

Submitted by David Hall, Vice President, Paradise Ridge Defense Coalition

One person can only do so much". 1

"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world." - John Muir 2

"The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction". - Rachel Carson 2

"Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time". – motto of the Baltimore Grotto, a caving society 2

"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 3


"You can’t be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion, or challenge the ideology of a violet". -Hal Borland, Sundial of the Seasons, 1964.3

"Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance". - Theodore Roosevelt 4

"A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people". - Franklin D. Roosevelt 4

"I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use". - Mother Teresa 4

"You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make". -Jane Goodall 4

"In wilderness is the preservation of the world". - Henry David Thoreau 5


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