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Quotes for Earth Day 2014

“Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.”
-C.S. Lewis

“The earth is what we all have in common.”
-Wendell Barry

“There's so much pollution in the air now that if it weren't for our lungs there'd be no place to put it all.” -Robert Orben

“I am part of the sun as my eye is part of me. That I am part of the earth my feet know perfectly, and my blood is part of the sea. There is not any part of me that is alone and absolute except my mind, and we shall find that the mind has no existence by itself, it is only the glitter of the sun on the surfaces of the water.”
-D.H. Lawrence

“You forget that the fruits belong to all and that the land belongs to no one.”
-Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“If the earth does grow inhospitable toward human presence, it is primarily because we have lost our sense of courtesy toward the earth and its inhabitants.”
-Thomas Berry

“The earth laughs in flowers.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”
-Native American Proverb

“Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.”
-Rachel Carson

“The earth belongs to the living, not to the dead.”
-Thomas Jefferson

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