Earth Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old earth quotes, earth sayings, and earth proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.     

Native American Proverb

The earth is what we all have in common.     

Wendell Berry

Those who contemplate the beauty of the Earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.     

Rachel Carson

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed.     

Mahatma Gandhi

The Earth has a skin and that skin has diseases, one of its diseases is called man.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew.     

Marshall McLuhan

Man must feel the earth to know himself and recognize his values . God made life simple. It is man who complicates it.     

Charles A. Lindbergh

The best investment on earth is earth.     

Louis J. Glickman

Everything costs and costs the earth.     

Maya Angelou

The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens.     


Touch the earth, feel the earth, her plains, her valleys, her hills, and her seas; rest your spirit in her solitary places.     

Henry Beston

The earth has grown a nervous system, and it's us.     

Daniel Dennett

The earth is the general and equal possession of all humanity and therefore cannot be the property of individuals.     

Leo Tolstoy

I really wonder what gives us the right to wreck this poor planet of ours.     

Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

The materials of wealth are in the earth, in the seas, and in their natural and unaided productions.     

Daniel Webster

... do something. Pay your rent for the privilege of living on this beautiful, blue-green, living Earth.     

Dave Foreman

The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.     

Carl Sagan

The Earth does not belong to us: we belong to the Earth.     

Marlee Matlin

If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food, either.     

Joseph Wood Krutch

The earth belongs to the living, not to the dead.     

Thomas Jefferson

Lower your expectations of earth. This isn't heaven, so don't expect it to be.     

Max Lucado

The earth will not continue to offer its harvest, except with faithful stewardship. We cannot say we love the land and then take steps to destroy it for use by future generations.     

Pope John Paul II

Mankind without Earth is Humanity without a Home     

S.G. Rainbolt

The threat to the planet is us. It's actually not a threat to the planet - it's a threat to us.     

Margaret Atwood

The Earth is the cradle of humanity, but mankind cannot stay in the cradle forever.     

Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

For the earth is the Lord's and the fulness thereof.     


If you tickle the earth with a hoe she laughs with a harvest.     

Douglas Jerrold

The earth is the very quintessence of the human condition.     

Hannah Arendt

...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

Do no dishonour to the earth least you dishonour the spirit of man.     

Henry Beston