Quotes for Contemplation

Pine Forest in Andros, Bahamas

“Only when the last tree is cut, the last river is poisoned
and the last fish is caught will we realize that we cannot eat money.”

“Trees are poems that
earth writes upon the sky,

We fell them down and turn them into paper,

That we may record our emptiness.” ~Kahlil Gibran

“If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.” ~Henry David Thoreau

“I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do. They go wandering forth in all directions with every wind, going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day, and through space heaven knows how fast and far!” ~John Muir

“We need to promote development that does not destroy our environment.” ~ Wangari Maathai

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