Quotes of the Day for 22 April 2002 – Earth Day
The first Earth Day took place on this day in 1970. We've done well. There is less litter on the streets, the air is sweeter, the rivers cleaner. So please carry on, not shouting or marching in the streets, but making the daily decisions to reduce, reuse, and recycle that have been so effective over the last three decades.
For us who live in cities Nature is not natural. Nature is supernatural. Just as monks watched and strove to get a glimpse of heaven, so we watch and strive to get a glimpse of earth. It is as if men had cake and wine every day but were sometimes allowed common bread.
- G. K. Chesterton
Earth is but the frozen echo of the silent voice of God.
- Samuel M. Hageman
This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere: the dew is never all dried at once: a shower is forever falling, vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.
- John Muir
Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
- Sir John Lubbock
It takes an earthquake to remind us that we walk on the crust of an unfinished planet.
- Charles Kuralt, 1934 - 1997
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