In an increasingly automated age where it seems like we can’t or don’t want to remember our origins, it is absolutely necessary to think about where we have come from, to know where we are going.
For that, from Psychology and Mind, we present 101 sentences about the environment and ecology, So that you can evoke this special inspiration that Mother Nature gives us.
Phrases and reflections on ecology, nature and the environment
Our society imposes on us a rhythm of life in which technology constantly ravages our lives, in the face of this absurdity it is easy to deny our essence: that we are animals, rational, but animals, and that we depend on our environment for to survive
Whether you think we don’t care enough about our planet or don’t remember what it’s like to take a walk in the mountains, here we present a collection of phrases on the environment and ecology not to be missed.
Nature is not a luxury but a necessity of the human mind, a bit of what we are very aware of in our digital environment. Therefore, we wish you to fully enjoy the collection of phrases that we present to you below.
1. The poetry of the earth is never dead
John Keats, British Romanticist Poet, Author of eminent works such as Ode to a Nightingale or Hyperion. Nature is a fundamental pillar of romanticism, the romantics believed that nature was wild and mysterious, they gave it a strong load of fantasy and idealization.
2. Nature does nothing incomplete and nothing in vain
Aristotle, Greek philosopher.
3. The good man is the friend of all living beings
Mahatma Gandhi, Hindu lawyer, thinker and politician.
4. Trees that take a long time to grow bear the best fruit.
Moliere, French playwright, comedian and humorist.
5. Nature supports the universal life of all beings
Tenzin Gyatso, fourteen Dalai Lama, Supreme spiritual and political leader.
6. The creation of a thousand forests is in an acorn
Ralph Waldo Emerson, American writer, philosopher and poet.
7. Study nature, love nature, connect with nature. You will never fail
Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect, One of the greatest representatives of the architecture of the twentieth century.
8. Wisdom never says one thing and nature another.
Juvenal, Roman poet, author of Las Satires.
9. Nature is not a place to visit. It is the house
Gary Sherman Snyder, American poet and activist.
10. Each flower is a soul that blooms in nature
Gerard de Nerval, French poet, essayist and translator, one of the most important in romanticism.
11. I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck
Emma Goldman, Lithuanian anarchist and pioneer in the struggle for the emancipation of women.
12. Nature always takes care of the preservation of the universe
Robert Boyle, natural philosopher, chemist, physicist and inventor. There are currently assumptions, like Gaia’s, that life maintains and promotes a balance to ensure life on Earth.
13. The beauty of the natural world is in the details
Natalie Angier, Writer and science communicator, Pulitzer Prize winner.
14. Nature offers exceptions to the rule
Sarah Margaret Fuller, American journalist and women’s rights activist.
15. Deep in their roots, all flowers retain light
Theodore Huebner Roethke, American poet in English.
16. A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song
Marguerite Annie Johnson, American author, poet, dancer, actress and singer.
17. Green is the main color of the world and hence its beauty
Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Spanish writer priest, knight of the Order of Santiago.
18. Nature is an infinite sphere, the center is everywhere and the circumference in the head.
Blaise Pascal, French mathematician, physicist and writer.
19. In nature, there are no rewards or punishments, there are consequences.
Bob ingersoll, American lawyer and politician.
20. Understanding the laws of nature does not mean we are immune to their operations.
David Gerrold, Science fiction writer.
21. Until now, man has been against nature; from now on it will be against its own nature
Dennis Gabor, Hungarian physicist, Nobel Prize in physics.
22. In nature, there is the preservation of the world
Henry David ThoreauAmerican writer, poet and philosopher, surveyor and naturalist, author of Walden.
23. There is something fundamentally wrong about treating land as if it were a liquidation business.
Herman Daly so he talks about the environment.
24. Some people walk in the rain, others get wet
Roger dean miller, Country singer.
25. Trees are the efforts of the earth to speak to the Heaven that listens
26. In each walk with nature, we receive much more than what we seek
John Muir, naturalist and explorer.
27. I have always considered nature to be the garments of God
and Hovhaness Chakmakjian, American composer of Armenian and Scottish descent.
28. Water and land, the two essential fluids on which life depends, have become global garbage cans
Jacques-Yves Cousteau, French naval officer and maritime explorer.
29. They will be able to cut all the flowers, but they will not be able to stop the spring.
Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet.
30. We have been trying for many years to draw attention to humanity, to the fact that humanity is not possible if we do not have a new relationship with Mother Nature
Rigoberta Menchú Tum, indigenous Guatemalan chief, In another sentence of masterful ecology.
31. What we find so comfortable in nature is that it has no opinion about us
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, German philosopher, poet and philologist.
32. Keep your love of nature, because that’s the real way to understand art
Vincent Willem van Gogh, Dutch painter.
33. The lands belong to their owners, but the landscape belongs to those who know how to appreciate it
Upton sinclair, Pulitzer Prize-winning American writer.
34. If you serve nature, it will serve you
Confucius, Chinese philosopher, in a sentence about the nature and effects of karma.
35. If the world does not learn to respect nature now, what future will the new generations have?
Rigoberta Menchú Tum.
36. In nature, nothing happens in isolation. Each phenomenon affects another and is in turn influenced by it; and it is generally the forgetting of this movement and this universal interaction that prevents our naturalists from perceiving clearly the simplest things.
Friedrich engels, German philosopher and revolutionary.
37. Nature becomes landscape when man surrounds it
Le Corbusier, was an architect and architectural theorist, Urban planner, interior designer, painter and sculptor.
38. The wind straightens the tree after having tilted it
Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle, French soldier, politician and writer, in an inspiring metaphor.
39. Let nature act in its air; she knows her job better than us
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne, philosopher humanist.
40. The charm of roses is that they are so beautiful that they don’t know they are.
José María Pemán i Pemartín, Writer, journalist and poet.
41. Nature never does anything superfluous, nothing useless and knows how to draw multiple effects from the same cause
Nicolaus Copernicus, Renaissance astronomer.
42. Art, glory, freedom fade, but nature always remains beautiful
George Gordon Byron, English poet.
43. Nature is often hidden, sometimes dominated, rarely extinct
Francis bacon, Famous English philosopher, politician, lawyer and writer.
44. Nature will always retain her rights and ultimately prevail over any abstract reasoning
Quote from David Hume; Scottish sociologist, philosopher and historian.
45. Nature hates emptiness
René Descartes, French philosopher, mathematician and physicist.
46. One of the difficulties of ecological education is that one lives alone in a world of scars.
Aldo Leopold, American ecologist.
47. Economic growth and environmental protection are not compatible. These are opposite sides of the same coin if you are looking for long term prosperity.
Henry Merritt “Hank” Paulson Jr..
48. The good use of science is not to conquer nature, but to live there
Barry commoner he was an American eco-socialist biologist.
49. Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political and social boundaries.
Jimmy carter he thus speaks of nature and transcendence.
50. One planet, one experience
Edward Osborne Wilson.
51. Conservation is a state of harmony between man and earth
Aldo Leopold, American ecologist.
52. I think the cost of energy will go down when we make the transition to renewables
Al gore is an American politician, lawyer and philanthropist.
53. Birds are indicators of the environment. If they’re in danger we’ll know we’ll be in danger soon
Roger tory peterson he was a naturalist, ornithologist and educator.
54. The only way, if we want to improve the quality of the environment, is to involve everyone
Richard rogers is a British architect very committed to just causes in the world of ecology.
55. I didn’t go vegetarian for my health, I did for the health of the chickens
Singer Isaac Bashevis, Jewish writer and Polish citizen.
56. I think the future of solar energy is bright.
Ken salazar he said, with a certain double meaning, that solar energy is an inexhaustible resource that we must take advantage of.
57. I believe that the government must place the environment at the top of its national and international priorities.
Brian Mulroney. Unfortunately, many governments are more interested in economics than in the environment, while there can be no economy without it.
58. In 10 years, it will be impossible to go to the North Pole with a team of dogs. There will be too much water
Will Steger. Global warming is one of the main causes of climate change and one of the most dramatic phenomena is the melting of permafrost (ice) in the poles; in a few years, you will be able to navigate there in summer. The fact that dust melts is serious because it regulates the salinity of the water. If the salinity of the water in ocean currents is changed, they will disappear, paradoxically (nature is full of contradictions) this could cause a new glaciation, according to experts.
59. If people are prepared to eat locally and seasonally, they will do quite well in terms of environmental impact.
Peter Singer In other words, the consumption of seasonal and local products would reduce the ecological footprint thanks to the fact that the expenditure on fossil fuels for transport would be less.
60. The most important environmental issue is one that is seldom mentioned, it is the lack of ethics in our culture.
Gaylord nelson. Environmental issues are not only a social or economic issue, but also a moral issue.
61. The environmental crisis is the result of precipitation
This sentence he quoted Ed Begley that is, the drive to obtain immediate and abundant macroeconomic benefits, outside of sustainable development, is what has created this environmental crisis.
62. The environmental crisis is a global problem and only global action will solve it
Barry commoner he ruled with this sentence that in radical times, radical measures: only structural changes have sufficient impact on structural problems.
63. The general idea that we tackle environmental problems without doing it just does not work.
Natalie Jeremijenko. Theoretical deliberation and lack of political will is a problem for the environment. They do not serve as agreements on paper, we have to act.
64. It is necessary to move towards consumption patterns that are less respectful of the environment and harmful to the environment.
Maurice Strong. The unbridled consumption towards which capitalist society is leading us is not sustainable, for Maurice Strong.
65. There are a lot of environmental issues on the table
by Ed Rendell global warming is one (not the most serious) of the major ecological problems. It is important to point out the degradation of habitats due to pollution, urban planning and the problem of “invasive species”.
66. The worst environmental decision you can make as a human being is to have fourteen children.
Jane velez. Overpopulation on a planet with limited resources is a problem we must tackle.
67. The first law of ecology is that everything is linked to everything else
Barry commoner. An ecosystem is a complex system made up of a collection of living things and the physical environment in which they interact. Ecosystems generally form a series of relationships or chains that show the interdependence of organisms within the system. In an ecosystem, the parts that make it up are much stronger than if they were separate.
68. Continuity is the art of conservationism: ecology is at the service of this heart
Sentence James garrett hardin, American ecologist specializing in the problem of overpopulation. Also known as Hardin’s first law of so-called anthropogenic ecology: “One thing cannot be done,” expresses the interconnection of all human actions, some predictable and some not.
69. The natural world is the largest sacred community to which we belong. To harm this community is to diminish our own humanity.
Thomas berry. We all depend on the environment to survive: damaging it will cost us physically, because the constant violation of the natural world is an ethical aberration that we will sooner or later pay for. Karma?
70. Air and water, nature and wildlife protection plans are in fact human protection plans
Steawart udall. Today, environmentalism defends its postulates from an anthropocentric point of view: it is not necessary to defend the environment for the well-being of different animal and plant species, it must be defended because it affects the man. It seems that we only mobilize when something affects us!
71. Our health depends entirely on the vitality of our companion species on earth
Harrison ford. There are species listed as “ecosystem engineers” (such as the Iberian wolf), species that play a role. so important in the balance of an ecosystem that if they disappear, thousands and thousands of associated species, both flora and fauna could disappear. For example, if the bees disappear, humanity will become extinct.
72. It’s the worst of times but also the best because we still have a chance
Sylvia Earle. As long as there is still a hint of light in the fight for the environment, we will still have hope.
73. You cannot spend a single day on earth without making an impact on the world. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.
Dame Jane Morris Goodall is 1 primatologist and anthropologist of the United Nations and messenger of peace. She is considered the greatest expert on chimpanzees and is known for her more than 50 years of study of the social and family relationships of wild chimpanzees.
74. The future belongs to those who understand that doing more with less is compassionate, prosperous, sustainable, smarter and more competitive.
by Paul hawken, Consists of optimizing the economy at the structural level, and at the individual level to know how to manage our resources and services (reduce, recycle and reuse). Large-scale policies are useless except in cases of individual change.
75. The earth is insulted and offers flowers in response
Rabindranath Tagore. Resilience; in ecology, it is the capacity of habitats to absorb disturbances without significantly altering their general and functional characteristics, which can return to their original state once the hecatomb is over.
76. An act against nature must be judged as severely as an act against the company or another person.
Dr. Michael Fox. Unfortunately, environmental crimes are often lightly punished, both for economic interests and for institutional and political corruption.
77. The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone will save it – Robert Swan.
Robert swan. It is not about doing individual activities for the environment, we all have to get involved.
78. We live on earth as if we have another to go to
Terry Swearingen. The resources of planet Earth are finite, and as far as we know, there is only one planet in the entire Universe capable of harboring life.
79. The supreme reality of our time is the vulnerability of our planet
Quote from John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Thirty-fifth President of the United States. From the industrial revolution, in the nineteenth century, with the increase in population, scientific and technical development and the massive use of factories that expelled enormous amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, have started the real problems of the natural environment. We could say, then, that global warming is a recent problem, but that in a short time it has caused very negative effects.
80. We abuse the land because we treat it as if it were our own. When we see it as an opportunity to which we belong, we can treat it with love and respect.
Aldo Leopold, American ecologist. Pioneer in the dissemination of ethical principles taking into account ecosystems. Development of environmental ethics and the movement for the preservation of wild nature.
81. Thousands of people have lived without love and not a single one without water
WH Auden. Water is the basis of life and a primary necessity, a right that should be fundamental. Due to global warming, droughts are increasingly severe, especially in the Middle East and Africa, causing political instability in the countries that suffer from them.
82. The earth provides enough to meet the needs of every man, but not every man’s greed.
83. We abuse the land because we regard it as our property. When we see it as a community to which we belong, we can begin to use it with love and respect.
84. Faith on the living planet is the most important problem facing humanity.
Gaylord Anton Nelson, American politician.
85. The ocean, a great unifier, is man’s only hope. Now, like never before, the old phrase has a new meaning: we’re all in the same boat
86. When the earth is sick and polluted, human health is impossible. To heal ourselves we have to heal our planet and to heal our planet we have to heal ourselves.
Sentence Bobby McLeod. It has been shown that there is a direct relationship between environmental pollution and diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease or cancer.
87. Many of us wonder what we can do, but history shows us that all that is good and bad begins when someone does or does not do
Sentence Sylvia Earle. If we act to save planet Earth, we may be more or less wrong, we will find more or less stones on the way, but we must act, because the cost of doing nothing is much worse.
88. We have known the enemy and it is us
Walt kelly. For Kelly, not caring about our ecosystems was throwing stones on the roof of humanity.
89. The world we share has been given to us with confidence. Every decision we make regarding the land, air and water around us must be made with the goal of preserving them for all generations to come.
August A. Bush III. Sustainable development is not just about consuming a smaller proportion of the extracted resources, but securing these resources for future generations.
90. Nature is inexhaustibly sustainable if we take care of it. It is our universal responsibility to pass on a healthy earth to future generations
Sylvia Dolson. Nature always tends to balance itself and generates the resources necessary to ensure its own survival (as a whole) and that of all animal and plant species, including humans.
91. It was first necessary to civilize man in his relationship with man. Man must now be civilized in his relationship with nature and animals
Sylvia Dolson. Speciesism is the unfavorable treatment or contempt based on membership in different species, although it is generally applied in more animal areas related to veganism, its use is beginning to be applied within the environmental movement.
92. He who plants trees loves others
Thomas fuller, Historian. Highlights include his work on the history of the Crusades and a descriptive geography of Palestine. He was, by vocation, passionate about archeology and antiquity. Deforestation devastates forests indiscriminately, causing immense damage to ecosystems. Forests cover only about 30% of the regions of the world, whereas they should cover between 60%.
93. We do not inherit the land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children
Native American proverb. The current development model is unsustainable and seriously jeopardizes the future of humanity.
94. If you want adults to recycle, just talk to them about the importance of recycling and they
William Sanford “Bill”, American science educator, comedian and scientist.
95. Our survival is inextricably linked with the food we eat, the water we drink and the places where we live. This is why we must promote responsibility and conservation when we talk about natural resources
Mark Emery Udall, American politician.
96. If they could produce safe drinking water for the world tomorrow morning, you would have done your best to improve human health and the quality of the environment.
William clark, American soldier and explorer.
97. When the quality of life falls for the environment, it falls for the human being
George Holland Sabine, Professor of American philosophy.
98. We will never recognize the value of water until the well is dry.
Sentence Thomas fuller, Historian. Highlights include his work on the history of the Crusades and a descriptive geography of Palestine. He was, by vocation, passionate about archeology and antiquity. This sentence from Fuller is very interesting, in his opinion, the human being reacts only when he is between the sword and the wall.
99. If you really think the environment is less important than the economy, try to hold your breath and count your money.
Guy R. McPherson is an American scientist, professor emeritus of evolutionary biology of natural resources at the University of Arizona. Famous for theorizing the idea of humanity’s short-term extinction.
100. It produces immense sadness to think that nature speaks when humanity does not hear it.
Victor Marie Hugo, French romantic poet and novelist, is considered one of the most important French-speaking writers. As you can see from several sentences in this article, romantics had a unique perception of nature.
101. The earth is where we all meet, where we all have a mutual interest, it is the only thing we share
“Lady Bird” Taylor JohnsonAmerican journalist, teacher, political activist and businesswoman, was America’s First Lady Lady Bird was a staunch defender of her country’s natural heritage.
102. The planet is all that most of us will see, so be careful.
All the spaces we inhabit are part of a whole that must be appreciated in its entirety.
103. Nature can exist without forests, seas or meadows, so taking care of it is more like taking care of yourself.
Nature does not depend on us to exist.
104. We do what we do, we must never forget that there is no insurmountable gap between us and the tree of life that we come from
After all, at no time did we stop being animals.
105. In a garden or a wooded area you can find more peace than in all the relaxing music in the world.
Art imitates nature, but it is always ahead.