A place for inspirational quotes, poems, art and photos. An emphasis on the positive. Contributions welcome.
Let us a little permit Nature to take her own way; she better understands her own affairs than we.
Michel de Montaigne
Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
Chief Seattle, 1855
When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.
Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it.
Henry David Thoreau, “Chesuncook,” The Maine Woods, 1848
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
A society is defined not only by what it creates, but by what it refuses to destroy.
John Sawhill, former president of The Nature Conservancy
Every good cause is worth some inefficiency.
Paul Samuelson, economist
Only when I saw the Earth from space, in all its ineffable beauty and fragility, did I realize that humankind’s most urgent task is to cherish and preserve it for future generations.
Sigmund Jahn, German cosmonaut
Give me the splendid silent sun with all his beams full-dazzling.
Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilised people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.
Dr. Seuss, from The Lorax