Earth Day is an event observed across the globe every year on April 22 in order to promote environmental awareness and to start a movement around the world to embrace nature and its values. Gaylord Nelson, a senator from Wisconsin, founded the day in 1970 after witnessing the oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, the previous year.

Here are 15 environmental quotes taken from Earth 911 and Good Reads -

  • “In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful.” — Alice Walker
  • “To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour.” — William Blake
  • “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” — Albert Einstein
  • “The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach.” — Henry Beston
  • “God wanted to make heaven and the earth is that heaven. Nowhere in the universe there is so much love, life, beauty and peace. Enjoy your stay with the fellow beings.” ― Amit Ray
  • “If we can give to urban people the peasant's love of nature and their deep understanding on the matter of nature's importance, the salvation of our Earth will be easier!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan
  • “Nature never did betray the heart that loved her.” — William Wordsworth

  • “In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” — Aristotle
  • “The poetry of the earth is never dead.” — John Keats
  • “Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” — Frank Lloyd Wright
  • “He that plants trees loves others besides himself.” —Thomas Fuller
  • “One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between man and nature shall not be broken.” —Leo Tolstoy
  • “The environment is where we all meet; where we all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.” —Lady Bird Johnson
  • “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.” —John Paul II
  • “Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.” —John Ruskin

Earth Overshoot Day In this photo, a small globe surrounded by smoke to illustrate global warming. Photo: Getty Images / Lionel Bonaventure