1. A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.
—Franklin D. Roosevelt
2. The Earth is what we all have in common.
3. Time spent among trees is never time wasted.
4. He that plants trees loves others besides himself.
5. Environmentally friendly cars will soon cease to be an option…they will become a necessity.
—Fujio Cho, President of Toyota Motors
6. The good man is the friend of all living things.
7. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
8. 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
9. 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
10. In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
11. Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.
12. Away, away, from men and towns,
To the wild wood and the downs,
To the silent wilderness,
Where the soul need not repress its music.
—Percy Bysshe Shelley