by Skylar Wishes
"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - Saint Augustine
In celebration of World Wildlife Day, we've gathered some of the most inspiring quotes about our natural world. From Saint Augustine to modern day environmentalists, these voices remind us of the importance of conservation and protecting our planet. Read on for hours of motivation to help make a difference.
Happy World Wildlife Day, everyone! This is a day to celebrate all of the amazing animals that share our planet with us. From lions and tigers to dolphins and whales, there are so many creatures that bring beauty and wonder to our world. We should all take this day to appreciate these animals for all they do for us. They help keep our ecosystems in balance, provide us with food and other resources, and just make life more interesting and fun. We need to do everything we can to protect them from harm, both from humans and from natural disasters. So let's all take a moment today to appreciate wildlife for all it does for us, and pledge to do whatever we can to help keep it safe and healthy.
"The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it." - Robert Swan, environmentalist
"We are going to have to recognize that we are stewards of this earth. We are not just here to pass through and take what we can." - Matt Damon, actor and activist
"The environment is where we all meet. It's the ultimate commons." - Stewart Udall, environmentalist and politician
"What good is it to save the planet if humanity suffers?" - A.C. Grayling, philosopher and author
"We have forgotten who we are. We have become consumers rather than citizens." - Wendell Berry, farmer and author
"The biggest challenge we face right now is to change our relationship with the natural world." - Bill McKibben, author and environmentalist
"We have to learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools." - Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights leader
"It is our moral duty to protect the environment." - Arnold Schwarzenegger, actor and former governor of California
"Unless we change our ways, we will be looking at a future where there will be no more elephants, lions or rhinos left on this earth." - Prince William, Duke of Cambridge
"We need to find a new way to live on this planet that does not depend on destroying the natural world." - Naomi Klein, author and activist
"We have to find a way to live sustainably on this planet." - Tim DeChristopher, environmental activist and 2014 Goldman Environmental Prize winner.
"What we are doing to the environment is nothing less than a sin." - Bishop Desmond Tutu, South African social rights activist and retired Anglican bishop.
"The earth is not dying, it is being killed, and those who are killing it have names and addresses." - Paul Hawken, entrepreneur, environmentalist, and author.
"We need to think about the earth as a spaceship and take care of it." - Wangari Maathai, Kenyan environmental activist, 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.
"Trees are the lungs of the earth." - Indian proverb
"The most important thing about going green is making sure it's profitable for businesses." - Andrew Winston, business advisor and author of "Green to Gold"
"If we don't do something soon, there may not be any forests left to save." - Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese politician and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.
"It's not about saving the earth. It's about saving ourselves." - James Hansen, climate scientist at Columbia University Earth Institute.
Happy World Wildlife Day! As we celebrate all of the amazing creatures that call our planet home, here are some of our favorite quotes about wildlife.
"The greatest danger to our future is apathy." - Jane Goodall
"When the last tree is cut down, the last fish eaten, and the last stream poisoned, you will realize that you cannot eat money." - Cree Proverb
"In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful." - Alice Walker
"The more we learn about the animals and plants around us, the more we realize that we depend on them for our own survival." - E.O. Wilson
"Unless we remember that we are all part of nature, we will not be able to protect the environment." - Dalai Lama
"The greatest danger to our future is not ignorance, it's indifference." - Jane Goodall
"The greatest danger to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it." - Robert Swan
"Until we value wildlife and their habitats enough to fight for them, they'll continue to disappear." - Steve Irwin
"It's not about having wild animals in cages; it's about protecting their natural habitats so they can roam free." - Bindi Irwin
"If we lose the natural world, we will lose ourselves." - David Attenborough
"When the last individual of a species dies, something dies with it. A culture dies, knowledge dies, laughter dies, love dies." - E.O. Wilson
orld Wildlife Day is a time to reflect on the beauty of the natural world and how we can work together to protect it. Let's all take a moment to remember the importance of conservation, and think about what steps we can take in our own lives to make a difference. How will you celebrate World Wildlife Day? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
About Skylar Wishes
Skylar Wishes is a gifted writer who enjoys writing inspirational quotes and messages that uplift and motivate others. She has a passion for helping people to see their own potential and to reach their highest aspirations. Her words are simple, but they carry a lot of weight.