“If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come.”
- Chinese proverb

“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”
- Greek proverb

“We seem to have lost the wisdom of the indigenous people, which dictated that in any major decision, the first consideration was 'How will this decision we're making today affect our people in the future? These days, decisions are made based on the bottom line.”
- Jane Goodall

"Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.”
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does.”
- George Bernard Shaw

“Prayer does not use up artificial energy, doesn’t burn up any fossil fuel, doesn’t pollute. Neither does song, neither does love, neither does the dance.”
- Anthropologist Margaret Mead

“Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.”
- Writer and environmentalist Rachel Carson

“Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question, ‘Is it politic?’ But conscience asks the question, ‘Is it right?’ And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because one’s conscience tells one it is right.”
- Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I thank you God for this most amazing day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and for the blue dream of sky; and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.”
- E. E. Cummings