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Earth laughs in flowers.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
- John Muir (poster)

(Alternate version) Tug on anything at all and you'll find it connected to everything else in the universe.
- John Muir

The world won't get no better if we just let it be.
- Harold Melvin, Peace

This old world is a new world and a bold world for me
- Nina Simone

Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there.
- Gary Snyder

We make the world significant by the courage of our questions and the depth of our answers.
- Carl Sagan

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Meade

Tell me that the whole world is wonderful.
- Michael Franti and Spearhead, Yell Fire

Little round planet in a big universe
Sometimes it looks blessed, sometimes it looks cursed
Depends on what you look at obviously
But even more it depends on the way that you see
- Bruce Cockburn, Child of the Wind

What unifies a movement? After we go home from the demonstration, are we still a movement? Only if we're grounded in a shared vision … Having a vision means we have some fundamental idea of how we want the world to be … A movement articulates something for the future … It's not enough to express our individualities. What kind of a world do you want for everybody? And how can that world be demonstrated?
- Michael Ventura, Letters at 3AM (Poster)

What human beings are in relation to the Earth, the Earth itself is in relation to the cosmos that we know. The cosmos is not an object in which we discover life; it is a living subject in a process of becoming.
- Leonardo Boff, Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor

Sigui Dyarra: When you settle in a new place and you have a wonderful time.
- Strings Tradition

The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
- Bertrand Russell

The Earth was made round so that we would not see too far down the road.
- Isak Dinesen

Everyone takes the limits of his own vision for the limits of the world.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

It is not enough to understand the natural world. The point is to defend and preserve it.
- Edward Abbey

Viel Welt für wenig Geld. (A lot of the world for little money)
- Popular expression, Germany

Viewed from the distance of the moon, the astonishing thing about the earth, catching the breath, is that it is alive. The photographs show the dry, pounded surface of the moon in the foreground, dead as an old bone. Aloft, floating free beneath the moist, gleaning membrane of bright blue sky, is the rising earth, the only exuberant thing in this part of the cosmos.
- Lewis Thomas, The Lives of a Cell

The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.
- Galileo Galilei

Be the change you wish to see in the world.
- Mahatma Gandhi

By your stumbling, the world is perfected.
Sri Aurobindo

Earth, isn't this what you want: rising up inside us invisibly once more?
- Rainer Maria Rilke

Having gained distance and sophistication of perception, we can turn and recognize who we have been all along. Now it can dawn on us: we are world knowing self. We can relinquish our separateness. We can come home again.
- Joanna Macy, World as Lover, World as Self

When you see the world as lover, every being, every phenomenon, can become -- if you have a clever, appreciative eye -- an expression of that ongoing, erotic impulse.
- Joanna Macy, World as Lover, World as Self

What if it's a big hoax and we create a better world for nothing?
- Joel Pett cartoon

We're humans from earth.
- T-bone Burnett

In this cold commodity culture
Where you lay your money down
It's hard enough to notice
That all this world is holy ground
- Bruce Cockburn, The Gift

It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine.
- R.E.M.

Haven't seen you in quite a while. I was down the hold, just passing time. Last time we met was a low-lit room. We were as close together as bride and groom. We ate the food, we drank the wine. Everybody having a good time. Except you ... You were talking about the end of the world
- U2

The earth can satisfy the needs of all, but not the greed of all.
- Conversation

If the earth spoke, would we listen?
- Conversation

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