We stand now where two roads diverge. But unlike the roads in Robert Frost's familiar poem,
they are not equally fair. The road we have long been traveling is deceptively easy, a smooth
superhighway on which we progress with great speed, but at its end lies disaster. The other fork
of the road-the one "less traveled by" offers our last, our only chance to reach a destination that
assures the preservation of the earth. ~ Rachel Carson
Let us a little permit Nature to take her own way; she better understands her own affairs than we. ~Michel de Montaigne
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. ~Mohandas Gandhi
Honor the sacred. Honor the Earth, our Mother. Honor the Elders. Honor all with whom we share the Earth:- Four-leggeds, two-leggeds, winged ones, Swimmers, crawlers, plant and rock people. Walk in balance and beauty. - Native American Elder
The following quotes are from Chief Seattle
You must teach your children that the ground beneath their feet is the ashes of your grandfathers. So that they will respect the land, tell your children that the earth is rich with the lives of our kin. Teach your children what we have taught our children, that the earth is our mother. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. If men spit upon the ground, they spit upon themselves.
There is no quiet place in the white man's cities. No place to hear the unfurling of leaves in spring, or the rustle of an insect's wings. But perhaps it is because I am a savage and do not understand. The clatter only seems to insult the ears.
Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.