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It Feels Good to Do the Right Thing!

Doing the right thing for the planet is a great way to give yourself a pat on the back and a smile on your face.  Our environment will take care of you if you take care of it!

Here are some thoughtful quotes to to inspire you as we go about taking care of our Planet:

“The reward of a thing well done is to have done it!”
–   Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt we must leave them something more than the miracles of technology.  We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it.”
–   Lyndon B. Johnson

“The world is filled with willing people –
some willing to work
the rest willing to let them.”

–   Robert Frost

“I seek the truth, which never yet hurt anybody.  It is only persistence in self-delusion and ignorance which does harm. ”
–   Marcus Aurelius

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. ”
–   Andy Warhol

“If we do not change our direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed. ”
–   Chinese Proverb

“There is no shame in not knowing; the shame lies in not finding out. ”
–   Russian Proverb

“The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction. ”  
–   Rachael Carson

“I am only one, but I am still one.  I cannot do everything but I can do something. ”
–   Helen Keller

“Let every individual and institution now think and act as a responsible trustee of Earth, seeking choices in ecology, economics and ethics that will provide a sustainable future, eliminate pollution, poverty and violence, awaken the wonder of life and foster peaceful progress in the human adventure.”
—    John McConnell, founder of International Earth Day

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
—    Mahatma Gandhi

“Be a good animal. True to your instincts.”
—   D.H. Lawrence, English novelist and poet

“All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”
—   Edmund Burke

“It’s a job that’s never started that takes the longest to finish.”
—   J.R.R. Tolkien

“We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles.”

—   Jimmy Carter

“The superior man seeks what is right; the inferior one, what is profitable.”

—   Confucius

“To know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived, that is to have succeeded.”
—   Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The ultimate test of man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.”
—   Gaylord Nelson, former governor of Wisconsin, co-founder of Earth Day

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
—   Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action; try to use ordinary situations.”
—  Jean Paul Richter, German Romantic novelist and humorist

Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing.”
—   Thomas Jefferson

“Your descendants shall gather your fruits.”
—   Virgil

“A person writing at night may put out the lamp, but the words he has written will remain. It is the same with the destiny we create for ourselves in this world.”
—    Shakyamuni

“Nature has been for me, as long as I remember, a source of solace, inspiration, adventure, and delight; a home, a teacher, a companion.”
—   Lorraine Anderson

“If you want one year of prosperity, plant corn.
If you want ten years of prosperity, plant trees.
If you want one hundred years of prosperity, educate people.”

—    Chinese proverb

“There are two ways to get enough: one is to continue to accumulate more and more.  The other is to desire less.”
—    G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

“Contentment is natural wealth; luxury, artificial poverty.”

—   Socrates (B.C. 469-399)

“Not what you possess but what you do with what you have, determines your true worth.”

—    Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.”
—   Aristotle (B.C. 384–322)

“ How endless is that volume which God hath written of the world! Every creature is a letter, every day a new page.”
—   Joseph Hall (1574–1656)

“We talked of the beauty of the world of God’s and of the great mystery of it. Every blade of grass, every insect, ant, and golden bee, all so amazingly know their path, though they have not intelligence, they bear witness to the mystery of God and continually accomplish it themselves.”
—    Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky (1821-1881)

“I say if your knees aren’t green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life.”
—   Calvin from Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes

“Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day’s work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain.”
—  Frank Lloyd Wright (1869-1959)

“It seems to me that we all look at Nature too much, and live with her too little.”

—    Oscar Wilde (1854–1900), De Profundis, 1905

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.”

—   New England proverb