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We do not inherit the earth...

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.

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(French, German)

Nous n'héritons pas la terre de nos ancêtres, nous l'empruntons à nos enfants.

Wir haben die Erde nicht von unseren Eltern geerbt – sondern von unseren Kindern geliehen.

See also 

See also...

Man is the future of man.

We need to cultivate a universal responsibility for one another and the planet we share.

Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.

Let it not be your honor henceforth whence you come, but where you go!

Act so that the effects of your action are compatible with the permanence of genuine human life.

Quotes for: earth


Quotes about earth:

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

One can be a hero without ravaging the earth.

Earth laughs in flowers.

You must be very polite to the Earth
And to the sun

For all things come from earth, and all things end by becoming earth.

Inside, you've got heaven and earth.


Quotes for: child

All grown-ups were once children (but only few of them remember it).

If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.

What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.

Mature manhood: that means to have rediscovered the seriousness one had as a child at play.

Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.

Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.


also said...

We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.

You cannot hold the day back, but you can avoid wasting it.

Article IV – Liberty consists of doing anything which does not harm others: thus, the exercise of the natural rights of each man has only those borders which assure other members of the society the enjoyment of these same rights. These borders can be determined only by the law.

Article I – Men are born and remain free and equal in rights. Social distinctions can be founded only on the common good.

We build too many walls and not enough bridges.

A ship in harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.

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