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

William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark / 

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

Jacques Prévert / 

Earth laughs in flowers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson - Hamatreya / 

Earth laughs in flowers.

One can be a hero without ravaging the earth.
Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux / 

One can be a hero without ravaging the earth.

Act so that the effects of your action are compatible with the permanence of genuine human life.
Hans Jonas - The Imperative of Responsibility / 

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

The world is changing: I feel it in the water, I feel it in the earth, and I smell it in the air.
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien - The Lord of the Rings / 

Inside, you've got heaven and earth.
Hildegard of Bingen / 

Cleopatra's nose: if it had been shorter the whole face of the earth would have been different.
Blaise Pascal - Pensées / 

The earth teaches us more about ourselves than all the books in the world, because it is resistant to us. Self-discovery comes when man measures himself against an obstacle.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery - Wind, Sand and Stars / 

Happy the man who observes the heavenly and the terrestrial law in just proportion.
Henry David Thoreau / 

Paradise on earth is where I am.
Voltaire / 

What can be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance, when all the skill of art is not able to make an oyster!
Anatole France

Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself?
Henry David Thoreau

The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web.
Pablo Picasso

A systematic revolution of basic concepts begins with Einsteinian science. In the very detail of its concepts a relativism of the rational and the empirical is established. Science then undergoes what Nietzsche called 'an upheaval of concepts,' as if the earth, the universe, things, possessed a different structure from the fact that their explanation rests upon new foundations. All rational organization is 'shaken' when the fundamental concepts undergo dialectical transformation.
Gaston Bachelard / 

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