A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
- The Chinese Philosopher Laozi

The great challenge of the twenty-first century is to raise people everywhere to a decent standard of living while preserving as much of the rest of life as possible.
- E.O. Wilson

It is these undeniable qualities of human love and compassion and self-sacrifice that give me hope for the future. We are, indeed, often cruel and evil. Nobody can deny this. We gang up on one another, we torture each other, with words as well as deeds, we fight, we kill. But we are also capable of the most noble, generous, and heroic behavior.
- Jane Goodall

The era of harm reduction, half steps, and lesser evils is behind us. As a society, we need to be bold in ways that were once unimaginable.
- The Bullitt Center Website

What were you doing with your life, while I was going extinct?
- Question from the perspective of a White Rhino,
as imagined by Charles Eisenstein

Education, if it means anything, should not take people away from the land, but instill in them even more respect for it, because educated people are in a position to understand what is being lost. The future of the planet concerns all of us, and all of us should do what we can to protect it. As I told the foresters, and the women, you don't need a diploma to plant a tree.
- Wangari Maathai

If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.
- Will Rogers

No one can do everything, but everybody can do something.
- Change the World Kids

What you are interested in is not going to happen if you don't breathe clean air and drink clean water.
- Carl Sagan

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 the destruction of our race. Wonder and humility are wholesome emotions, and they do not exist side by side with a lust for destruction.
- Rachel Carson

Do what only you can do.
- Paraphrased from interview with Lin-Manuel Miranda

Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.
- Henry Ford

I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.
- Rosa Parks

Planning is the organization of hope.
- Howell S. Baum

Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.
- Winston Churchill

You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give.
- E.O. Wilson

Hope is a thing with feathers
That perches in the soul;
And sings the tune without words
And never stops at all.
- Emily Dickinson

One planet, one experiment.
- E.O. Wilson

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