If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause and say, 'Here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.'

Martin Luther King Jr.

Each of us visits this Earth involuntarily, and without an invitation. For me, it is enough to wonder at the secrets.

Albert Einstein

The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge; for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future.

Marya Mannes

It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.

Neil Armstrong

The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope.

Wendell Berry

If the Earth could be made to rotate twice as fast, managers would get twice as much done. If the Earth could be made to rotate twenty times as fast, everyone else would get twice as much done since all the managers would fly off.

Norman R. Augustine

In a sense, each of us is an island. In another sense, however, we are all one. For though islands appear separate, and may even be situated at great distances from one another, they are only extrusions of the same planet, Earth.

J. Donald Walters

The Earth is slow.

Eduardo Chillida

A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it; it would be hell on earth.

George Bernard Shaw

There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.

General Douglas MacArthur

We cannot do great things on this Earth, only small things with great love.

Mother Teresa

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

William Shakespeare

If the Prince of Peace should come to earth, one of the first things he would do would be to put psychiatrists in their place.

Aldous Huxley

But did thee feel the earth move?

Ernest Hemingway

Nothing more detestable does the earth produce than an ungrateful man.


The rich are the scum of the earth in every country.

G. K. Chesterton

I feel like a wet seed wild in the hot blind earth.

William Faulkner

The secrets of this earth are not for all men to see, but only for those who seek them.

Ayn Rand

Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.

C. S. Lewis

Be at peace with your own soul, then heaven and earth will be at peace with you.

Saint Jerome