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

Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love. How on earth can you explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love? Put your hand on a stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with that special girl for an hour and it seems like a minute. That's relativity.

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

To see the earth as it truly is, small and blue in that eternal silence where it floats, is to see riders on the earth together, brothers on that bright loveliness in the eternal cold - brothers who know now they are truly brothers.

Archibald Macleish

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

If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food, either.

Joseph Wood Krutch

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

Earth is dearer than gold.

Estonian Proverb

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

The future belongs to those who can rise above the confines of the earth.

Alfred North Whitehead

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

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

Rain is grace; rain is the sky condescending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.

John Updike

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

If heaven made him, earth can find some use for him.

Chinese Proverb

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

Take away love and our earth is a tomb.

Robert Browning

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

On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.

Jules Renard

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.

Josh Billings

This is the last of earth! I am content.

John Quincy Adams

All of his key guys followed him. They would have followed him to the end of the earth.

Peter Wagner

Thank God men cannot as yet fly and lay waste the sky as well as the earth!

Henry David Thoreau

This dance was the dance of death. [The clowns] danced it for the wretched of the earth, that they might witness their own wretchedness.

Angela Carter

It is well that the earth is round that we do not see too far ahead.

Meryl Streep

If only the day would come where everyone on this earth would lay down and worship one God.

Richard Dyer

The first man is of the earth, earthy.


You have to pray to Mother Earth before you disturb the ground for construction.

Rao Chalasani

Nothing lasts for ever but the Earth and sky.

Kerry Livgren

They're the most down-to-earth guys' guys.

Ashley Olsen

Earth does not belong to us; we belong to earth.

Chief Seattle

Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again.

Henri Cartier Bresson

This is a long way off, equivalent to two thirds of the distance from the Earth to the Moon.

Horst Uwe Keller

Advertising is the principal reason why the business man has come to inherit the earth.

James Randolph Adams

Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.

Rachel Carson

Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth.

Shirley Chisholm

The seas are the heart's blood of the earth.

Henry Beston

There is no gravity. The earth sucks.


Of course now the fact that she said that to me that night affects me because it was her last night here on earth.

Sharon Fisher

He was the salt of the earth. He was so loyal. He was a great one.

Mark Sulser

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.

Muhammad Ali

God is not glorified in any transaction upon earth so much as in the conversion of a sinner.

Archibald Alexander

Fear was the first thing on earth to make gods.


Investigate human and alien crime, as well as alien technology that has fallen to Earth.

Stuart Murphy

Look, there's no metaphysics on earth like chocolates.

Fernando Pessoa

They said they had found a little piece of paradise on earth.

Pauline Welch

We will look upon the earth and her sister planets as being with us, not for us. One does not rape a sister.

Mary Daly

Is there intelligent life on earth? Yes, but I'm only visiting.


There is no power on earth more formidable than the truth.

Margaret Lee Runbeck

Dying of tuberculosis: The earth is suffocating.... Swear to make them cut me open, so that I won't be buried alive.

Frederic Chopin

Each of us has been put on earth with the ability to do something well. We cheat ourselves and the world if we don't use that ability as best we can.

George Allen

Those who promise us paradise on earth never produced anything but a hell.

Karl Popper

We are immortal until our work on earth is done.

George Whitefield

After I die I shall return to earth as the doorkeeper of a bordello and I won't let a one of you in.

Arturo Toscanini

I find the earth to be a place of misery in which I am surrounded by the conformity that kills society.

Matt Leblanc

And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, and the earth brought forth grass and the Rastafarians smoked it.

Spike Milligan

Beauty is truth, truth beauty, --that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.

John Keats

He's down to earth. He's a cool dude, and for some reason I just relate to him.

Rico Pickett

The happiest miser on earth is the man who saves up every friend he can make.

Robert E Sherwood

I am not so different in my history of abandonment from anyone else after all. We have all been split away from the earth, each other, ourselves.

Susan Griffin

Light be the earth upon you, lightly rest.


Because of this low gravity, we B612'ers talk about 'docking with' a near Earth object and not 'landing on' one.

Russell Schweickart

He destroyed one of the finest cars on earth.

Chris Banning

Love much. Earth has enough of bitter in it.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

We are quick to flare up, we races of men on the earth.


There's not a single scholar on the face of the Earth who buys any of it.

Bart Ehrman

She's a very down-to-earth person, and she's very realistic. She gives you a lot of credit for what you do, and she's very appreciative.

Victoria Vaynberg

You can't take sides when you know the earth is round.

Patricia Sun

Comets may be responsible for bringing the oceans and atmosphere to early Earth.

Andrew Dantzler

I've broken world records before and it's still exciting and amazing but I'm more down to earth about it now.

Libby Lenton

The same earth that made us the golden state made us earthquake country.

Aimee Klask

In the midst of life we are in death. Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust.

Book of Common Prayer

A man has only one way of being immortal on earth: he has to forget he is a mortal.

Jean Giraudoux

They were actually really super cool, really down-to-earth guys.

Mandy Reed

The domain of the ballet dancer is not earth but air.

Lincoln Kirstein

The earth has not stopped moving since.

Tim Wright

The earth and its resources belong of right to its people.

Gifford Pinchot

Even the Thickest pizza on earth will be delivered cold.

Kehlog Albran

If there was no moral evil upon earth, there would be no physical evil.

Joseph Marie De Maistre

The Last Man on Earth.

Vincent Price

It's about what YOU are going to do with the short time you have left on this earth.

Hugh Macleod

The easiest thing to find on God's green earth is someone to tell you all the things you cannot do.

Richard M. Devos

I put up my thumb... and it blotted out the planet Earth.

Neil Armstrong

The Sun, the hearth of affection and life, pours burning love on the delighted earth.

Arthur Rimbaud

The sole equality on earth is death.

Philip James Bailey

She was down to earth and she was cool and believed in what Dan was doing.

Ivan Golde

She's teaching an earth-friendly approach and is so convicted. A lot of people say, 'I'll bend.' Not Jessi.

Brandon Marshall

God put me on this earth to accomplish a certain number of things. Right now I am so far behind that I will never die.

Bill Watterson

The Tory Party - the funkiest, most jiving Party on Earth!

Boris Johnson

The optimum human population of earth is zero.

Dave Foreman

I think he was very ahead of his time in his thinking because he could see what we were doing to Mother Earth.

Alice Billings

The easiest thing to do on earth is not write.

William Goldman

Misery is manifold. The wretchedness of the earth is multiform.

Matt Leblanc

They've got oil pockets in them. There's no way on God's earth you can get that out of the skull.

Dorothy Kilishek

We don't have to move it far into space – just far enough so it wouldn't hit Earth.

Neil Degrasse Tyson

The earth swallowed them up. It was as though the village had disappeared from the map.

Roger Mercado

You will never cease to be the most amazed person on earth at what God has done for you on the inside.

Oswald Chambers

There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.

St. Thomas Aquinas

The way of peace is the way of love. Love is the greatest power on earth. It conquers all things.

Peace Pilgrim

Soon the earth will tilt on its axis and begin to dance to the reggae beat to the accompaniment of earthquake. And who can resist the dance of the earthquake, mon?

Peter Tosh

The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights.

J. Paul Getty

If God lived on earth, people would break his windows.

Jewish Proverb

...and that this country shall have a new birth of freedom, and that this government, of the people, for the people, by the people, shall not perish from the Earth.

Abraham Lincoln

Give me somewhere to stand, and I will move the earth.


I'm just coming down to earth.

Camilla Parker Bowles

When we get to the top of Kilimanjaro, we'll actually get to see the curvature of the Earth.

R.q. Shupe

I wanted to get something that was a little nicer, but he brought me back down to earth. But with the money, I bought him a truck.

Colby Rasmus

Everyone keeps asking me: 'Are you going to win?' How on earth do you know if you're going to win or not?

Lester Piggott

Justice is the greatest interest of man on earth.

Daniel Webster

Why on earth should we take that away from shareholders?

Mike Turner

I find it interesting that such a wealthy person could be so down to earth.

Kyle Cipperley

I believe all drunks go to heaven, because they've been through hell on Earth.

Liza Minnelli

Colorado Springs is one of the best places in the world to see the history of the Earth.

Kirk Johnson

The fact that it is Earth Day and they are giving back to the community also helped their enthusiasm.

Dennis Maschka

There's a lot of earth to be moved.

Scott Unger

It was like she dropped off the face of the earth.

Heather Webb

If they love Electric Earth and what we've done there, they are going to love this place even more.

Gary Hoffman

We think the world of Bob Crippen. He's such a down-to-earth guy.

Warren Brown

(But) the more celebrities that I meet, I find them to be really down to earth people in the most part.

Rove Mcmanus

How on earth can you let a guy who can't dribble score 27 points in one half? It's embarrassing.

Raef Lafrentz

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

George Bernard Shaw

That there are some people on earth who are so wicked and so evil that nothing can be done but to confront them.

Alexander Downer

We are here on Earth for just a short time, whether you're 16 years old or 80.

John Cross

Our response continued because the Earth of course didn't saturate. The Earth is much too large a detector to saturate.

Professor Umran Inan

It's the most exciting place in earth science.

Lucy Jones

There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew.

Marshall McLuhan

There is no individual on this Earth more determined than I am to end this country's wretched and mindless bloodshed and destruction.

Chandrika Kumaratunga

And the beginning of the beginning of what is now the most populous Islamic state on earth, Indonesia.

Simon Winchester

We are doing the colors inside the tent with organic and earth tones.

Liz Leonard

What we really try to do is replicate what Mother Earth does best.

Tim Coughlin

The nearest approach to immortality on earth is a government bureau.

James F. Byrnes

I felt I was getting as near to paradise on this earth as any man could ever get.

William Shirer

Perdition. Sons are put on this earth to trouble their fathers.

John Rooney

She would definitely be the oldest living animal on Earth ... I can't see why she shouldn't live till 200.

Steve Irwin

He's the closest thing to Jesus Christ I've ever seen on this earth.

John Reed

God owns heaven but He craves the earth.

Anne Sexton

It was in us, in our hearts and minds that something started that changed the face of this earth.

Lech Walesa

Smith's last great act here upon this earth.

Thomas S. Monson

This has to be one of the coldest places on earth.

Les Shepard

Naturally we would prefer seven epiphanies a day and an earth not so apparently devoid of angels.

Jim Harrison

Heaven and earth! How is it that bodies join but never meet?

Beah Richards

They're the scum of the earth.

Michelle Thomas

She is as humble and down to earth as you could ask for. She's never one that wants to stand out.

Barksdale Thompson

Ahh, Earth Day, the only day of the year where being able to hacky-sack will get you laid.

Jon Stewart

How would it be if we discovered that aliens only stopped by earth to let their kids take a leak?

Jay Leno

We have to decide on the death penalty once and for all: yes or no. We can't continue to hang between heaven and earth.

Kubatbek Baibolov

The entire Earth would be in bake mode.

William Bottke

Venus has a lot of lessons to teach the Earth about how things could go awry.

Kevin Baines

If you tickle the earth with a hoe she laughs with a harvest.

Douglas Jerrold

I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different.

Kurt Vonnegut

Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day.

Helen Rice

But I'm dying now and done for, / What on earth was all the fun for? / For I'm old and ill and terrified and tight.

John Betjeman

Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

Don Marquis

The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.

Robert Ingersoll

Upon my buried body lie / Lightly, gentle earth.

Francis Beaumont

We are here on Earth to do good to others. What the others are here for, I don't know.

W. H. Auden

His story is extra special because if he was any place else, he probably wouldn't be on this earth. We're really happy about it.

April Godra

Do no dishonour to the earth least you dishonour the spirit of man.

Henry Beston

It's pretty cool to be around those guys, they're down-to-earth guys.

Miles Austin

Nothing is more common on earth than to deceive and be deceived.

Johann G. Seume

This is like something that couldn't happen. I haven't come down to Earth yet.

Richard Legault

A lie can take you to the end of the Earth but only the truth can bring you back.

Thomas Lee

It has been precisely 55 years since one single atomic bomb created a hell on Earth.

Tadatoshi Akiba

We are not primarily put on this earth to see through one another, but to see one another through.

Peter De Vries

I don't think they knew what was going on. I think they had to come down to earth a little bit.

Andrew Strait

I mean, we're on Earth, but he's playing on a different planet.

Nicolas Kiefer

To see you naked is to recall the Earth.

Federico Garcia Lorca

Seek on earth what you have found in heaven.

George William Russell

I am very down to earth and practical.

Ashley Olsen

That's how we keep in contact with Earth without the signal wobbling around.

Steve Vernon

This all comes down to what we know about life on Earth.

Margaret Turnbull

Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you're alive, it isn't.

Richard Bach

One knows less about one's own destiny than about anything else on earth.

Gabrielle Roy

Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.

Alexander The Great

It is the same to me, whether I rot in the air or in the ground. The earth is the Lord's.

Andrew Melville

Man is still the greatest miracle and the greatest problem on this earth.

David Sarnoff

There is no spectacle on earth more appealing than that of a beautiful woman in the act of cooking dinner for someone she loves.

Thomas Wolfe

The Academy Awards red carpet has really become the biggest fashion show on Earth. And it really has become a designer race. It wasn't always like that.

Patty Fox

It has been spotted on the space station Mir 200 miles above the earth.

Heather Lewis

The dearest friend on earth is a mere shadow compared to Jesus Christ.

Oswald Chambers

We may be making clocks that are more precise than time itself can be defined on Earth.

Daniel Kleppner

We've been whacking away at the herring run every chance we get, That to me is my Earth Day mission.

Tom Leach

Everybody sort of came back down to earth.

Hank Davis

Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was; and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.


He's not a typical movie star, he's very independent and very down to earth.

Paige Rense

God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering.

St. Augustine

It's always nice to be around kindred spirits who care about the earth.

Carol Nelson

We all should be in a foul mood to make sure we get down to earth.

Bob Morton

Microsoft is already the most powerful company on earth, but you ain't seen nothing yet.

Larry Ellison