65 Sustainable Development Quotes On Success In Life

These sustainable development quotes will inspire you. Sustainable development economic development that is conducted without depletion of natural resources.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging sustainable development quotes, sustainable development sayings, and sustainable development proverbs.

Best Sustainable Development Quotes

  1. “Our biggest challenge in this new century is to take an idea that seems abstract – sustainable development – and turn it into a reality for all the world’s people” ~ Kofi Annan
  2. “Sustainable development is the pathway to the future we want for all. It offers a framework to generate economic growth, achieve social justice, exercise environmental stewardship and strengthen governance.” ~ Ban Ki-moon
  3. “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” ~ Peter Drucker
  4. “Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” ~ Gro Harlem Brundtland

  5. “There must be a better way to make the things we want, a way that doesn’t spoil the sky, or the rain or the land” ~ Paul McCartney
  6. “Sustainability is a political choice, not a technical one. It’s not a question of whether we can be sustainable, but whether we choose to be” ~ Gary Lawrence
  7. “Without environmental sustainability, economic stability and social cohesion cannot be achieved” ~ Phil Harding
  8. “This is the moment when we must come together to save this planet. Let us resolve that we will not leave our children a world where the oceans rise and famine spreads and terrible storms devastate our lands.” ~ Barack Obama

  9. “The difference between animals and humans is that animals change themselves for the environment, but humans change the environment for themselves.” ~ Ayn Rand
  10. “There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew.” ~ Marshall McLuhan
  11. “Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.” ~ Kofi Annan , Education sustainable development quotes
  12. “No matter how complex global problems may seem, it is we ourselves who have given rise to them. They cannot be beyond our power to resolve” ~ Daisaku Ikeda

  13. “Sustainability is here to stay or we may not be” ~ Niall FitzGerald
  14. “Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.” ~ Edmund Burke
  15. “Instead of controlling the environment for the benefit of the population, perhaps we should control the population to ensure the survival of our environment” ~ David Attenborough
  16. “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ~ R. Buckminster Fuller

  17. “Sustainable development: Holding our world in trust for our children” ~ Michael Meacher
  18. “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” ~ Alan Kay
  19. “Sustainable development: Meeting present needs without compromising the stock of natural resources remaining for future generations. In terms of buildings, it implies resource efficiency, minimum energy use, flexibility and long life” ~ Richard Rogers
  20. “The basic building block of peace and security for all peoples is economic and social security, anchored in sustainable development. It is a key to all problems. Why? Because it allows us to address all the great issues-poverty, climate, environment and political stability-as parts of the whole.” ~ Ban Ki-moon , Environmental sustainable development quotes
  21. “Because we don’t think about future generations, they will never forget us.” ~ Henrik Tikkanen

  22. “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” ~ Albert Einstein
  23. “Sustainable development and climate change are two sides of the same coin” ~ Ban Ki-moon
  24. “Humans merely share the Earth. We can only protect the land, not own it.” ~ Chief Seattle

  25. “21st Century choice: Look after our planet and it will look after us, or don’t and face the consequences” ~ Phil Harding
  26. “Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man.” ~ Stewart Udall
  27. “Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.” ~ Kofi Annan

  28. “Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.” ~ Alan Lakein
  29. “Building a world where we meet our own needs without denying future generations a healthy society is not impossible, as some would assert. The question is where societies choose to put their creative efforts” ~ Christopher Flavin
  30. “Treat the Earth as though we intend to stay here” ~ Crispin Tickell
  31. “All our efforts to defeat poverty and pursue sustainable development will be in vain if environmental degradation and natural resource depletion continue unabated.” ~ Kofi Annan
  32. “Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.” ~ Dalai Lama

  33. “You can make a lot of speeches, but the real thing is when you dig a hole, plant a tree, give it water, and make it survive. That’s what makes the difference” ~ Wangari Maathai
  34. “Ownership is a sine qua non of sustainable development.” ~ James Wolfensohn
  35. “People ‘over-produce’ pollution because they are not paying for the costs of dealing with it.” ~ Ha-Joon Chang

  36. “Who heeds not the future will find sorrow at hand” ~ Confucius
  37. “You never reach the promised land. You can march towards it” ~ James Callaghan
  38. “Preservation of the environment, promotion of sustainable development and particular attention to climate change are matters of grave concern for the entire human family.” ~ Pope Benedict XVI

  39. “Forests are the lungs of our land.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  40. “There can be no sustainable development without sustainable energy development” ~ Margot Wallstrom
  41. “A world where one-tenth of the population gets to be extremely wealthy, and six tenths very poor, is not, in the long run, a stable place.” ~ Bill McKibben

  42. “Soil mapping is one of the pillars to the challenge of sustainable development” ~ Jeffrey Sachs
  43. “Sustainable development is a fundamental break that’s going to reshuffle the entire deck. There are companies today that are going to dominate in the future simply because they understand that.” ~ Francois-Henri Pinault
  44. “Education is a human right with immense power to transform” ~ Kofi Annan

  45. “Anything else you’re interested in is not going to happen if you can’t breathe the air and drink the water. Don’t sit this one out. Do something. You are by accident of fate alive at an absolutely critical moment in the history of our planet.” ~ Carl Sagan
  46. “A safe and nutritionally adequate diet is a basic individual right and an essential condition for sustainable development, especially in developing countries.” ~ Gro Harlem Brundtland
  47. “What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  48. “That the AIDS pandemic is threatening sustainable development in Africa only reinforces the reality that health is at the center of sustainable development.” ~ Gro Harlem Brundtland

  49. “The new energy future is decentralized, entrepreneurial and needs people like you to say ‘Give me a clean car, give me solar shingles to put on my roof – give me a clean future'” ~ William J. Clinton
  50. “We can chart our future clearly and wisely only when we know the path which has led to the present.” ~ Adlai E. Stevenson
  51. “One planet, one experiment.” ~ E. O. Wilson

  52. “The longest and most destructive party ever held is now into its fourth generation and still no one shows any signs of leaving. The problem of when the drink is going to run out is, however, going to have to be faced one day. The planet over which they are floating is no longer the planet it was when they first started floating over it. It is in bad shape” ~ Douglas Adams
  53. “The future has no shelf life” ~ Warren G. Bennis

  54. “The world is a sacred vessel. It should not be meddled with. It should not be owned. If you try to meddle with it you will ruin it. If you try to own it you will lose it” ~ Laozi
  55. “The human race is challenged more than ever before to demonstrate our mastery, not over nature but of ourselves.” ~ Rachel Carson
  56. “If civilization has risen from the Stone Age, it can rise again from the Wastepaper Age.” ~ Jacques Barzun

  57. “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 destruction.” ~ Rachel Carson
  58. “Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  59. “The best way to predict the future is to study the past, or prognosticate.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki

  60. “We do not accept that human society should be constructed on the basis of a savage principle of the survival of the fittest” ~ Thabo Mbeki
  61. “The sustainability revolution will, hopefully, be the third major social and economic turning point in human history, following the Neolithic Revolution – moving from hunter-gathering to farming – and the Industrial Revolution” ~ Prince Charles
  62. “Sustainable development is a proven catalyst for Xerox innovation.” ~ Anne M. Mulcahy
  63. “The world must learn to work together, or finally it will not work at all.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

  64. “Sustainable development is a process which enables all people to realize their potential and to improve their quality of life in ways which protect and enhance the Earth’s life support systems” ~ Sara Parkin
  65. “In my view, there is an urgent need to communicate with the public and help to explain where there is consensus, and where are their doubts about the issues of sustainable development.” ~ Jeffrey Sachs

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