Quotes containing word "earth"

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Sell also: globe, ground, land, world

Definitions and meanings of word "earth"

• Noun: the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on; examples: "the Earth moves around the sun", "he sailed around the world"

• Noun: the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface; example: "they dug into the earth outside the church"

• Noun: the solid part of the earth's surface; examples: "the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land", "the earth shook for several minutes", "he dropped the logs on the ground"

• Noun: the abode of mortals (as contrasted with heaven or hell); example: "it was hell on earth"

• Noun: once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)

• Noun: the concerns of this life as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife; example: "they consider the church to be independent of the world"

• Noun: a connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage)

• Verb: hide in the earth like a hunted animal

• Verb: connect to the earth; example: "earth the circuit"

Featured authors with quotes containing word "earth"

Nicolaus Copernicus
12 quotes about earth
Polish Scientist
Wednesday 19 February 1473 - Monday 24 May 1543
Joseph Franklin Rutherford
12 quotes about earth
American Clergyman, Judge
Monday 8 November 1869 - Thursday 8 January 1942
Morihei Ueshiba
5 quotes about earth
Japanese Artist, Athlete
Friday 14 December 1883 - Saturday 26 April 1969
James Lovelock
5 quotes about earth
English Scientist, Environmentalist
Born Saturday 26 July 1919
Henry David Thoreau
6 quotes about earth
American Philosopher, Critic, Poet, Historian, Author
Saturday 12 July 1817 - Tuesday 6 May 1862
Clifford D. Simak
3 quotes about earth
American Writer
Wednesday 3 August 1904 - Monday 25 April 1988
Abraham Lincoln
5 quotes about earth
American President
Sunday 12 February 1809 - Saturday 15 April 1865
Neil Armstrong
4 quotes about earth
American Aviator, Astronaut
Tuesday 5 August 1930 - Saturday 25 August 2012
Georges Cuvier
4 quotes about earth
French Scientist
Wednesday 23 August 1769 - Sunday 13 May 1832
R. Buckminster Fuller
4 quotes about earth
American Inventor
Friday 12 July 1895 - Friday 1 July 1983
Black Elk
4 quotes about earth
Sioux Leader
1863 - 1950
Lord Byron
4 quotes about earth
British Poet
Tuesday 22 January 1788 - Monday 19 April 1824

The earth is the earth as a peasant sees it, the world is the world as a duchess sees it, and anyway a duchess would be nothing if the earth was not there as the peasant sees it.

Gertrude Stein

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It is only of life on Earth, however, that one can speak with any certainty. It seems to me that all life on Earth, the sum total of life upon the Earth, has purpose.

Clifford D. Simak

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The earth will end only when God declares it's time to be over. Man will not destroy this earth. This earth will not be destroyed by a flood.

John Shimkus

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The earth is the Lord's. Psalm 24 basically says the earth is God's property. We have been given the privilege and responsibility of living on earth to see it isn't ruined.

Allen Johnson

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An icon painter starts not with Jesus Christ but by finding earth and rubbing. Now what is earth, what are you rubbing in directing?

Peter Brook

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I wonder if anyone else has an ear so tuned and sharpened as I have, to detect the music, not of the spheres, but of earth, subtleties of major and minor chord that the wind strikes upon the tree branches. Have you ever heard the earth breathe?

Kate Chopin

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Those who know that the consensus of many centuries has sanctioned the conception that the earth remains at rest in the middle of the heavens as its center, would, I reflected, regard it as an insane pronouncement if I made the opposite assertion that the earth moves.

Nicolaus Copernicus

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What springs from earth dissolves to earth again, and heaven-born things fly to their native seat.

Marcus Aurelius

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The heart of a human being is no different from the soul of heaven and earth. In your practice always keep in your thoughts the interaction of heaven and earth, water and fire, yin and yang.

Morihei Ueshiba

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

C. S. Lewis

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Our army is composed of the scum of the earth - the mere scum of the earth.

Duke of Wellington

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It is death that goes down to the center of the earth, the great burial church the earth is, and then to the curved ends of the universe, as light is said to do.

Harold Brodkey

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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

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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 Ralph Augustine

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We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don't know.

W. H. Auden

Words: all, here, earth, help, know
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Music is God's gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth, the only art of earth we take to Heaven.

Walter Savage Landor

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All the principles of heaven and earth are living inside you. Life itself is truth, and this will never change. Everything in heaven and earth breathes. Breath is the thread that ties creation together.

Morihei Ueshiba

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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

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Hope cannot be said to exist, nor can it be said not to exist. It is just like roads across the earth. For actually the earth had no roads to begin with, but when many men pass one way, a road is made.

Lu Xun

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Nothing is farther than earth from heaven; nothing is nearer than heaven to earth.

Augustus Hare

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