Everything that lives is holy.

Life delights in life.

William Blake.

Dear Father, hear and bless

Thy beasts and singing birds;

And guard with tenderness

Small things that have no words.

Author unknown.

This we know.

The earth does not belong to people:

People belong to the earth.

This we know. All things are connected

Like the blood which unites one family.

All things are connected.

Whatever befalls the earth

Befalls the children of the earth.

People did not weave the web of life,

They are merely a strand in it.

Whatever they do to the web,

They do to themselves.

Chief Seattle (adapted)

And it would go a great way to caution

And direct people in their use of the

World if they studied and learned more

Of its creation.

For how could men find the conscience to

Abuse it, while they see the great

Creator in all and every part of it?

William Penn.