International Mother Earth Day 2014 (Photo: The Earth Day Flag created by John McConnell, Wikimedia Commons)
International Mother Earth Day 2014 (Photo: The Earth Day Flag created by John McConnell, Wikimedia Commons)Wikimedia Commons

Earth Day is observed in more than 193 countries ever year on April 22 to encourage people all over the world to be more environmental friendly. The first Earth Day was held in the U.S. in the year 1970, and was founded by former U.S. senator Gaylord Nelson.

The most common ways of celebrating the day is by planting trees, cleaning the surroundings and organising various events creating awareness on recycling as well as conservation of the greatest planet.

Check out here some notable quotes by famous personalities to be shared on Earth Day:

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. — Albert Einstein, physicist

Earth Day should encourage us to reflect on what we are doing to make our planet a more sustainable and livable place. — Scott Peters, U.S. Representative

Trees are Earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven. — Rabindranath Tagore, author

The earth is what we all have in common. — Wendell Berry, novelist

On Earth Day, we celebrate all the gifts the world and nature make available to us. We recognise our complete dependence on its bounty. And we acknowledge the need for good stewardship to preserve its fruits for future generations. — John Hoeven, U.S. Senator

Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth. — Henry David Thoreau, author

Every day is Earth Day, and I vote we start investing in a secure climate future right now. — Jackie Speier, U.S. Representative

Check out messages and wishes here:

Go green and make our Earth a beautiful place to live. Happy Earth Day.

Plant a sapling today and make the life of the earth longer and longer. Happy Earth Day.

It's our responsibility to keep this earth clean, not just for our own well-being, but for the future generations too. Be healthy and stay happy in this world.

It's time to thank mother Earth for her caring us. So it's our duty to take care of her now and always. Happy Earth Day 2016.