90 Inspiring Quotes on Sustainability, Inclusivity, and Self-Love

We often get asked how to pronounce our name, Fait avec Coeur. It varies depending on where you’re from, but the French pronunciation is “fair-ve-ker”. 

 

Fait avec Coeur means “made with heart”. In 2020, when our founder Yuan was deciding on a name, she didn’t want to create a brand name that, at a glance, had no meaning. She wanted it to symbolize everything her brand stood for. 

 

A brand that not only curates products that are artisanally made, and sustainably and ethically sourced and manufactured by creators and artists from across the world. But a brand that supports inclusivity and diversity, and self-love and care. The three brand pillars of sustainability, inclusivity, and self-love are what make Fait avec Coeur a unique and thoughtful platform in today’s market. 

 

To celebrate the new year, and coming into our second year of business in a few short months’ time, I decided to compile a list of inspiring quotes under our three brand pillars of sustainability, inclusivity, and self-love. I hope you enjoy!

 

30 Inspiring Sustainability Quotes

 

  1. “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” - Peter Drucker
  2. “Sustainable development is the development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” - Gro Harlem Brundtland
  3. “Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.” - Edmund Burke
  4. “Our ancestors did great work for humanity. What will we do for the next generations?” - Lailah Gifty Akita
  5. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead
  6. “No one will protect what they don’t care about, and no one will care about what they have never experienced.” - David Attenborough
  7. “If you don’t like the way the world is, you change it…one step at a time.” - Marian Wright Edelman
  8. “Buy less, choose well, make it last.” - Vivienne Westwood
  9. “We can never have enough of Nature.” - Henry David Thoreau
  10. “The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” - Robert Swan
  11. “If it can’t be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled, or composted, then it should be restricted, designed or removed from production.” - Pete Seeger
  12. “There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew.” - Marshall McLuhan
  13. “Sustainability is here to stay, or we may not be” - Niall FitzGerald
  14. “We can’t just consume our way to a more sustainable world.” - Jennifer Nini
  15. “Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.” - Albert Einstein
  16. We don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly.” - Anne Marie Bonneau
  17. “Be part of the solution, not part of the pollution.” - Unknown
  18.  “It cannot be right to manufacture billions of objects that are used for a matter of minutes, and then are with us for centuries.” - Roz Savage
  19. “There is no such thing as ‘away’. When we throw anything away, it must go somewhere.” - Annie Leonard
  20.  “There must be more to life than having everything!” – Maurice Sendak
  21. “You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make.” - Jane Goodall
  22. Plastic will be the main ingredient of all our grandchildren’s recipes.” - Anthony T. Hincks
  23. If we want to move towards a low-polluting, sustainable society, we need to get consumers to think about their purchases. - David Suzuki
  24. “Do something drastic – cut the plastic! “ - Unknown
  25. “The strongest governments on earth cannot clean up pollution by themselves. They must rely on each ordinary person, like you and me, on our choices, and on our will.” - Chai Jing
  26. “Plastic is the most destructive weapon than a nuclear bomb or an atom bomb, its impact shall remain for centuries on the future generation” - Sir P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar
  27. “We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.” - Native American Proverb
  28. “When you put the whole picture together, recycling is the right thing to do.” - Pam Shoemaker, Author
  29. “We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.” - Thomas Fuller, Historian
  30. “We are living on this planet as if we had another one to go to.” - Terry Swearingen, Nurse & Winner of Goldman Environmental Prize in 1997

30 Inspiring Quotes on Inclusivity

  1. “What divides us pales in comparison to what unites us.” - Edward Kennedy
  2. “It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.” - Audre Lorde
  3. “Diversity is not how we differ. Diversity is about embracing one another’s uniqueness.” - Ola Joseph
  4. “Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.” - Stephen R. Covey
  5. “When we listen and celebrate what is both common and different, we become a wiser, more inclusive, and better organization.” - Pat Wadors
  6. “We know that diversity can sometimes be more uncomfortable because things are less familiar – but it gets the best results.” - Megan Smith
  7. “Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance.” - Verna Myers
  8. “When everyone is included, everyone wins.” - Jesse Jackson
  9. “We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders.” - Maya Angelou
  10.  “Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common. Celebrate it every day.” - Winston Churchill
  11. “Inclusivity means including all. We have enough opportunities to ensure all categories of people are accommodated but those who run the government never see beyond their noses and last name. This' why village enterprises remain in the village.” - Don Santo
  12. “An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” - Martin Luther King
  13. “We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.” - Max De Pree
  14. “I believe in a passion for inclusion.” - Lady Gaga
  15. “It's when we care for each other - choosing inclusion and love over division and hatred - that this great country is at its greatest.” - Tulsi Gabbard
  16. “Trust and love aren't always mutually inclusive, darling.” - Jim Piddock
  17. “Diversity is the mix. Inclusion is making the mix work.” - Andres Tapia
  18. “You have a responsibility to make inclusion a daily thought, so we can get rid of the word 'inclusion.” - Theodore Melfi
  19. “To me, beauty is inclusion - every size, every color - that's the world I live in.” - Prabal Gurung
  20.  “We will all profit from a more diverse, inclusive society, understanding, accommodating, even celebrating our differences, while pulling together for the common good.” - Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  21. “Let’s stop believing that our differences make us superior or inferior to one another.” - Con Miguel Ruiz
  22.  “Inclusion is a key driver and basis for reaping diversity's potential benefits.” - Jossey-Bass
  23. “Peace requires everyone to be in the circle - wholeness, inclusion.” - Isabel Allende
  24. “INCLUSION—It's amazing what happens when we allow the flower that is us, the flower that is them, to become part of the bouquet.” - Laurie Buchanan
  25.  “Recognize yourself in he and she who are not like you and me.” - Carlos Fuentes
  26.  “It were not best that we should all think alike; it is the difference of opinion that makes horse races” - Mark Twain
  27. “We are less when we don't include everyone.” - Stuart Milk
  28. “All the diversity, all the charm, and all the beauty of life are made up of light and shade.” - Leo Tolstoy
  29. “If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.” - John F. Kennedy
  30.  “Urging people to be inclusive is not an attack. It is progress” - DaShanne Stokes

30 Inspirational Quotes for Self-Love


  1. “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” - Buddha
  2. “Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” - Oprah Winfrey
  3. “We accept the love we think we deserve.” - Stephen Chbosky
  4. "Everyone of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves." - Princess Diana
  5. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” - Lucille Ball
  6. “To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.” - Oscar Wilde
  7. “If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.” - Charles Bukowski
  8. “The things that make me different are the things that make me.” - Winnie the Pooh
  9. “Keep taking time for yourself until you’re you again.” - Lalah Delia
  10. “Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves even when we risk disappointing others.” - Brené Brown
  11. “Loving yourself isn’t vanity; it’s sanity.” - Katrina Mayer
  12. “Self-love is an ocean and your heart is a vessel. Make it full, and any excess will spill over into the lives of the people you hold dear. But you must come first.” —Beau Taplin
  13. “The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.” —Carl Gustav Jung
  14. “Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.” —Unknown
  15. “Learn to be alone without being lonely. Learn to admire your beauty without finding fault. Learn to love yourself without the love of others.” —h.r.d
  16. "When you make a mistake, respond to yourself in a loving way rather than a self-shaming way." - Ellie Holcomb
  17. “Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! Shout loud, ‘I am lucky to be what I am!...” - Dr. Suess
  18. “Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.” - Maxwell Maltz
  19. “We just need to be kinder to ourselves. If we treated ourselves the way we treated our best friend, can you imagine how much better off we would be?” Meaghan Markle
  20. “Sometimes your soulmate is yourself. Sometimes you have to be the love of your life until you discover that type of love in someone else.” - r.h. Sin
  21. “The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.” - Maya Angelou
  22. “Flowers grow back even after the harshest winters. You will, too.” - Jennae Cecelia
  23. “The same light you see in others is shining within you, too.” - MHN
  24. “When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.” - Jean Shinoda Bolen
  25. “To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.” - Robert Morley
  26. “If you don’t love yourself, nobody will. Not only that, you won’t be good at loving anyone else. Loving starts with the self.” - Wayne Dyer
  27.  “No one is you and that is your superpower.” - Unknown
  28. “Make yourself a priority.” - Unknown
  29. “Be brave enough to heal yourself even when it hurts.” - Bianca Sparacino
  30. “You change the world by being yourself.” - Yoko Ono



Emma Masotti is an Australian now living in Austin, TX, and has been a trained esthetician for over 15 years. She is a sustainable skincare writer, educating and building awareness around proper skin health that doesn’t cost the earth.


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