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The Best Nature Quotes (Here Are 400 Of The Most Beautiful)

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In every walk in with nature one receives far more than he seeks. John Muir

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By discovering nature, you discover yourself. Maxime Lagacé

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Going to the mountains is going home. John Muir

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Love the world as your own self; then you can truly care for all things. Lao Tzu

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Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy. Isaac Newton

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We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. Native American proverb

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The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. John Muir

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Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads. Henry David Thoreau

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I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees. Henry David Thoreau

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And into the forest I go to lose my mind and find my soul. John Muir

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The mountains are calling and I must go. John Muir

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Between every two pines there is a doorway to a new world. John Muir

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The air was soft, the stars so fine, the promise of every cobbled alley so great, that I thought I was in a dream. Jack Kerouac

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Nature always wears the colors of the spirit. Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Best Nature Quotes

Time spent amongst trees is never time wasted. Katrina Mayer

I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. John Muir

If we surrendered to earth’s intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees. Rainer Maria Rilke

It was for the best, so Nature had no choice but to do it. Marcus Aurelius

Nature, time and patience are the three great physicians. Chinese proverb

Choose only one master – nature. Rembrandt

Leave the road, take the trails. Pythagoras

The most beautiful gift of nature is that it gives one pleasure to look around and try to comprehend what we see. Albert Einstein

I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck. Emma Goldman

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Nature never hurries. Atom by atom, little by little, she achieves her work. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life sucks a lot less when you add mountain air, a campfire and some peace and quiet. Brooke Hampton

Preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known. Carl Sagan

Nature is just enough; but men and women must comprehend and accept her suggestions. Antoinette Brown Blackwell

For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it. Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. Rachel Carson

There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter. Rachel Carson

There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story. Linda Hogan

I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery – air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, “This is what it is to be happy”. Sylvia Plath

There I feel that nothing can befall me. Ralph Waldo Emerson

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. Rabindranath Tagore

The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure. D. H. Lawrence

If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll bet they’d live a lot differently. Bill Watterson

Normality is a paved road; it’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow. Vincent van Gogh

And then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough? Vincent van Gogh

Man’s heart away from nature becomes hard. Standing Bear

What Is Nature?

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Nature is our mother. Latin proverb

Nature is an endless combination and repetition of a very few laws. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature is the art of God. Dante Alghieri

Nature is indifferent to our love, but never unfaithful. Edward Abbey

Nature is cheaper than therapy. Unknown

Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere. Blaise Pascal

Nature is not our enemy, to be raped and conquered. Nature is ourselves, to be cherished and explored. Terence McKenna

Nature is as well adapted to our weakness as to our strength. Henry David Thoreau

Nature is not human hearted. Lao Tzu

Nature is the phenomena of the physical world collectively, including plants, animals, the landscape, and other features and products of the earth, as opposed to humans or human creations. Google

Nature, in the broadest sense, is the natural, physical, or material world or universe. Wikipedia

Part 2. Nature Quotes That Are…

The Most Famous Nature Quotes (Einstein, Feynman, Lao Tzu, etc.)

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I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it. William Shakespeare

The earth has music for those who listen. William Shakespeare

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant. Robert Louis Stevenson

I think nature’s imagination is so much greater than man’s, she’s never going to let us relax. Richard Feynman

Look into nature, and then you will understand it better. Albert Einstein

Nature is not an engineer or a contractor, and I myself am a part of Nature. Albert Einstein (On whether his life was a success or failure)

How could this earth of ours, which is only a speck in the heavens, have so much variety of life, so many curious and exciting creatures? Walt Disney

All things in nature occur mathematically. René Descartes

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. Lao Tzu

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Ralph Waldo Emerson Nature Quotes

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Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it. Ralph Waldo Emerson

The earth laughs in flowers. Ralph Waldo Emerson

The first in time and the first in importance of the influences upon the mind is that of nature. Every day, the sun; and, after sunset, night and her stars. Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am the lover of uncontained and immortal beauty. In the wilderness, I find something more dear and connate than in streets or villages. In the tranquil landscape, and especially in the distant line of the horizon, man beholds somewhat as beautiful as his own nature. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature is loved by what is best in us. Ralph Waldo Emerson

The sun illuminates only the eye of the man, but shines into the eye and the heart of the child. Ralph Waldo Emerson

The lover of nature is he whose inward and outward senses are still truly adjusted to each other; who has retained the spirit of infancy even into the era of manhood. His intercourse with heaven and earth, becomes part of his daily food. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everything in nature goes by law, and not by luck. Ralph Waldo Emerson

John Muir Nature Quotes

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I never saw a discontented tree. John Muir

Most people are on the world, not in it. John Muir

Who wouldn’t be a mountaineer! Up here all the world’s prizes seem nothing. John Muir

Another glorious day, the air as delicious to the lungs as nectar to the tongue. John Muir

When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. John Muir

The sun shines not on us but in us. John Muir

Henry David Thoreau Nature Quotes

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An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day. Henry David Thoreau (goodreads.com)

Every morning was a cheerful invitation to make my life of equal simplicity, and I may say innocence, with Nature herself. Henry David Thoreau

Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth. Henry David Thoreau

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. Henry David Thoreau

This curious world we inhabit is more wonderful than convenient; more beautiful than it is useful; it is more to be admired and enjoyed than used. Henry David Thoreau

Short Nature Quotes

One-liners for your bio, social status, self-talk, motto, mantra, signs, posters, wallpapers, backgrounds.
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Nature does nothing uselessly. Aristotle

The poetry of the earth is never dead. John Keats

Nature, to be controlled, must be obeyed. Francis Bacon

Nature is not a place to visit. It is home. Gary Snyder

The world is always in movement. V. S. Naipaul

An inflexible tree breaks in a storm. Matshona Dhliwayo

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

Colors are the smiles of nature. Leigh Hunt

Be kind to everything that lives. Unknown

There is beauty in simplicity. Unknown

I love places that make you realize how tiny you and your problems are. Unknown

All good things are wild and free. Henry David Thoreau

Go where you feel most alive. Unknown

The best views comes after the hardest climb. Unknown

It is in the still silence of nature where one will find true bliss. Unknown

Not all classrooms have four walls. Unknown

Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing. Unknown

Beautiful things don’t ask for attention. Unknown

The goal of life is living in agreement with nature. Zeno

Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light. Theodore Roethke

The earth has its music for those who will listen. George Santanaya

Butterflies are self-propelled flowers. Robert A. Heinlein

Nature rarely surrenders one of her magnificent secrets. Albert Einstein

Nothing is art if it does not come from nature. Antoni Gaudi

Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry. Jack Kerouac

A weed is no more than a flower in disguise. James Russell Lowell

Wildness is the preservation of the world. Henry David Thoreau

If you want to shine like a sun, first burn like a sun. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Men argue. Nature acts. Voltaire

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Inspirational And Beautiful Nature Quotes

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All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child. Marie Curie

Not just beautiful, though — the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they’re watching me. Haruki Murakami

I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars. Walt Whitman

We are now in the mountains and they are in us, kindling enthusiasm, making every nerve quiver, filling every pore and cell of us. John Muir

I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news. John Muir

It is said that the forest has a certain limit if you look straight ahead, but the sides are boundless. Riccardo Bozzi

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order. John Burroughs

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. Vincent van Gogh

May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. Edward Abbey

At one time in the world there were woods that no one owned. Cormac McCarthy

We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us. Albert Einstein

Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled. Henry David Thoreau

There is nothing pleasanter than spading when the ground is soft and damp. John Steinbeck

The sunlight claps the earth, and the moonbeams kiss the sea: what are all these kissings worth, if thou kiss not me? Percy Bysshe Shelley

Don’t be ashamed to weep; ’tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. Brian Jacques

This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you. Take the power to make your life happy. Susan Polis Schutz

When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps. John Lennon

I was surprised, as always, by how easy the act of leaving was, and how good it felt. The world was suddenly rich with possibility. Jack Kerouac

We have lived our lives by the assumption that what was good for us would be good for the world. We have been wrong. We must change our lives so that it will be possible to live by the contrary assumption, that what is good for the world will be good for us. And that requires that we make the effort to know the world and learn what is good for it. Wendell Berry

If you will stay close to nature, to its simplicity, to the small things hardly noticeable, those things can unexpectedly become great and immeasurable. Rainer Maria Rilke

Go outside. Don’t tell anyone and don’t bring your phone. Start walking and keep walking until you no longer know the road like the palm of your hand, because we walk the same roads day in and day out, to the bus and back home and we cease to see. Charlotte Eriksson

Just walk, see, sit down if you like. And be. Just be, whatever you are with whatever you have, and realise that that is enough to be happy. Charlotte Eriksson

There’s a whole world out there, right outside your window. You’d be a fool to miss it. Charlotte Eriksson

The butterfly counts not months but moments; and has time enough. Rabindranith Tagore

Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature. Gerard De Nerval

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Funny And Surprising Nature Quotes (That Will Make You Smile)

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The world owes you nothing. It was here first. Mark Twain

Nature knows no indecencies; man invents them. Mark Twain

Architects cannot teach nature anything. Mark Twain

In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours. Mark Twain

I like it when a flower or a little tuft of grass grows through a crack in the concrete. It’s so heroic. George Carlin

I think it annoys God if you walk by the color purple in a field and don’t notice. Alice Walker

Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function. Joseph Wood Krutch

People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us. Iris Murdoch

I love nature, I just don’t want to get any of it on me. Woody Allen

Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet. Roger Miller

You can’t be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet. Hal Borland

A man on foot, on horseback or on a bicycle will see more, feel more, enjoy more in one mile than the motorized tourists can in a hundred miles. Edward Abbey

Nature has no mercy at all. Nature says, I’m going to snow. If you have on a bikini and no snowshoes, that’s tough. I am going to snow anyway. Maya Angelou

To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug. Helen Keller

One can no more approach people without love than one can approach bees without care. Such is the quality of bees. Leo Tolstoy

On every stem, on every leaf… and at the root of everything that grew, was a professional specialist in the shape of grub, caterpillar, aphis, or other expert, whose business it was to devour that particular part. Oliver Wendell Holmes

I never really understood the word ‘loneliness’. As far as I was concerned, I was in an orgy with the sky and the ocean, and with nature. Björk

The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway. Michael Pollan

Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt. John Muir

Ordinarily, I go to the woods alone, with not a single friend, for they are all smilers and talkers and therefore unsuitable. Mary Oliver

It’s the idea that people living close to nature tend to be noble. It’s seeing all those sunsets that does it. You can’t watch a sunset and then go off and set fire to your neighbor’s tepee. Daniel Quinn

Maybe kissing is sort of like nature’s coffee. Scott Westerfeld

I was determined to know beans. Henry David Thoreau

A flower is an educated weed. Luther Burbank

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Deep, Meaningful And Emotional Nature Quotes

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The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark. John Muir

The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep. Robert Frost

The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble. Blaise Pascal

Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living. Albert Einstein

To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves. Mahatma Gandhi

We need the tonic of wildness…At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature. Henry David Thoreau

There is an element of truth in everything. Nature teaches, although it can sometimes be misleading. Bruce Lee

I go to books and to nature as the bee goes to a flower, for a nectar that I can make into my own honey. John Burroughs

Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity. John Muir

Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible Nature. Unaware that this Nature he’s destroying is this God he’s worshiping. Hubert Reeves

Everything in nature invites us constantly to be what we are. Gretel Ehrlich

I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E.B. White

Does anything in nature despair except man? An animal with a foot caught in a trap does not seem to despair. It is too busy trying to survive. It is all closed in, to a kind of still, intense waiting. Is this a key? Keep busy with survival. Imitate the trees. Learn to lose in order to recover, and remember that nothing stays the same for long, not even pain, psychic pain. Sit it out. Let it all pass. Let it go. May Sarton

Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abysses nature leads, or you shall learn nothing. I have only begun to learn content and peace of mind since I have resolved at all risks to do this. Thomas Henry Huxley

I felt like lying down by the side of the trail and remembering it all. The woods do that to you, they always look familiar, long lost, like the face of a long-dead relative, like an old dream, like a piece of forgotten song drifting across the water, most of all like golden eternities of past childhood or past manhood and all the living and the dying and the heartbreak that went on a million years ago and the clouds as they pass overhead seem to testify (by their own lonesome familiarity) to this feeling. Jack Kerouac

The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature. Joseph Campbell

The love of wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyong reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth, the earth which bore us and sustains us, the only paradise we shall ever know, the only paradise we ever need, if only we had the eyes to see. Edward Abbey

Nature magically suits the man to his fortunes, by making these the fruit of his character. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everything in nature contains all the power of nature. Everything is made of one hidden stuff. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Art is the child of nature in whom we trace the features of the mothers face. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

There are in nature neither rewards nor punishments – there are consequences. Robert G. Ingersoll

Adapt or perish, now as never, is nature’s inexorable imperative. H.G. Wells

If people think that nature is their friend, then they sure don’t need an enemy. Kurt Vonnegut

Earth has no sorrow that earth can not heal. John Muir

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Wise And Zen Nature Quotes (Words Of Wisdom)

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Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another. Juvenal

Nature’s law is stronger than any little law you have made for yourself. Frank A. De Puy

The goal is to discover your nature and nature helps you do it. Maxime Lagacé

Although we say mountains belong to the country, actually, they belong to those that love them. Dogen

Take only what you need and leave the land as you found it. Arapaho proverb (Native American proverb)

Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best. Henry van Dyke

Never, no, never did nature say one thing and wisdom another. Edmund Burke

If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen. Henry David Thoreau

The day has eyes; the night has ears. David Fergusson

Nature never wears a mean appearance. Neither does the wisest man extort her secret, and lose his curiosity by finding out all her perfection. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature never became a toy to a wise spirit. The flowers, the animals, the mountains, reflected the wisdom of his best hour, as much as they had delighted the simplicity of this childhood. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are a part of the mystery that we are trying to solve. Max Planck

My profession is always to be alert, to find God in nature, to know God’s lurking places, to attend to all the oratorios and the operas in nature. Henry David Thoreau

Those who dwell, as scientists or laymen, among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. Rachel Carson

The world is not to be put in order. The world is order. It is for us to put ourselves in unison with this order. Henry Miller

The first wildflower of the year is like land after sea. Thomas Wentworth Higginson

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Part 3. Nature Quotes About…

Quotes About Nature’s Beauty, Enjoying Nature, Exploration, Appreciation

Nature never did betray the heart that loved her. William Wordsworth

A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books. Walt Whitman

I just wish the world was twice as big and half of it was still unexplored. David Attenborough

I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house. Nathaniel Hawthorne

To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter… to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring — these are some of the rewards of the simple life. John Burroughs

It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know of wonder and humility. Rachel Carson

The richness I achieve comes from Nature, the source of my inspiration. Claude Monet

Looking at beauty in the world, is the first step of purifying the mind. Amit Ray

Nature’s beauty is a gift that cultivates appreciation and gratitude. Louie Schwartzberg

Some of nature’s most exquisite handiwork is on a miniature scale, as anyone knows who has applied a magnifying glass to a snowflake. Rachel Carson

After sleeping through a hundred million centuries we have finally opened our eyes on a sumptuous planet, sparkling with color, bountiful with life. Within decades we must close our eyes again. Isn’t it a noble, an enlightened way of spending our brief time in the sun, to work at understanding the universe and how we have come to wake up in it? This is how I answer when I am asked – as I am surprisingly often – why I bother to get up in the mornings. Richard Dawkins

To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment. Jane Austen

Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift. Albert Einstein

The beauty of the natural world lies in the details. Natalie Angier

After all, I don’t see why I am always asking for private, individual, selfish miracles when every year there are miracles like white dogwood. Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The scientist does not study nature because it is useful to do so. He studies it because he takes pleasure in it, and he takes pleasure in it because it is beautiful. If nature were not beautiful it would not be worth knowing, and life would not be worth living. Henri Poincaré

If you wish to know the divine, feel the wind on your face and the warm sun on your hand. Buddha

Everyone likes birds. What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, as close to us and everyone in the world, as universal as a bird. David Attenborough

Great things are done when men and mountains meet. This is not done by jostling in the street. William Blake

Everything in nature is lyrical in its ideal essence, tragic in its fate, and comic in its existence. George Santanaya

I care to live only to entice people to look at Nature’s loveliness. John Muir

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. Aristotle

Quotes About Being at one with Nature, Connection, Importance of Nature

I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles. Anne Frank

The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man. Charles Darwin

The forest makes your heart gentle. You become one with it. No place for greed or anger there. Pha Pachak

If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you’ll come to understand that you’re connected with everything. Alan Watts

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time. John Lubbock

He who hears the rippling of rivers in these degenerate days will not utterly despair. Henry David Thoreau

Nature rejuvenates so quickly, so completely. Though we often view ourselves otherwise, we are nature. Jeb Dickerson

Watching birds has become part of my daily meditation affirming my connection to the earth body. Carol P. Christ

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike. John Muir

Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. John Muir

One day’s exposure to mountains is better than a cartload of books. John Muir

Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes — every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man. Orison Swett Marden

Standing on the bare ground – my head bathed by the blithe air and uplifted into infinite space – all mean egotism vanishes. Ralph Waldo Emerson

I become a transparent eyeball; I am nothing; I see all; the currents of the Universal Being circulate through me; I am part or parcel of God. Ralph Waldo Emerson

I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs. Joseph Addison

What I know of the divine sciences and Holy Scriptures, I learned in woods and fields. I have no other masters than the beeches and the oaks. Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed. Walt Whitman

Quotes About Mother Nature

If you can’t be in awe of Mother Nature, there’s something wrong with you. Alex Trebek

To me, Mother Nature isn’t nearly as scary as human nature. Paula Stokes

Nature is not benevolent: with ruthless indifference she makes all things serve their purposes. Lao Tzu

Sometimes Mother Nature has the answers when you do not even know the questions. Keith Wynn

As a scientist, I believe that nature is a perfect structure, seen from the standpoint of reason and logical analysis. Albert Einstein

Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mold myself? Henry David Thoreau

Mother Nature presents neither a wrinkled face nor tottering form, but constantly renews the bloom of her youth, while time fills up the volumes of her history. James Lendall Basford

Our downfall as a species is that we are arrogant enough to think that we can control Mother Nature and stupid enough to think it is our job. Greg Peterson

In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth. Rachel Carson

He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature. Socrates

Quotes About Human Nature

One’s true nature is revealed in time of difficulty. Chinese proverb

Rivers and mountains may change; human nature, never. Chinese proverb

Speaking comes by nature, silence by understanding. German proverb

Man has demonstrated that he is master of everything – except his own nature. Henry Miller

Man is not, by nature, deserving of all that he wants. When we think that we are automatically entitled to something, that is when we start walking all over others to get it. Criss Jami

Everything in nature invites us constantly to be what we are. Gretel Ehrlich

It’s very, very dangerous to lose contact with living nature. Albert Hofmann

Every living organism is fulfilled when it follows the right path for its own nature. Marcus Aurelius

Scenery is fine – but human nature is finer. John Keats

Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread. Edward Abbey

There are always flowers for those who want to see them. Henri Matisse

The different accidents of life are not so changeable as the feelings of human nature. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (Frankenstein)

A nobler want of man is served by nature, namely, the love of beauty. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Man is by nature a political animal. Aristotle

I can enjoy society in a room; but out of doors, nature is company enough for me. William Hazlitt

We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts. William Hazlitt

The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man. Unknown

Human nature is not black and white but black and grey. Graham Greene

Quotes about Seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

Spring Quotes

Spring is the time of plans and projects. Leo Tolstoy

You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming. Pablo Neruda

Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly. Pablo Neruda

No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent with the flowers of spring. Samuel Johnson

If people did not love one another, I really don’t see what use there would be in having any spring. Victor Hugo

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. Charles Dickens

It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want—oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so! Mark Twain

It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart. Rainer Maria Rilke

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt. Margaret Atwood

Summer Quotes

What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness. John Steinbeck

Summer afternoon – summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. Henry James

And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer. F. Scott Fitzgerald

One swallow does not make a summer, neither does one fine day; similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy. Aristotle

Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well. George R.R. Martin (Game of Thrones)

Autumn Quotes

Days decrease – and autumn grows, autumn in everything. Robert Browning

No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face. John Donne

Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. George Eliot

Why is summer mist romantic and autumn mist just sad? Dodie Smith

Autumn wins you best by this, its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay. Robert Browning

Autumn’s the mellow time. William Allingham

Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits. Samuel Butler

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. Albert Camus

Winter Quotes

Winter is coming. George R.R. Martin (Game of Thrones)

Melancholy were the sounds on a winter’s night. Virginia Woolf

Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home. Edith Sitwell

The ghostly winter silence had given way to the great spring murmur of awakening life. Jack London

Even the strongest blizzards start with a single snowflake. Sara Raasch

I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says ‘Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again’. Lewis Carroll

Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance. Yoko Ono

If winter comes, can spring be far behind? Percy Bysshe Shelley

Will you love me in December as you do in May? Jack Kerouac

Quotes About Divine Nature: Sun, Sunset, Sunrise, Sky, Stars

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde

Maybe that’s what life is… a wink of the eye and winking stars. Jack Kerouac

There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them. Jo Walton

This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls. John Muir

The stars awaken a certain reverence because though always present they are inaccessible. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunset is still my favorite color, and rainbow is second. Mattie Stepanek

Do not despise your own place and hour. Every place is under the stars, every place is the center of the world. John Burroughs

When the sun has set, no candle can replace it. George R.R. Martin

To speak truly, few adults can see nature. Most persons do not see the sun. At least they have a very superficial seeing. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Not the sun or the summer alone, but every hour and season yields its tribute of delight; for every hour and change corresponds to and authorizes a different state of the mind, from breathless noon to grimmest midnight. Ralph Waldo Emerson

There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope. Bernard Williams

Climb up on some hill at sunrise. Everybody needs perspective once in a while, and you’ll find it there. Robb Sagendorph

Together we can face any challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky. Sonia Gandhi

I like the night. Without the dark, we’d never see the stars. Stephenie Meyer

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. William Shakespeare

Do not complain beneath the stars about the lack of bright spots in your life. Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson

Because I can count on my fingers the number of sunsets I have left, and I don’t want to miss any of them. Suzanne Collins

No one is free, even the birds are chained to the sky. Bob Dylan

Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise. George Washington Carver

Two things awe me most, the starry sky above me and the moral law within me. Immanuel Kant

The sun, with all those plants revolving around it and dependent upon it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do. Galileo Galilei

Never waste any amount of time doing anything important when there is a sunset outside that you should be sitting under! C. JoyBell C.

Every particular in nature, a leaf, a drop, a crystal, a moment of time is related to the whole, and partakes of the perfection of the whole. Ralph Waldo Emerson

The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world’s joy. Henry Ward Beecher

Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground. Theodore Roosevelt

For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream. Vincent van Gogh

The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart. Unknown

Rainbows apologize for angry skies. Sylvia Voirol

Quotes About Elements Of Nature: Water, Sea, Oceans, Rain, Fire, Wind, Forest, Trees, Mountains

How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains! John Muir

Water is the driving force in nature. Leonardo da Vinci

The day I see a leaf is a marvel of a day. Kenneth Patton

We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one. Jacques Yves Cousteau

Our forests are literally the lungs for the planet. Unknown

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of autumn. John Muir

A week ago it was the mountains I thought the most wonderful, and today it’s the plains. I guess it’s the feeling of bigness in both that carries me away. Georgia O’Keeffe

Few places in this world are more dangerous than home. Fear not, therefore, to try the mountain passes. They will kill care, save you from deadly apathy, set you free, and call forth every faculty into vigorous, enthusiastic action. John Muir

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books. John Lubbock

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. Kahlil Gibran

Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year. Chad Sugg

A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe. Madeleine L’Engle

Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life. Buddha

Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven. Rabindranath Tagore

One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade. Chinese proverb

A flower you plant may not necessarily bloom; but the seed of a tree you happen to drop may grow into a forest. Chinese proverb

Fire tests gold, suffering tests brave men. Seneca

Even for a tree of 10000 feet, it’s leaves return to the root when they fall. Chinese proverb

If I were a tree, I would have no reason to love a human. Maggie Stiefvater

Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was. Dag Hammarskjold

In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful. Alice Walker

The stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they’re watching me. Haruki Murakami

In the beauty and grandeur of individual trees, and in number and variety of species, the Sierra forests surpass all others. John Muir

The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach. Henry Beston

The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life. John Updike

The sea, the great unifier, is man’s only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat. Jacques-Yves Cousteau (azquotes.com)

The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can’t. Christopher Paolini

The woods call to us with a hundred voices, but the sea has one only — a mighty voice that drowns our souls in its majestic music. The woods are human, but the sea is of the company of the archangels. L.M. Montgomery

The most tangible of all visible mysteries – fire. Leigh Hunt

Fire that’s closest kept burns most of all. William Shakespeare

Keep a little fire burning; however small, however hidden. Cormac McCarthy

Quotes About Saving Nature, Environment, Planet Earth, Respecting Nature

Earth was created for all of us, not some of us. Anthony Douglas Williams

We kill all the caterpillars, then complain there are no butterflies. John Marsden

What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on? Henry David Thoreau

One of these days I will explore this forest. But then again I may not, for there are places which people should leave alone. Alan Watts

I don’t believe in collective guilt, but I do believe in collective responsibility. Audrey Hepburn

I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want. Andy Warhol

For 200 years we’ve been conquering Nature. Now we’re beating it to death. Tom McMillan

We have met the enemy, and he is us. Walt Kelly

But man is a part of nature and his war against nature is inevitably a war against himself. Rachel Carson (azquotes.com)

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

Like the resource it seeks to protect, wildlife conservation must be dynamic, changing as conditions change, seeking always to become more effective. Rachel Carson

One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself, ‘What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?’. Rachel Carson

The human race is challenged more than ever before to demonstrate our mastery, not over nature but of ourselves. Rachel Carson

It is a curious situation that the sea, from which life first arose should now be threatened by the activities of one form of that life. But the sea, though changed in a sinister way, will continue to exist; the threat is rather to life itself. Rachel Carson

Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he’s been given. But up to now he hasn’t been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life’s become extinct, the climate’s ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day. Anton Chekhov

The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders. Edward Abbey

I am pessimistic about the human race because it is too ingenious for its own good. Our approach to nature is to beat it into submission. We would stand a better chance of survival if we accommodated ourselves to this planet and viewed it appreciatively, instead of skeptically and dictatorially. E.B. White

The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun. Ralph Nader

The proper use of science is not to conquer nature but to live in it. Barry Commoner

Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government. Edward Abbey

It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it’s still here. Edward Abbey

A civilization which destroys what little remains of the wild, the spare, the original, is cutting itself off from its origins and betraying the principle of civilization itself. Edward Abbey

The question is, are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an elephant except in a picture book? David Attenborough

The environment is all we have. A healthy environment means a good life. Nadège (Ecosia, The search engine that plants trees)

Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral. John Burroughs

Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species – man – acquired significant power to alter the nature of his world. Rachel Carson

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtfully committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead

There is a great need for the introduction of new values in our society, where bigger is not necessarily better, where slower can be faster, and where less can be more. Gaylord Nelson

However fragmented the world, however intense the national rivalries, it is an inexorable fact that we become more interdependent every day. Jacques Yves Cousteau

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

We share the earth not only with our fellow human beings, but with all the other creatures. Dalai Lama

Let us give Nature a chance; she knows her business better than we do. Michel de Montaigne

Part 4. Poems about Nature

I will find my joy – not in a bed of hothouse roses, but in a wayward roadside flower. Muriel Strode

Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. Robert Frost

Who has not found the heaven below, will fail of it above. God’s residence is next to mine, his furniture is love. Emily Dickinson (ranker.com)

A large drop of sun lingered on the horizon and then dripped over and was gone, and the sky was brilliant over the spot where it had gone, and a torn cloud, like a bloody rag, hung over the spot of its going. And dusk crept over the sky from the eastern horizon, and darkness crept over the land from the east. John Steinbeck

All this he saw, for one moment breathless and intense, vivid on the morning sky; and still, as he looked, he lived; and still, as he lived, he wondered. Kenneth Grahame

To see a world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour. William Blake

No one owns the water. No one owns the lands. No one owns the oceans. No one owns the sands. These are given by our Mother. Our planet provides for free. Only by hands of the greedy. Does the Earth require a fee. Poet Christopher

Birth, life, and death – each took place on the hidden side of a leaf. Toni Morrison

Part 5. Conclusion

A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Albert Einstein

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