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199 Quotes on Nature to Inspire a Lifelong Love for the Great Outdoors

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The value of Nature is immeasurable, that we all know. But among its virtues, none can doubt that Nature is our first and the most potent source of motivation. It is a veritable and inexhaustible fount of inspiration that we humans have drawn from since the beginning of time.

The natural world and all its wonders rouse our imagination and kindle our hearts like no other. The majesty of the mountain soaring to unscalable heights moves us to strive to conquer its highest peak. The mystery of the sea rolling in vast expanse compels us to dive its dark depths and probe its secrets. The magnificence of innumerable stars illuminating the night sky drives us to seek for answers to the riddles of the universe.

Nature has long figured prominently in art and literature, a celebrated theme in painting, photography, prose, poetry, and otherwise. The philosopher gazes into the heavens, and seeing the wonder of the celestial bodies therein, begins to ask questions. The painter, in a never-ending quest to depict the beautiful, looks to the forests, fields, and flowers, and there finds an unending wealth of subjects to paint for many long years. The poet seeks the green vales and rolling hills, the woodland halls and meandering streams, and from there draws such inspiration to write stirring poems.

Throughout the years, numerous men and women have uttered memorable words in praise of nature through the form of pithy inspirational sayings. Here is a compilation of some of the most remarkable quotes on nature to inspire within you a lifelong love for the great outdoors.

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  1. “A forest bird never wants a cage.” – Henrik Ibsen 
  1. “A light wind swept over the corn, and all nature laughed in the sunshine.” – Anne Bronte 
  1. “A poet ought not to pick nature’s pocket. Let him borrow, and so borrow as to repay by the very act of borrowing. Examine nature accurately, but write from recollection, and trust more to the imagination than the memory.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge 
  1. “Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature’s inexorable imperative.” – H. G. Wells 
  1. “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson 
  1. “After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on – have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear – what remains? Nature remains.” – Walt Whitman 
  1. “All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.” – Marie Curie 
  1. “All the lessons are in nature. You look at the way rocks are formed – the wind and the water hitting them, shaping them, making them what they are. Things take time, you know?” – Diane Lane 
  1. “Another thing I like to do is sit back and take in nature. To look at the birds, listen to their singing, go hiking, camping and jogging and running, walking along the beach, playing games and sometimes being alone with the great outdoors. It’s very special to me.” – Larry Wilcox 
  1. “Art is a harmony parallel with nature.” – Paul Cezanne

A quote on nature by John Lubbock on a background of a valley filled with trees in autumn

  1. “Art will never be able to exist without nature.” – Pierre Bonnard 
  1. “As a spiritual person, nature for me has always been a healing place. Going back all the way to my childhood on the farm, the fields and forests were places of adventure and self-discovery. Animals were companions and friends, and the world moved at a slower, more rational pace than the bustling cities where I’d resided my adult life.” – David Mixner 
  1. “Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day.” – Elizabeth Bowen 
  1. “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” – Albert Camus 
  1. “Beauty and seduction, I believe, is nature’s tool for survival, because we will protect what we fall in love with.” – Louie Schwartzberg 
  1. “Being alone on the moors is scary; as the rain clouds settle in, it makes you realise your place in nature.” – Dave Davies 
  1. “Colors are the smiles of nature.” – Leigh Hunt 
  1. “Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.” – William Wordsworth 
  1. “Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.” – Theodore Roethke 
  1. “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

Raindrops on pine trees

  1. “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 
  1. “Even with all our technology and the inventions that make modern life so much easier than it once was, it takes just one big natural disaster to wipe all that away and remind us that, here on Earth, we’re still at the mercy of nature.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson 
  1. “Eventually, my eyes were opened, and I really understood nature. I learned to love at the same time.” – Claude Monet 
  1. “Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.” – Gerard De Nerval 
  1. “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 
  1. “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” – John Muir 
  1. “Everyone can identify with a fragrant garden, with beauty of sunset, with the quiet of nature, with a warm and cozy cottage.” – Thomas Kinkade 
  1. “For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.” – Martin Luther 
  1. “For me nature is not landscape, but the dynamism of visual forces.” – Bridget Riley 
  1. “For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.” – Vincent Van Gogh

A quote on nature by Martin Luther on a background of a tree with many splayed branches and green leaves

  1. “For the mind disturbed, the still beauty of dawn is nature’s finest balm.” – Edwin Way Teale 
  1. “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 
  1. “Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” – Khalil Gibran 
  1. “Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.” – Walt Whitman 
  1. “Going to the woods is going home, for I suppose we came from the woods originally.” – John Muir 
  1. “Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.” – Pedro Calderon de la Barca 
  1. “Human society sustains itself by transforming nature into garbage.” – Mason Cooley 
  1. “Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature because in her inventions nothing is lacking, and nothing is superfluous.” – Leonardo da Vinci 
  1. “I’m always astonished by a forest. It makes me realise that the fantasy of nature is much larger than my own fantasy. I still have things to learn.” – Gunter Grass 
  1. “I’m continually inspired by nature, and the rainbow is one of nature’s greatest optical phenomenons. The sighting of a rainbow never fails to bring a smile to people’s faces. They signify optimism and positivity: with them comes the sunshine after the rain.” – Matthew Williamson

Brown tilled soil with a few plants

  1. “I am following Nature without being able to grasp her, I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.” – Claude Monet 
  1. “I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.” – Walt Whitman 
  1. “I consider nature a vast chemical laboratory in which all kinds of composition and decompositions are formed.” – Antoine Lavoisier 
  1. “I don’t like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It’s just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess.” – Walt Disney 
  1. “I experience a period of frightening clarity in those moments when nature is so beautiful. I am no longer sure of myself, and the paintings appear as in a dream.” – Vincent Van Gogh 
  1. “I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.” – John Burroughs 
  1. “I had to live in the desert before I could understand the full value of grass in a green ditch.” – Ella Maillart 
  1. “I have lived pain, and my life can tell: I only deepen the wound of the world when I neglect to give thanks the heavy perfume of wild roses in early July and the song of crickets on summer humid nights and the rivers that run and the stars that rise and the rain that falls and all the good things that a good God gives.” – Ann Voskamp 
  1. “I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature.” – Paulo Coelho 
  1. “I have seen the movement of the sinews of the sky,
    And the blood coursing in the veins of the moon.” –
    Muhammad Iqbal

A quote on nature by Eleonora Duse on a background of a dirt road through a grassy field with a fence and trees

  1. “I think that I shall never see
    A poem lovely as a tree.” –
    Joyce Kilmer 
  1. “I trust in nature for the stable laws of beauty and utility. Spring shall plant and autumn garner to the end of time.” – Robert Browning 
  1. “If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll bet they’d live a lot differently.” – Bill Watterson 
  1. “If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.” – Eleonora Duse 
  1. “If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” – Carl Sagan 
  1. “In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” – Aristotle 
  1. “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” – John Muir 
  1. “In nature, light creates the color. In the picture, color creates the light.” – Hans Hofmann 
  1. “In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.” – Alice Walker 
  1. “In nature we never see anything isolated, but everything in connection with something else which is before it, beside it, under it and over it.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A dark shadowy forest 

  1. “In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus 
  1. “In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.” – Mark Twain 
  1. “In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia.” – Charles Lindbergh 
  1. “It appears to be a law that you cannot have a deep sympathy with both man and nature.” – Henry David Thoreau 
  1. “It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honor nature’s gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever.” – Jimmy Carter 
  1. “It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.” – Frederick Douglass 
  1. “It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.” – Robert Louis Stevenson 
  1. “It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality is more important than the feeling for pictures.” – Vincent Van Gogh 
  1. “Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift.” – Albert Einstein 
  1. “Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” – Hans Christian Andersen

A quote on nature by Hans Christian Andersen on a background of a female backpacker walking along a road through a grassy field with flowers, leading to a river and mountains in the distance

  1. “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 
  1. “Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.” – Hal Borland 
  1. “Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.” – Langston Hughes 
  1. “Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit.” – Anton Chekhov 
  1. “Listen to the sounds of nature. Wishing you the best on your trek towards your dreams.” – Kalpana Chawla 
  1. “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein 
  1. “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 
  1. “Mother Nature is always speaking. She speaks in a language understood within the peaceful mind of the sincere observer.” – Radhanath Swami 
  1. “My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.” – Aldous Huxley 
  1. “My soul can find no staircase to Heaven unless it be through Earth’s loveliness.” – Michelangelo

Cattail grass

  1. “My wish is to stay always like this, living quietly in a corner of nature.” Claude Monet 
  1. “Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson 
  1. “Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson 
  1. “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” – Lao Tzu 
  1. “Nature doesn’t need people – people need nature; nature would survive the extinction of the human being and go on just fine, but human culture, human beings, cannot survive without nature.” – Harrison Ford 
  1. “Nature does nothing in vain.” – Aristotle 
  1. “Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.” – E. O. Wilson 
  1. “Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson 
  1. “Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere.” – Blaise Pascal 
  1. “Nature is ever at work building and pulling down, creating and destroying, keeping everything whirling and flowing, allowing no rest but in rhythmical motion, chasing everything in endless song out of one beautiful form into another.” – John Muir

A quote on nature by Radhanath Swami on a background of a brown squirrel on a grassy field staring into the camera

  1. “Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.” – Henry David Thoreau 
  1. “Nature is impersonal, awe-inspiring, elegant, eternal. It’s geometrically perfect. It’s tiny and gigantic. You can travel far to be in a beautiful natural setting, or you can observe it in your backyard – or, in my case, in the trees lining New York City sidewalks, or in the clouds above skyscrapers.” – Gretchen Rubin 
  1. “Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy – your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself.” – Annie Leibovitz 
  1. “Nature is the fountain’s head, the source from whence all originality must spring.” – John Constable 
  1. “Nature is the one song of praise that never stops singing.” – Richard Rohr 
  1. “Nature is the source of all true knowledge. She has her own logic, her own laws, she has no effect without cause nor invention without necessity.” – Leonardo da Vinci 
  1. “Nature is wont to hide herself.” – Heraclitus 
  1. “Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves.” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau 
  1. “Nature never did betray the heart that loved her.” – William Wordsworth 
  1. “Nature surrounds us, from parks and backyards to streets and alleyways. Next time you go out for a walk, tread gently and remember that we are both inhabitants and stewards of nature in our neighbourhoods.” – David Suzuki

Green tress reflected on dark water

  1. “Nature uses as little as possible of anything.” – Johannes Kepler 
  1. “Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.” – Henry David Thoreau 
  1. “Nature’s beauty is a gift that cultivates appreciation and gratitude.” – Louie Schwartzberg 
  1. “Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.” – Dag Hammarskjold 
  1. “No durable things are built on violent passion. Nature grows her plants in silence and in darkness, and only when they have become strong do they put their heads above the ground.” – Annie Besant 
  1. “No better way is there to learn to love Nature than to understand Art. It dignifies every flower of the field. And, the boy who sees the thing of beauty which a bird on the wing becomes when transferred to wood or canvas will probably not throw the customary stone.” – Oscar Wilde 
  1. “No one can feel more gratefully the charm of noble scenery, or the refreshment of escape into the unspoiled solitudes of nature, than the laborer at some close in-door employment.” – Lucy Larcom 
  1. “Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains.” – Diane Ackerman 
  1. “O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?” – Percy Bysshe Shelley 
  1. “One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken.” – Leo Tolstoy

A quote on nature by William Wordsworth on a background of a child wearing a bonnet playing upon the grass

  1. “One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.” – Dale Carnegie 
  1. “One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.” – William Shakespeare 
  1. “Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.” – Albert Einstein 
  1. “Our treasure lies in the beehive of our knowledge. We are perpetually on the way thither, being by nature winged insects and honey gatherers of the mind.” – Friedrich Nietzsche 
  1. “Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.” – Theodore Roethke 
  1. “Painting from nature is not copying the object; it is realizing one’s sensations.” – Paul Cezanne 
  1. “Perhaps nature is our best assurance of immortality.” – Eleanor Roosevelt 
  1. “Pick a flower on Earth and you move the farthest star.” – Paul Dirac 
  1. “Poor, dear, silly Spring,
    preparing her annual surprise!” –
    Wallace Stevens 
  1. “Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.” – John Updike

A small fox licking its nose, wincing its eyes and sitting on all fours amidst a grassy field

  1. “Real shapes and real patterns are things you would observe in nature, like the marks on the back of a cobra’s hood or the markings on a fish or a lizard. Imaginary shapes are just that, symbols that come to a person in dreams or reveries and are charged with meaning.” – Jim Woodring 
  1. “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 
  1. “Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.” – Roger Miller 
  1. “Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.” – Doug Larson 
  1. “Spring won’t let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again.” – Gustav Mahler 
  1. “Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” – Frank Lloyd Wright 
  1. “Sunset is still my favorite color, and rainbow is second.” – Mattie Stepanek 
  1. “Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.” – John Ruskin 
  1. “Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.” – Thomas Tusser 
  1. “Take a course in good water and air; and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you.” – John Muir

A quote on nature by John Muir on a background of a man sitting on a rock before a long and high waterfall

  1. “That the sea is one of the most beautiful and magnificent sights in Nature, all admit.” – John Muir 
  1. “The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature, with an open mind.” – Paracelsus 
  1. “The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him.” – Auguste Rodin 
  1. “The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.” – Harriet Ann Jacobs 
  1. “The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 
  1. “The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.” – Rabindranath Tagore
  1. “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” – John Muir 
  1. “The day of the sun is like the day of a king. It is a promenade in the morning, a sitting on the throne at noon, a pageant in the evening.” – Wallace Stevens 
  1. “The day, water, sun, moon, night – I do not have to purchase these things with money.” – Plautus
  1. “The earth laughs in flowers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tall grass with the full moon in the background

  1. “The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure.” – H. Lawrence 
  1. “The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.” – Michael Pollan 
  1. “The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.” – Alfred Austin 
  1. “The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.” – Joseph Campbell 
  1. “The ground we walk on, the plants and creatures, the clouds above constantly dissolving into new formations – each gift of nature possessing its own radiant energy, bound together by cosmic harmony.” – Ruth Bernhard 
  1. “The lake and the mountains have become my landscape, my real world.” – Georges Simenon 
  1. “The landscape painter must walk in the fields with a humble mind. No arrogant man was ever permitted to see Nature in all her beauty.” – John Constable 
  1. “The moon is at her full, and riding high,
    Floods the calm fields with light.
    The airs that hover in the summer sky
    Are all asleep tonight.” –
    William Cullen Bryant 
  1. “The mountains are calling and I must go.” – John Muir 
  1. “The poetry of the earth is never dead.” – John Keats

A quote on nature by Jacques Yves Cousteau on a background of a small wave in the sea

  1. “The rain began again. It fell heavily, easily, with no meaning or intention but the fulfilment of its own nature, which was to fall and fall.” – Helen Garner 
  1. “The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides.” – Jules Verne 
  1. “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” – Jacques Yves Cousteau 
  1. “The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire.” – Pamela Hansford Johnson 
  1. “The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.” – Galileo Galilei 
  1. “The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers.” – Matsuo Basho 
  1. “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 
  1. “The tree that is beside the running water is fresher and gives more fruit.” – Saint Teresa of Avila 
  1. “The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.” – William Blake 
  1. “The very winds whispered in soothing accents, and maternal Nature bade me weep no more.” – Mary Shelley

Forest in autumn with a lofty mountain looming beyond

  1. “The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.” – Tennessee Williams 
  1. “The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.” – Robert Frost 
  1. “There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” – Henri Matisse 
  1. “There are no lines in nature, only areas of colour, one against another.” – Edouard Manet 
  1. “There are two places where I can completely relax: in nature and by the piano.” – Sigrid 
  1. “There is no glory in star or blossom till looked upon by a loving eye; There is no fragrance in April breezes till breathed with joy as they wander by.” – William Cullen Bryant 
  1. “There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.” – Buckminster Fuller 
  1. “There is nothing more musical than a sunset. He who feels what he sees will find no more beautiful example of development in all that book which, alas, musicians read but too little – the book of Nature.” – Claude Debussy 
  1. “There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.” – Lord Byron 
  1. “This is a fundamental view of the world. It says that when you build a thing you cannot merely build that thing in isolation, but must repair the world around it, and within it, so that the larger world at that one place becomes more coherent, and more whole; and the thing which you make takes its place in the web of nature, as you make it.” – Christopher Alexander

A quote on nature by Robert Frost on a background of a forest path overhung by dark trees and carpeted with autumn leaves

  1. “This magnificent butterfly finds a little heap of dirt and sits still on it; but man will never on his heap of mud keep still.” – Joseph Conrad 
  1. “Those things that nature denied to human sight, she revealed to the eyes of the soul.” – Ovid 
  1. “To be admitted to Nature’s hearth costs nothing. None is excluded, but excludes himself. You have only to push aside the curtain.” – Henry David Thoreau 
  1. “To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.” – George Santayana 
  1. “To copy Nature? A boy with a camera can do that. To get the spirit of Nature? A woodman or a shepherd can follow the trail of the whistling wind to hoarded sunshine in distant wolds. But to interpret Nature and inform it with a human personality that rises above it, invokes the divine in it, is the work of genius.” – Ameen Rihani 
  1. “To explain all nature is too difficult a task for any one man or even for any one age. ‘Tis much better to do a little with certainty & leave the rest for others that come after you.” – Isaac Newton 
  1. “To make a prairie
    it takes a clover and one bee,
    One clover, and a bee,
    And revery.
    The revery alone will do,
    If bees are few.” –
    Emily Dickinson 
  1. “To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.” – Helen Keller 
  1. “To such an extent does nature delight and abound in variety that among her trees there is not one plant to be found which is exactly like another; and not only among the plants, but among the boughs, the leaves and the fruits, you will not find one which is exactly similar to another.” – Leonardo da Vinci 
  1. “Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.” – Rabindranath Tagore

Waves of the sea crash against brown cliffs beneath a stormy sky

  1. “Walking in the mountains helps me unwind, but it also reminds me in a painful way that the real beauty in life is nature and animals, and that the human race, in all its arrogance, is intent on destroying it.” – Sylvie Guillem 
  1. “Water is the driving force of all nature.” – Leonardo da Vinci 
  1. “We are learning, too, that the love of beauty is one of Nature’s greatest healers.” – Ellsworth Huntington 
  1. “We tend to block off many of our senses when we’re staring at a screen. Nature time can literally bring us to our senses.” – Richard Louv 
  1. “Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term Art, I should call it ‘the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul.’ The mere imitation, however accurate, of what is in Nature, entitles no man to the sacred name of ‘Artist.’” – Edgar Allan Poe 
  1. “What’s a butterfly garden without butterflies?” – Roy Rogers 
  1. “What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn’t have any doubt – it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn’t want to go anywhere else.” – Hal Boyle 
  1. “What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.” – Isaac Bashevis Singer 
  1. “What would be ugly in a garden constitutes beauty in a mountain.” – Victor Hugo 
  1. “Whatever the universal nature assigns to any man at any time is for the good of that man at that time.” – Marcus Aurelius

A quote on nature by Henry David Thoreau on a background of a man looking upwards and standing on a forest glade surrounded by tall trees

  1. “When all the world appears to be in a tumult, and nature itself is feeling the assault of climate change, the seasons retain their essential rhythm. Yes, fall gives us a premonition of winter, but then, winter, will be forced to relent, once again, to the new beginnings of soft greens, longer light, and the sweet air of spring.” – Madeleine M. Kunin 
  1. “When I have a terrible need of – shall I say the word – religion. Then I go out and paint the stars.” – Vincent Van Gogh 
  1. “Whenever I get fed up with life I love to go wandering in nature.” – Andrea Arnold 
  1. “Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo 
  1. “Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.” – Wendell Berry 
  1. “Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.” – Edward Abbey 
  1. “With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you’re connected to the sea. No matter where on Earth you live. Most of the oxygen in the atmosphere is generated by the sea.” – Sylvia Earle 
  1. “With the coming of spring, I am calm again.” – Gustav Mahler 
  1. “You can never really go wrong if you take nature as an example.” – Christian Dior

A quote on nature by Rabindranath Tagore on a background of a man trying to climb a very tall tree

 

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