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There is something about being out in nature that is truly empowering.

Research shows that spending 120 minutes a week in nature is associated with good health and wellbeing.

It’s something that we should all try to do more of.

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Top 10 Nature Quotes

Nature is not an engineer or a contractor, and I myself am a part of Nature.

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

Alex Trebek
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The goal of life is living in agreement with nature.

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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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Enjoy the peace of nature and declutter your inner world.

Amit Ray
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Take only what you need and leave the land as you found it.

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

Rachel Carson
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Wildness is the preservation of the world.

Henry David Thoreau
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In nature there are neither rewards or punishments there are consequences.

Robert Green Ingersoll
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We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.

Albert Einstein
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If nature has taught us anything it is that the impossible is probable. Ilyas Kassam

Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’

Robin Williams

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

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

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

The silence of nature is very real. It surrounds you, you can feel it.

Ted Trueblood

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

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

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Colors are the smiles of nature. Leigh Hunt

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

John Muir

Whoever loves and understands a garden will find contentment within. Chinese Proverb

The best views comes after the hardest climb. Unknown

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

Mother Nature doesn’t care if you’re having fun.  Larry Niven

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

John Muir

Look at the trees, look at the birds, look at the clouds, look at the stars and if you have eyes you will be able to see that the whole existence is joyful. Osho Rajneesh

The earth laughs in flowers. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Be kind to everything that lives. Unknown

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

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

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

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Nature is pleased with simplicity. Isaac Newton

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

The earth has its music for those who will listen.

George Santanaya

There is a love of wild nature in everybody, an ancient mother-love showing itself whether recognized or no, and however covered by cares and duties. John Muir

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

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It’s hard not to stand in awe and enchantment with the beauty in which nature expresses herself. Steve Maraboli

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

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

Native American proverb

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

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

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

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

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

Keith Wynn

Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit. Edward Abbey

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

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

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

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


I was determined to know beans. Henry David Thoreau

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

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

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

In the trees, in the breeze, seek nature’s peace and bliss.


Wild roses are fairest, and nature a better gardener than art. Louisa May Alcott

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

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Go into the wilderness. There you will find your own revelations. Roxana Jones

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

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

Within nature lies the cure for humanity. Anonymous

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

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All things in nature occur mathematically. René Descartes

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

Land really is the best art.

Andy Warhol

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

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If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature’s way. Aristotle

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The ocean is a mighty harmonist. William Wordsworth

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. William Shakespeare

Earth is the holiest place in the Universe, loving the earth, and loving life is the way to generate positive vibrations.

Amit Ray

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

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

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In nature nothing is created, nothing is lost, everything changes. Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier

By discovering nature, you discover yourself. Maxime Lagacé

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

Isaac Newton

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

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

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Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. Hans Christian Andersen

Architects cannot teach nature anything. Mark Twain

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

Amit Ray

Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space. Ansel Adams

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

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

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

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

Maggie Stiefvater

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

I am glad I will not be young in a future without wilderness. Aldo Leopold

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

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

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.


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

Nature is my manifestation of God.

Inspirational Nature Quotes

Flowers are like human beings . . . they thrive on a little kindness.- Fred Streeter

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

Marie Curie

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

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

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

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

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.

John Muir

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

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Nature has been for me, for as long as I remember, a source of solace, inspiration, adventure, and delight; a home, a teacher, a companion. Lorraine Anderson

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I should like the fields tinged with red, the rivers yellow and the trees painted blue. Nature has no imagination. Charles Baudelaire

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

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

A flower is an educated weed. Luther Burbank

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

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

I believe in God, only I spell it Nature. Frank Lloyd Wright

I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of sceneryair, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy.’

Sylvia Plath

Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong. Winston Churchill

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

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

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

The beauty of the natural world lies in the details.

Natalie Angier

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

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

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Leave the road, take the trails. Pythagoras

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

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

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

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Those who find beauty in all of nature will find themselves at one with the secrets of life itself. L. Wolfe Gilbert

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There is beauty in simplicity. Unknown

Nature does nothing uselessly. Aristotle 

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

John Muir

Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature. Steve Maraboli

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

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

All good things are wild and free. Henry David Thoreau 

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


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

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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

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

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

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson 

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

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

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

Mother Nature speaks in a language understood within the peaceful mind of the sincere observer. Radhanath Swami

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

Autumn leaves don’t fall, they fly. They take their time and wander on this their only chance to soar. Delia Owens

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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

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

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

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

Albert Einstein

Nature is cheaper than therapy. Unknown

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

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

Choose only one masternature. Rembrandt

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

Blaise Pascal

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

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

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

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

Beautiful things don’t ask for attention.


Not all classrooms have four walls. Unknown

Motivational Nature Quotes

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

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

Samuel Butler

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

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

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

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

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

Lao Tzu

Nature is our mother. Latin proverb

Nature is full of infinite causes that have never occurred in experience. Leonardo Da Vinci

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If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere. Vincent van Gogh

Is the spring coming?’ he said. ‘What is it like?’ …’It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine, and things pushing up and working under the earth.’ Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

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

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

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

Nature. Cheaper than therapy. Anonymous

My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing. Aldous Huxley

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 off like autumn leaves.

John Muir

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

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

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

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

In the woods is perpetual youth.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

To walk into nature is to witness a thousand miracles. Mary Davis

And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a time

Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.

Frank Lloyd Wright

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

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

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

There is no better designer than nature. Alexander McQueen

Nature knows no indecencies; man invents them.

Mark Twain

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

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

I rest in the grace of the world, and am free. Wendell Berry

The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the

The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.

E. E. Cummings

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

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

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

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

Those honor nature well, who teach that she can speak on everything.

Blaise Pascal

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

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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

Nature rarely surrenders one of her magnificent secrets. Albert Einstein

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

An inflexible tree breaks in a storm.

Matshona Dhliwayo

Butterflies are self-propelled flowers. Robert A. Heinlein

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

Go where you feel most alive. Unknown

An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day. Henry David Thoreau

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

Louie Schwartzberg

Take a quiet walk with mother nature. It will nurture your mind, body, and soul. A.D. Williams

Time spent amongst trees is never wasted time. Katrina Mayer

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

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

Water flows free and wild, not aware of any boundaries or rules or traditions. Not bothered about anything gone or left behind, she eagerly rushes to new dimensions in her life knowing the best is yet to come. Learn to be like the soul of water; clean, compassionate, loving yet strong enough to endure anything. Harshada Pathare

Beautiful Nature Quotes

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

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


Drive nature out of the door and it will fly in at the window. Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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Stop every now and then. Just stop and enjoy. Take a deep breath. Relax and take in the abundance of life. Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

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

The mountains are calling and I must go. John Muir

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

Joseph Campbell

If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere. Laura Ingalls Wilder

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

Nature never rushes, yet everything gets done. Donald L. Hicks

I believe the world is incomprehensibly beautiful an endless prospect of magic and wonder.

Ansel Adams

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

Going to the mountains is going home. John Muir

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

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

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


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

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

The Amen of nature is always a flower. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

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

Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day’s work. Frank Lloyd Wright

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

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


We know that God is everywhere; but certainly we feel His presence most when His works are on the grandest scale spread before us; and it is in the unclouded night-sky, where His worlds wheel their silent course, that we read clearest His infinitude, His omnipotence, His omnipresence. Charlotte Brontë

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

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

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature, and God. Anne Frank

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

Vincent van Gogh

Let us permit nature to have her way. She understands her business better than we do. Michel de Montaigne

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

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The earth has music for those who listen. William Shakespeare

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries. Jimmy Carter

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 poetry of the earth is never dead. John Keats

The family is one of nature’s masterpieces. George Santayana

Nature is the art of God. Dante Alighieri

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

Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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