Quotes on Nature

Quotes on Nature

“Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye…it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.”
~ Edvard Munch

“There is a pleasure in the pathless woods;
There is a rapture on the lonely shore;
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep seam and music in it’s roar,
I love not man the less, but Nature more…”
~ Lord Byron

“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the wind longs to play with your hair”
~ Khalil Gibran

“The wisest and noblest teacher is nature itself.”
~ Leonardo da Vinci

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“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 off like autumn leaves.”
~ John Muir

“Keep your love of nature, for that is the true way to understand art more and more.”
~ Vincent Van Gogh

“Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

“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

“Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.”
~ E. O. Wilson

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

“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

“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

“The poetry of the earth is never dead.”
~ John Keats

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

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

“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

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

“The happiest man is he who learns from nature the lesson of worship”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

“How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!”
~ John Muir

“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

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

“When you’re sad, my Little Star, go out of doors. It’s always better underneath the open sky.”
~ Eva Ibbotson

“In nature nothing is created, nothing is lost, everything changes.”
~ Antoine Lavoisier

“I tried to discover, in the rumor of forests and waves, words that other men could not hear, and I pricked up my ears to listen to the revelation of their harmony.”
~ Gustave Flaubert

“Listen to the trees as they sway in the wind. Their leaves are telling secrets. Their bark sings songs of olden days as it grows around the trunks. And their roots give names to all things. Their language has been lost. But not the gestures.”
~ Vera Nazarian

“I’m a person of the mountains and the open paddocks and the big empty sky, that’s me, and I knew if I spent too long away from all that I’d die; I don’t know what of, I just knew I’d die.”
~ John Marsden

“There’s a silent voice in the wilderness that we hear only when no one else is around. When you go far, far beyond, out across the netherlands of the Known, the din of human static slowly fades away, over and out.”
~ Rob Schultheis

“A mountain is the best medicine for a troubled mind. Seldom does man ponder his own insignificance. He thinks he is master of all things. He thinks the world is his without bonds. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Only when he tramps the mountains alone, communing with nature, observing other insignificant creatures about him, to come and go as he will, does he awaken to his own short-lived presence on earth.”
~ Finis Mitchell

“And if you would know God, be not therefore a solver of riddles.
Rather look about you and you shall see Him playing with your children.
And look into space; you shall see Him walking in the cloud, outstretching His arms in the lightning and descending in rain.
You shall see Him smiling in flowers, then rising and waving His hands in trees.”
~ Kahlil Gibran

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

“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

“The forest is not merely an expression or representation of sacredness, nor a place to invoke the sacred; the forest is sacredness itself. Nature is not merely created by God; nature is God. Whoever moves within the forest can partake directly of sacredness, experience sacredness with his entire body, breathe sacredness and contain it within himself, drink the sacred water as a living communion, bury his feet in sacredness, touch the living branch and feel the sacredness, open his eyes and witness the burning beauty of sacredness.”
~ Richard Nelson

“Such reciprocity is the very structure of perception. We experience the sensuous world only by rendering ourselves vulnerable to that world. Sensory perception is this ongoing interweavement: the terrain enters into us only to the extent that we allow ourselves to be taken up within that terrain.”
~ David Abram

“The mountain has left me feeling renewed, more content and positive than I’ve been for weeks, as if something has been given back after a long absence, as if my eyes have opened once again. For this time at least, I’ve let myself be rooted in the unshakable sanity of the senses, spared my mind the burden of too much thinking, turned myself outward to experience the world and inward to savor the pleasures it has given me.”
~ Richard Nelson

“Don’t forget that the land is always out there, making its way, doing everything it can so you can breathe fresh air; so you can eat fresh food; so you can move and see and feel and think, and it’s on your side. The world is out there doing what it’s been doing way before you came here, it’s firm and strong and it takes a lot to bring it down.
so from time to time, just go outside and look at this spectacle. This pure painting right in front of your eyes. No one created it. No one owns it. It doesn’t want anything. It doesn’t need to prove anything to anyone. It simply is.”
~ Charlotte Eriksson

“We lose a great deal, I think, when we lose this sense and feeling for the sun. When all has been said, the adventure of the sun is the great natural drama by which we live, and not to have joy in it and awe of it, not to share in it, is to close a dull door on natures’s sustaining and poetic spirit.”
~ Henry Beston

“In its complexity and sensuality, nature invites exploration, direct contact, and experience. But it also inspires a sense of awe, a glimpse of what is still “un-Googleable” . . . life’s mystery and magnitude.”
~ Kim John Payne

“Nature alone can speak to our intelligence an imperishable language, never changing, because it remains within the bounds of eternal truth and of what is absolutely noble and beautiful.”
~ George Sand

“To get inspiration, go to the nature; for silence, go to the nature; to question the meaning of life, go to the nature; to feel the existence, go to the nature; to protect your mind, to reach the truth, to think about the universe go to the nature!”
~ Mehmet Murat Ildan

“My love affair with nature is so deep that I am not satisfied with being a mere onlooker, or nature tourist. I crave a more real and meaningful relationship. The spicy teas and tasty delicacies I prepare from wild ingredients are the bread and wine in which I have communion and fellowship with nature, and with the Author of that nature.”
~ Euell Gibbons

“Nature is unlimited and unconditional source of inspiration…”
~ Petur Krustev

“There is something which impresses the mind with awe in the shade and silence of these vast forests. In the deep solitude, alone with nature, we converse with God.”
~ Thaddeus Mason Harris

“Listen closely. Even the trees exhale sweet love songs that roll off their boughs and echo out to all of creation. Love is always in the air.”
~ Cristen Rodgers

“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in tune once more.”
~ John Burroughs

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

“I breathe in the soft, saturated exhalations of cedar trees and salmonberry bushes, fireweed and wood fern, marsh hawks and meadow voles, marten and harbor seal and blacktail deer. I breathe in the same particles of air that made songs in the throats of hermit thrushes and gave voices to humpback whales, the same particles of air that lifted the wings of bald eagles and buzzed in the flight of hummingbirds, the same particles of air that rushed over the sea in storms, whirled in high mountain snows, whistled across the poles, and whispered through lush equatorial gardens…air that has passed continually through life on earth. I breathe it in, pass it on, share it in equal measure with billions of other living things, endlessly, infinitely.”
~ Richard Nelson

“And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.”
~ unknown

“We need the tonic of wilderness. We can never have enough of nature.”
~ Henry David Thoreau

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”
~ John Muir

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.”
~ Frank Lloyd Wright

“Go outside…amidst the simple beauty of nature…and know that as long as places like this exist, there will be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be.”
~ Anne Frank

“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

“When I’m stuck on a question, I spend some time in nature and always find my answer.”
~ Katrina Mayer

“At some point in life, the world’s beauty becomes enough.”
~ Toni Morrison

“The mountains are my bones, the rivers my veins.
The forests are my thoughts and the stars are my dreams.
The ocean in my heart, it’s pounding is my pulse.
The songs of the earth write the music of my soul.”
~ unknown

“One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken.”
~ Leo Tolstoy

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

“To see a world in a grain of sand
and heaven in a wild flower.
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
and eternity in an hour.”
~ William Blake

“With innovation and technology, seems we have forgotten to cherish the true beauty the world has to offer.”
~ A.C. Van Cherub

“It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.”
~ David Attenborough

“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

“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

“Allow nature’s peace to flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.”
~ John Muir

“The earth has music for those who listen.”
~ George Santayana

“Such reciprocity is the very structure of perception. We experience the sensuous world only by rendering ourselves vulnerable to that world. Sensory perception is this ongoing interweavement: the terrain enters into us only to the extent that we allow ourselves to be taken up within that terrain.”
~ David Abram

“Nature itself is the best physician.”
~ Hippocrates

“The mountains are calling and I must go.”
~ John Muir

“To walk in nature is to witness a thousand miracles.”
~ Mary Davis

“Land then, is not merely soil; it is a fountain of energy flowing through a circuit of soils, plants and animals.”
~ Aldo Leopold

“Nature holds all the answers – go outside and ask some questions – open your heart and listen to the response!”
~ Amethyst Wyldfyre

“I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright.”
~ Henry David Thoreau

“The sense of respiration is an example of our natural sense relationship with the atmospheric matrix. Remember, respiration means to re-spire, to re-spirit ourselves by breathing. It, too, is a consensus of many senses. We may always bring the natural relationships of our senses and the matrix into consciousness by becoming aware of our tensions and relaxations while breathing. The respiration process is guided by our natural attraction to connect with fresh air and by our attraction to nurture nature by feeding it carbon dioxide and water, the foods for Earth that we grow within us during respiration. When we hold our breath, our story to do so makes our senses feel the suffocation discomfort of being separated from Earth’s atmosphere. It draws our attention to follow our attraction to air, so we inspire and gain comfort. Then the attraction to feed Earth comes into play so we exhale food for it to eat and we again gain comfort. This process feels good, it is inspiring. Together, we and Earth conspire (breathe together) so that neither of us will expire. The vital nature of this process is brought to consciousness when we recognize that the word for air, spire, also means spirit and that psyche is another name for air/spirit/soul.”
~  Michael J. Cohen

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

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

“There is no wi-fi in the forest, but I promise you will find a better connection.”
~ unknown

“Nature fuels rejuvenation of the Spirit.”
~ Shikoba

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

“Nature never hurries, yet everything is accomplished.”
~ Lao Tsu

“It is in the still silence of nature where on will find true bliss.”
~ J.C

“Our incredible bewilderment (wilderness separation) blinds us from seeing that our many personal and global problems primarily result from our assault of and separation from the natural creation process within and around us. Our estrangement from nature leaves us wanting, and when we want there is never enough. Our insatiable wanting is called greed. It is a major source of our destructive dependencies and violence.”
~ Michael J. Cohen

See also: Quotes on Self-Care

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