Nature Quotations

Nature Quotations
  1. "Nature is the art of God. "
    -- Dante Alighieri

  2. "The miracles of nature do not seem miracles because they are so common. If no one had ever seen a flower, even a dandelion would be the most startling event in the world."
    -- Anonymous

  3. "There is a wonderful law of nature that the three things we crave most- happiness, freedom, and peace of mind- are always attained by giving them to someone else. "

  4. "Our understandings are always liable to error Nature and certainty are very hard to come at, and infallibility is mere vanity and pretense "
    -- Marcus Antoninus

  5. "Nature does nothing uselessly. "
    -- Aristotle

  6. "If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is Nature's way. "
    -- Aristotle

  7. "In all things of nature there is something of the marvellous. "
    -- Aristotle

  8. "A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers but borrowed from his children. "
    -- John James Audubon

  9. "They are much to be pitied who have not been… given a taste for nature early in life."
    -- Jane Austin

  10. "Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed. "
    -- Francis Bacon

  11. "Great things are done when men and mountains meet. "
    -- William Blake

  12. "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

  13. "Nature is the art of God. "
    -- Thomas Browne

  14. "Man masters nature not by force but by understanding."
    -- Jacob Brownowski

  15. "Nature often holds up a mirror so we can see more clearly the ongoing processes of growth, renewal, and transformation in our lives."
    -- Mary Ann Brussat

  16. "Give me a spark of Nature's fire. That's all the learning I desire. "
    -- Robert Burns

  17. "I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in tune once more. "
    -- John Burroughs

  18. "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

  19. "Autumn is a second spring when every leaf's a flower. "
    -- Albert Camus

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

  21. "In every out thrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is a story of the earth. "
    -- Rachel Carson

  22. "The most alarming of all man's assaults upon the environment is the contamination of air, earth, rivers, and sea with dangerous and even lethal materials. This pollution is for the most part irrecoverable; the chain of evil it initiates not only in the world that must support life but in living tissues is for the most part irreversible. In this now universal contamination of the environment, chemicals are the sinister and little-recognized partners of radiation in changing the very nature of the world -- the very nature of its life. "
    -- Rachel Carson 1962

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

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

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

  26. "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

  27. "Young people, I want to beg of you always keep your eyes open to what Mother Nature has to teach you. By so doing you will learn many valuable things every day of your life. "
    -- George Washington Carver

  28. "The boughs of no two trees ever have the same arrangement. Nature always produces individuals; she never produces classes. "
    -- Lydia Maria Child

  29. "Human judges can show mercy. But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal. "
    -- Arthur C. Clarke

  30. "The earth laughs in flowers. "
    -- e.e. cummings

  31. "All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child. "
    -- Marie Curie

  32. "Thus nature has no love for solitude, and always leans, as it were, on so support; and the sweetest support is found in the most intimate friendship "
    -- Marcus Tullius Cicero

  33. "If I have learned nothing else in all these months in the woods, I have thoroughly learned to keep hands off the processes of nature."
    -- Laura Lee Davidson

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

  35. "Every flower is a soul blossoming in Nature. "
    -- Gerard De Nerval

  36. "Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift. "
    -- Albert Einstein

  37. "The laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God."
    -- Euclid

  38. "Nature always wears the colors of the spirit."
    -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  39. "A friend might well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature. "
    -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  40. "Nature and Books belong to the eyes that see them. "
    -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  41. "The method of nature: who could ever analyze it? "
    -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  42. "When Nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it "
    -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  43. "All sensible people are selfish, and nature is tugging at every contract to make the terms of it fair. "
    -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  44. "All nature wears one universal grin. "
    -- Henry Fielding

  45. "If you poison the environment,the environment will poison you. "
    -- Tony Follari

  46. "Nature is always hinting at us. It hints over and over again. And suddenly we take the hint. "
    -- Robert Frost

  47. "Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment. "
    -- R. Buckminster Fuller

  48. "Be like the flower, turn your faces to the sun. "
    -- Kahlil Gibran

  49. "And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. "
    -- Kahlil Gibran

  50. "I believe in rain, in odd miracles, in the intelligence that allows terns and swallows to find their way across Earth. "
    -- Paul Hawkins

  51. "You can't just let nature run wild. "
    -- Wally Hickel

  52. "Nature yields her most profound secrets to the person who is determined to uncover them."
    -- Napoleon Hill

  53. "Nature cannot be tricked or cheated. She will give up to you the object of your struggles only after you have paid her price. "
    -- Napoleon Hill

  54. "The supernatural is the natural not yet understood. "
    -- Elbert Hubbard

  55. "Sit down before fact like a little child, and be prepared to give up every preconceived notion. Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing."
    -- Thomas H. Huxley

  56. "There is not a sprig of grass that shoots uninteresting to me. "
    -- Thomas Jefferson

  57. "Deviation from nature is deviation from happiness. "
    -- Samuel Johnson

  58. "I look at an ant and I see myself: a native South African, endowed by nature with a strength much greater than my size so I might cope with the weight of a racism that crushes my spirit. "
    -- Miriam Makeba

  59. "Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them "
    -- A. A. Milne Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh

  60. "In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks."
    --John Muir

  61. "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

  62. "Let children walk with Nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity, as taught in woods and meadows, plains and mountains and streams of our blessed star, and they will learn that death is stingless indeed, and as beautiful as life. "
    -- John Muir

  63. "Nature is always lovely, invincible, glad, whatever is done and suffered by her creatures. All scars she heals, whether in rocks or water or sky or hearts."
    -- John Muir

  64. "The mountains are fountains of men as well as of rivers, of glaciers, of fertile soil. The great poets, philosophers, prophets, able men whose thought and deeds have moved the world, have come down from the mountains."
    -- John Muir

  65. "Hope is nature's veil for hiding truth's nakedness. "
    -- Alfred Bernhard Nobel

  66. "A flower touches everyone's heart. "
    -- Georgia O'Keefe

  67. "Like water, be gentle and strong. Be gentle enough to follow the natural paths of the earth, and strong enough to rise up and reshape the world. "
    -- Brenda Peterson

  68. "You cannot hold back a good laugh any more than you can the tide. Both are forces of nature."
    -- William Rotsler

  69. "Except for children (who don't know enough not to ask the important questions), few of us spend time wondering why nature is the way it is."
    -- Carl Sagan

  70. "If all flowers wanted to be roses, nature would lose her springtime beauty, and the fields would no longer be decked, out with little wildflowers."
    -- Saint Therese of Lisieux

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

  72. "What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it."
    -- Isaac Bashevis Singer

  73. "See one promontory, one mountain, one sea, one river and see all. "
    -- Socrates

  74. "A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows. "
    -- St. Francis of Assisi

  75. "Wildness can be a way of reassuring ourselves of our sanity as creatures, a part of the geography of hope. "
    -- Wallace Stenger

  76. "The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life. "
    -- Robert Louis Stevenson

  77. "Nature is man's teacher. She unfolds her treasures to his search, unseals his eye, illumes his mind, and purifies his heart; an influence breathes from all the sights and sounds of her existence. "
    -- Alfred Billings Street

  78. "There are for starters, grandeur and silence, pure water and clean air. There is also the gift of distance … the chance to stand away from relationships and daily ritual … and the gift of energy. Wilderness infuses us with its own special brand of energy."
    -- Lynn Thomas

  79. "Nature is slow, but sure; she works no faster than need be; she is the tortoise that wins the race by her perseverance."
    -- Henry David Thoreau

  80. "Only nature has a right to grieve perpetually, for she only is innocent. Soon the ice will melt, and the blackbirds sing along the river which he frequented, as pleasantly as ever. The same everlasting serenity will appear in this face of God, and we will not be sorrowful, if he is not. "
    -- Henry David Thoreau upon the death of his brother

  81. "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

  82. "The more we exploit nature, The more our options are reduced, until we have only one: to fight for survival. "
    -- Morris K. Udall

  83. "The more we are separated from nature, the unhappier we get. "
    -- Unknown

  84. "You can chase a butterfly all over the field and never catch it. But if you sit quietly in the grass it will come and sit on your shoulder. "
    -- Unknown

  85. "The worse I get along with people the more I learn to have faith in Nature and concentrate on her. "
    -- Vincent Van Gogh

  86. "Nature's music is never over; her silences are pauses, not conclusions."
    -- Mary Webb

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

  88. "Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's success. "
    -- Oscar Wilde

  89. "Nature knows no pause in progress and development, and attaches her curse on all inaction. "
    -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  90. "Nature reacts not only to physical disease, but also to moral weakness; when the danger increases; she gives us greater courage "
    -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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