He is all that he sees; all that flows to him from a thousand sources He is the land, the lift of its mountain lines, the reach of its valleys. Mary Austin. We inter-breath with the rain forests, we drink from the oceans. They are part of our own body. Thich Nhat Hanh. You didn't come into this world. You came out of it, like a wave from the ocean. You are not a stranger here. Alan Watts. Thomas Hardy. Shall I not have intelligence with the earth?
Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself? Henry David Thoreau. Your deepest roots are in nature. No matter who you are, where you live, or what kind of life you lead, you remain irrevocably linked with the rest of creation. Charles Cook. Vaclav Smil. For the 99 percent of the time we've been on Earth, we were hunter and gatherers, our lives dependent on knowing the fine, small details of our world. Deep inside, we still have a longing to be reconnected with the nature that shaped our imagination, our language, our song and dance, our sense of the divine.
Janine M. If there is one thing clear about the centuries dominated by the factory and the wheel, it is that although the machine can make everything from a spoon to a landing-craft, a natural joy in earthly living is something it never has and never will be able to manufacture. Henry Beston. Helen Keller. I am in love with this world. I have climbed its mountains, roamed its forests, sailed its waters, crossed its deserts, felt the sting of its frosts, the oppression of its heats, the drench of its rains, the fury of its winds, and always have beauty and joy waited upon my goings and comings.
John Burroughs. In those vernal seasons of the year, when the air is calm and pleasant, it were an injury and sullenness against Nature not to go out and see her riches, and partake in her rejoicing with heaven and earth. John Milton. And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. Kahlil Gibran. Edna Jaques. The indescribable innocence of and beneficence of Nature,--of sun and wind and rain, of summer and winter,--such health, such cheer, they afford forever! Only spread a fern-frond over a man's head and worldly cares are cast out, and freedom and beauty and peace come in.
John Muir. 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. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy amidst the simple beauty of nature. I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles. Anne Frank. In the woods, we return to reason and faith. There I feel that nothing can befall me in life, - no disgrace, no calamity leaving me my eyes , which nature cannot repair.
Ralph Waldo Emerson. The forest makes your heart gentle. You become one with it No place for greed or anger there. Pha Pachak. Away from the tumult of motor and mill I want to be care-free; I want to be still! I'm weary of doing things; weary of words I want to be one with the blossoms and birds. Edgar A. Nature is man's teacher. Alfred Billings Street. Believe one who knows: you will find something greater in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters.
Saint Bernard de Clairvaux. Whenever I have found myself stuck in the ways I relate to things, I return to nature. It is my principal teacher, and I try to open my whole being to what it has to say. Wynn Bullock. If there is any wisdom running through my life now, in my walking on this earth, it came from listening in the Great Silence to the stones, trees, space, the wild animals, to the pulse of all life as my heartbeat. Vijali Hamilton. There is in all visible things an invisible fecundity, a dimmed light, a meek namelessness, a hidden wholeness.
This mysterious unity and integrity is wisdom, the mother of us all, "natura naturans. It rises up in wordless gentleness, and flows out to me from the unseen roots of all created being. Thomas Merton. The whole secret of the study of nature lies in learning how to use one's eyes George Sand. Look deep into nature and you will understand everything.
Life sucks a lot less when you add mountain air, a campfire and some peace and quiet. Brooke Hampton Click to tweet. Nature never hurries. Atom by atom, little by little, she achieves her work. 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. 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. Sylvia Plath. There I feel that nothing can befall me. Rainer Maria Rilke. And then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough? Vincent van Gogh.
Standing Bear This is one of my favorite nature quote. 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. 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.
Nature, in the broadest sense, is the natural, physical, or material world or universe. The earth has music for those who listen. William Shakespeare. Robert Louis Stevenson. Richard Feynman. Look into nature, and then you will understand it better. Albert Einstein Click to tweet. 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. 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. 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. 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. The sun illuminates only the eye of the man, but shines into the eye and the heart of the child.
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. Nature always wears the colors of the spirit. The mountains are calling and I must go. When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. The sun shines not on us but in us. An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
Henry David Thoreau. Every morning was a cheerful invitation to make my life of equal simplicity, and I may say innocence, with Nature herself. 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.
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. 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. Nature does nothing uselessly. Aristotle Click to tweet. All good things are wild and free.
The goal of life is living in agreement with nature. Zeno Click to tweet. Jack Kerouac. More short quotes You may also like: inspirational quotes motivational quotes happiness quotes love quotes life quotes. Between every two pines there is a doorway to a new world. Not just beautiful, though—the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. Haruki Murakami. We are now in the mountains and they are in us, kindling enthusiasm, making every nerve quiver, filling every pore and cell of us. I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money.
I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men.
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I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news. It is said that the forest has a certain limit if you look straight ahead, but the sides are boundless. Riccardo Bozzi. 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. We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled. 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. 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. The air was soft, the stars so fine, the promise of every cobbled alley so great, that I thought I was in a dream. 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. 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. Go outside. 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.
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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. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
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Mark Twain Click to tweet. I like it when a flower or a little tuft of grass grows through a crack in the concrete. George Carlin. 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. Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet. Roger Miller Click to tweet. 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.
Nature has no mercy at all. 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. As far as I was concerned, I was in an orgy with the sky and the ocean, and with nature. Ordinarily, I go to the woods alone, with not a single friend, for they are all smilers and talkers and therefore unsuitable. Mary Oliver. Daniel Quinn. The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.
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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. Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living. 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. 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. Man is the most insane species.
He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible Nature. Hubert Reeves. Everything in nature invites us constantly to be what we are. Gretel Ehrlich Click to tweet. 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.
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.
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.
Nature magically suits the man to his fortunes, by making these the fruit of his character. Everything in nature contains all the power of nature.
Everything is made of one hidden stuff. 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. Kurt Vonnegut. Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another. Juvenal Click to tweet. Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best. Henry van Dyke. 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. The day has eyes; the night has ears. David Fergusson Click to tweet. Nature never wears a mean appearance. Neither does the wisest man extort her secret, and lose his curiosity by finding out all her perfection.
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. 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. Those who dwell, as scientists or laymen, among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.
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 Click to tweet.
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Nature never did betray the heart that loved her. William Wordsworth Click to tweet. I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house. Nathaniel Hawthorne. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles. Anne Frank Click to tweet. The forest makes your heart gentle.
You become one with it. No place for greed or anger there. Pha Pachak. John Lubbock. He who hears the rippling of rivers in these degenerate days will not utterly despair. 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. 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.
Wash your spirit clean. 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. 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.
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. Alex Trebek. Nature is not benevolent: with ruthless indifference she makes all things serve their purposes. Lao Tzu. As a scientist, I believe that nature is a perfect structure, seen from the standpoint of reason and logical analysis. Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mold myself? 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. He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature. Socrates Click to tweet. 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. Every living organism is fulfilled when it follows the right path for its own nature.
Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread. There are always flowers for those who want to see them. Henri Matisse Click to tweet. The different accidents of life are not so changeable as the feelings of human nature. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Frankenstein. I can enjoy society in a room; but out of doors, nature is company enough for me. William Hazlitt. Start by Getting Human Nature Right. The earth has received the embrace of the sun and we shall see the results of that love.
Sitting Bull. I have loved the feel of the grass under my feet, and the sound of the running streams by my side. The hum of the wind in the tree-tops has always been good music to me, and the face of the fields has often comforted me more than the faces of men. He that plants trees love others besides himself.