Nature Quotes

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A man is related to all nature.

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

I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree.

Joyce Kilmer

The older I get the more I trust in the law according to which the rose and the lily bloom.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Albert Einstein

After sleeping through a hundred million centuries we have finally opened our eyes on a sumptuous planet, sparkling with colour, bountiful with life. Within decades we must close our eyes again. Isn't it a noble, an enlightened way of spending our brief time in the sun, to work at understanding the universe and how we have come to wake up in it? 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

The poetry of the earth is never dead.  

John Keats

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

Kahlil Gibran

By cultivating the beautiful we scatter the seeds of heavenly flowers, as by doing good we cultivate those that belong to humanity.

Robert A. Heinlein

In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.

Albert Camus

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

How sweet I roamed from field to field, and tasted all the summer’s pride.

William Blake

After winter comes the summer.
After night comes the dawn.
After every storm, there comes clear, open skies.

Samuel Rutherford

All men by nature desire to know.


I am not bound for any public place, but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees, and in the heat of the day climbed up into the healing shadow of the woods.  Better than any argument is to rise at dawn and pick dew-wet red berries in a cup.

Wendell Berry

Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift.

Albert Einstein

I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright.

Henry David Thoreau

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

Michel De Montaigne

In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are consequences.

Robert Green Ingersoll

I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving he can outwit nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.

E. B. White

All nature is but art unknown to thee.

Alexander Pope

Nature is relentless and unchangeable, and it is indifferent as to whether its hidden reasons and actions are understandable to man or not.

Galileo Galilei

Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.

Edward O. Wilson

Man's heart away from nature becomes hard.  

Standing Bear

Flowers are the sweetest things that God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.

Henry Ward Beecher

There is constant life in Nature, motion and development; and yet she remains where she was. She is eternally changing, nor for a moment does she stand still. Of rest she knows nothing, and to all stagnation she has affixed her curse. She is steadfast; her step is measured, her exceptions rare, her laws immutable.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Jimmy Carter

Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.


Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.

Rachel Carson

Choose only one master – Nature.


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