Quotes About Nature | A Collection of Nature Quotes for Inspiration and Peace

"Good morning ray of sunshine, as you dance on leaves of love"  rebekahELLE
"Good morning ray of sunshine, as you dance on leaves of love" rebekahELLE | Source

There is a call of nature in our lives and in our world. Nature calls calmly and sometimes with fury. I have collected quotes about nature from famous authors, naturalists, artists, scientists, influential people and have included some of my own quotes and observations about nature. In our chaotic, stressful world, there is still calm, and lessons about life when we step outside and take a breath. Many times in my own life, as soon as I am outside and able to see the blue sky and hear the sound of a bird, everything in my world is perfect.

I believe now more than ever that we desperately need the peace and inspiration that can come from nature. We live in a much different world than generations ago when children and families spent much more time outdoors, vacationing in parks and natural settings, running and playing, or delightfully watching grasshoppers and lightening bugs, climbing trees and exploring the woods nearby. Nature is always calling, inviting us to connect and find repose.

“The daffodil is our doorside queen; She pushes upward the sword already, To spot with sunshine the early green.”

quote ~  William Cullen Bryant
quote ~ William Cullen Bryant | Source

Walden: 150th Anniversary Illustrated Version of the American Classic

Walden: 150th Anniversary Illustrated Edition of the American Classic
Walden: 150th Anniversary Illustrated Edition of the American Classic

If you've never read it, read it. You'll read it over and over again and be renewed.

 

Nature Quotes From Famous Authors

“I do not understand how anyone can live without some small place of enchantment to turn to.” Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

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

“Come down here once, and use your eyes, and you will know more than we can teach you.” Harriet Beecher Stowe

“Come forth into the light of things, Let Nature be your teacher.” William Wordsworth

“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 best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, 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.” Anne Frank

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

“You've seen the sun flatten and take strange shapes just before it sinks in the ocean. Do you have to tell yourself every time that it's an illusion caused by atmospheric dust and light distorted by the sea, or do you simply enjoy the beauty of it?” John Steinbeck

“Patience, patience, patience is what the sea teaches. One should lie open, empty, choiceless as a beach, waiting for a gift from the sea.” Anne Murrow Lindbergh

“The earth laughs in flowers.” e.e. cummings

"But how can you live without trees... trees give life, they make the clouds, the water, the air."

quote ~ Crysta in FernGully
quote ~ Crysta in FernGully | Source

on the beach ~

ahh ~ lovely. I spent a late afternoon here ~ the calm waters of the gulf make me feel at home.

The water just IS ~ it ebbs and flows, it is. It doesn't change, only in it's intensity or calm. We can flow and allow our beings to be one with nature.

rebekahELLE

Nature Quotes From Naturalists

“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

“Nothing exists for itself alone, but only in relation to other forms of life.” Charles Darwin

“To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter... to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring - these are some of the rewards of the simple life." John Burroughs

“The woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those who sang the best.” John James Audubon

“Children start off reading in books about lions and giraffes and so on, but they also-if they're lucky enough and have reasonable privileges of any human being-are able to go into a garden and turn over stone and see a worm and see a slug and see an ant. ” David Attenborough

"What we call the highest and the lowest in nature are both equally perfect. A willow bush is as beautiful as the human form divine." Beatrice Potter

“There's been progress toward seeing that nature and culture are not opposing terms, and that wilderness is not the only kind of landscape for environmentalists to concern themselves with.” Michael Pollan

“How sublimely rise to view, on they elevated shores, yon Magnolia groves, from whose tops the surrounding expanse is perfumed, by clouds of incense, blended with the exhaling balm of the liquid-amber...” William Bartram

“A forest of these trees is a spectacle too much for one man to see.” David Douglas (in reference to the tree that was later named after him ~ the Douglas Fir)

“For those who have experienced the joy of being alone with nature there is really little need for me to say much more; for those who have not, no words of mine can even describe the powerful, almost mystical knowledge of beauty and eternity that come, suddenly, and all unexpected.” Jane Goodall

"At first I was deeply shaken... I was so excited that I could not think of sleep. So I left the house ... and awaited the sunrise on top of a rock."

quote ~ Werner Heisenberg ~ upon discovering the calculation which gave birth to quantum mechanics
quote ~ Werner Heisenberg ~ upon discovering the calculation which gave birth to quantum mechanics | Source

outside on my garden bench ~

"Outside I stretch to the heavens, look up through the trees and I see and feel peace - why is the world so unconscious... how did we allow it to happen? Because we didn't know, (even though we really did). Our parents didn't know, (but they did). Sometimes my parents would tell me to "go outside and play, go outside and find something to do". Many times for me that meant to go climb a tree, or take a walk in the woods and swing on a vine over the shallow stream of water. So I did. My childhood was filled with nature and now every time I step outdoors or open a window or door, I feel at home. I am at peace.


rebekahELLE

Nature Quotes From Artists and Scientists

"An artist, under pain of oblivion, must have confidence in himself, and listen only to his real master: Nature." Auguste Renoir

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

"All of a sudden I had the revelation of how enchanting my pond was." Claude Monet

“In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.” Leonardo da Vinci

"Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty." John Ruskin

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

"The empiricists are like the ant; they only collect and use. The rationalists resemble the spiders, who make cobwebs out of their own substance. The scientist is like the bee; it takes a middle course; it gathers material from the flowers, but adapts it by a power of its own" Francis Bacon

"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

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

"In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet." Albert Schweitzer


"Way back in the day when the grass was still green and the pond was still wet and the clouds were still clean...

... one morning I came to this glorious place, and I first saw the trees, the Truffula trees..."   quote ~ Dr. Suess ~ The Lorax
... one morning I came to this glorious place, and I first saw the trees, the Truffula trees..." quote ~ Dr. Suess ~ The Lorax

Nature Quotes From Influential People

"Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow." Helen Keller

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

"The farther one gets into the wilderness, the greater is the attraction of its lonely freedom." Theodore Roosevelt

"I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues." Dr. Suess ~ The Lorax

"When one loses the deep intimate relationship with nature, then temples, mosques and churches become important." Krishnamurti

"Learn this from the waters: in mountain clefts and chasms, loud gush the streamlets, but great rivers flow silently." Buddha

"Adapt or perish, now or ever, is nature's inexorable imperative." H.G. Wells

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Thank You for Reading and Please Feel Free to Leave a Comment. 33 comments

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noturningback 4 years ago from Edgewater, MD. USA

Once there was a tree....

and she loved a little boy.

And everyday the boy would come

and he would gather her leaves

and make them into crowns

and play king of the forest.

He would climb up her trunk

and swing from her branches

and eat apples.

And they would play hide-and-go-seek.

And when he was tired,

he would sleep in her shade.

And the boy loved the tree....

very much.

And the tree was happy.

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

and ...

America the Beautiful words by Katharine Lee Bates,

Melody by Samuel Ward

O beautiful for spacious skies,

For amber waves of grain,

For purple mountain majesties

Above the fruited plain!

America! America!

God shed his grace on thee

And crown thy good with brotherhood

From sea to shining sea!

Sorry, but I could not help myself. I love the great outdoors and all the splendor revealed to me when I am in it.


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rebekahELLE 4 years ago from Tampa Bay Author

Thank you for posting. It's one of my absolute favorite books. And America the Beautiful is beautiful, indeed.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Beautiful quotes and words to live by..Thank you..


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

What a fabulous collection of inspirational nature quotes, I am bookmarking this and know I will read again and again, thank you and voted up


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rebekahELLE 4 years ago from Tampa Bay Author

Always exploring, I love your screen name! Thanks for stopping by and reading. And keep exploring. :))

@Movie Master, I'm happy to hear you enjoyed reading these inspiring quotes. I enjoyed putting this hub together and hope that it continues to inspire and calm all those who take the time to read ~ nature is always calling for us. Thanks MM.


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Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

Wonderful array of quotes and very well said... Thank you for all your hard work.

Hugs from Canada


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AnnaCia 4 years ago

Enjoy this creative collection of quotes inspired by different views of Nature.


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phdast7 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

What a fabulous collection of quotes, such wisdom a beauty about the natural world and our place in it. our relationship to it, our need to be in nature. I feel relaxed and more peaceful after reading your beautiful essay. SHARING


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

It feels so wonderful to read this just before going to bed.

1:13 AM, Kathmandu

Cheers


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

Very inspiring hub. I love the way you introduce the nature with us. Thanks for share with us. Rated up (useful, awesome, beautiful, interesting). Have a lovely day!

Prasetio


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rebekahELLE 4 years ago from Tampa Bay Author

Thanks guys and gals! I'm happy that you enjoyed reading this hub about nature. I enjoyed putting it together hoping it will calm and inspire others in this busy, busy world we live in.


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American_Choices 4 years ago from USA

rebekaehelle,

Beautiful!

I had in my office for years, three quotes from nature with scenes of nature. Sadly, those pictured were stolen. We filed the police report last week. The pictures are very distinctive and I remain hopeful they will be return to me - their rightful owner.

These are very painful for me to read at this point. I miss those pictures. I know the return is unlikely but I am not able to even find the pictures - it was a triple set that I created from three at Successories but the prints are out of production.


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rebekahELLE 4 years ago from Tampa Bay Author

Thanks for reading American Choices. I'm sorry to hear about your loss! That would be upsetting. Hopefully they will return. I hope you can visit this hub again when it's not so painful. Nature is so healing.


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SidKemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach)

I come back to this hub for two or three quotes about nature again and again. I'll do it until the rain stops and I can go outside! Voted up and awesome, and shared.


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Cathleena Beams 4 years ago from Lascassas, Tennessee

Awesome quotes. Voting up, Awesome and Beautiful. I love that all of these are nature inspired.


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carriethomson 4 years ago from United Kingdom

it is so inspiring and it directly touches the heart.... so nicely described..

even pictures are the most beautiful taken..thanks


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Margaret Skipper 4 years ago from Baton Rouge, LA

Aaw, such lovely words and the main picture up top is very beautiful! Great hub!


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rebekahELLE 4 years ago from Tampa Bay Author

Thanks all, I appreciate the nice comments. I'm happy to share these beautiful nature quotes with you. Our world so needs the peace that is found in nature.


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MarieAlana1 3 years ago from Ohio

Great quotes! I love the Giving Tree as well! It has quite simple pictures, but it's words go so deep. I really enjoy sharing it with children. Great hub!


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MrsBrownsParlour 3 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

Absolutely wonderful collection of quotes! I love quotes and recognized a few favorites. These are so uplifting, and your message of looking to nature for inspiration is truly valuable. :-) ~Lurana


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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

Almost 20 years ago, I bought, "Peters book of quotations" to use in reference with my writing and I have been addicted to quotes ever since.

"The earth laughs in flowers". What a simple yet beautiful quote. Very good piece Rebekah.


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rebekahELLE 3 years ago from Tampa Bay Author

Hi Wayne, thanks for visiting. I love quotes also, and have journals full of them. They have inspired me in so many ways, so many times throughout my life. I'm glad you enjoyed this one. It's delightful to think of earth laughing, isn't it? Nice to meet another fellow Floridian hubber, and in the same part of the state!


Rayne123 2 years ago

Great hubs, I love quotes, I have a page of them myself. Mind you they are well written like these people that's for sure, but they speak from my heart.

There is one quote I love from Jesus....Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Blessings

Laurie


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JG11Bravo 2 years ago

A few of my favorites are in there. Very nice.


Rayne123 2 years ago

Sorry I just noticed my comment, I meant to say........"they are not as well written as the ones you have posted" sorry

Thank you

Laurie


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rebekahELLE 2 years ago from Tampa Bay Author

Thanks Rayne and JG for reading and commenting. Nature quotes have a way of helping us refresh and refocus on what's important. Life can be like a giant maze sometimes and we get caught up in it. Nature restores balance to our lives.


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suzettenaples 2 years ago from Taos, NM

I love, love, love this hub! You have chosen some great quotes and photos. But, the quotes I love the most are your own. The one about the Gulf is wonderful because I have to tell you I too feel the same way at the Gulf (Naples) When we were kids and were told to go out and play, it was getting close to nature. We have that connection to nature that I fear children today do not. Their lives are so programmed with activities, video games, computer games, TV etc. that I fear they will never know the delight of 'just going out to play,' and having to entertain themselves by climbing a tree or swinging on a vine. That was the best part of childhood for us. Thanks so much for an enchanting hub and sharing all these quotes and your own with us. Voted up+ and shared.


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rebekahELLE 2 years ago from Tampa Bay Author

Thanks Suzette. A day without nature would indeed be a dull, uninspired day. I'm so thankful for my childhood and I know because of it, I have a deep love and appreciation for nature. We feel alive when we are amongst living things. We're lucky to live near the beautiful Gulf of Mexico.! I'm happy that you've enjoyed this hub. Enjoy your summer!


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Dim Flaxenwick 2 years ago from Great Britain

l absolutely love this hub. The quotes are amazing,

l know l will come back to this to read over again,

Thank you for such an uplifting , encouraging, beautiful piece of work.


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rebekahELLE 2 years ago from Tampa Bay Author

Thanks Dim! I love when readers find this particular hub because I know it will give them some peaceful moments in our crazy world! Enjoy.


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Writer Fox 2 years ago from the wadi near the little river

This poem was written by Pavel Friedmann and was found when the Allies liberated the Nazi concentration camp of Theresienstadt. The camp once housed 150,000 people, including 15,000 children (90% of the children perished). Friedmann was taken from Theresienstadt in 1942 and was killed in Auschwitz on September 29, 1944.

The Last Butterfly

The last, the very last,

So richly, brightly, dazzlingly yellow.

Perhaps if the sun's tears would sing

against a white stone. . . .

Such, such a yellow

Is carried lightly 'way up high.

It went away I'm sure because it wished to

kiss the world good-bye.

For seven weeks I've lived in here,

Penned up inside this ghetto.

But I have found what I love here.

The dandelions call to me

And the white chestnut branches in the court.

Only I never saw another butterfly.

That butterfly was the last one.

Butterflies don't live in here,

in the ghetto.


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poetryman6969 21 months ago

Trees with tongues would be wicked strange.

Inspirational hub!


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peachpurple 20 months ago from Home Sweet Home

i like williams wordworth quote, lt nature become your teacher. awesome

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