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Quotes About Nature

Updated on January 19, 2015
Waimea Canyon, Kauai
Waimea Canyon, Kauai | Source
Rocky Mountains, Banff, Canada
Rocky Mountains, Banff, Canada | Source

Quotes about Nature explores the wonder of nature through the eyes of my camera lens and the wisdom of our fellow man.

Living in Canada, I am blessed with the opportunity to take marvellous photographs of the spectacular Canadian wilderness. My nature pictures range from the majesty of the world-famous Niagara Falls, a short 90 minute drive from my home in Toronto, to the seclusion of my own backyard.

For this article, I've also gone further afield and chosen nature pictures from around the globe, from poppies in England, waterfalls in Bali and sunrise in Hawaii. And I've selected those quotes about nature that seem most relevant to each of my photos.

I hope you enjoy my presentation of Quotes About Nature!

The Glory of Nature

Cloud Formation above the South China Sea
Cloud Formation above the South China Sea | Source

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

"Nature does nothing in vain" - Aristotle

"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

Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's Party" - Robin Williams

“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous” - 
Aristotle

"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world" - John Muir

Trees

Trees in the Rouge Valley, Toronto Canada
Trees in the Rouge Valley, Toronto Canada | Source
The brilliant  colours of a Canadian Fall
The brilliant colours of a Canadian Fall | Source

"As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree,' probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on" - Woody Allen

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

“I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees” - Henry David Thoreau

“I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things… I play with leaves, I skip down the street and run against the wind” - 
Leo Buscaglia

"A woodland in full colour is awesome as a forest fire; but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart" - Hal Borland

Birds

The Osprey in Flight
The Osprey in Flight | Source
The North American Blue Jay
The North American Blue Jay | Source

"A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song" - Lou Holtz

"I realized that If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes" - Charles Lindbergh

"A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush" - Alexander Pope

Here are some more Bird Quotes and Bird Sayings.

Rain and Snow

Torrential rain in Singapore
Torrential rain in Singapore | Source
Snow on a holly bush
Snow on a holly bush | Source

"I am sure it is a great mistake always to know enough to go in when it rains. One may keep snug and dry by such knowledge, but one misses a world of loveliness" - Adeline Knapp

“Don’t knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn’t start a conversation if it didn’t change once in a while” - 
Kin Hubbard

"A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water" - Carl Reiner


The Sea

A small island off the coast of Maui
A small island off the coast of Maui | Source

"The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides" - Jules Verne

"I have seen the sea when it is stormy and wild; when it is quiet and serene; when it is dark and moody. And in all its moods, I see myself" - Martin Buxbaum

Animals

Female moose in Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada
Female moose in Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada | Source
Polar Bear at Toronto Zoo
Polar Bear at Toronto Zoo | Source

"An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language" - Martin Buber

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” - Mahatma Gandhi

“Our task must be to free ourselves - by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty” - Albert Einstein

“Kindness and compassion toward all living things is the mark of a civilized society” - Cesar Chavez

"Any glimpse into the life of an animal quickens our own and makes it so much the larger and better in every way" - John Muir

Water

The magnificent Horseshoe Falls at Niagara Falls, Canada
The magnificent Horseshoe Falls at Niagara Falls, Canada | Source
Tegenungan waterfall, Bali
Tegenungan waterfall, Bali | Source


"All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was" - Toni Morrison

"When there is a river in your growing up, you probably always hear it" - Ann Zwinger

"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

Flowers

Poppy field in England
Poppy field in England | Source
Sunflowers in my Garden
Sunflowers in my Garden | Source


"I hold no preference among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous" - Edward Abbey

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them” -
 Henri Matisse

Find out how to use flowers To Create A Ruby-Throated Hummingbird Habitat


Sunrise, Sunset

Sunset over Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada
Sunset over Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada | Source
Sunrise in Kauai
Sunrise in Kauai | Source

"When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator" - Mahatma Gandhi

"It is almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream" - Bern Williams

"There's a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they're absolutely free. Don't miss so many of them" ― Jo Walton

Here are some more Sunset Quotes

What A Wonderful World!

A Full Moon
A Full Moon | Source

I hope you have enjoyed reading these Quotes About Nature as much as I enjoyed compiling them.

All of the photographs were taken by me and each one holds a special place in my heart. To quote from my all-time favourite song by Louis Armstrong: "What a Wonderful World"

Get out and enjoy it!

Geoff

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      Sheila 4 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      Very enjoyable hub. Your pictures are fabu;ous as are the quotes. Nature is truly a wonder isn't it.

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      geoffclarke 4 years ago from Canada

      Thanks Bill, I haven't read any of John Muir's books but, on your recommendation, I'll check them out - do you have a favorite that I should start with?

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      A very beautiful hub, Geoff, with great photos! The first quote by Muir has always been one of my favorites. Have you ever read any books by Muir? Excellent reads!