Quotes About Nature | A Collection of Nature Quotes for Inspiration and Peace
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.”
Walden: 150th Anniversary Illustrated Version 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."
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.
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."
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.
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...
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