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203+ Best Nature Quotes to Appreciate The Beauty

It’s official, nature has wide-ranging health benefits, and also it is good for your soul. Famous nature quotes will make you reconnect and fall in love with Mother Earth again.

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Top 10 Nature Quotes

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. John Muir

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

A sunflower field is like a sky with a thousand suns. Corina Abdulahm-Negura

Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you. Frank Lloyd Wright

I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery; air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy.’ Sylvia Plath

Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. Hans Christian Andersen

The moon is a loyal companion. It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day it’s a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human. Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections. – Tahereh Mafi

There’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away. Sarah Kay

What I know for sure is that every sunrise is like a new page, a chance to right ourselves and receive each day in all its glory. Each day is a wonder. Oprah Winfrey

The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire. Pamela Hansford Johnson

Famous Nature Quotes

To walk into nature is to witness a thousand miracles. Mary Davis

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. Anthony J. D’Angelo

Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads. Henry David Thoreau

Nature is pleased with simplicity. Isaac Newton

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

It was for the best, so Nature had no choice but to do it. Marcus Aurelius

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. Ralph Waldo Emerson

I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck. Emma Goldman

The silence of nature is very real. It surrounds you, you can feel it. Ted Trueblood

We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. Native American proverb

Hiking is the best work out! You can hike for three hours and not even realize you’re working out. And, hiking alone lets me have some time to myself. Jamie Luner

In nature, light creates the color. In the picture, color creates the light. Hans Hofmann

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. Anne Frank

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. John Muir

Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature. Gerard De Nerval

Without the intense touch of nature, you can never fully freshen yourself! Go for a camping and there both your weary mind and your exhausted body will rise like a morning sun! Mehmet Murat ildan

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. Lao Tzu

The most beautiful gift of nature is that it gives one pleasure to look around and try to comprehend what we see. Albert Einstein

Nature’s beauty is a gift that cultivates appreciation and gratitude. Louie Schwartzberg

Whoever loves and understands a garden will find contentment within. Chinese Proverb

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

Life sucks a lot less when you add mountain air, a campfire and some peace and quiet. Brooke Hampton

The butterfly counts not months but moments and has time enough. Rabindranath Tagore

The joy of surfing is so many things combined, from the physical exertion of it, to the challenge of it, to the mental side of the sport. Kelly Slater

Nature never hurries. Atom by atom, little by little, she achieves her work. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts. William Hazlett

The immense desert, empty as a bird’s wing, inspired him with promise. Mike Bond

Nature is just enough; but men and women must comprehend and accept her suggestions. Antoinette Brown Blackwell

Nature always wears the colors of the spirit. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature is full of infinite causes that have never occurred in experience. Leonardo Da Vinci

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

Not just beautiful, though – the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they’re watching me. Haruki Murakami

If you’re skating on thin ice, you might as well dance. Anita Shreve

The goal is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with nature. Joseph Campbell

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

The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep. Robert Frost

A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature. Henry David Thoreau

It’s hard not to stand in awe and enchantment with the beauty in which nature expresses herself. Steve Maraboli

The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature. Joseph Campbell

There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter. Rachel Carson

The act of fishing – for fish, dreams or whatever magic is available – is enough. It transports us to a special world, and a state of mind, where we are free. Fennel Hudson

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

Go into the wilderness. There you will find your own revelations. Roxana Jones

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

Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises. Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature. Steve Maraboli

The significance of the cherry blossom tree in Japanese culture goes back hundreds of years. In their country, the cherry blossom represents the fragility and the beauty of life. It’s a reminder that life is almost overwhelmingly beautiful but that it is also tragically short. Homaro Cantu

In the woods is perpetual youth. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby. Langston Hughes

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

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

There I feel that nothing can befall me. Ralph Waldo Emerson

The family is one of nature’s masterpieces. George Santayana

In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous. Aristotle

A rainy day is the perfect time for a walk in the woods. Rachel Carson

Colors are the smiles of nature. Leigh Hunt

For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver. Martin Luther

Normality is a paved road; it’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow. Vincent van Gogh

Nature is not a place to visit. It is home. Gary Snyder

The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure. D. H. Lawrence

Who knows how long the cold weather will last. Joe Williams

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. William Shakespeare

If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere. Vincent van Gogh

If we surrendered to earth’s intelligence, we could rise up rooted, like trees. Rainer Maria Rilke

Sunsets are so beautiful that they almost seem as if we were looking through the gates of Heaven. John Lubbock

The bigger you build the bonfire; the more darkness is revealed. Terence McKenna

The poetry of the earth is never dead. John Keats

If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll bet they would live a lot differently.

Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art. Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

And then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough? Vincent van Gogh

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous. Ingrid Bergman

Man’s heart away from nature becomes hard. Standing Bear

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. Henry David Thoreau

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. John Ruskin

Nature is an endless combination and repetition of a very few laws. Ralph Waldo Emerson

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. Jacques Yves Cousteau

Nature is the art of God. Dante Alighieri

No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face. John Donne

People trample over flowers, yet only to embrace a cactus. James Joyce

Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. John Muir

Nature is indifferent to our love, but never unfaithful. Edward Abbey

Simplicity is natures first step, and the last of art. Philip James Bailey

Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere. Blaise Pascal

What I am interested in now is the landscape. Pictures without people. I wouldn’t be surprised if eventually there are no people in my pictures. It is so emotional. — Annie Leibovitz

The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea. Vladimir Nabokov

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. Henry David Thoreau

Sunset is still my favorite color, and rainbow is second. Mattie Stepanek

Nature is not human hearted. Lao Tzu

Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley. Theodore Roethke

Nature is our mother. Latin proverb

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

The earth has music for those who listen. William Shakespeare

The sky lovingly smiles on the earth and her children. Henry Morton Stanley

Inspirational Nature Quotes and Sayings

I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature. Paulo Coelho

Look at the trees, look at the birds, look at the clouds, look at the stars and if you have eyes you will be able to see that the whole existence is joyful. Everything is simply happy. Trees are happy for no reason; they are not going to become prime ministers or presidents and they are not going to become rich and they will never have any bank balance. Look at the flowers — for no reason. It is simply unbelievable how happy flowers are. Osho

We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls. Mother Teresa

Water flows free and wild, not aware of any boundaries or rules or traditions. Not bothered about anything gone or left behind, she eagerly rushes to new dimensions in her life knowing the best is yet to come. Learn to be like the soul of water; clean, compassionate, loving yet strong enough to endure anything. Harshada Pathare

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive. Eleonora Duse

I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it. William Shakespeare

In the center of a hurricane there is absolute peace and quiet. There is no safer place than in the center of the will of God. – Corrie Ten Boom

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant. Robert Louis Stevenson

Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet. Roger Miller

I think nature’s imagination is so much greater than man’s, she’s never going to let us relax. Richard Feynman

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

Look into nature, and then you will understand it better. Albert Einstein

I thought we stayed right with them. It was just that one lull that put us in a hole that was difficult to climb out of. But I thought we did a good job climbing. Debbie Ryan

Even in winter an isolated patch of snow has a special quality. Andy Goldsworthy

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

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence. Hal Borland

Nature is not an engineer or a contractor, and I myself am a part of Nature. Albert Einstein

O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind? Percy Bysshe Shelley

People live up here because they love the outdoor world they want to turn a plain old backyard into a living space. Jason Terry

All things in nature occur mathematically. René Descartes

It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake. Frederick Douglass

Between every two pines there is a doorway to a new world. John Muir

There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more. Lord Byron

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

A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature. Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong. Winston Churchill

I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars. Walt Whitman

In the summertime, if you walk down the street, and all you have is a palm tree shading you that doesn’t do it for me. Alyce Robertson

Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life. John Updike

We are now in the mountains and they are in us, kindling enthusiasm, making every nerve quiver, filling every pore and cell of us. John Muir

The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news. John Muir

I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty. Georgia O’Keeffe

It is said that the forest has a certain limit if you look straight ahead, but the sides are boundless. Riccardo Bozzi

I can find God in nature, in animals, in birds and the environment. Pat Buckley

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order. John Burroughs

My soul can find no staircase to Heaven unless it be through Earth’s loveliness. Michelangelo

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. Vincent van Gogh

I’m so not stylish by nature, but I’ve learned to work with what I have. Julie Bowen

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

For the mind disturbed, the still beauty of dawn is nature’s finest balm. Edwin Way Teale

At one time in the world there were woods that no one owned. Cormac McCarthy

During all these years there existed within me a tendency to follow Nature in her walks. John James Audubon

We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us. Albert Einstein

For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream. Vincent Van Gogh

Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness, I am sure to be filled. Henry David Thoreau

There is nothing pleasanter than spading when the ground is soft and damp. John Steinbeck

Don’t be ashamed to weep; ’tis right to grieve. 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

The air was soft, the stars so fine, the promise of every cobbled alley so great, that I thought I was in a dream. Jack Kerouac

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. Jack Kerouac

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. Rainer Maria Rilke

Go outside. Don’t tell anyone and don’t bring your phone. 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. Charlotte Eriksson

Just walk, see, sit down if you like. And be. Just be, whatever you are with whatever you have, and realize that that is enough to be happy. Charlotte Eriksson

There’s a whole world out there, right outside your window. You’d be a fool to miss it. Charlotte Eriksson

The world is big, and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark. John Muir

The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble. Blaise Pascal

Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living. Albert Einstein

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. Henry David Thoreau

Cute Quotes On Nature and Life

  • 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. John Muir
  • Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible Nature. Unaware that this Nature he’s destroying is this God he’s worshiping. Hubert Reeves
  • Everything in nature invites us constantly to be what we are. Gretel Ehrlich
  • 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. E.B. White
  • 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. Jack Kerouac
  • The love of wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyond 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. Edward Abbey
  • Nature magically suits the man to his fortunes, by making these the fruit of his character. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Everything in nature contains all the power of nature. Everything is made of one hidden stuff. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Art is the child of nature in whom we trace the features of the mother’s face. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • There are in nature neither rewards nor punishments – there are consequences. Robert G. Ingersoll
  • Adapt or perish, now as never, is nature’s inexorable imperative. H.G. Wells
  • If people think that nature is their friend, then they sure don’t need an enemy. Kurt Vonnegut
  • Earth has no sorrow that earth cannot heal. John Muir
  • Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another. Juvenal
  • Nature’s law is stronger than any little law you have made for yourself. Frank A. De Puy
  • Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best. Henry van Dyke
  • Never, no, never did nature say one thing and wisdom another. Edmund Burke
  • 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. Henry David Thoreau
  • The day has eyes; the night has ears. David Fergusson
  • The mountains are calling, and I must go. John Muir
  • Nature never wears a mean appearance. Neither does the wisest man extort her secret and lose his curiosity by finding out all her perfection. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • 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. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • 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
  • My profession is always to be alert, to find God in nature, to know God’s lurking places, to attend to all the oratorios and the operas in nature. Henry David Thoreau
  • A short horse is soon curried. John Heywood
  • Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year. Chad Sugg
  • Those who dwell, as scientists or laymen, among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. Rachel Carson
  • 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
  • No man fears what he has seen grow. African Proverb
  • I am glad I will not be young in a future without wilderness. Aldo Leopold
  • Nature never did betray the heart that loved her. William Wordsworth
  • A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books. Walt Whitman
  • I just wish the world was twice as big and half of it was still unexplored. David Attenborough
  • I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house. Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • 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
  • 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. Rachel Carson
  • The richness I achieve comes from Nature, the source of my inspiration. Claude Monet
  • Looking at beauty in the world, is the first step of purifying the mind. Amit Ray
  • Nature’s beauty is a gift that cultivates appreciation and gratitude. Louie Schwartzberg
  • Some of nature’s most exquisite handiwork is on a miniature scale, as anyone knows who has applied a magnifying glass to a snowflake. Rachel Carson
  • 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. 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
  • To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment. Jane Austen
  • Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift. Albert Einstein
  • The beauty of the natural world lies in the details. Natalie Angier
  • The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself. William Blake
  • After all, I don’t see why I am always asking for private, individual, selfish miracles when every year there are miracles like white dogwood. 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. Henri Poincaré

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