60+ Best Outdoor Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Outdoor is existing, happening, or done outside, rather than inside a building. Profoundly inspirational outdoor quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

If you’re searching for best nature quotes and popular sunflower quotes that perfectly capture what you’d like to say or just want to feel inspired yourself, browse through an amazing collection of empowering palm tree quotes, greatest sun and moon quotes and famous plant quotes.

Famous Outdoor Quotes

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

Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization. Charles Lindbergh

A bad day camping is still better than a good day working. Unknown

Colors are the smiles of nature. Leigh Hunt

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

Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt. John Muir

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach of us more than we can ever learn from books. John Lubbock

The Earth has music for those who listen. William Shakespeare

If the winter is too cold and the summer is too hot, you are not a hiker. Unknown

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As human beings, we have an innate need to explore, to see what’s around the corner. Jimmy Chin

We don’t stop hiking because we grow old. We grow old because we stop hiking. Finis Mitchell

The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man. Unknown

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

Hiking is not for everyone. Notice the wilderness is mostly empty. Sonja Yoerg

I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it. Rosalia de Castro

No matter the risks we take, we always consider the end to be too soon, even though in life, more than anything else, quality should be more important than quantity. Alex Honnold

Anywhere is within walking distance. Unknown

Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams. Ashley Smith

The greatest adventure is what lies ahead. J. R. R. Tolkien

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Amazing Outdoor Quotes

If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere. Laura Ingalls Wilder

And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul. John Muir

I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day’s work. Frank Lloyd Wright

Hiking in undiscovered places is a lot of fun. Karolina Kurkova

An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day. Henry David Thoreau

The wilderness holds answers to questions man has not yet learned to ask. Nancy Newhall

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Lao-Tzu

After a day’s walk, everything has twice its usual value. G.M. Trevelyan

In the presence of nature, a wild delight runs through the man, in spite of real sorrows. Ralph Waldo Emerson

The poetry of the earth is never gone. John Keats

My wish is to stay always like this, living quietly in a corner of nature. Claude Monet

Come forth into the light things, let nature be your teacher. William Wordsworth

Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking. Friedrich Nietzsche

All good things are wild and free. Unknown

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. Beverly Sills

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

Not all who wander are lost. J. R. R. Tolkien

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

The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. Alexander Supertramp McCandless

Sky above me, earth below me, fire within me. Unknown

Deep down, at the molecular heart of life, the trees and we are essentially identical. Carl Sagan

Walking is a man’s best medicine. Hippocrates

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. I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles. Anne Frank

Backpacking: An extended form of hiking in which people carry double the amount of gear they need for half the distance they planned to go in twice the time it should take. Unknown

Hiking and happiness go hand in hand or foot in boot. Diane Spicer

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Top Outdoor Quotes

Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit. Edward Abbey

The best way out is always through. Robert Frost

The sky is the daily bread of the eyes. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Afoot and lighthearted I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me. Walt Whitman

Walking: the most ancient exercise and still the best modern exercise. Carrie Latet

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

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

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

Live the life you’ve dreamed. Henry David Thoreau

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

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

Hiking is not escapism; it’s realism. The people who choose to spend time outdoors are not running away from anything; we are returning to where we belong. Jennifer Pharr Davis

Returning home is the most difficult part of long-distance hiking. You have grown outside the puzzle and your piece no longer fits. Cindy Ross

You need special shoes for hiking—and a bit of a special soul as well. Terri Guillemets

The antidote to exhaustion isn’t rest. It’s nature. Shikoba 

If you’re going through hell, keep going. Winston Churchill

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

Days of slow walking are very long: they make you live longer, because you have allowed every hour, every minute, every second to breathe, to deepen, instead of filling them up by straining the joints. Frederic Gros

If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk. Raymond Inmon

Now I see the secret of making the best person, it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth. Walt Whitman

The environment, after all, is where we all meet, where we all have a mutual interest. It is one thing that all of us share. It is not only a mirror of ourselves, but a focusing lens on what we can become. Lady Bird Johnson

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