Book Excerpt: Famous Nature Quotes

The source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
—Albert Einstein

Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.
—Henry David Thoreau

A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your
—Ken Keyes, Jr.

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.

I've seen things so beautiful, that they have brought tears to my eyes. Yet, none of them can match the gracefulness and beauty of a horse running free.
—Author unknown

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

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

In some mysterious eway woodshave never seemed to me to be static things. In physical terms, I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me.
—John Fowles

Remember, there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple
—Scott Adams

You will find something more in woods than books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters.
—St. Bernard

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

God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved birds and invented cages.
—Jacques Deval

You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet.
—Hal Borland

Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of earth are never alone or weary of life.
—Rachel Carson

All the arguments to prove man's superiority cannot shatter this hard fact: in suffering the animals are our equal.
—Peter Singer

The best things in life aren't things.
—Art Buchwald

In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia.
—Charles A. Lindbergh

Nature t ps the list of potent tranquilizers and stress reducers. The mere sound of moving water has been shown to lower blood pressure.
—Patch Adams

Animals are such agreeable friends— they ask no questions, they pass no criticism.
—George Elliot

Until one has loved an animal, part of one's soul hasn't been awakened.
—Anatole France

The tulip and the butterfly appear in gayer coats than I: Let me be dressed as fine as I will. Flies, worms, and flowers exceed me still.
—Isaac Watts

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

If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.
—Rachel Carson

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

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

Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.
—Dr. Wayne Dyer

A red sun falls into the sea. What summer heat!
—Natsume Soseki

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

I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in nature, which, if we unconsciouly yield to it, will direct us alright.
—Henry David

I remember a hundred lovely lakes, and recall the fragrant breath of pine and fir and cedar and poplar trees... and when I hear the coyote wailing to the yellow dawn, my cares fall from me.
—Hamlin Garland

Nature is man's teacher. She unfolds her treasures to his search, unseals his eye, illumes his mind, and purifies his heart; an influence breathes from all the sights and sounds of her existence.
—Alfred Billings Street