153 Nature Quotes and Sayings

The beauty of nature can be very captivating and refreshing for our soul. If you’re a nature lover like us, then these nature quotes we compiled are perfect for you. Already spotted a quote you like? Feel free to share it with your fellow nature lovers as well!

Nature Quotes

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

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

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

4. 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 King Jr.

5. 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

6. Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. – Albert Camus

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

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

 9. On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it. – Jules Renard

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

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

12. A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

14. Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature. – Gerard de Nerval

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

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

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

18. Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. – Khalil Gibran

19. Water is the driving force of all nature. – Leonardo

20. Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light. – Theodore Roethke

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

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

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

24. The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness. – John Muir

25. The mountains are calling and I must go. – John Muir

26. 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

27. Delicious autumn, my very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. – George Eliot

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

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

30. Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. – John Muir

31. The good man is the friend of all living things. – Mahatma Gandhi

32. No man fears what he has seen grow. – African Proverb

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33. Of all the plants that cover the earth and lie like a fringe of hair upon the body of our grandmother, try to obtain knowledge that you may be strengthened in life. – Winnebago

34. One step leads to another.      

35. One swallow never makes a summer. – John Heywood

36. The afternoon knows what the morning never expected. – Swedish

37. The day has eyes, the night has ears. – Scottish

38. The early bird gets the worm, the second mouse gets the cheese.      

39. The earth has music for those who listen.      

40. The sap rises in the spring.      

41. The shoemaker’s children have no shoes.

42. When the wind is in the east, this neither good for man nor beast.      

43. You can drive out nature with a pitchfork but she keeps on coming back. – Horace

44. 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

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

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

47. Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

48. I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in. – George Washington Carver

49. I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright. – Henry David Thoreau

50. Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another. – Juvenal

51. I’ve always regarded nature as the clothing of God. – Alan Hovhaness

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52. 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

53. The beauty of the natural world lies in the details. – Natalie Angier

54. There is new life in the soil for every man. There is healing in the trees for tired minds and for our overburdened spirits, there is strength in the hills, if only we will lift up our eyes. Remember that nature is your great restorer. – Calvin Coolidge

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

56. Nature is the art of God. – Dante Alghieri

57. Nature is pleased with simplicity. – Isaac Newton

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

59. 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

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

61. 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

62. The family is one of nature’s masterpieces. – George Santayan

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

64. Be kind to everything that lives.

65. Nature is not a place to visit. It is home. – Leonardo Da Vinci

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

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

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

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

70. Nature. Cheaper than therapy.

71. In the trees, in the breeze, seek nature’s peace and bliss.

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

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73. 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

74. In the woods is perpetual youth. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

77. Within nature lies the cure for humanity.

78. 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

79. He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature. – Socrates

80. Take a quiet walk with mother nature. It will nurture your mind, body, and soul. – A.D. Williams

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

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

83. It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine, and things pushing up and working under the earth. – Frances Hodgson Burnett

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

85. The glitter in the sky looks as if I could scoop it all up in my hands and let the stars swirl and touch one another, but they are so distant, so very far apart, that they cannot feel the warmth of each other, even though they are made of burning. – Beth Revis, 

86. I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt, and perhaps it says go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again. – Lewis Carroll

87. This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere, the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling, vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls. – John Muir

88. Snow was falling, so much like stars filling the dark trees that one could easily imagine its reason for being was nothing more than prettiness. – Mary Oliver

89. Nature’s first green is gold, her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower but only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, so dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. – Robert Frost

90. Quiet stars and the still of expectation. The eucalyptus branches heavy with evening dew, their feet shuffling wood chips, braiding eights in the silver grass, and edging hillocks from the first mulch of fall. – Will Chancellor

91. The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can’t. – Christopher Paolini

92. But especially he loved to run in the dim twilight of the summer midnights, listening to the subdued and sleepy murmurs of the forest, reading signs and sounds as a man may read a book, and seeking for the mysterious something that called, waking or sleeping, at all times, for him to come. – Jack London

93. To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure, is the most perfect refreshment. – Jane Austen

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94. Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter. – Rachel Carson

95. These people have learned not from books, but in the fields, in the wood, on the river bank. Their teachers have been the birds themselves, when they sang to them, the sun when it left a glow of crimson behind it at setting, the very trees, and wild herbs. – Anton Chekhov

96. There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, there is a rapture on 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

97. 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 to this feeling. – Jack Kerouac

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

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

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

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

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

103. 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

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

105. 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

106. Time spent amongst trees is never time wasted. – Katrina Mayer

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

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

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

110. 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

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

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

113. You don’t need to be a doctor to immediately realize how we feel better when we are outside, in nature.

114. The sunlight clasps the earth, and the moonbeams kiss the sea, what are all these kissings worth if thou kiss, not me? – Percy Shelley

115. In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt. – Margaret Atwood

116. Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat. – Laura Ingalls Wilder

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

118. Man is not himself only. He is all that he sees, all that flows to him from a thousand sources. He is the land, the lift of its mountain lines, the reach of its valleys. – Mary Austin

119. We inter-breath with the rain forests, we drink from the oceans.  They are part of our own body. – ThichNhatHanh

120. You didn’t come into this world.  You came out of it, like a wave from the ocean.  You are not a stranger here. – Alan Watts

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

122. These are brand-new birds of twelve-months’ growing, which a year ago, or less than twain, no finches were, nor nightingales, nor thrushes, but only particles of grain, and earth and air, and rain. – Thomas Hardy

123. Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself? – Henry David Thoreau

124. Your deepest roots are in nature.  No matter who you are, where you live, or what kind of life you lead, you remain irrevocably linked with the rest of creation. – Charles Cook

125. No matter how complex or affluent, human societies are nothing but subsystems of the biosphere, the earth’s thin veneer of life, which is ultimately run by bacteria, fungi and green plants. – Vaclav Smil

126. Every child is born a naturalist. His eyes are, by nature, open to the glories of the stars, the beauty of the flowers, and the mystery of life. – R. Search

127. As a child, one has that magical capacity to move among the many eras of the earth, to see the land as an animal does, to experience the sky from the perspective of a flower or a bee, to feel the earth quiver and breathe beneath us, to know a hundred different smells of mud and listen unselfconsciously to the soughing of the trees.  Valerie Andrews

128. Must we always teach our children with books? Let them look at the stars and the mountains above. Let them look at the waters and the trees and flowers on Earth. Then they will begin to think, and to think is the beginning of a real education. – David Polis

129. Wisdom begins in wonder. – Socrates

130. If you wish your children to think deep thoughts, to know the holiest emotions, take them to the woods and hills, and give them the freedom of the meadows, the hills purify those who walk upon them. – Richard Jefferies

131. Only as a child’s awareness and reverence for the wholeness of life are developed can his humanity to his own kind reach its full development. – Rachel Carson

132. Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons.  It is to grow in the open air, and to eat and sleep with the earth. – Walt Whitman

133. The garden is where you take the time in your life to tune in and listen.  It just takes being still long enough, opening your heart, opening your spirit up to what the plants have to tell you. – Gabriel Howearth

134. To cultivate a garden is to go hand in hand with nature in some of her most beautiful processes. – Christian Bovee

135. Of all the wonderful things in the wonderful universe of God, nothing seems to me more surprising than the planting of a seed in the blank earth and the result thereof. – Celia Thaxter

136. I used to visit and revisit it a dozen times a day, and stand in deep contemplation over my vegetable progeny with a love that nobody could share or conceive of who had never taken part in the process of creation.  It was one of the most bewitching sights in the world to observe a hill of beans thrusting aside the soil, or a rose of early peas just peeping forth sufficiently to trace a line of delicate green. – Nathaniel Hawthorne

137. My spirit was lifted and my soul nourished by my time in the garden. It gave me a calm connection with all of life and an awareness that remains with me now, long after leaving the garden. – Nancy Ross

138. All through the long winter, I dream of my garden. On the first day of spring, I dig my fingers deep into the soft earth. I can feel its energy, and my spirits soar. – Helen Hayes

139. I want to realize brotherhood or identity not merely with the beings called human, but I want to realize identity with all life, even with such beings as crawl on the earth. – Mahatma Gandhi

140. I’m sure I’ve been a toad, one time or another.  With bats, weasels, worms. I rejoice in the kinship. Even the caterpillar I can love, and the various vermin. – Theodore Roethke

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141. Never a day passes but that I do myself the honor to commune with some of nature’s varied forms. – George Washington Carver

142. I frequently tramped eight or ten miles through the deepest snow to keep an appointment with a beechtree, or a yellow birch, or an old acquaintance among the pines. – Henry David Thoreau

143. As long as I live, I’ll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing.  I’ll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche.  I’ll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can. – John Muir

144. The purpose of life is undoubtedly to know oneself. We cannot do it unless we learn to identify ourselves with all that lives. The sum-total of that life is God. – Mahatma Gandhi

145. You can’t make positive choices for the rest of your life without an environment that makes those choices easy, natural, and enjoyable. – Deepak Chopra

146. Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of autumn. – John Muir

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

148. Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but look at what they can do when they stick together.

149. Only when the last river has been polluted, and the last tree has been cut down, and the last fish caught, will we realise we cannot eat money.

150. Stop every now and then. Just stop and enjoy. Take a deep breath. Relax and take in the abundance of life.

151. My profession is to always find God in nature. – Henry David Thoreau

152. Nature is the art of God. – Dante Alghieri

153. The poetry of the earth is never dead. – John KeatsAre

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