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314 Beautiful, Inspiring Quotes About the Beauty of Nature

  • Last updated Jun 28 2021

Mother Nature's world never ceases to amaze and brings us all back to our earthly roots. We have assembled the best nature quotes for you to ponder and share - we hope they bring you insight and joy. Perhaps they will inspire you to get outdoors and bask in nature's beauty even more often. Maybe they will help us all remember how important it is to save Mother Nature's beauty so that future generations can enjoy it as much as we do. Perhaps they will bring a smile to brighten your day or remind you of wonderful memories past. Regardless, we hope you enjoy them, and please share.

--Jeb Dickerson
--Unknown Author
--Georg Trakl
--Socrates
--Pythagoras
--John Muir
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
--Unknown Author
--Albert Einstein
--Chinese Proverb
--Walt Whitman
--David Attenborough
--Rachel Carson
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
--Tom McMillan
--Edward Abbey
--John Marsden
--John Keats
--Rachel Carson
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
--Edward Abbey
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
--Albert Einstein
--Kenneth Patton
--Hubert Reeves
--Riccardo Bozzi
--Henry David Thoreau
--Bjork
--John Updike
--Garrison Keillor
--Dalai Lama
--Alice Walker
--Unknown Author
--Henry David Thoreau
--Anthony Douglas Williams
--John Muir
--Gaylord Nelson

--Marcus Aurelius
--Lewis Carroll
--Bruce Lee
--Linda Hogan
--Marcus Aurelius
--John Lubbock
--Joseph Campbell
--Edward Abbey
--Alan Watts
--Keith Wynn
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
--Latin proverb
--Jane Austen
--Gretel Ehrlich

--Jacques Yves Cousteau
--Iris Murdoch

--Henry David Thoreau
--Robert Frost
--Wendell Berry
--John Muir
--John Muir

Longer Version:

The sun shines not on us but in us. The rivers flow not past, but through us. Thrilling, tingling, vibrating every fiber and cell of the substance of our bodies, making them glide and sing. The trees wave and the flowers bloom in our bodies as well as our souls, and every bird song, wind song, and tremendous storm song of the rocks in the heart of the mountains is our song, our very own, and sings our love.


--Anne Frank
--Gary Snyder
--Daniel Quinn
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
--Rachel Carson
--Zeno
--John Muir

--John Burroughs

--Gautama Buddha

--Charlotte Eriksson
--Mary Oliver
--William Hazlitt
--John Muir
--Unknown Author
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
--Maggie Stiefvater


--John Dewey
--Eckhart Tolle
--Svetlana Alexievich
--Diane Ackerman
--James Rollins
--Mary Mccullah
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
--Barry Commoner
--Chad Sugg
--Theodore Roosevelt
--Hal Borland
--Robert Smithson
--Aristotle
--William Clay Ford, Jr.
--Henrik Ibsen
--Isaac Newton

Longer Version:

Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy.


--Walt Disney
--Oliver Cromwell
--Seneca the Younger
--David Mitchell
--Edward Young
--Noah Hawley
--Stewart Stafford
--Kate Chopin
--Frank Lloyd Wright
--Lord Byron
--John Donne
--Willard Scott
--Charles Lindbergh
--Percy Bysshe Shelley
--David Remnick
--Olivia Newton-John
--Luther Burbank
--Mehmet Murat ildan
--Thomas Ranier
--Paul Muni
--Hippocrates
--Mary Beth Whitehead
--Standing Bear
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Longer Version:

In the woods we return to reason and faith. There I feel that nothing can befall me in life -- no disgrace, no calamity (leaving me my eyes), which nature cannot repair.


--Donald L. Hicks
--Euripides
--William Shakespeare

Longer Version:

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin, That all with one consent praise new-born gauds, Though they are made and moulded of things past, And give to dust that is a little gilt More laud than gilt o'er-dusted. The present eye praises the present object.


--Johannes Kepler
--Theodore Roethke
--Roger Miller
--Jack LaLanne
--James Redfield
--Richard Louv
--Vincent van Gogh
--Abhijit Naskar
--Henri Matisse
--Jules Renard
--Richard Louv
--Vincent van Gogh
--Eduardo Galeano
--Richard Brinsley Sheridan
--Emma Goldman
--Mokokoma Mokhonoana
--Thomas Friedman
--Laozi (Lao-Tzu)
--Laozi (Lao-Tzu)
--John Muir
--Henry David Thoreau
--Charles Dickens
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Longer Version:

Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them. It depends on the mood of the man, whether he shall see the sunset or the fine poem. There are always sunsets, and there is always genius; but only a few hours so serene that we can relish nature or criticism. The more or less depends on structure or temperament. Temperament is the iron wire on which the beads are strung. Of what use is fortune or talent to a cold and defective store?


--Rembrandt
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
--Mahatma Gandhi
--Unknown Author
--Rachel Carson
--George Washington Carver

Longer Version:

Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise. At no other time have I so sharp an understanding of what God means to do with me as in these hours of dawn.


--Chinese Proverb
--Henry David Thoreau
--Leigh Hunt
--Juvenal
--Rachel Carson
--Henry David Thoreau

--George Carlin
--Scott Westerfeld

--Leigh Hunt
--Paula Stokes
--Unknown Author
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
--Walt Kelly
--John Muir
--Winston Churchill
--John Muir
--Terence McKenna

Longer Version:

Nature is not our enemy, to be raped and conquered. Nature

is ourselves, to be cherished and explored. Shamanism has always known this,

and shamanism has always, in its most authentic expressions, taught that the

path required allies. These allies are the hallucinogenic plants and the

mysterious teaching entities, luminous and transcendental, that reside in that

nearby dimension of ecstatic beauty and understanding that we have denied until

it is now nearly too late.


--John Muir
--Brooke Hampton
--Maya Angelou
--John Muir

Longer Version:

Most people are on the world, not in it-- having no conscious sympathy or relationship to anything about them-- undiffused seporate, and rigidly alone like marbles of polished stone, touching but seporate.


--Jacques Yves Cousteau
--Anatole France
--Henry David Thoreau
--John Muir

Longer Version:

We are now in the mountains and they are in us, kindling enthusiasm, making every nerve quiver, filling every pore and cell of us. Our flesh-and-bone tabernacle seems transparent as glass to the beauty about us, as if truly an inseparable part of it, thrilling with the air and trees, streams and rocks, in the waves of the sun,-a part of all nature, neither old nor young, sick nor well, but immortal.‎.


--Edward Abbey
--Chinese Proverb
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
--Saint Bernard
--Henry David Thoreau
--James Lendall Basford
--Richard Feynman
--John Burroughs
--Unknown Author

--Unknown Author
--Aristotle
--Dag Hammarskjold
--Blaise Pascal
--Helen Keller
--Laozi (Lao-Tzu)
--Unknown Author
--Francis Bacon
--Albert Einstein
--Nathaniel Hawthorne

--Jo Walton
--Edward Abbey
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
--Walt Whitman
--Samuel Butler
--Dalai Lama
--Henry David Thoreau
--Henry Beston

--Albert Einstein
--Jacques Yves Cousteau
--Robb Sagendorph
--William Hazlitt
--Claude Monet

--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Longer Version:

Nature never hurries: atom by atom, little by little, she achieves her work. The lesson one learns from yachting or planting is the manners of Nature; patience with the delays of wind and sun, delays of the seasons, bad weather, excess or lack of water.


--Marie Curie
--Sylvia Plath
--Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
--Rachel Carson
--Voltaire
--Henry David Thoreau
--Walt Whitman

Longer Version:

I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journeywork of the stars, And the pismire is equally perfect, and a grain of sand, and the egg of the wren, And the tree toad is a chef-d'oeurve for the highest, And the running blackberry would adorn the parlors of heaven, And the narrowest hinge in my hand puts to scorn all machinery, And the cow crunching with depress'd head surpasses any statue, And a mouse is miracle enough to stagger sextillions of infidels!


--Annie Besant
--Kahlil Gibran
--Max Planck
--Barry Commoner
--Greg Peterson
--Blaise Pascal
--David Fergusson
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Longer Version:

Nature always wears the colors of the spirit. To a man laboring under calamity the heat of his own fire hath sadness in it. Then there is a kind of contempt of the landscape felt by him who has just lost by death a dear friend. The sky is less grand as it shuts down over less worth in the population.


--George Santayana
--Mark Twain
--Aristotle
--Mark Twain
--Albert Einstein
--René Descartes
--Thomas Wentworth Higginson
--Haruki Murakami
--Rainer Maria Rilke
--Antoinette Brown Blackwell
--James Russell Lowell
--Albert Einstein
--Natalie Angier
--Charles Darwin
--Leonardo da Vinci
--John Muir

Longer Version:

I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do.


--Bernard Williams
--Andy Warhol
--Antoni Gaudi
--Rachel Carson
--Cormac McCarthy
--Gerard De Nerval
--Marcus Aurelius
--Unknown Author
--Dante Alighieri
--Albert Einstein
--Michael Pollan
--Kenneth Grahame
--Amit Ray
--Dogen
--Edmund Burke
--Alan Watts
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
--Vincent van Gogh
--Henry David Thoreau
--John Burroughs
--Chinese Proverb
--Rabindranath Tagore
--John Burroughs
--Edward Abbey
--Charlotte Eriksson
--Rachel Carson
--Mahatma Gandhi
--Michel de Montaigne


--Mokokoma Mokhonoana
--Cyrano de Bergerac
--Paracelsus
--Savitri Devi
--Al Gore
--Sanchita Pandey
--Somya Kedia
--Mikhail Gorbachev
--Francis Bacon
--Henri Poincare
--Edwin Way Teale
--Ellsworth Huntington
--Euclid
--Francis Herbert Hedge
--Francis Bacon
--Alex Trebek
--Alfred Austin
--Auguste Rodin


--Auguste Rodin
--A. R. Ammons
--George Soros

--E.O. Wilson
--Mehmet Murat ildan
--W. Earl Hall
--Hazrat Inayat Khan
--John Muir
--Henry David Thoreau
--William Wordsworth

--Ralph Nader
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Longer Version:

Nature is an endless combination and repetition of a very few laws. She hums the old well-known air through innumerable variations.


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