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quote by Jo Walton: There's a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they're absolutely free. Don't miss so many of them. with background image: yellow flower field near bare trees during daytime
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There's a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they're absolutely free. Don't miss so many of them.

--Jo Walton
quote by Unknown Author: The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man. with background image: women's black and pink monokini
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The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man.

--Unknown Author
quote by William Hazlitt: I can enjoy society in a room; but out of doors, nature is company enough for me. with background image: photo of author William Hazlitt with quote

I can enjoy society in a room; but out of doors, nature is company enough for me.

--William Hazlitt
quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson: A nobler want of man is served by nature, namely, the love of beauty. with background image: photo of author Ralph Waldo Emerson with quote

A nobler want of man is served by nature, namely, the love of beauty.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson
quote by Edward Abbey: Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread. with background image: green trees under white sky during daytime
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Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.

--Edward Abbey

Longer Version:

Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread. A civilization which destroys what little remains of the wild, the spare, the original, is cutting itself off from its origins and betraying the principle of civilization itself.


quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: Every living organism is fulfilled when it follows the right path for its own nature. with background image: photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

Every living organism is fulfilled when it follows the right path for its own nature.

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
quote by Rachel Carson: In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth. with background image: calm body of water near alp mountains during nighttime
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In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.

--Rachel Carson
quote by Greg Peterson: Our downfall as a species is that we are arrogant enough to think that we can control Mother Nature and stupid enough to think it is our job. with background image: selective focus of common poppy flower
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Our downfall as a species is that we are arrogant enough to think that we can control Mother Nature and stupid enough to think it is our job.

--Greg Peterson

quote by Albert Einstein: As a scientist, I believe that nature is a perfect structure, seen from the standpoint of reason and logical analysis. with background image: photo of author Albert Einstein with quote

As a scientist, I believe that nature is a perfect structure, seen from the standpoint of reason and logical analysis.

--Albert Einstein
quote by Keith Wynn: Sometimes Mother Nature has the answers when you do not even know the questions. with background image: sunset
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Sometimes Mother Nature has the answers when you do not even know the questions.

--Keith Wynn
quote by Paula Stokes: To me, Mother Nature isn't nearly as scary as human nature. with background image: flat lay photography of several hanging ornaments
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To me, Mother Nature isn't nearly as scary as human nature.

--Paula Stokes
quote by Henry David Thoreau: He who hears the rippling of rivers in these degenerate days will not utterly despair. with background image: white and blue floral textile
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He who hears the rippling of rivers in these degenerate days will not utterly despair.

--Henry David Thoreau
quote by Alan Watts: If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you'll come to understand that you're connected with everything. with background image: green trees under white sky during daytime
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If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you'll come to understand that you're connected with everything.

--Alan Watts
quote by Charles Darwin: The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man. with background image: adult black and white dog leaning on wooden fence
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The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.

--Charles Darwin
quote by Anne Frank: I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles. with background image: photo of author Anne Frank with quote

I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.

--Anne Frank
quote by Gautama Buddha: If you wish to know the divine, feel the wind on your face and the warm sun on your hand. with background image: rock formation surrounding by body of water
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If you wish to know the divine, feel the wind on your face and the warm sun on your hand.

--Gautama Buddha

quote by Natalie Angier: The beauty of the natural world lies in the details. with background image: Milky way in nature photography
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The beauty of the natural world lies in the details.

--Natalie Angier
quote by Jane Austen: To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment. with background image: photo of author Jane Austen with quote

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

--Jane Austen

Looking at beauty in the world, is the first step of purifying the mind.

--Amit Ray

quote by Nathaniel Hawthorne: I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house. with background image: landscape photography of waves and clouds
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I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.

--Nathaniel Hawthorne
quote by Thomas Wentworth Higginson: The first wildflower of the year is like land after sea. with background image: person holding yellow sunflower bouquet
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The first wildflower of the year is like land after sea.

--Thomas Wentworth Higginson
quote by Rachel Carson: Those who dwell, as scientists or laymen, among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. with background image: yellow green leaf
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Those who dwell, as scientists or laymen, among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.

--Rachel Carson

Longer Version:

Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe, the less taste we shall have for destruction.


quote by Henry David Thoreau: 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. with background image: photo of author Henry David Thoreau with quote

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
quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson: Nature never wears a mean appearance. Neither does the wisest man extort her secret, and lose his curiosity by finding out all her perfection. with background image: photo of author Ralph Waldo Emerson with quote

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
quote by David Fergusson: The day has eyes; the night has ears. with background image: sunset
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The day has eyes; the night has ears.

--David Fergusson
quote by Edmund Burke: Never, no, never did nature say one thing and wisdom another. with background image: photo of author Edmund Burke with quote

Never, no, never did nature say one thing and wisdom another.

--Edmund Burke
quote by Dogen: Although we say mountains belong to the country, actually, they belong to those that love them. with background image: photo of author Dogen with quote

Although we say mountains belong to the country, actually, they belong to those that love them.

--Dogen
quote by John Muir: Earth has no sorrow that earth cannot heal. with background image: photo of author John Muir with quote

Earth has no sorrow that earth cannot heal.

--John Muir
quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson: Everything in nature contains all the power of nature. Everything is made of one hidden stuff. with background image: photo of author Ralph Waldo Emerson with quote

Everything in nature contains all the power of nature. Everything is made of one hidden stuff.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson



quote by Gretel Ehrlich: Everything in nature invites us constantly to be what we are. with background image: white pampas grasses near body of water at daytime
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Everything in nature invites us constantly to be what we are.

--Gretel Ehrlich

quote by John Burroughs: 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. with background image: photo of author John Burroughs with quote

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
quote by Bruce Lee: There is an element of truth in everything. Nature teaches, although it can sometimes be misleading. with background image: photo of author Bruce Lee with quote

There is an element of truth in everything. Nature teaches, although it can sometimes be misleading.

--Bruce Lee
quote by Mahatma Gandhi: To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves. with background image: photo of author Mahatma Gandhi with quote

To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.

--Mahatma Gandhi
quote by John Muir: The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark. with background image: photo of author John Muir with quote

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

--John Muir
quote by Henry David Thoreau: I was determined to know beans. with background image: white beans on white background

I was determined to know beans.

--Henry David Thoreau

Longer Version:

It's the idea that people living close to nature tend to be noble. It's seeing all those sunsets that does it. You can't watch a sunset and then go off and set fire to your neighbor's tepee. Living close to nature is wonderful for your mental health.


quote by Mary Oliver: Ordinarily, I go to the woods alone, with not a single friend, for they are all smilers and talkers and therefore unsuitable. with background image: person on road at sunset
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Ordinarily, I go to the woods alone, with not a single friend, for they are all smilers and talkers and therefore unsuitable.

--Mary Oliver
quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. : On every stem, on every leaf… and at the root of everything that grew, was a professional specialist in the shape of grub, caterpillar, aphis, or other expert, whose business it was to devour that pa… with background image: photo of author Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.  with quote

On every stem, on every leaf… and at the root of everything that grew, was a professional specialist in the shape of grub, caterpillar, aphis, or other expert, whose business it was to devour that particular part.

--Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
quote by Maya Angelou: Nature has no mercy at all. Nature says, I'm going to snow. If you have on a bikini and no snowshoes, that's tough. I am going to snow anyway. with background image: brown grass field near gray rocky mountain during daytime
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Nature has no mercy at all. Nature says, I'm going to snow. If you have on a bikini and no snowshoes, that's tough. I am going to snow anyway.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Edward Abbey: A man on foot, on horseback or on a bicycle will see more, feel more, enjoy more in one mile than the motorized tourists can in a hundred miles. with background image: photo of author Edward Abbey with quote

A man on foot, on horseback or on a bicycle will see more, feel more, enjoy more in one mile than the motorized tourists can in a hundred miles.

--Edward Abbey
quote by Alice Walker: I think it annoys God if you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice. with background image: photo of author Alice Walker with quote

I think it annoys God if you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice.

--Alice Walker
quote by George Carlin: I like it when a flower or a little tuft of grass grows through a crack in the concrete. It's so heroic. with background image: photo of author George Carlin with quote

I like it when a flower or a little tuft of grass grows through a crack in the concrete. It's so heroic.

--George Carlin
quote by Mark Twain: Architects cannot teach nature anything. with background image: gray wooden house on green plains near mountain range at daytime
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Architects cannot teach nature anything.

--Mark Twain
quote by Mark Twain: Nature knows no indecencies; man invents them. with background image: landscape photography of trees
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Nature knows no indecencies; man invents them.

--Mark Twain
quote by Charlotte Eriksson: There's a whole world out there, right outside your window. You'd be a fool to miss it. with background image: sunset highway
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There's a whole world out there, right outside your window. You'd be a fool to miss it.

--Charlotte Eriksson
quote by Charlotte Eriksson: Just walk, see, sit down if you like. And be. Just be, whatever you are with whatever you have, and realise that that is enough to be happy. with background image: woman standing on beachfront
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Just walk, see, sit down if you like. And be. Just be, whatever you are with whatever you have, and realise that that is enough to be happy.

--Charlotte Eriksson

quote by Rainer Maria Rilke: If you will stay close to nature, to its simplicity, to the small things hardly noticeable, those things can unexpectedly become great and immeasurable. with background image: photo of author Rainer Maria Rilke with quote

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


quote by Henry David Thoreau: Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled. with background image: photo of author Henry David Thoreau with quote

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

--Henry David Thoreau
quote by Albert Einstein: We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us. with background image: photo of author Albert Einstein with quote

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

--Albert Einstein
quote by Cormac McCarthy: At one time in the world there were woods that no one owned. with background image: green pine trees near mountain under blue sky during daytime
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At one time in the world there were woods that no one owned.

--Cormac McCarthy
quote by Riccardo Bozzi: It is said that the forest has a certain limit if you look straight ahead, but the sides are boundless. with background image: green trees under white clouds
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It is said that the forest has a certain limit if you look straight ahead, but the sides are boundless.

--Riccardo Bozzi
quote by John Muir: 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. with background image: photo of author John Muir with quote

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
quote by Voltaire: Men argue. Nature acts. with background image: photo of author Voltaire with quote

Men argue. Nature acts.

--Voltaire
quote by Henry David Thoreau: Wildness is the preservation of the world. with background image: woman in white shirt sitting on brown rock near lake during daytime
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Wildness is the preservation of the world.

--Henry David Thoreau
quote by James Russell Lowell: A weed is no more than a flower in disguise. with background image: selective focus photography of sunflower
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A weed is no more than a flower in disguise.

--James Russell Lowell
quote by Albert Einstein: Nature rarely surrenders one of her magnificent secrets. with background image: photo of author Albert Einstein with quote

Nature rarely surrenders one of her magnificent secrets.

--Albert Einstein
quote by George Santayana: The earth has its music for those who will listen. with background image: silhouette of person on top of mountain pointing flashlight on sky filled with stars at night time
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The earth has its music for those who will listen.

--George Santayana

quote by Unknown Author: Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing. with background image: man in orange jacket and black pants doing snow ski during daytime
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Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing.

--Unknown Author
quote by Unknown Author: Not all classrooms have four walls. with background image: yellow flower
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Not all classrooms have four walls.

--Unknown Author
quote by Unknown Author: It is in the still silence of nature where one will find true bliss. with background image: brown grass field during daytime
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It is in the still silence of nature where one will find true bliss.

--Unknown Author
quote by Unknown Author: Go where you feel most alive. with background image: green trees on forest during daytime
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Go where you feel most alive.

--Unknown Author
quote by Henry David Thoreau: All good things are wild and free. with background image: brown leaf on asphalt road
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All good things are wild and free.

--Henry David Thoreau
quote by Unknown Author: I love places that make you realize how tiny you and your problems are. with background image: elephants on green grass field during daytime
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I love places that make you realize how tiny you and your problems are.

--Unknown Author
quote by Wendell Berry: The earth is what we all have in common. with background image: boat docked near house
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The earth is what we all have in common.

--Wendell Berry
quote by Gary Snyder: Nature is not a place to visit. It is home. with background image: calm body of water and mountain
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Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.

--Gary Snyder
quote by Sir Francis Bacon: Nature, to be controlled, must be obeyed. with background image: photo of author Sir Francis Bacon with quote

Nature, to be controlled, must be obeyed.

--Sir Francis Bacon
quote by Henry David Thoreau: This curious world we inhabit is more wonderful than convenient; more beautiful than it is useful; it is more to be admired and enjoyed than used. with background image: photo of author Henry David Thoreau with quote

This curious world we inhabit is more wonderful than convenient; more beautiful than it is useful; it is more to be admired and enjoyed than used.

--Henry David Thoreau
quote by John Muir: The sun shines not on us but in us. with background image: photo of author John Muir with quote

The sun shines not on us but in us.

--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.


quote by John Muir: When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. with background image: photo of author John Muir with quote

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

--John Muir
quote by John Muir: Another glorious day, the air as delicious to the lungs as nectar to the tongue. with background image: photo of author John Muir with quote

Another glorious day, the air as delicious to the lungs as nectar to the tongue.

--John Muir
quote by John Muir: Most people are on the world, not in it. with background image: photo of author John Muir with quote

Most people are on the world, not in it.

--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.


quote by John Muir: I never saw a discontented tree. with background image: green trees on forest during daytime
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I never saw a discontented tree.

--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.


quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson: Everything in nature goes by law, and not by luck. with background image: photography of lake near tree
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Everything in nature goes by law, and not by luck.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson
quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson: The sun illuminates only the eye of the man, but shines into the eye and the heart of the child. with background image: photo of author Ralph Waldo Emerson with quote

The sun illuminates only the eye of the man, but shines into the eye and the heart of the child.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson
quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson: Nature is loved by what is best in us. with background image: three people paddling in canoe
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Nature is loved by what is best in us.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson

quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson: Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it. with background image: person holding yellow petaled flower
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Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson
quote by René Descartes: All things in nature occur mathematically. with background image: clear liquid on leaf
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All things in nature occur mathematically.

--René Descartes
quote by Albert Einstein: Nature is not an engineer or a contractor, and I myself am a part of Nature. with background image: photo of gray elephant on grass
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Nature is not an engineer or a contractor, and I myself am a part of Nature.

--Albert Einstein
quote by Albert Einstein: Look into nature, and then you will understand it better. with background image: photo of author Albert Einstein with quote

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

--Albert Einstein
quote by Richard P. Feynman: I think nature's imagination is so much greater than man's, she's never going to let us relax. with background image: photo of author Richard P. Feynman with quote

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

--Richard P. Feynman
quote by Laozi (Lao-Tzu): Nature is not human hearted. with background image: donkey
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Nature is not human hearted.

--Laozi (Lao-Tzu)
quote by Henry David Thoreau: Nature is as well adapted to our weakness as to our strength. with background image: two women walking on bridge during daytime
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Nature is as well adapted to our weakness as to our strength.

--Henry David Thoreau
quote by Terence McKenna: Nature is not our enemy, to be raped and conquered. Nature is ourselves, to be cherished and explored. with background image: brown wooden hanging bridge surrounded by green trees during daytime
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Nature is not our enemy, to be raped and conquered. Nature is ourselves, to be cherished and explored.

--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.


quote by Edward Abbey: Nature is indifferent to our love, but never unfaithful. with background image: photo of author Edward Abbey with quote

Nature is indifferent to our love, but never unfaithful.

--Edward Abbey
quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson: Nature is an endless combination and repetition of a very few laws. with background image: photo of author Ralph Waldo Emerson with quote

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

--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.


quote by Latin proverb: Nature is our mother. with background image: green leafed trees with fog
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Nature is our mother.

--Latin proverb
quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson: There I feel that nothing can befall me. with background image: three people paddling in canoe
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There I feel that nothing can befall me.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson
quote by Sylvia Plath: I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery -- air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, This is what it is to be happy. with background image: person on road at sunset
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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
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