Continuing my quote resource stash, I wanted to put together a collection of my 103 favorite quotes about Nature.

Being someone who has been focusing more on her mindset and gratitude this year, it seems that becoming more in tune with nature has just been a…um…natural (sorry) thing for me to embrace. 

Consequently, I’ve spent more time adding nature-related things to my life, and quotes about it are easy additions. So here is a collection of my most favorite nature-related quotes.  I hope they’re helpful to you!

103 Nature Quotes

  1. “Looking at beauty in the world is the first step of purifying the mind. ” Amit Ray
  2. “In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.” –Alice Walker
  3. “To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves” – Mahatma Gandhi
  4. “Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy.” – Isaac Newton
  5.  “Birds have always had the ability to bring me out of a dark space and provide relief in bad times.” – Jason Ward
  6. “Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
  7.  “Being able to smell the fresh air and disconnect from the news and your phone—there’s nothing like it.” – Jason Ward
  8. “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
  9. “I think Nature's imagination is so much greater than man's, she's never gonna let us relax!” Richard Phillip Feynman
  10. “Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” —Khalil Gibran
  11.  “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” —Albert Einstein
  12.  “Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.” —Henry David Thoreau
  13. “To me, a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.” —Helen Keller
  14.  “We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” —Native American proverb
  15. “I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.” —Frank Lloyd Wright
  16.  “Choose only one master—nature.” —Rembrandt
  17. “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” —Lao Tzu
  18.  “If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” —Laura Ingalls Wilder
  19. “There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature—the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” —Rachel Carson
  20. “Leave the road, take the trails.” —Pythagoras
  21. “Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.” —Henry David Thoreau
  22.  “I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.” —John Burroughs
  23. “It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit. “—Robert Louis Stevenson
  24.  “For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it.” —Jacques-Yves Cousteau
  25. “There’s a whole world out there, right outside your window. You’d be a fool to miss it.” —Charlotte Eriksson
  26.  “To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.” —Mahatma Gandhi
  27. “Preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.” —Carl Sagan
  28. “Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” —Frank Lloyd Wright
  29. “The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.” —Galileo Galilei
  30. “To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee, And revery. The revery alone will do, If bees are few.” —Emily Dickinson
  31.  “Men argue. Nature acts.” —Voltaire
  32. “All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child. “—Marie Curie
  33.  “Colors are the smiles of nature.” —Leigh Hunt
  34. “Land really is the best art.” —Andy Warhol
  35.  “Everything in nature invites us constantly to be what we are.” —Gretel Ehrlich
  36.  “The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.” —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  37.  “Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  38. “Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’” —Robin Williams
  39. “The earth has music for those who listen.” —William Shakespeare
  40.  “There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” —Henri Matisse
  41.  “The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.” —Joseph Campbell
  42.  “The Amen of nature is always a flower.” —Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  43. “Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.” —John Burroughs
  44.  “Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  45. “A weed is no more than a flower in disguise.” —James Russell Lowell
  46.  “The earth is what we all have in common.” —Wendell Berry
  47.  “Although we say mountains belong to the country, actually, they belong to those that love them.” —Dogen
  48.  “The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.” —Blaise Pascal
  49. “The goal of life is living in agreement with nature.” —Zeno
  50. “Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.” —Henry van Dyke
  51. “Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.” —Langston Hughes
  52. “Nature is loved by what is best in us.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  53. “Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.” —Winston Churchill
  54.  “A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.” —Walt Whitman
  55.  “The world is not to be put in order. The world is order. It is for us to put ourselves in unison with this order.” —Henry Miller
  56.  “One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.” —William Shakespeare
  57.  “By discovering nature, you discover yourself.” —Maxime Lagacé
  58. “Time spent amongst trees is never wasted time.” —Katrina Mayer
  59.  “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
  60.  “Never, no, never did nature say one thing and wisdom another.” —Edmund Burke
  61. “If we surrendered to earth’s intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees.” —Rainer Maria Rilke
  62. “The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure.” —D. H. Lawrence
  63. “Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” —Rachel Carson
  64. “The poetry of the earth is never dead.” —John Keats
  65.  “I just wish the world was twice as big and half of it was still unexplored.” —David Attenborough
  66. “In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” —Aristotle
  67. “The richness I achieve comes from Nature, the source of my inspiration.” —Claude Monet
  68. “The ocean is a mighty harmonist.” —William Wordsworth
  69. “Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  70. “Nature is just enough; but men and women must comprehend and accept her suggestions.” —Antoinette Brown Blackwell
  71.  “I think nature’s imagination is so much greater than man’s, she’s never going to let us relax.” —Richard Feynman
  72. “Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.” —Theodore Roethke
  73. “Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.” —Steve Maraboldi
  74.  “Between every two pines there is a doorway to a new world.” —John Muir
  75. “Life sucks a lot less when you add mountain air, a campfire and some peace and quiet.” —Brooke Hampton
  76.  “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.” —Robert Louis Stevenson
  77. “Let us permit nature to have her way. She understands her business better than we do.” —Michel de Montaigne
  78.  “Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” —Gary Snyder
  79.  “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
  80.  “To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.” —Jane Austen
  81.  “I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.” —Walt Whitman
  82. “Nature’s beauty is a gift that cultivates appreciation and gratitude.” —Louie Schwartzberg
  83. “The earth laughs in flowers.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  84. “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” —Henry David Thoreau
  85. “Looking at beauty in the world, is the first step of purifying the mind.” —Amit Ray
  86. “Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy.” —Isaac Newton
  87.  “Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere.” —Blaise Pascal
  88. “Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space.” —Ansel Adams
  89. “Love the world as your own self; then you can truly care for all things. —Lao Tzu
  90. “Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.” —Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
  91. “We still do not know one-thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us. —Albert Einstein
  92. “It is said that the forest has a certain limit if you look straight ahead, but the sides are boundless.” —Riccardo Bozzi
  93. “If you can’t be in awe of Mother Nature, there’s something wrong with you. —Alex Trebek
  94. “Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.” —Jimmy Carter
  95. “If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature’s way.” —Aristotle
  96. “Going to the mountains is like going home.” —John Muir
  97. “Those who find beauty in all of nature will find themselves at one with the secrets of life itself.” —L. Wolfe Gilbert
  98. “The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.” —E. E. Cummings
  99. “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
  100.  “Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” —Hans Christian Andersen
  101. “The beauty of the natural world lies in the details.” —Natalie Angier
  102. “My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.” —Aldous Huxley
  103.  “Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.” —Gerard De Nerval