Good Nature quotes: Best famous quotes about Nature

Good Nature quotes: Best famous quotes about Nature

This very moment is a seed from which the flowers of tomorrow’s happiness grow. – Margaret Lindsey

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

The counterfeit and counterpart of Nature is reproduced in art. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Good heavens, of what uncostly material is our earthly happiness composed… if we only knew it. What incomes have we not had from a flower, and how unfailing are the dividends of the seasons. – James Russell Lowell

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time. – John Lubbock

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books. – John Lubbock

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

There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before. – Robert Lynd

The coconut trees, lithe and graceful, crowd the beach like a minuet of slender elderly virgins adopting flippant poses. – William Manchester

The Universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson. – Orison Swett Marden

Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes – every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man. – Orison Swett Marden

There are always flowers for those who want to see them. – Henri Matisse

There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew. – Marshall McLuhan

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead

By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all nature seems renewed around me and with me. The sky seems to be a pure, a cooler blue, the trees a deeper green. The whole world is charged with the glory of God and I feel fire and music under my feet. – Thomas Merton

Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet. – Roger Miller

There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but only one view. – Harry Millner

Environmentalists have long been fond of saying that the sun is the only safe nuclear reactor, situated as it is some ninety-three million miles away. – Stephanie Mills

I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers. – Claude Monet

Fame will go by and, so long, I’ve had you, fame. If it goes by, I’ve always known it was fickle. So at least it’s something I experience, but that’s not where I live. – Marilyn Monroe

All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was. – Toni Morrison

There is that in the glance of a flower which may at times control the greatest of creation’s braggart lords. – John Muir

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

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

How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains! – John Muir

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

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. – John Muir

God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools. – John Muir

A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease. – John Muir

We all travel the milky way together, trees and men… trees are travellers, in the ordinary sense. They make journeys, not very extensive ones, it is true: but our own little comes and goes are only little more than tree-wavings – many of them not so much. – John Muir

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

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

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

Nature chose for a tool, not the earthquake or lightning to rend and split asunder, not the stormy torrent or eroding rain, but the tender snow-flowers noiselessly falling through unnumbered centuries. – John Muir

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. – John Muir

People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us. – Iris Murdoch

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

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. – Anais Nin

I know why familles were created, with all their imperfections. They humanize you. They are made to make you forget yourself occasionally, so that the beautiful balance of life is not destroyed. – Anais Nin

Having family responsibilities and concerns just has to make you a more understanding person. – Sandra Day O’Connor

I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty. – Georgia O’Keeffe

Remember when atmospheric contaminants were romantically called stardust? – Lane Olinghouse

There are truths on this side of the Pyranees, which are falsehoods on the other. – Blaise Pascal

Poetry is a rich, full-bodied whistle, cracked ice crunching in pails, the night that numbs the leaf, the duel of two nightingales, the sweet pea that has run wild, Creation’s tears in shoulder blades. – Boris Pasternak

Flowers are without hope. Because hope is tomorrow and flowers have no tomorrow. – Antonio Porchia

In a pond koi can reach lengths of eighteen inches. Amazingly, when placed in a lake, koi can grow to three feet long. The metaphor is obvious. You are limited by how you see the world. – Vince Poscente

I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend? – Robert Redford

A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water. – Carl Reiner

Sorrows gather around great souls as storms do around mountains; but, like them, they break the storm and purify the air of the plain beneath them. – Jean Paul Richter

When I see a bird that walks like a duck and swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, I call that bird a duck. – James Whitcomb Riley

Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night. – Rainer Maria Rilke

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

I’ve made an odd discovery. Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that happiness is no longer a possibility. Yet when I talk with my gardener, I’m convinced of the opposite. – Bertrand Russell

In order to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe. – Carl Sagan

And how should a beautiful, ignorant stream of water know it heads for an early release – out across the desert, running toward the Gulf, below sea level, to murmur its lullaby, and see the Imperial Valley rise out of burning sand with cotton blossoms, wheat, watermelons, roses, how should it know? – Carl Sandburg

Let the gentle bush dig its root deep and spread upward to split the boulder. – Carl Sandburg

To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring. – George Santayana

Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth. – Albert Schweitzer

Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn. – Walter Scott

Each is like a river that leaves behind its name and shape, the whole course of its path, to vanish into the vast sea of God. – Richard Selzer

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

And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. – William Shakespeare

Fishes live in the sea, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones. – William Shakespeare

Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does. – George Bernard Shaw

I did not become a vegetarian for my health, I did it for the health of the chickens. – Isaac Bashevis Singer

What humbugs we are, who pretend to live for Beauty, and never see the Dawn! – Logan P. Smith

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

Break open a cherry tree and there are no flowers, but the spring breeze brings forth myriad blossoms. – Ikkyu Sojun

Only one koan matters – you. – Ikkyu Sojun

It is one of the secrets of Nature in its mood of mockery that fine weather lays heavier weight on the mind and hearts of the depressed and the inwardly tormented than does a really bad day with dark rain sniveling continuously and sympathetically from a dirty sky. – Muriel Spark

A city where everyone seemed to live in a bungalow on a broad avenue lined with palm, pepper or eucalyptus trees, where there was never any snow. – Kevin Starr

Man is a complex being: he makes deserts bloom – and lakes die. – Gil Stern

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

There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you… In spring, summer and fall people sort of have an open season on each other; only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself. – Ruth Stout

Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven. – Rabindranath Tagore

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

Life has loveliness to sell, all beautiful and splendid things, blue waves whitened on a cliff, soaring fire that sways and sings, and children’s faces looking up, holding wonder like a cup. – Sara Teasdale

Grass grows by inches but it’s killed by feet. – George Thoma

Once you have heard the lark, known the swish of feet through hill-top grass and smelt the earth made ready for the seed, you are never again going to be fully happy about the cities and towns that man carries like a crippling weight upon his back. – Gwyn Thomas

I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance that I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn. – Henry David Thoreau

Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth. – Henry David Thoreau

Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it. – Henry David Thoreau

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

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

The bluebird carries the sky on his back. – Henry David Thoreau

If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen. – Henry David Thoreau

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

Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads. – Henry David Thoreau

Let a hundred flowers bloom, let a hundred schools of thought contend. – Mao Tse-Tung

It’s hard for the modern generation to understand Thoreau, who lived beside a pond but didn’t own water skis or a snorkel. – Bill Vaughan

Human subtelty will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does Nature, because in her inventions, nothing is lacking and nothing is superfluous. – Leonardo da Vinci

Fragments came floating into his mind like bits of wood drifting down a stream, and he fished them out and fitted them together. – Elizabeth Gray Vining

The magnificence of mountains, the serenity of nature – nothing is safe from the idiot marks of man’s passing. – Loudon Wainwright

I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it. – Alice Walker

Those little nimble musicians of the air, that warble forth their curious ditties, with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art. – Izaak Walton

Maybe nature is fundamentally ugly, chaotic and complicated. But if it’s like that, then I want out. – Steven Weinberg

Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature’s inexorable imperative. – H. G. Wells

A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books. – Walt Whitman

Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed. – Walt Whitman

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

You must not know too much or be too precise or scientific about birds and trees and flowers and watercraft; a certain free-margin, and even vagueness – ignorance, credulity – helps your enjoyment of these things. – Walt Whitman

The planting of trees is the least self-centered of all that we do. It is a purer act of faith than the procreation of children. – Thornton Wilder

The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks. – Tennessee Williams

Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!” – Robin Williams

Come forth into the light of things, Let Nature be your teacher. – William Wordsworth

I believe in God, only I spell it Nature. – Frank Lloyd Wright

I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape – the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show. – Andrew Wyeth

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