Nature Quotes

These inspirational nature quotes are all positive words that remind us to appreciate the simple things in life that exist in our natural world.

At the beginning of 2010, through learning more and more about the law of attraction, I began to ‘see’ my world differently. Now, whenever I go out into nature I am totally amazed at the beauty that I see all around me that I was oblivious to before. I am especially attracted to trees and even when I’m driving along I am also admiring the trees along the road!

There is also a page of Nature Sayings from unknown sources.

Nature quotes are listed alphabetically on authors surname

A Nature Quotes

Do not accept this little, fenced-off aspect of yourself. The sun and ocean are as nothing beside what you are. The sun beam sparkles only in the sunlight, and the ripple dances as it rests upon the ocean. Yet in neither sun nor ocean is the power that rests in you.
A Course In Miracles

The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.
Aesop 620BC – 564BC

A caterpillar must endure a season of isolation before it turns into a butterfly. Embrace the time you have alone, it will only make you stronger.
Steven Aitchison

Did you ever stop to taste a carrot? Not just eat it, but taste it? You can’t taste the beauty and energy of the Earth in a Twinkie.
Astrid Alauda

You must weed your mind as you would weed your garden.
Astrid Alauda

There are no random acts. We are all connected. You can no more separate one life from another than you can separate a breeze from the wind.
Mitch Albom 1958

All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small. All things wise and wonderful, the Lord God made them all.
Cecil Frances Alexander 1818 – 1895

Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.
Maya Angelou 1928 – 2014

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
Maya Angelou 1928 – 2014

If one way be better than other, that you may be sure is.. Nature’s way.
Aristotle 384BC – 322BC

In all things of nature, there is something of the marvellous.
Aristotle 384BC – 322BC

Nature does nothing without purpose or uselessly.
Aristotle 384BC – 322BC

Even the sun directs our gaze away from itself and to the life illumined by it.
Eberhard Arnold 1883 – 1935

The natural world around us shows the way to relief. All of life is maintained by the sun, by the air, by water, by the Earth and its resources. And to whom was the sun given? To everyone.
Eberhard Arnold 1883 – 1935

If you lose the connection with nature, you lose a source of great pleasure.
David Attenborough 1926

Nature doesn’t sit still. Things and individuals are changing, dying and new things are coming.
David Attenborough 1926

The great heroes and heroines of our society are of course the teachers, and in particular the teachers of kids in their first years. Once a child has been shown what the natural world is, it will live with them forever.
David Attenborough 1926

God provides the wind, but man must raise the sails.
St Augustine 354 – 430

Miracles do not happen in contradiction with nature, but in contradiction with what we know about nature.
St Augustine 354 – 430

What does not benefit the hive is no benefit to the bee.
Marcus Aurelius 121 – 180

As we progress and awaken to the soul in us and things we shall realise that there is consciousness also in the plant, in the metal, in the atom, in electricity, in every thing that belongs to physical nature.
Sri Aurobindo 1872 – 1950

B Nature Quotes

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.
Richard Bach 1936

God Almighty first planted a garden, and indeed it is the purest of human pleasures.
Francis Bacon 1561 – 1626

Natural abilities are like natural plants.. They need pruning by study.
Francis Bacon 1561 – 1626

No longer conscious of my movement, I dis covered a new unity with nature. I had found a new source of power and beauty, a source I never dreamt existed.
Roger Bannister 1929 (on breaking 4 minute mile)

When one sees the tree in leaf, one thinks the beauty of the tree is in it’s leaves, and then one sees the bare tree.
Sarah Brana Barak

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the Soul.
Henry Ward Beecher 1813 – 1887

When you plant a seed of love, it is you that blooms.
Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati 1940 – 2012

All over the sky a sacred voice is calling your name.
Black Elk 1863 – 1950

Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing, and always come back again to where they were. The life of a person is a circle from childhood to childhood, and so it is in everything where power moves. Birds make their nests in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours.
Black Elk 1863 – 1950

Every little thing is sent for something, and in that thing there should be happiness and the power to make happy. Like the grasses showing tender faces to each other, thus we should do, for this was the wish of the Grandfathers of the World.
Black Elk 1863 – 1950

It may be that some little root of the sacred tree still lives. Nourish it then, that it may leaf and bloom and fill with singing birds.
Black Elk 1863 – 1950

One should pay attention to even the smallest crawling creature for these too may have a valuable lesson to teach us.
Black Elk 1863 – 1950

Perhaps you have noticed that even in the slightest breeze you can hear the voice of the cotton tree; this we understand is its prayer to the Great Spirit, for not only men, but all things and all beings pray to Him continually in different ways.
Black Elk 1863 – 1950

The sky is round, and I have heard that the Earth is round like a ball, and so are all the stars. The wind, in its greatest power, whirls. Birds make their nests in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours.
Black Elk 1863 – 1950

A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.
William Blake 1757 – 1827

Every flower of the field, every fiber of a plant, every particle of an insect, carries with it the impress of it’s Maker, and can – if duly considered – read us lectures of ethics or Divinity.
Thomas Blount

Why explain miracles to your kids when you can just have them plant a garden.
Robert Brault

The work of a garden bears visible fruits – in a world where most of our labours seem suspiciously meaningless.
Pam Brown 1948

Earth’s crammed with heaven and every common bush, afire with God.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning 1806 – 1861

Autumn.. The year’s last loveliest smile.
William Cullen Bryant 1794 – 1878

There is a light over every person, and when two Souls meet, their lights come together, and a single light emerges from them to feel the universal generation as a sea, and oneself as a wave in it.
Martin Buber 1878 – 1965

Said the other little daisy, “I am very well content
To live simply in the meadow where the sun and rain are sent;
Where the bees all gather sweetness, and the dew falls on my head
And the radiance of the moonlight is all around me shed.
The grass and clover blossoms admire my beauty all day long,
As I listen to the music of a bird’s delightful song.

Gertrude T. Buckingham 1880 – ?

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.
Buddha 624BC – 543BC

A comely sight indeed it is to see, a world of blossoms on an apple tree.
John Bunyan 1628 – 1688

And this, my lovely child, is your garden.
Frances Hodgson Burnett 1849 – 1924

Everything is made out of Magic, leaves and trees, flowers and birds, badgers and foxes and squirrels and people. So it must be all around us.
Frances Hodgson Burnett 1849 – 1924

If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.
Frances Hodgson Burnett 1849 – 1924

Two things cannot be in one place. Where you tend a rose, my lad, a thistle cannot grow.
Frances Hodgson Burnett 1849 – 1924

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.
John Burroughs 1837 – 1921

As you love the Earth, so shall she love you.
Tony Burroughs

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods
There is a rapture on the lonely shore
There is a society, where none intrudes
By the deep sea, and music in its roar
I love not man the less, but Nature more

Lord Byron 1788 – 1824

Ye stars, which are the poetry of Heaven.
Lord Byron 1788 – 1824

C Nature Quotes

The spring of the New Age is here, bursting forth in perfect harmony, beauty and abundance; and nothing can stop it from coming about.
Eileen Caddy 1917 – 2006

There is not one blade of grass, there is no colour in this world, that is not intended to make us rejoice.
John Calvin 1509 – 1564

The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the Universe, to match your nature with nature.
Joseph Campbell 1904 – 1987

‘Tis distance lends enchantment to view, and robes the mountain in its azure hue.
Thomas Campbell 1777 – 1844

Autumn is a second spring.. When every leaf is a flower.
Albert Camus 1913 – 1960

Haiku Poem: Bird’s song
A beautiful song
on a branch,
hides in the leaves-
Pure joy with feathers!
Amira Carluccio 1957

Haiku Poem: In The Garden
Fragrant rose
perfumes the air…
The Spirit soars!

Amira Carluccio 1957

Haiku Poem: Thirst Quenched
Watering the garden,
diamonds sparkling on leaves,
Thirst quenched!

Amira Carluccio 1957

Haiku Poem: Wind Chimes
Wind chimes
tickled by the breeze-
a joyful laughter!

Amira Carluccio 1957

If you look deep enough you will see music; the heart of nature being everywhere music.
Thomas Carlyle 1795 – 1881

The old cathedrals are good, but the great blue dome that hangs over everything is better.
Thomas Carlyle 1795 – 1881

The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green.
Thomas Carlyle 1795 – 1881

To us also, through every star, through every blade of grass, is not God made visible if we will open our minds and our eyes.
Thomas Carlyle 1795 – 1881

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 1907 – 1964

To get the best results you must talk to your vegetables.
Prince Charles 1948

A human heart can never grow old if it takes a lively interest in the pairing of birds, the reproduction of flowers, and the changing tints of autumn leaves.
Lydia Maria Child 1802 – 1880

Every human Soul has a germ of some flowers within; and they would open if they could only find sunshiny and free air to expand in. I always told you that not having enough sunshine was what ailed the world. Make people happy, and there will not be half the quarrelling or a tenth part of the wickedness there is.
Lydia Maria Child 1802 – 1880

Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the hieroglyphics of Angels, loved by all men for the beauty of the character, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning.
Lydia Maria Child 1802 – 1880

How the universal heart of man blesses flowers. They are wreathed round the cradle, the marriage alter, and the tomb.
Lydia Maria Child 1802 – 1880

Nature made us individuals, as she did the flowers and the pebbles; but we are afraid to be peculiar, and so our society resembles a bag of marbles, or a string of mold candles. Why should we all dress after the same fashion? The frost never paints my window twice alike.
Lydia Maria Child 1802 – 1880

Watching birds has become part of my daily meditation, affirming my connection to the Earth body.
Carol P. Christ

Everything is alive.. Everything is interconnected.
Marcus Tullius Cicero 106BC – 43BC

Believe one who knows; you will find something greater in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from Masters.
St Bernard of Clairvaux 1090 – 1153

Happiness depends, as nature shows
Less on exterior things than most suppose

William Cowper 1731 – 1800

When all within is peace
How nature seems to smile
Delights that never cease
The live-long day beguile

William Cowper 1731 – 1800

Flowers are words which even a baby can understand.
Arthur C. Coxe

A very great vision is needed and the man who has it must follow it as the eagle seeks the deepest blue of the sky.
Crazy Horse (Chief) c. 1840 – 1877

A little while and I will be gone from among you, when I cannot tell. From nowhere we came, into nowhere we go.
What is life?
It is the flash of firefly in the night.
It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.
It is the little shadow which runs across the grass
And loses itself in the sunset.

Crowfoot (Chief) 1830 – 1890

I thank God most for this amazing day; for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything which is natural, which is infinite.
E. E. Cummings 1894 – 1962

The magic begins in you. Feel your own energy and realise similar energy exists within the Earth, stones, plants, water, wind, fire, colours and animals.
Scott Cunningham 1956 – 1993

All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
Marie Curie 1867 – 1934

D Nature Quotes

Nature is the art of God eternal.
Dante 1265 – 1321

Husband and wife are like the two equal parts of a soybean. If the two parts are put under the Earth separately, they will not grow. The soybean will grow only when the parts are covered by the skin. Marriage is the skin which covers each of them and makes them one.
Hari Dass

When we see the Beloved in each person, it’s like walking through a garden, watching flowers bloom all around us.
Ram Dass 1931

Each time dawn appears, the mystery is there in its entirety.
Rene Daumal 1908 – 1944

Take nothing but pictures – leave nothing but footprints – kill nothing but time.
Hunter Davies

Mothers, teach your children this. Teach your children that wisdom is everywhere. In pieces. Some of the wisdom is in the trees, some of the wisdom is with the animals. Some of the wisdom is with the planets and the stars and the moons and the sun. Some of the wisdom flows with the waters. Some of the wisdom was with our ancestors. Some of the wisdom is in our minds. All of the wisdom is from the Spirit of God.
Esther Davis-Thompson

There is something good in all weathers. If it doesn’t happen to be good for my work today, it’s good for some other man’s today, and will come around for me tomorrow.
Charles Dickens 1812 – 1870

Praise the Lord for times and seasons
Clouds and sunshine, wind and rain
Spring to melt the snows of winter
Till the waters flow again

Timothy Dudley-Smith 1926

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has the power to move you, if the simple things in nature have a message you understand, Rejoice, for your Soul is alive.
Eleanora Duse 1858 – 1924

Arrange photographs of nature scenes, animals and expressions of joy and love in your environment and let their energy radiate into your heart and provide you with their higher frequency.
Wayne Dyer 1940 – 2015

The snow, the wind, the sun and the sounds of nature, can all be reminders to you that you’re an integral part of the natural world.
Wayne Dyer 1940 – 2015

When you’re at peace with your life and in a state of tranquillity, you actually send out a vibration of energy that impacts all living creatures, including plants, animals and even babies.
Wayne Dyer 1940 – 2015

E Nature Quotes

A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions and the roots spring up and make new trees.
Amelia Earhart 1897 – 1937

Nature shows us only the tail of the lion. But I do not doubt that the lion belongs to it even though he cannot at once reveal himself because of his enormous size.
Albert Einstein 1879 – 1955

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 1819 – 1880

Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 – 1882

A man is related to all nature.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 – 1882

Earth laughs in flowers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 – 1882

Everything in our world, even a drop of dew, is a microcosm of the Universe.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 – 1882

I do not count the hours I spend
In wandering by the sea;
The forest is my loyal friend,
Like God it useth me.

Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 – 1882

If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown. But every night come out these envoys of beauty, and light the Universe with their admonishing smile.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 – 1882

She paints with white and red the moors
To draw the nations out of doors.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 – 1882

The April winds are magical
And thrill our tuneful frames;
The garden walks are passional
To bachelors and dames.
The hedge is gemmed with diamonds,
The air with Cupids full,
The cobweb clues of Rosamond
Guide lovers to the pool.
Each dimple in the water,
Each leaf that shades the rock
Can cozen, pique and flatter,
Can parley and provoke.
good fellow, Puck and goblins,
Know more than any book.
Down with your doleful problems,
And court the sunny brook.
The south-winds are quick-witted,
The schools are sad and slow,
The masters quite omitted
The lore we care to know.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 – 1882
The babe by its mother
Lies bathed in joy;
Glide its hours uncounted, –
The sun is its toy;
Shines the peace of all being
Without cloud, in its eyes;
And the sum of the world
In soft miniature lies

Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 – 1882

The sky is the daily bread of the imagination.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 – 1882

What is a weed?.. A plant whose virtues have not been discovered.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 – 1882

Words are the vibrations of nature. Therefore, beautiful words create beautiful nature. Ugly words create ugly nature. This is the root of the Universe.
Masaru Emoto 1943 – 2014

Beside the river stands the Holy tree of life. There doth my Father dwell and my home is in Him. The Heavenly Father and I are one.
Essene Gospel of Peace

Large streams from little fountains flow, tall oaks from little acorns grow.
David Everett 1770 – 1813

F Nature Quotes

Here’s good advice for practice: go into partnership with nature; she does more than half the work and asks none of the fee.
Martin Henry Fischer 1879 – 1962

If you don’t know what’s meant by God, watch a forsythia branch or a lettuce leaf sprout.
Martin Henry Fischer 1879 – 1962

Minorities are the stars of the firmament; majorities, the darkness in which they float.
Martin Henry Fischer 1879 – 1962

I send out thoughts of love and peace and healing to the whole Universe: to all trees and plants and growing things, to all beasts and birds and fishes, and to every man, woman and child on Earth, without any distinction.
Emmet Fox 1886 – 1951

Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the Universe.
Anatole France 1844 – 1924

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.
Buckminster Fuller 1895 – 1983

G Nature Quotes

I meant to do my work today, but a brown bird sang in the apple tree, and a butterfly flitted across the field and all the leaves were calling.
Richard le Gallienn 1866 – 1947

For me, the different religions are beautiful flowers from the same garden, or they are branches of the same majestic tree. Therefore, they are equally true, though being received and interpreted through human instruments equally imperfect.
Mahatma Gandhi 1869 – 1948

The good man is the friend of all living things.
Mahatma Gandhi 1869 – 1948

May the stars carry your darkness away. May the flowers fill your heart with beauty. May hope forever wipe away your tears. And above all, may silence make you strong.
Chief Dan George 1856 – 1950

The beauty of the trees, the softness of the air, the fragrance of the grass, speaks to me.
The summit of the mountain, the thunder of the sky, the rhythm of the sea, speaks to me.
The faintness of the stars, the freshness of the morning, the dew drop on the flower, speaks to me.
The strength of fire, the taste of salmon, the trail of the sun, and the life that never goes away, they speak to me. And my heart soars.

Chief Dan George 1856 – 1950

I was warmed by the sun, rocked by the winds, and sheltered by the trees as other Indian babes.
Geronimo 1829 – 1909

All things from the lowest to the loftiest, from the smallest to the greatest, exist within you as equals. In one atom are found all the elements of the Earth. One drop of water contains all the secrets of the oceans. In one motion of the mind are found all the motions of all the laws of existence.
Kahlil Gibran 1883 – 1931

And when you crush an apple with your teeth, say to it in your heart: your seeds shall live in my body, and the buds of your tomorrow shall blossom in my heart, and your fragrance shall be my breath, and together we shall rejoice through all the seasons.
Kahlil Gibran 1883 – 1931

Art arises when the secret of vision of the artist and the manifestation of nature agree to find new shapes.
Kahlil Gibran 1883 – 1931

As between the Soul and the body there is a bond, so are the body and its environment linked together.
Kahlil Gibran 1883 – 1931

Education sows not seeds in you, but makes your seeds grow.
Kahlil Gibran 1883 – 1931

Enthusiasm is a volcano on whose top never grows the grass of hesitation.
Kahlil Gibran 1883 – 1931

Forget not that the Earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Kahlil Gibran 1883 – 1931

Give and take.. For to the bee a flower is a fountain of life. For to the flower a bee is a messenger of love. And to both, bee and flower, the giving and the receiving is a need and an ecstasy.
Kahlil Gibran 1883 – 1931

If the ignorant say to you that the Soul perishes like the body, answer that the flower perishes, but the seeds remain. This is the law of God.
Kahlil Gibran 1883 – 1931

Say not, I have found the truth, but rather, I have found a truth.
Say not, I have found the path of the Soul. Say rather, I have met the Soul walking upon my path.

For the Soul walks upon all paths. The Soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed. The Soul unfolds itself like a lotus of countless petals.
Kahlil Gibran 1883 – 1931

The butterfly will continue to hover over the field and the dewdrops will still glitter upon the grass when the pyramids of Egypt are levelled and the skyscrapers of New York are no more.
Kahlil Gibran 1883 – 1931

The flower that grows above the clouds will never wither. And the song chanted by the lips of the brides of dawn will never vanish.
Kahlil Gibran 1883 – 1931

The millstone may break down, but the river continues its course to the sea.
Kahlil Gibran 1883 – 1931

The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose.
Kahlil Gibran 1883 – 1931

The tree that contrives to cheat life by living in the shade withers when it is removed and replanted in the sun.
Kahlil Gibran 1883 – 1931

Trees are poems the Earth writes upon the sky.
Kahlil Gibran 1883 – 1931

When I planted my pain in the field of patience, it bore fruit of happiness.
Kahlil Gibran 1883 – 1931

I want God to play in my bloodstream the way sunlight amuses itself on the water.
Elizabeth Gilbert 1948

We thank thee, Lord, for sunshine, dew, and rain,
Broadcast from Heaven by Thine almighty hand
Source of all life, unnumbered as the sand
Bird, beast, and fish, herb, fruit, and golden grain.

William Henry Gill 1839 – 1923

If you truly love nature.. You will find beauty everywhere.
Vincent van Gogh 1853 – 1890

I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.
Emma Goldman 1869 – 1940

I don’t think that faith, whatever you’re being faithful about, really can be scientifically explained. And I don’t want to explain this whole life business through truth, science. There’s so much mystery. There’s so much awe.
Jane Goodall 1934

The tree I had in the garden as a child, my beech tree, I used to climb up there and spend hours. I took my homework up there, my books, I went up there if I was sad, and it just felt very good to be up there among the green leaves and the birds and the sky.
Jane Goodall 1934

We thank, Thee, Lord, for quiet upland lawns,
For misty loveliness of autumn dawns,
For gold and russet of the ripened fruit,
For yet another year’s fulfilment, Lord,
We thank Thee, now.

For joy of glowing colour, flash of wings,
We thank Thee, Lord; for all the little things
That make the love and laughter of our days
For home and happiness and friends, we praise
And thank Thee now.

Elizabeth Porter Gould 1848 – 1906

We are volcanoes. When we women offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change. There are new mountains.
Ursula Le Guin 1929

The kiss of sun for pardon. The song of the birds for mirth. One is nearer to God’s heart in a garden. Than anywhere else on Earth.
Dorothy Frances Gurney 1858 – 1932

H Nature Quotes

Even after all this time, the sun never says to the Earth, “You owe me.” Look what happens with a love like that, it lights up the whole sky.
Hafiz 1325 – 1389

You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
Walter Hagen 1892 – 1969

I asked the leaf whether it was frightened because it was autumn and the other leaves were falling. The leaf told me, “No. During the whole spring and summer I was completely alive. I worked hard to help nourish the tree, and now much of me is in the tree. I am not limited by this form. I am also the whole tree, and when I go back to the soil, I will continue to nourish the tree. So I don’t worry at all. As I leave this branch and float to the ground, I will wave to the tree and tell her, ‘I will see you again very soon.’” That day there was a wind blowing and, after a while, I saw the leaf leave the branch and float down to the soil, dancing joyfully, because as it floated it saw itself already there in the tree. It was so happy. I bowed my head, knowing that I have a lot to learn from the leaf because it is not afraid – it knew nothing can be born and nothing can die.
Thich Nhat Hanh 1926

Let us not be afraid of decreasing. It is like the moon, we see the moon increasing and decreasing, but it is always the moon.
Thich Nhat Hanh 1926

Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.
Thich Nhat Hanh 1926

When you plant a lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don’t blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet, if we have problems with our friends or family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason and argument. That is my experience. No blame, no reasoning, no argument, just understanding. If you understand, and you show that you understand, you can love, and the situation will change.
Thich Nhat Hanh 1926

When you walk across the fields with your mind pure and hold, then from all the stones, and all growing things, and all animals, the sparks of their Soul come out and cling to you, and then they are purified and become a holy fire in you.
Hasidic Saying

We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understanding and our hearts.
William Hazlitt 1778 – 1830

To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.
Audrey Hepburn 1929 – 1993

No man ever steps in the same river twice.. For it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.
Heraclitus 535BC – 475BC

The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. it’s the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the wind and rains and scorching sun.
Napoleon Hill 1883 – 1970

Nature itself is the best physician.
Hippocrates 460BC – 370BC

Hospitality is to be shown even towards an enemy. The tree doth not withdraw its shade, even from the woodcutter.
Hitopadesa, The

Walking… I am listening to a deeper way. Suddenly, all my ancestors are behind me. Be still, they say. Watch and listen. You are the result of the love of thousands.
Linda Hogan 1947

Like a fragrance to a flower, true happiness is an expression of your unconditional self.. The real you.
Robert Holden 1964

The amen of nature is always a flower.
Oliver Wendell Holmes 1809 – 1894

You may drive out nature with a pitchfork, yet she’ll be constantly running back.
Horace 65BC – 8BC

Laughter is the sun that drives the winter from the human face.
Victor Hugo 1802 – 1885

Winter is on my mind.. But eternal spring is in my heart.
Victor Hugo 1802 – 1885

The best reflections are there when the wind, water and you are still.
Peg Huxtable.

I Nature Quotes

The union of Heaven and Earth is the origin of the whole of nature.
I Ching

Heartfelt emotions positively effect all living things.. People, animals, plants, water.
Institute Of HeartMath

J Nature Quotes

We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep.
William James 1842 – 1910

The really happy person is the one who can enjoy the scenery, even when they have to take a detour.
James Hopwood Jeans 1877 – 1946

The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.
Gertrude Jekyll 1843 – 1932

The Earth and myself are of one mind.
Joseph (Chief) 1840 – 1904

K Nature Quotes

A thing of beauty is a joy forever, its loveliness increases, it will never pass into nothingness.
John Keats 1795 – 1821

The poetry of the Earth is never dead.
John Keats 1795 – 1821

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?
Rose Kennedy 1890 – 1995

All gardening is landscape painting.
William Kent 1685 – 1748

Garden as though you will live forever.
William Kent 1685 – 1748

A rose can never be a sunflower, and a sunflower can never be a rose. All flowers are beautiful in their own way, and that’s like women too.
Miranda Kerr 1983

A surgeon once had an argument with his gardener about religion. ‘I’ve cut into hundreds of bodies,’ said the doctor, ‘and I’ve never seen a human Soul.’ ‘Well,’ said the gardener, ‘If you had cut into a tulip bulb, you wouldn’t see a flower.’
Charles King

Beauty and inspiration can be found in any natural place of the Earth.
Akiane Kramarik 1994

Everybody needs time to reflect and contemplate, and the most inspirational and peaceful place to do so is in nature.
Akiane Kramarik 1994

We cannot teach a flower how to grow, we can only learn from it.
Akiane Kramarik 1994

Have you ever noticed a tree standing naked against the sky
How beautiful it is?
All its branches are outlined, and in its nakedness
There is a poem, there is a song
Every leaf is gone and it is waiting for spring
When the spring comes, it again fills the tree with
The music of many leaves
Which in due season fall and are blown away
And this is the way of life

Jiddu Krishnamurti 1895 – 1986

Listen to desire as you listen to the wind among the trees.
Jiddu Krishnamurti 1895 – 1986

To love means never to be afraid of the winds storms of life: should you shield the canyons from the windstorms, you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross 1926 – 2004

L Nature Quotes

Praise is like sunlight to the human spirit, we cannot flower and grow without it.
Jess Lair 1927 – 2000

Today more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal Responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to all other forms of life.
Dalai Lama 1935

A sweet child is the sweetest thing in nature.
Charles Lamb 1775 – 1834

A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill.. Except for learning how to grow in rows!
Doug Larson

A Child’s Grace
Thank you for the world so sweet
Thank you for the food we eat
Thank you for the birds that sing
Thank you God for everything

Edith Rutter Leatham dated 1908

All things bend to help the man
Who sees to harmonise
His own free will with nature’s plan
And prove himself most wise

Edwin Leibfreed

When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.
John Lennon 1940 – 1980

Something of God flows into us from the blue of the sky, the taste of honey, the delicious embrace of water whether cold or hot, and even from sleep itself.
C. S. Lewis 1898 – 1963

The summer days are come again
With sun and clouds between
And, fed alike by sun and rain
The trees grow broad and green
Spreads broad and green the leafy tent
Upon whose grassy floor
Our feet, too long in cities pent
Their freedom find once more

The summer days are come again
Once more the glad earth yields
Her golden wealth of ripening grain

And breadth of clover fields
And deepening shade of summer woods
And glow of summer air
And winging thoughts, and happy moods
Of love and joy and prayer

The summer days are come again
The birds are on the wing
God’s praises, in their loving strain
Unconsciously they sing
We know who giveth all the good
That doth our cup o’erbrim
For summer joy in field and wood
We lift our song to Him
Samuel Longfellow 1819 – 1892

‘Tis winter now; the fallen snow
Has left the heav’ns all coldly clear
Through leafless boughs the sharp winds blow
And all the earth lies dead and drear

And yet God’s love is not withdrawn
His life within the keen air breathes
His beauty paints the crimson dawn
And clothes the boughs with glittering wreaths

And though abroad the sharp winds blow
And skies are chill, and frost are keen
Home closer draws her circle now
And warmer glows her light within

O God! Who giv’st the winter’s cold
As well as summer’s joyous rays
Us warmly in Thy love enfold
And keep us through life’s wintry days

Samuel Longfellow 1819 – 1892

The trees have always acted as an anchor of the Creator’s Energy into the Earth, it is because of this that most trees exist as a link between the Earth’s physical vibration and the quicker vibration of the Creator’s Universe.
Lord Merlin-Natalie Glasson

Teach children to look at a flower and see all the things it represents: beauty, the health of an ecosystem, and the potential for healing.
Richard Louv 1949

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

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

The American Indian is of the soil, whether it be the region of forests, plains, pueblos, or mesas. He fits into the landscape, for the hand that fashioned the continent also fashioned the man for his surroundings. He once grew as naturally as the wild sunflowers, he belongs just as the buffalo belonged.
Luther Standing Bear (Chief) 1868 – 1939

The old Lakota was wise. He knew that a man’s heart away from nature becomes hard. He knew that lack of respect for growing, living things soon led to lack of respect for humans, too. So he kept his children close to nature’s softening influence.
Luther Standing Bear (Chief) 1868 – 1939

We did not think of the open plains, the beautiful rolling hills, the winding streams with tangled growth as wild. Only the white man was nature a wilderness, and only to him was it ‘infested’ with ‘wild’ animals and ‘savage’ people. To us it was tame. Earth was bountiful and we were surrounded with the blessings of the Great Mystery.
Luther Standing Bear (Chief) 1868 – 1939

M Nature Quotes

When a smile touches our hearts. When the forest stills us to peace. When music moves us to rapture. When we really love, laugh or dance with joy. We are at one with the angels.
Dorothy Maclean 1920

Wildflower speaks – I offer you my fragrance and sweet face to call you back to life’s beauty. Take time to notice me and I’ll let you fall in love again with life. This is my gift.
Pat Fleming & Joanna Macy

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.
Og Mandino

Don’t give up. It’s not over. The Universe is balanced. Every set-back bears with it the seeds of a come-back.
Steve Maraboli

I will be generous with my love today. I will sprinkle compliments and uplifting words everywhere I go. I will do this knowing that my words are like seeds and when they fall on fertile soil a reflection of those seeds will grow into something greater.
Steve Maraboli

Some people FEEL the rain.. Others just get wet.
Bob Marley 1945 – 1981

Knowing that you and God and every other of God’s creations are inseparable is love. Knowing that Earth is a sentient, conscious life herself and respecting all of her life forms is love. Realizing that no one can know others at Soul level and therefore does not judge them, but rather does not condone an action seen as injurious, is love.
Matthew-Suzanne Ward

Listening to one’s Godself is love. Living the kind of life that engenders loving self is love. Feeling joy yourself when you see it in others is love. Doing something that brings joy to another is love. Forgiveness of self and others is love. Sharing your resources with full heart is love. Doing good deeds without attaching expectations is love. Feeling peace of heart and mind is love. The quiet thrill of seeing a sunset or hearing a songbird is love, and a smile is one of the simplest and most radiating expressions of love.
Matthew Ward-Suzanne Ward

Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar.
Bradley Millar

Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.
A. A. Milne 1882 – 1890

Remember the storm is a good opportunity for the pine and the cypress to show their strength and their stability.
Ho Chi Minh 1890 – 1969

Gardening is learning, learning, learning. That’s the fun of it. You’re always learning.
Helen Mirren 1945

The richness I achieve comes from nature.. The source of my inspiration.
Claude Monet 1840 – 1926

In nature everything is transformed but nothing destroyed.
Maria Montessori 1870 – 1952

When children come into contact with nature, they reveal their strength.
Maria Montessori 1870 – 1952

Earth is not a platform for human life. It’s a living being. We’re not on it, but part of it. It’s health is our health.
Thomas Moore

Be patient. Like storms, the challenges will pass. Know too, that like the sun, your true Soul self is constantly radiating.
John Morton

The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.
Movie – Mulan

I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get into the mountains to learn the news.
John Muir 1838 – 1914

Love is an element which though physically unseen is as real as air or water. It is an acting, living, moving force.. It moves in waves and currents like those of the ocean.
Prentice Mulford 1834 – 1891

Be a good gardener of your life.. Have a green, colourful life thumb.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

I will shout to the stars and work until my last breath: let us make a paradise of this beautiful planet.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

I wish the world would cover itself again with fruit trees for the happiness of little children. Every child on Earth should have the pleasure of touching and picking live fruits from a tree.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

Love the road of your life. There is so much beauty to see, so much music to hear, so many flowers to smell, so many thoughts to be thought, so much love to be had, so much Divinity to be felt.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

Our lives resemble those of trees: heavy winds and tempests make us stronger and dig our roots deeper. We must gain strength from every gust of adversity.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

Spirituality is a flower with a thousand petals: every act, every thought, every talk, every movement of our heart is a part of it.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

The beauty and purity of this planet requires your own beauty and purity of body, mind, heart and Soul.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

There is often a great strength in stillness: a fallow land recuperates its energy.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

Use the freest goods for happiness.. The stars cost nothing. Nature costs nothing. Your inner life costs nothing. God costs nothing. And yet they are all infinitely precious.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

We are all co-responsible for this planet.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

We are all passengers on the same planet sailing towards eternity on the vast ocean of the Universe.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

We must walk with utmost care on our beautiful planet, the result of such a long, miraculous, cosmic journey. We must love this marvellous jewel in the Universe with all our mind, heart and Soul and make it a Paradise.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

Who loves a garden his Eden keeps. May we all love our planet like a garden and be good gardeners of God, helping to create Paradise Earth.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

N Nature Quotes

As fragrance abides in the flower, as the reflection is within the mirror, so doth thy Lord abide within thee. Why search for Him without?
Guru Nanak 1469 – 1539

Be gentle as the spring rain.
Native American

Be kind to everything that lives.
Native American

Honor the Sacred. Honor the Earth, our Mother. Honor all with whom we share the Earth. Walk in balance and beauty.
Native American

Live strong as the mountains.
Native American

May the stars carry your sadness away.
May the flowers fill your heart with beauty.
May hope forever wipe away your tears.
And above all, may silence make you strong.

Native American

May your life be like a wild flower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day.
Native American

The Soul would have no rainbow, if the eye had no tears.
Native American

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
It was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors
We borrow it from our children.

Native American

Walk tall as the trees.
Native American

We sang songs that carried in their melodies all the sounds of nature.
Native American

All plants are our brothers and sisters. They talk to us and if we listen, we can hear them.
Native American – Arapaho

When we show respect for other living things, they respond with respect for us.
Native American – Arapaho

May the warm winds of heaven blow softly upon your house. May the Great Spirit bless all who enter there. May your moccasins make happy tracks in many snows, and may the rainbow always touch your shoulder.
Native American – Cherokee

Teach us, and show us the Way.
We call upon the earth, our planet home, with its beautiful depths and soaring heights, its vitality and abundance of life, and together we ask that it… Teach us, and show us the Way.

We call upon the mountains, the Cascades and the Olympics, the high green valleys and meadows filled with wild flowers, the snows that never melt, the summits of intense silence, and we ask that they… Teach us, and show us the Way.

We call upon the waters that rim the earth, horizon to horizon, that flow in our rivers and streams, that fall upon our gardens and fields and we ask that they… Teach us, and show us the Way.

We call upon the land which grows our food, the nurturing soil, the fertile fields, the abundant gardens and orchards, and we ask that they… Teach us, and show us the Way.

We call upon the forests, the great trees reaching strongly to the sky and the earth in their roots and the heavens in their branches, the fir and the pine and the cedar, and we ask them to… Teach us, and show us the Way.

We call upon the creatures of the fields and forests and the seas, our brothers and sisters the wolves and deer, the eagle and dove, the great whales and dolphin, the beautiful Orca and salmon who share our Northwest home, and we ask them to… Teach us, and show us the Way.

We call upon all those who have lived on this earth, our ancestors and our friends, who dreamed the best for our future generations, and upon whose lives our lives our built, and with thanksgiving, we call upon them to… Teach us, and show us the Way.

And lastly, we call upon all that we hold most sacred, the presence and power of the Great Spirit of love and truth which flows through all the Universe, to be with us to… Teach us, and show us the Way.
Native American – Chinook

I love the land on which I was born, the trees which cover it, and the grass growing on it. It feeds us well.
Native American – Como

The rainbow is a sign from Him who is in all things.
Native American – Hopi

We return thanks to our Mother, the Earth, which sustains us. We return thanks to the rivers and streams, which supply us with water. We return thanks to all herbs, which furnish medicines for the cure of our diseases. We return thanks to the moon and stars, which have given us their light when the sun was gone. We return thanks to the sun, that has looked upon the Earth with a beneficent eye. Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit, in whom is embodied all goodness, and who directs all things for the good of her children.
Native American – Iroquois

Walk gently in the spring.. Mother Earth is pregnant.
Native American – Kiowa

Earth teach me quiet… as the grasses are still with new light.
Earth teach me suffering… as old stones suffer with memory.
Earth teach me humility… as blossoms are humble with beginning.
Earth teach me caring… as mothers nurture their young.
Earth teach me courage… as the tree that stands alone.
Earth teach me limitation… as the ant that crawls on the ground
Earth teach me freedom… as the eagle that soars in the sky
Earth teach me acceptance… as the leaves that die each fall
Earth teach me renewal… as the seed that rises in the spring
Earth teach me to forget myself… as melted snow forgets its life
Earth teach me to remember kindness… as dry fields weep with rain

Native American – Ute

The flower doesn’t dream of the bee. It blossoms and the bee comes.
Mark Nepo 1951

What we know is a drop, what we don’t know is an ocean.
Isaac Newton 1643 – 1727

Never has the Earth been so lovely nor the sun so bright, as today.
Nikinapi (Chief) – c.1750

Consider a Tree
The Symbol of Life
One living totality of consciousness
The Oneness of being to which we all belong
Always connected, never separate or apart
The trunk as our Creator, the Source of all Life
The divine dividing branches, our soul family, our connection to source
Each individual twig, a unique soul, our higher selves
The roots below ground, invisible helpers, our guides on the other side
A vital support system providing nourishment and growth
And the leaves that bloom each spring, our human incarnations
Fragile and green, beautiful to behold, but short lived
That shed every autumn, only to be reborn anew every spring
Yet it is our destiny, our mission, our greatest purpose
As collective branches on the Tree of Life
To evolve, to be transformed, and Ascend
To become… Evergreen
Shining with an inner light

David Nova

O Nature Quotes

For a seed to achieve its greatest expression it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. to someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.
Cynthia Occelli

Whenever, in the course of the daily hunt, the hunter comes upon a scene that is strikingly beautiful, or sublime – a black thundercloud with the rainbow’s glowing arch above the mountain, a white waterfall in the heart of a green gorge, a vast prairie tinged with the blood-red of the sunset – he pauses for an instant in the attitude of worship.
Ohiyesa aka Charles Alexander Eastman 1858 – 1939

Nobody sees a flower, really, it is so small it takes time, and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.
Georgia O’Keeffe 1887 – 1986

When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for that moment.
Georgia O’Keeffe 1887 – 1986

All living creatures and all plants derive their life from the sun. if it were not for the sun, there would be darkness and nothing would grow – the earth would be without life. Yet the sun must have the help of the earth. If the sun alone were to act upon animals and plants, the heat would be so great and they would die, but there are clouds that bring rain, and the action of the sun and earth together supplies the moisture that is needed for life. The roots of a plant go down, and the deeper they go the more moisture they find. This is according to the laws of nature and is one of the evidences of the wisdom of Wakan Tanka.
Okute aka Shooter
From my boyhood I have observed leaves, trees, and grass, and I have never found two alike. They may have a general likeness, but on examination I have found that they differ slightly. It is the same with animals… it is the same with human beings, there is some place which is best adapted to each…
Okute aka Shooter

Said the river: imagine everything you can imagine.. And then keep on going.
Mary Oliver 1935 – 2019

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 1935 – 2019

Take rest.. A field that has rested gives a beautiful crop.
Ovid 43BC – 17AD

Remember, you belong to nature, not it to you.
Grey Owl 1888 – 1938

P Nature Quotes

Storms make trees take deeper roots.
Dolly Parton 1946

Your mind is a garden, your thoughts are the seeds, you can grow flowers, or you can grow weeds.
Peace Whisperer

Creatres, as numerous as they be
Are subject to His care.
There’s not a place where we can flee
But God is present there.
Lord how Thy wonders are displayed
Where’er I turn mine eye
If I survey the ground I tread
Or gaze upon the sky

George Peele 1556 – 1596

Don’t invite people to your garden who trample on your flowers.
Anna Pereira

It only takes one seed to be the mother to hundreds of flowers. Sow seeds of Love, Kindness, Joy and Gratitude for a heart full of blooms that never wither.
Anna Pereira

This brings rest to my heart, I feel like a leaf after a storm, when the wind is still.
Petalesharo (Chief) c.1797 – c.1836

Nature – trees, flowers, grass – grow in silence. We need silence to be able to touch Souls.
Wilbur Pierce

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 1932 – 1963

This world is indeed a living being endowed with a Soul and intelligence.. A single visible living entity containing all other living entities, which by their nature are all related.
Plato 429BC – 347BC

Truth is like the sun.. you can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t goin’ away.
Elvis Presley 1935 – 1977

If and When were planted and nothing grew.
Proverb

They tried to bury us.. They didn’t know we were seeds.
Mexican Proverb

R Nature Quotes

I love my mother as the trees love water and sunshine. She helps me grow, prosper and reach great heights.
Adabella Radici

We’re like a gardener with a hose and our attention is water – we can water flowers or we can water weeds.
Josh Radnor 1974

If you love a flower, don’t pick it up because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So, if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession, love is about appreciation.
Osho Rajneesh 1931 – 1990

If you start listening to the body, listening to nature, listening to your inner being, you will be more and more happy. Become a good Listener to nature.
Osho Rajneesh 1931 – 1990

Love yourself. You are needed as much as the trees, as the flowers, as the birds, as the sun, as the moon, as the stars. You have to be here and you have a right to be the way you are.
Osho Rajneesh 1931 – 1990

The Universe is the creation of the mind. It exists inside the mind as the flower exists inside the seed.
Amit Ray 1960

Like roses in a garden kindness fills the air, with a certain bit of sweetness as it touches everywhere.
Helen Steiner Rice 1900 – 1981

The purpose of trees is to express love in merely Being.
Dianne Robbins

The Trees Message To Humanity: know that our love for humanity is deep and profound for you are the Caretakers of the Earth and this is your domain. This is your world to love and to cherish. We only remind you of the great responsibility you have, so that you can fulfill it.
Dianne Robbins

Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars? Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic. It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live.
Nora Roberts 1950

Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to the people.
Franklin D. Roosevelt 1882 – 1945

We, the great mass of the people, think only of the love we have for our land, for we do love the land where we were brought up.
John Ross (Chief) 1790 – 1866

One day in the country is worth a month in town.
Christina Rossetti 1830 – 1894

Where innocent bright0eyes daises are
With blades of grass between
Each daisy stands up like a star
Out of a sky of green

Christina Rossetti 1830 – 1894

Always search for your innermost nature in those you are with, as rose oil imbibes from roses.
Jalal Uddin Rumi 1207 – 1273

If you find a trusted friend, tell him the secrets of your Soul. If you see a rose, sing from your heart, like a nightingale.
Jalal Uddin Rumi 1207 – 1273

If you want the moon, do not hide at night. If you want a rose, do not run from the thorns. If you want love, do not hide from yourself.
Jalal Uddin Rumi 1207 – 1273

In the garden.. I see only your face – from trees and blossoms. I inhale only your fragrance.
Jalal Uddin Rumi 1207 – 1273

Let yourself be loved, O Beloved, in the One. And from this One move out into the world, carrying within you the great potent energies of life to green your world, to create planets, suns, stars, stones, waves, oceans, to create new forms of life and expression – whether friendship, a feeling or a new form of vocation.
Jalal Uddin Rumi 1207 – 1273

Love is a river.. Drink from it.
Jalal Uddin Rumi 1207 – 1273

Maybe you are searching among the branches for what only appears in the roots.
Jalal Uddin Rumi 1207 – 1273

Put your thoughts to sleep, do not let them cast a shadow over the moon of your heart. Let go of thinking.
Jalal Uddin Rumi 1207 – 1273

Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths.
Jalal Uddin Rumi 1207 – 1273

Your thoughts are a veil on the face of the moon. That moon is your heart and those thoughts cover your heart. So let them go, just let them fall into the water.
Jalal Uddin Rumi 1207 – 1273

Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty, if only we have the eyes to see them.
John Ruskin 1819 – 1900

S Nature Quotes

The whole of planet Earth is a sacred site. All people are the chosen people, and the purpose of our lives is a spiritual one. May we care for each other, and for the Earth, for everything relates to everything else.
Radha Sahar

I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies.
Antoine Saint-Exupery 1900 – 1944

People where they live, grow five thousand roses in one garden.. Yet they don’t find what they’re looking for.. And yet, what they’re looking for could be found in a single rose.
Antoine Saint-Exupery 1900 – 1944

Sow the seeds of truth and one day they will grow and become the flowers of understanding.
SaLuSa -Mike Quinsey

The Earth has music for those who listen.
George Santayana 1863 – 1952

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us that we are nothing but acorns and that our greatest happiness will be to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns; but that is of interest only to pigs. Our faith gives us knowledge of something much better; that we can become oak trees.
E. F. Schumacher 1911 – 1977

In the hopes of reaching the moon, men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
Albert Schweitzer 1875 – 1965

All things share the same breath; the beast, the tree, the man. The air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
Chief Seattle 1780 – 1866

Every part of this soil is sacred in the estimation of my people.
Chief Seattle 1780 – 1866

How can you buy or sell the sky, the warmth of the land? The idea is strange to us. If we do not own the freshness of the air and the sparkle of the water, how can you buy them? Every part of this Earth is sacred to my people.
We are part of the Earth and it is part of us. The perfumed flowers are our sisters; the deer, the horse, the great eagle, these are our brothers. Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth. If men spit upon the ground, they spit upon themselves. All things are connected like the blood which unites one family. All things are connected.
Chief Seattle 1780 – 1866

One touch of nature, makes the whole world kin.
William Shakespeare 1564 – 1616

Do not look for God somewhere in the sky, but see God in every pair of eyes, in the mountains, in water, in trees and in animals.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar 1956

And spring arose on the garden fair
Like the spirit of love felt everywhere
And each flower and herb on Earth’s dark breast
Rose from the dreams of its wintry rest

Persy Bysshe Shelley 1792 – 1822

If winter comes, can spring be far behind?
Persy Bysshe Shelley 1792 – 1822

Music, when soft voices die
Vibrates in the memory
Odours, when sweet violets sicken
Live within the sense they quicken

Percy Bysshe Shelley 1792 – 1822

The fountains mingle with the river
And the rivers with the ocean
The winds of heaven mix forever
With a sweet emotion
Nothing in the world is single
All things by a law Divine
In one spirit meet and mingle
Why not I with thine?

Percy Bysshe Shelley 1792 – 1822

Every human being has a sacred duty to protect the welfare of our Mother Earth, from whom all life comes. In order to do this we must recognize the enemy.. the one within us. We must begin with ourselves.
Leon Shenandoah (Chief) 1915 – 1996

We are the spiritual energy that is thousands of times stronger than nuclear energy. Our energy in the combines will of all people with the spirit of the Natural World, to be of one body, one heart and one mind for peace.
Leon Shenandoah (Chief) 1915 – 1996

We must live in harmony with the Natural World.
Leon Shenandoah (Chief) 1915 – 1996

The rose that with your earthly eyes you see, has flowered in God from all eternity.
Angelus Silesius 1624 – 1677

The Earth has received the embrace of the sun and we shall see the results of that love.
Sitting Bull (Chief) 1831 – 1890

Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
Samuel Smiles 1812 – 1904

He is richest who is content with the least, for contentment is the wealth of nature.
Socrates 470BC – 399BC

Love is like the wind.. You can’t see it but you can feel it.
Nicholas Sparks 1965

Everything is beautiful in it’s own way. Like the starry summer night, or a snow-covered winter’s day. And everybody’s beautiful in their own way. Under God’s Heaven, the world’s gonna find the way.

There is none so blind as he who will not see. We must not close our minds, we must let our thoughts be free. For every hour that passes by, we know the world gets a little bit older, it’s time to realize that beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.
Ray Stevens 1939

To love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden.
Robert Louis Stevenson 1850 – 1894

The Redwoods
Here, sown by the Creator’s hand
In serried ranks, the Redwoods stand
No other clime is honoured so
No other lands their glory know


The greatest of Earth’s living forms
Tall conquerors that laugh at storms
Their challenge still unanswered rings
Through fifty centuries of kings

The nations that with them were young
Rich empires, with their forts far-flung
Lie buried now – their splendor gone
But these proud monarchs still live on

So shall they live, when ends our day
When our crude citadels decay
For brief the years allotted man
But infinite perennials’ span

This is their temple, vaulted high
And here we pause with reverent eye
With silent tongue and awe-struck Soul
For here we sense life’s proper goal

To be like these, straight, true and fine
To make our world, like theirs, a shrine
Sink down, oh, traveller, on your knees
God stands before you in these trees

Joseph B. Strauss 1870 – 1938

Nature is our teacher. She unfolds her treasures to our search, unseals our eyes, illumes our minds, and purifies our hearts; an influence breathes from all the sights and sounds of her existence.
Alfred Billings Street 1811 – 1881

In a garden you can find quiet thoughts that calm the mind.
Patience Strong 1907 – 1990

Life is like a field, where we must gather what we grow. Weed or wheat.. This is the law. We reap the crop we sow.
Patience Strong 1907 – 1990

Just remain like the sky and let thought-clouds come and go.
Annamalai Swami

T Nature Quotes

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add colour to myy sunset sky.
Rabindranath Tagore 1861 – 1941

The same stream of life that runs through the world, runs through my veins night and day, and dances in rhythmic measure. It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the Earth into numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers.
Rabindranath Tagore 1861 – 1941

Trees are the Earths endless effort to speak to the listening Heaven.
Rabindranath Tagore 1861 – 1941

Surrender yourself humbly – then you can be trusted to care for your things. Love the world as your own self – then you can truly care for all things.
Tao Te Ching

The Universe is sacred. You cannot improve it, if you try to change it, you will ruin it. If you try to hold it, you will lose it.
Tao Te Ching

Be as a flower. For she does not question or hinder her needs. She just allows. Neither does she hide or underestimate her natural beauty. She is just as she is in all her imperfect perfection.
Anna Taylor

We all have times when life feels hard; when we’re frustrated and tired and just want to hide away. If that’s you right now, don’t worry – every caterpillar has to rest to become a butterfly and you’ll soon find your wings again.
Anna Taylor

I am a Spiritual gardener sowing seeds of positive transformation.
Micheal Teal

I walk a rainbow trail where I embrace the world with love.
Micheal Teal

Although ice and snow may lie deep upon my wigwam, I should find a warm fire within.
Tecumsah (Chief) 1768 – 1813

How can there be too many children? That is like saying there are too many flowers.
Mother Teresa 1910 – 1997

We need to find God, and He cannot be found in noise and restlessness. 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 1910 – 1997

If a little flower could speak, it seems to me that it would tell us quite simply all that God has done for it, without hiding any of its gifts.
St Theresa 1873 – 1897

Just as the sun shines on all the trees and flowers as if each were the only one on Earth, so does God care for all Souls in a special manner.
St Theresa 1873 – 1897

The good God does not need years to accomplish His work of love in a Soul; one ray from His Heart can, in an instant, make His flower bloom for eternity.
St Theresa 1873 – 1897

The splendor of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not rob the little violet of it’s scent, nor the daisy of its simple charm. If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness.
St Theresa 1873 – 1897

There is much to use of nature’s way. It is with you always, available to you always. Take time to hear and see that which is close to hand. There are forces in you untried. They are yours to be used as you find them.
John & Lyn St Clair-Thomas

We are educated to be amazed by the infinite of life forms in nature. We are, I believe, only at the beginning of being flabbergasted by its unity.
Lewis Thomas 1913 – 1993

There is no velvet so soft as a mother’s lap, no rose as lovely as her smile, no path so flowery as that imprinted with her footsteps.
Archibald Thompson

A single gentle rain makes the grass many shades greener. So our prospects brighten on the influx of better thoughts. We should be blessed if we lived in the present always, and took advantage of every accident that befell us, like the grass which confesses the influence of the slightest dew that falls on it; and did not spend our time in atoning for the neglect of past opportunities, which we call doing our duty. We loiter in winter while it is already spring.
Henry David Thoreau 1817 – 1862

A taste for the beautiful is most cultivated out of doors.
Henry David Thoreau 1817 – 1862

An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
Henry David Thoreau 1817 – 1862

As long as I have the friendship of the seasons, life will never be a burden to me.
Henry David Thoreau 1817 – 1862

Every blade in the field, every leaf in the forest, lays down its life in its season, as beautifully as it was taken up.
Henry David Thoreau 1817 – 1862

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 1817 – 1862

I believe there is a subtle magnetism in nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright.
Henry David Thoreau 1817 – 1862

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 1817 – 1862

Man emulates Earth
Earth emulates Heaven
Heaven emulates the Way
The Way emulates Nature

Henry David Thoreau 1817 – 1862

Nature is full of genius, full of divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.
Henry David Thoreau 1817 – 1862

The finest workers in stone, are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.
Henry David Thoreau 1817 – 1862

There is just as much beauty visible to us in the landscape as we are prepared to appreciate, and not a grain more – a man sees only what concerns him.
Henry David Thoreau 1817 – 1862

To be admitted to Nature’s hearth costs nothing. None is excluded, but excludes himself. You have only to push aside the curtain.
Henry David Thoreau 1817 – 1862
We need the tonic of wildness.. At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.
Henry David Thoreau 1817 – 1862

If your mind is still.. You can sense the peace that emanates from the Earth.
Eckhart Tolle 1948

Natural things are glorious, and to know them is glorious.
Thomas Traherne 1636 – 1674

In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong, nothing can surpass it.
Lao Tzu 600BC

Nature does not hurry.. Yet everything is accomplished.
Lao Tzu 600BC

The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world.
Lao Tzu 600BC

To see things in the seed.. That is genius.
Lao Tzu 600BC

Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and Earth. This shows clearly the principle of softness overcoming hardness.
Lao Tzu 600BC

What is firmly rooted cannot be pulled out.
Lao Tzu c.600BC

V Nature Quotes

In her (nature’s) inventions, nothing is lacking and nothing is superfluous.
Leonardo de Vinci 1452 – 1519

Fairies are angels who reside very close to the Earth so that they can perform their Divine mission of protecting nature and animals.
Doreen Virtue

To connect with the fairies.. Go outdoors.
Doreen Virtue

No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
Voltaire 1694 – 1778

The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
Voltaire 1694 – 1778

W Nature Quotes

I see children, all children, as humanity’s most precious resource, because it will be to them that the care of the planet will always be left.
Alice Walker 1944

In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.
Alice Walker 1944

You are not the flower, nor are you the fruit. You are the tree and your roots are deep, embedded in God.
Neale Donald Walsch 1943

In a sense, each of us is an island. In another sense however, we are all one. For though islands appear separate, and may even be situated at great distances from one another, they are only extrusions of the same planet, Earth.
J. Donald Walters 1926 – 2013

Faith sees a beautiful blossom in a bulb, a lovely garden in a seed, and a giant oak in an acorn.
William Arthur Ward 1921 – 1994

The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The realist adjusts the sails.
William Arthur Ward 1921 – 1994

Green pastures are before me
Which yet I have not seen

Bright skies will soon be o’er me
Where the dark clouds have been
My hope I cannot measure
My path to life is free
My Saviour has my treasure
And He will walk with me

Anna Laetitia Waring 1823 – 1910

God changes caterpillars into butterflies, sand into pearls and coal into diamonds with time and pressure. He’s working on you too.
Rick Warren 1954

You and I are all as much continuous with the physical Universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean.
Alan Watts 1915 – 1973

You will begin to realise that if you contemplate long enough on the leaf of the flower, that it involves the whole Universe.
Alan Watts 1915 – 1973

Earth, thou great footstool of our God, who reigns on high; thou fruitful source of all our raiment, life, and food; our house, our parent, and our nurse.
Isaac Watts 1674 – 1748

Let me be dressed fine as I will.. Flies, worms, and flowers, exceed me still.
Isaac Watts 1674 – 1748

Thou sun, whose beams adorn the spheres, and with unwearied swiftness move to form the circles of our years.
Isaac Watts 1674 – 1748

When you are in doubt, be still and wait. When doubt no longer exists for you, then go forward with courage. So long as mists envelop you, be still; Be still until the sunlight pours through and dispels the mists – as it surely will – then act with courage.
Chief White Eagle 1840 – 1914

A weed is but an unloved flower.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1850 – 1919

Life is a garden forever in flower.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1850 – 1919

Watch nature, because it is your greatest teacher. It moves and flows and moves on again. There is an incredible beauty out there in the mountains, in the forests, to teach you its silence, its beauty, its humility. Stay aligned to that.
Stuart Wilde 1946

A walk with Mother Nature blossoms one’s Soul.
Anthony Douglas Williams

Like the sun, we are attracted to people who shine with warmth and brightness.
Anthony Douglas Williams

Lost Souls fight nature.. Spiritual Souls embrace nature.
Anthony Douglas Williams

Our purpose is simple.. To love. To love each other, to love all life and to love our Earth.
Anthony Douglas Williams

Re-energize your Soul.. Walk with Mother Nature.
Anthony Douglas Williams

The majesty of creation forms my faith in the Creator.
Anthony Douglas Williams

The more time we spend with Mother Nature the more we fall in love with her.
Anthony Douglas Williams

There are places on Earth where we can catch a glimpse of Heaven.
Anthony Douglas Williams

Bury your past, let flowers grow where they lay.
Rachel Wolchin

The old Indian teaching was that it is wrong to tear loose from its place on the Earth anything that may be growing there. It may be cut off, but it should not be uprooted. The trees and the grass have spirits. Whenever one of such growth may be destroyed by some good Indian, his act is done in sadness and with a prayer for forgiveness because of his necessities.
Wooden Leg 1858 – 1940

There was a time when meadow, grove and stream
The Earth, and every common sight
To me did seem
Apparelled in celestial light
The glory and the freshness of a dream

William Wordsworth 1770 – 1850

Y Nature Quotes

The mountains, rivers, earth, grasses, trees and forests are always emanating a subtle, precious light, day and night, always emanating a subtle precious sound, demonstrating and expounding to all people the unsurpassed ultimate truth.
Yuan-Sou

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