Quotes on Nature 3

“Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life.”
~ Hermann Hesse, “Wandering”

We, all of us, are what happens when a primordial mixture of hydrogen and helium evolves for so long that it begins to ask where it came from.” 
~ Jill Tarter

“If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos.” 
~ Edward O. Wilson

“Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world.” 
~ Louis Pasteur

“When the blood in your veins returns to the sea, and the earth in your bones returns to the ground, perhaps then you will remember that this land does not belong to you, it is you who belongs to this land.”
~ Native American quote

The universe is not heartless:
Millions of hearts are contained within.
The universe is not only cold:
There is warmth by a fire.
Tell me the universe does not think:

I point to a brain.
Tell me it does not care:
I say, some of us do.
O do not exclude what is part of the all
From its essence.
Do not see the lifeless and say
That nothing lives.
You are part of the universe too:
You are one of its features.
-Lance Jencks

“And that all the things of the universe are perfect miracles, each as profound as any.
― Walt Whitman

 “My work is loving the world…which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished.”
– Mary Oliver 

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Everything harmonizes with me, which is harmonious to thee, O Universe. Nothing for me is too early or too late, which is in due time for thee.”
~ Marcus Aurelius

“A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.”
~ Aldo Leopold 

Life comes from the earth and life returns to the earth.”
~ Chuang Tzu

“It is quite possible to leave your home for a walk in the early morning air and return a different person ~ beguiled, enchanted.”
~ Mary Ellen Chase

“We are learning finally that the forests and mountains and desert canyons are holier than our churches. Therefore let us behave accordingly.”
~ Edward Abbey

“When we are out in nature seeing the more-than-human world around us in all its beauty, we know intuitively that each biological species is a unique masterpiece as worthy of wonder and respect as the work of any human artistic genius.”
~ Stephan Harding

“The goal of life is living in agreement with Nature.”
~ Zeno

“Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.”
~ E. O. Wilson

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.”
~ Albert Einstein

“This we know: the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites us all. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.”
~ attributed to Chief Seattle

The universal nature out of the universal substance, as if it were wax, now molds a horse, and when it has broken this up, it uses the material for a tree, then for a man, then for something else….Nature which governs the whole will soon change all things which you see, and out of their substance will make other things. and again other things…in order that the world may be ever new.”
~ Marcus Aurelius

“Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.”
~Edward O. Wilson


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