Quotes on Nature 4

“Life is a great tapestry. The individual is only an insignificant thread in an immense and miraculous pattern.”
~ Albert Einstein

“The simple rhythms of nature are calling you. Let them wash away the clutter and distractions from your false life. The false world is full of illusions and misery. Open yourself to the natural and become a human again.”
~ Bryant McGill

“Man is a piece of the universe made alive.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The act of putting into your mouth what the earth has grown is perhaps your most direct interaction with the earth.”
~Frances Moore Lappé

“Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature’s delight.”
-Marcus Aurelius

Foxtail Pine Pinus balfouriana subsp. austrina...

John Muir Trail, Kings Canyon National Park, California. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Nature is indifferent to our love, but never unfaithful.”
~ Edward Abbey

“The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness.”
~ John Muir

“An understanding of the natural world and what’s in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfilment.”
~ David Attenborough

“The last word in ignorance is the man who says of an animal or plant, ‘What good is it?’ If the land mechanism as a whole is good, then every part is good, whether we understand it or not. If the biota, in the course of aeons, has built something we like but do not understand, then who but a fool would discard seemingly useless parts? To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent tinkering.”
~ Aldo Leopold

“The forest is not merely an expression or representation of sacredness, nor a place to invoke the sacred; the forest is sacredness itself. Nature is not merely created by god, nature is god. Whoever moves within the forest can partake directly of sacredness, experience sacredness with his entire body, breathe sacredness and contain it within himself, drink the sacred water as a living communion, bury his feet in sacredness, open his eyes and witness the burning beauty of sacredness.”
~ Richard Nelson

“The universe does not behave according to our pre-conceived ideas. It continues to surprise us.”
~ Stephen Hawking

“Natural objects themselves, even when they make no claim to beauty, excite the feelings, and occupy the imagination. Nature pleases, attracts, delights, merely because it is nature.”
~ Karl Wilhelm Humboldt

“Nature almost surely operates by combining chance with necessity, randomness with determinism… To be sure, it is from this interchange that novelty and creativity arise in Nature, thereby yielding unique forms and novel structures.”
~ Eric Chaisson

“I have long thought that anyone who does not regularly – or ever – gaze up and see the wonder and glory of a dark night sky filled with countless stars loses a sense of their fundamental connectedness to the universe.”
~ Brian Greene

“If you think along the lines of Nature then you think properly.”
~ C.G. Jung

“Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.”
~ Henry David Thoreau

“In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are consequences.”
~ Robert Green Ingersol

“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

“Nature has been for me, for as long as I remember, a source of solace, inspiration, adventure, and delight, a home, a teacher, a companion.”
~ Lorraine Anderson

“The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.”
~ Charles Darwin

“The world and the universe is an extremely beautiful place, and the more we understand about it the more beautiful does it appear.”
~ Richard Dawkins

“I have no other wish than a close fusion with nature and I desire no other fate than to have worked and lived in harmony with her laws.”
~ Claude Monet

“All I want is to stand in a field and to smell green, to taste air, to feel the earth want me, without all this concrete hating me.”
~ Phillip Pulfrey

Robertson Nature Reserve

Robertson Nature Reserve (Photo credit: Poytr)

“I think nature’s imagination is so much greater than man’s. She’s never going to let us relax.”
~ Richard P. Feynman

“There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.”
~ Jo Walton

“Our ancestors worshipped the Sun, and they were not that foolish. It makes sense to revere the Sun and the stars, for we are their children.”
~ Carl Sagan, Cosmos

“So you’re made of detritus from exploded stars. Get over it. Or better yet, celebrate it. After all, what nobler thought can one cherish than that the universe lives within us all?”
~ Neil deGrasse Tyson

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.”
~ Frank Lloyd Wright

“As long as I live, I’ll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I’ll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I’ll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can.”
~ John Muir

“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

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