Nature Quotes - Page 4

A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.
– Washington Irving

I heard the trailing garments of the Night Sweep through her marble halls.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The sun, with all those plants revolving around it and dependent upon it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.
– Galileo

There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story.
– Linda Hogan

My profession is always to be alert, to find God in nature, to know God’s lurking places, to attend to all the oratorios and the operas in nature.
– Henry David Thoreau

Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry.
– Richard Feynman

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

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

Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.
– John Burroughs

All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
– Abraham Lincoln

A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers but borrowed from his children.
– Audobon

The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage; they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human.
– Victor Hugo

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

To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon the verdant green hills is the most perfect refreshment.
– Jane Austin

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

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the wind longs to play with your hair.
– Kahlil Gibran

To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.
– Helen Keller

To the dull mind nature is leaden; To the illumined mind the whole world burns and sparkles with light.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everything in nature is lyrical in its ideal essence, tragic in its fate, and comic in its existence.
– George Santayana

You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.
– Desiderata