Nature rejuvenates so quickly, so completely. Though we often view ourselves otherwise, we are nature.
Wisdom begins in wonder.
I drank the silence of God from a spring in the woods.
Nature is cheaper than therapy.
The mountains are calling and I must go.
Leave the road, take the trails.
Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.
The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.
The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.
Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.
There is the sky, which is all men's together.
Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress.
The earth laughs in flowers.
Trees're always a relief, after people.
The richness I achieve comes from nature, the source of my inspiration.
We kill all the caterpillars, then complain there are no butterflies.
The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.
Looking at beauty in the world, is the first step of purifying the mind.
The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.
If you will stay close to nature, to its simplicity, to the small things hardly noticeable, those things can unexpectedly become great and immeasurable.
Men argue. Nature acts.
I never saw a discontented tree.
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.
Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.
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.
I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.
There is beauty in simplicity.
It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know of wonder and humility.
Every morning was a cheerful invitation to make my life of equal simplicity, and I may say innocence, with Nature herself.
Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.
Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.
Human life is as evanescent as the morning dew or a flash of lightning.
By bringing nature into our lives, we invite humility.
Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.
Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them. It depends on the mood of the man, whether he shall see the sunset or the fine poem. There are always sunsets, and there is always genius; but only a few hours so serene that we can relish nature or criticism. The more or less depends on structure or temperament. Temperament is the iron wire on which the beads are strung. Of what use is fortune or talent to a cold and defective store?
Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience.
The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.
All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
The good man is the friend of all living things.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.
We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one.
There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.
Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise. At no other time have I so sharp an understanding of what God means to do with me as in these hours of dawn.
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 other forms of life.
Nature is the art of God.
There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope.
Nothing is art if it does not come from nature.
No durable things are built on violent passion. Nature grows her plants in silence and in darkness, and only when they have become strong do they put their heads above the ground.
If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.
Nature doesn't need people -- people need nature; nature would survive the extinction of the human being and go on just fine, but human culture, human beings, cannot survive without nature.
If there is one thing clear about the centuries dominated by the factory and the wheel, it is that although the machine can make everything from a spoon to a landing-craft, a natural joy in earthly living is something it never has and never will be able to manufacture.
Nature moves towards balance.
All those who love Nature she loves in return, and will richly reward, not perhaps with the good things, as they are commonly called, but with the best things of this world -- not with money and titles, horses and carriages, but with bright and happy thoughts, contentment and peace of mind.
We feel the pull of nature very strongly, relating -- even unknowingly -- feeling in ourselves to bulbs being stirred in frozen ground, or to the branches of dead trees. Perhaps this indivisibility from nature is an important thing to recognize as we go about our business in the world.
I think ultimately, bringing more nature back into the city is a way to deal with urban sprawl and things like that. If the cities feel a little more natural, people like to live there more rather than moving out and dividing up another piece of land that shouldn't be touched.
The purpose of creation is beauty. Nature in all its various aspects develops towards beauty, and therefore it is plain that the purpose of life is to evolve towards beauty.
Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it... Eliminate one species, and another increases to take its place. Eliminate a great many species, and the local ecosystem starts to decay.
Mere communion with nature, mere contact with the free air, exercise a soothing yet comforting and strengthening influence on the wearied mind, calm the storm of passion, and soften the heart when shaken by sorrow to its inmost depths.
Mankind's ability to understand and control the forces of nature greatly exceeds our ability to govern ourselves.
In nature there are few sharp lines.
To any artist, worthy of the name, all in nature is beautiful, because his eyes, fearlessly accepting all exterior truth, read there, as in an open book, all the inner truth.
The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him.
There are unknown forces in nature; when we give ourselves wholly to her, without reserve, she lends them to us; she shows us these forms, which our watching eyes do not see, which our intelligence does not understand or suspect.
To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature.
The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.
If you can't be in awe of Mother Nature, there's something wrong with you.
Sympathy with nature is part of a good person's religion.
The laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God.
We are learning, too, that the love of beauty is one of Nature's greatest healers.
When mankind pushes, nature sometimes pushes back.
Nature knows best.
Humans have occupied a position in nature that they should not. It is impossible for humans to conquer nature.
Nature is not apart from us, nature is us.
Nature is the ultimate design. All the colors, textures, shapes, and inspiration are waiting for us to discover. I can think of no greater joy than this journey of discovery.
Somewhere I belong! A small house amidst nature it will be!
There is a way of beholding nature that is itself a form of prayer.
May the Sun Bring you new energy by day
May the Moon Softly restore you by night
May the rain Wash away your worries
May the breeze Blow new Strength into your Being
May you walk gently through the World and know it's Beauty all the days of your life.
Nature hath no goal, though she hath law.
We are separate from nature or life only in our minds.
When you nurture Nature, Nature nurtures you.
We are all equal in the face of nature.
The wonders of nature are endless.
There's an interdependence between flowers and bees. Where there are no flowers there are no bees, and where there are no bees, there are no flowers. They are really one organism. And so in the same way, everything in nature depends on everything else.
Mother Nature is a self-taught engineer.
Mother Nature made continents. Human beings made countries.
When Mother Nature speaks, even the Gods hold silence.
I say stick with Mother Nature as much as possible.
The only engine big enough to impact Mother Nature is Father Greed.
Mother Nature does not do bailouts.
Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it. How still they are, how deeply rooted in Being. Allow nature to teach you stillness.
The voice of the sea speaks to the soul.
In wilderness I sense the miracle of life.
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.
Nature is pleased with simplicity.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy.
If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.
In the woods we return to reason and faith.
In the woods we return to reason and faith. There I feel that nothing can befall me in life -- no disgrace, no calamity (leaving me my eyes), which nature cannot repair.
If winter comes, can spring be far behind?
Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day.
All this he saw, for one moment breathless and intense, vivid on the morning sky; and still, as he looked, he lived; and still, as he lived, he wondered.
Let us give Nature a chance; she knows her business better than we do.
We share the earth not only with our fellow human beings, but with all the other creatures.
There is a great need for the introduction of new values in our society, where bigger is not necessarily better, where slower can be faster, and where less can be more.
A civilization which destroys what little remains of the wild, the spare, the original, is cutting itself off from its origins and betraying the principle of civilization itself.
It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it's still here.
The proper use of science is not to conquer nature but to live in it.
It is a curious situation that the sea, from which life first arose should now be threatened by the activities of one form of that life. But the sea, though changed in a sinister way, will continue to exist; the threat is rather to life itself.
Like the resource it seeks to protect, wildlife conservation must be dynamic, changing as conditions change, seeking always to become more effective.
The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.
We have met the enemy, and he is us.
I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want.
One of these days I will explore this forest. But then again I may not, for there are places which people should leave alone.
Earth was created for all of us, not some of us.
The most tangible of all visible mysteries -- fire.
The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach.
In the beauty and grandeur of individual trees, and in number and variety of species, the Sierra forests surpass all others.
The stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they're watching me.
Even for a tree of 10000 feet, it's leaves return to the root when they fall.
A flower you plant may not necessarily bloom; but the seed of a tree you happen to drop may grow into a forest.
Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.
Few places in this world are more dangerous than home. Fear not, therefore, to try the mountain passes. They will kill care, save you from deadly apathy, set you free, and call forth every faculty into vigorous, enthusiastic action.
Our forests are literally the lungs for the planet.
The day I see a leaf is a marvel of a day.
Water is the driving force in nature.
Climb up on some hill at sunrise. Everybody needs perspective once in a while, and you'll find it there.
Do not despise your own place and hour. Every place is under the stars, every place is the center of the world.
The stars awaken a certain reverence because though always present they are inaccessible.
This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.
There's a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they're absolutely free. Don't miss so many of them.
The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man.
I can enjoy society in a room; but out of doors, nature is company enough for me.
A nobler want of man is served by nature, namely, the love of beauty.
Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.
Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread. A civilization which destroys what little remains of the wild, the spare, the original, is cutting itself off from its origins and betraying the principle of civilization itself.
Every living organism is fulfilled when it follows the right path for its own nature.
In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.
Our downfall as a species is that we are arrogant enough to think that we can control Mother Nature and stupid enough to think it is our job.
Mother Nature presents neither a wrinkled face nor tottering form, but constantly renews the bloom of her youth, while time fills up the volumes of her history.
As a scientist, I believe that nature is a perfect structure, seen from the standpoint of reason and logical analysis.
Sometimes Mother Nature has the answers when you do not even know the questions.
To me, Mother Nature isn't nearly as scary as human nature.
He who hears the rippling of rivers in these degenerate days will not utterly despair.
If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you'll come to understand that you're connected with everything.
I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.
If you wish to know the divine, feel the wind on your face and the warm sun on your hand.
The scientist does not study nature because it is useful to do so. He studies it because he takes pleasure in it, and he takes pleasure in it because it is beautiful. If nature were not beautiful it would not be worth knowing, and life would not be worth living.
The beauty of the natural world lies in the details.
To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.
To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter… to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring -- these are some of the rewards of the simple life.
I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.
The first wildflower of the year is like land after sea.
Those who dwell, as scientists or laymen, among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.
Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe, the less taste we shall have for destruction.
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.
Nature never wears a mean appearance. Neither does the wisest man extort her secret, and lose his curiosity by finding out all her perfection.
The day has eyes; the night has ears.
Never, no, never did nature say one thing and wisdom another.
Earth has no sorrow that earth cannot heal.
Everything in nature contains all the power of nature. Everything is made of one hidden stuff.
The love of wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyong reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth, the earth which bore us and sustains us, the only paradise we shall ever know, the only paradise we ever need, if only we had the eyes to see.
Everything in nature invites us constantly to be what we are.
Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible Nature. Unaware that this Nature he's destroying is this God he's worshiping.
I go to books and to nature as the bee goes to a flower, for a nectar that I can make into my own honey.
There is an element of truth in everything. Nature teaches, although it can sometimes be misleading.
To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.
It's the idea that people living close to nature tend to be noble. It's seeing all those sunsets that does it. You can't watch a sunset and then go off and set fire to your neighbor's tepee.
Ordinarily, I go to the woods alone, with not a single friend, for they are all smilers and talkers and therefore unsuitable.
Nature has no mercy at all. Nature says, I'm going to snow. If you have on a bikini and no snowshoes, that's tough. I am going to snow anyway.
A man on foot, on horseback or on a bicycle will see more, feel more, enjoy more in one mile than the motorized tourists can in a hundred miles.
I think it annoys God if you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice.
I like it when a flower or a little tuft of grass grows through a crack in the concrete. It's so heroic.
Architects cannot teach nature anything.
Nature knows no indecencies; man invents them.
There's a whole world out there, right outside your window. You'd be a fool to miss it.
Just walk, see, sit down if you like. And be. Just be, whatever you are with whatever you have, and realise that that is enough to be happy.
Go outside. Don't tell anyone and don't bring your phone. Start walking and keep walking until you no longer know the road like the palm of your hand, because we walk the same roads day in and day out, to the bus and back home and we cease to see.
Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled.
We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
At one time in the world there were woods that no one owned.
It is said that the forest has a certain limit if you look straight ahead, but the sides are boundless.
I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news.