Nature Quotes

1

“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​​​

2

“Nature is not our enemy, to be raped and conquered. Nature is ourselves, to be cherished and explored.” 

- Terence McKenna

3

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”                                                                          

- Albert Einstein

4

 “If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.”                                                                                                                                   

- Vincent Van Gogh

5

“The most beautiful gift of nature is that it gives one pleasure to look around and try to comprehend what we see.” 

- Albert Einstein

6

"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”                                                                                                             

- John Muir

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“Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same.”                                                                                                             

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

8

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As longs as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.” 

- Anne Frank

9

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.”

- William Blake

10

“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

- Gary Snyde

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“I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

- Frank Lloyd Wright

12

“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.”

- Hubert Reeves

13

“Those who find beauty in all of nature will find themselves at one with the secrets of life itself.”

- L Wolfe Gilbert

14

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”                                                                                              

- John Muir

15

“What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.”                                     -                                     

- Ralph Waldo Emerson 

16

“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”  

- Henry David Thoreau

17

“Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.” 

- Steve Maraboli

18

“If you will stay close to nature, to its simplicity, to the small things hardly noticeable, those things can unexpectedly become great and immeasurable.” 

- Rainer Maria Rilke

19

“All good things are wild and free.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

- Henry David Thoreau

20

“I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want.”

- Andy Warhol

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21

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” 

22

“The love of wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyond 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.”

- Edward Abbey

23

“To walk into nature is to witness a thousand miracles."                                                                                                                                                    

- Mary Davis

24

“The goal is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with nature.”

- Joseph Campbell

25

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.”                          

- John Muir 

26

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”                                                                                                                                           

- Lao Tzu

27

“In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.”                                                                                                                        

- Aristotle

28

“The earth has music for those who listen.”                                                                                                                                                                                                     

- William Shakespeare                                                                     

29

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.”                                                                

- Robert Louis Stevenson

30

“Nature is loved by what is best in us.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

- Lao Tzu

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31

“Choose only one master – nature.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

- Rembrandt

32

“There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” 

- Rachel Carson

33

“He that plants trees loves others besides himself.”                                                                                                                                                                      

- Thomas Fuller

34

“One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between man and nature shall not be broken.” 

- Leo Tolstoy

35

“Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.”                                                                                              

-  John Ruskin

36

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

- Helen Keller

37

“I can find God in nature, in animals, in birds and the environment.”                                                            

- Pat Buckley

38

“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”

39

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

- Lord Byron

40

“Looking at beauty in the world, is the first step of purifying the mind.”                                                  

- Amit Ray

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41

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity.”

- John Muir

42

“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.” 

- John Burroughs

43

“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.” 

- Chris Maser

44

“And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair” Khalil Gibran

- Helen Keller

45

“Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it.”                                                                                                          

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

46

“It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know the sense of wonder and humility. ” 

- Rachel Carson

47

“Something will have gone out of us as a people if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed ... We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we never do more than drive to its edge and look in.”

- Wallace Stegner

48

“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” 

- John Muir

49

“Everything in nature invites us constantly to be what we are.”                                                                                                                                                        

- Gretel Ehrlich

50

“Earth, my dearest, oh believe me, you no longer need your springtimes to win me over...Unspeakably, I have belonged to you, from the flush.” 

- Rainer Maria Rilke

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51

“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. I am not speaking, of course, of the beauty which strikes the senses, of the beauty of qualities and appearances. I am far from despising this, but it has nothing to do with science. What I mean is that more intimate beauty which comes from the harmonious order of its parts, and which a pure intelligence can grasp.”

- Henri Poincaré

52

“Life is a dance between heaven and earth, the ebb and flow of life.”                                                                                                              

- Maurice Spees

53

“I don't ask for the meaning of the song of a bird or the rising of the sun on a misty morning. There they are, and they are beautiful.”

- Pete Hamill

54

“All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.”                                                                                

- Marie Curie

55

“Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God.”

- George Washington Carver

56

“Intelligence is the ability of a species to live in harmony with its environment.”                                                                                 

- Paul Watson

Vegan Quotes

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“There is something about veganism that is not easy, but the difficulty is not inherent in veganism, but in our culture.” 

- Will Tuttle

58

“All sentient beings should have at least one right—the right not to be treated as property.”                                                                                                                                                                                                       

- Gary L Francione

59

“When an invisible ideology guides our beliefs and behaviors, we become casualties of a system that has stolen our freedom to think for ourselves and to act accordingly.” 

60

“Only when we have become non-violent towards all life will we have learned to live well ourselves.” 

- Cesar Chavez

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61

“To identify with others is to see something of yourself in them and to see something of them in yourself--even if the only thing you identify with is the desire to be free from suffering.”

- Melanie Joy

62

“We cannot have peace among men whose hearts find delight in killing any living creature.”                                                                                                                                                                                

- Rachel Carson

63

"It is not your right—based on YOUR traditions, YOUR customs and YOUR habits—to deny animals THEIR freedom so you can harm them, enslave them and kill them. That's not what rights are about. That's injustice. There is no counter-argument to veganism. Accept it. Apologize for the way you’ve been living. Make amends and move forward.” 

- Gary Yourofsky

64

“The greatness of a nation and it’s moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”

- Gandhi

65

“Think about it: virtually every atrocity in the history of humankind was enabled by a populace that turned away from a reality that seemed too painful to face, while virtually every revolution for peace and justice has been made possibly by a group of people who chose to bear witness and demanded that others bear witness as well.”

- Melanie Joy

66

"Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.” 

- Thomas Edison

67

"It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal.”                                                                                                  

- Joaquin Phoenix

68

“I hold that the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man.”

- Ghandi

69

“If you are not the victim, don't examine it entirely from your point of view because when YOU'RE not the victim, it becomes pretty easy to rationalize and excuse cruelty, injustice, inequality, slavery, and even murder. But when you're the victim, things look a lot differently from that angle.”

- Gary Yourofsky

70

"There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery.”

- Charles Darwin

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71

"The question is not, 'Can they reason?' nor, 'Can they talk?' but rather, 'Can they suffer?”                                                          

- Jeremy Bentham

72

"He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals."

- Immanuel Kant

73

“Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.”

- Albert Einstein

74

“May our daily choices be a reflection of our deepest values, and may we use our voices to speak for those who need us most, those who have no voice, those who have no choice.”

- Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

75

“I'm always pushing for human responsibility. Given that chimpanzees and many other animals are sentient and sapient, then we should treat them with respect.”

- Jane Goodall

76

“Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.”

- Albert Schweitzer

77

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

 -Charles Darwin

78

“If slaughterhouses had glass walls, the whole world would be vegetarian.”                                                                              

 - Linda McCartney

79

“Closing our eyes doesn't make violence disappear; it only closes our minds and hearts and enables the violence to continue.”

- Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

80

“Poor animals, how jealously they guard their bodies, for to us is merely an evening’s meal, but to them is life itself.”

- T. Casey Brennan

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81

“A man of my spiritual intensity does not eat corpses.”                                                                                                                                

- George Bernard Shaw

82

"For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love.” 

- Pythagoras

83

“If you really care about animals, then stop trying to figure out how to exploit them 'compassionately'. Just stop exploiting them.” 

- Gary L Francione

84

“All the arguments to prove man's superiority cannot shatter this hard fact: in suffering the animals are our equals.”

- Peter Singer

85

‘If you don’t want to be beaten, imprisoned, mutilated, killed or tortured, then you shouldn’t condone such behaviour towards anyone, be they human or not.’

- Moby

86

“What’s the point of having beliefs and values if we don't stand up for the former and live by the latter?”

- Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

Love on Planet Quotes

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87

“How can we be so arrogant? The planet is, was, and always will be stronger than us. We can't destroy it; if we overstep the mark, the planet will simply erase us from its surface and carry on existing. Why don't they start talking about not letting the planet destroy us?”

- Paulo Coelho

88

“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”

- Mahatma Gandhi

89

“The Earth does not belong to us: we belong to the Earth."                                                                                                                     

- Marlee Matlin 

90

“Sooner or later, we will have to recognise that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans.” 

- Evo Morales

91

“We have forgotten how to be good guests, how to walk lightly on the earth as its other creatures do.” 

- Barbara Ward

92

“The Earth is a fine place and worth fighting for.”                                                                                                                                              

- Ernest Hemingway

93

“We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”                                                                                         

- Native American proverb

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94

“A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.”  

- Franklin D. Roosevelt

95

“The Earth will not continue to offer its harvest, except with faithful stewardship. We cannot say we love the land and then take steps to destroy it for use by future generations.”

- John Paul II

96

“The ultimate test of man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.” 

- Gaylord Nelson

97

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make."

- Jane Goodall

98

“Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.” 

- Jimmy Carter

99

“The environment is where we all meet; where we all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.” 

- Lady Bird Johnson

100

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” 

- Margaret Mead

101

“The Earth is what we all have in common.”                                                                                                                                       

- Wendell Berry

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