Nature Quotes

  • We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us. —Albert Einstein
  • There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered. —Nelson Mandela
  • Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark. —Anonymous
  • The shell must break before the bird can fly. —Tennyson
  • It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming. —John Steinbeck
  • Give a man a fish, and he can eat for a day. But teach a man how to fish, and he’ll be dead of mercury poisoning inside of three years. —Charles Haas
  • They are much to be pitied who have not been given a taste for nature early in life. — Jane Austin
  • 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
  • Man masters nature not by force but by understanding. — Jacob Brownowski
  • Nature often holds up a mirror so we can see more clearly the ongoing processes of growth, renewal, and transformation in our lives. —Mary Ann Brussat
  • Give me a spark of Nature’s fire. That’s all the learning I desire. — Robert Burns
  • 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
  • The most alarming of all man’s assaults upon the environment is the contamination of air, earth, rivers, and sea with dangerous and even lethal materials. This pollution is for the most part irrecoverable; the chain of evil it initiates not only in the world that must support life but in living tissues is for the most part irreversible. In this now universal contamination of the environment, chemicals are the sinister and little-recognized partners of radiation in changing the very nature of the world — the very nature of its life. — Rachel Carson 1962
  • Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.— George Washington Carver
  • Young people, I want to beg of you always keep your eyes open to what Mother Nature has to teach you. By so doing you will learn many valuable things every day of your life. — George Washington Carver
  • The boughs of no two trees never have the same arrangement. Nature always produces individuals; she never produces classes. — Lydia Maria Child
  • Everything in life is speaking in spite of it’s apparent silence. —Hazrat Inayat Khan
  • To plant a pine one need be neither god nor poet; one need only own a shovel. —A Sand County Almanac
  • Our ability to perceive quality in nature begins, as in art, with the pretty. It expands through successive stages of the beautiful to values as yet uncaptured by language. —A Sand County Almanac 
  • ’Tis always morning somewhere, and aboveThe awakening continents, from shore to shore,Somewhere the birds are singing evermore. —Longfellow
  • In Montana, a policeman will pull you over because he’s lonely. — Rich Hall
  • It’s only when you look at an ant through a magnifying glass on a sunny day that you realize how often they burst into flames. —Harry Hill
  • The frontier, so long an important influence on the temper of the American, no longer exists. But the continent can still boast a spaciousness, a grandeur, a richness and a variety. These are things which other nations can never recover. Should we lose them, we could not recover them either. The generation now living may very well be that which will make the irrevocable decision whether or not America will continue to be for centuries to come the one great nation which had the foresight to preserve an important part of its heritage.If we do not preserve it, then we shall have diminished by just that much the unique privilege of being an American. —From Grand Canyon
  • Today and All Its Yesterdays, by Joseph Wood Krutch
  • There is no such thing as death. In nature nothing dies. From each sad remnant of decay some forms of life arise. —Charles Mackay
  • Nature hath appointed twilight as a bridge to pass us out of day into night. —Thomas Fuller
  • If a turtle doesn’t have a shell, is he homeless or naked?
  • Everything is the product of one universal creative effort. There is nothing dead in Nature. Everything is organic and living, and therefore the whole world appears to be a living organism. —Seneca
  • Nature has given man no better thing than shortness of life. —Pliny the Elder