73 Beautiful Nature Quotes

After reading through these nature quotes, you should feel just a little bit happier — and maybe like going on a walk.

Man has always turned to nature for inspiration. Whether it’s for beauty, peace, success, or anything else, nature has always provided answers to our questions. We are not born into nature. We are born out of it.

Nature has everything we need to live, inspire, learn from, grow from, and succeed. There is nothing like it. Everything comes from it, and everything goes into it. That’s part of what makes these nature quotes so interesting.

Nature has always been cherished for its boundless and unrivaled beauty. Again, it has been the source of inspiration for poets and authors. It has also inspired the men and women of science, designers, and philosophers.

Whether you are looking for inspiration from nature or beautiful words about nature, here is a collection of notable words on nature.

Beautiful Nature Quotes

Nature never did betray the heart that loved her.
William Wordsworth

Mother Nature has the best box of crayons.

Nature does nothing uselessly.

I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.
Henry David Thoreau

If we surrendered
to earth’s intelligence,
we could rise up rooted, like trees.
Rainer Maria Rilke

I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it.
William Shakespeare

Get lost in nature, and you will find yourself.

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

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.
John Muir

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.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Quotes about Nature

Nature is man’s teacher. She unfolds her treasures to his search, unseals his eye, illumes his mind, and purifies his heart; an influence breathes from all the sights and sounds of her existence.
Alfred Billings Street

Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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.
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Be patient with yourself – nothing in nature blooms all year.

Your deepest roots are in nature. No matter who you are, where you live, or what kind of life you lead, you remain irrevocably linked with the rest of creation.
Charles Cook

We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.
Native American Proverb

I go to nature to be soothed and healed and to have my senses put in order.
John Burroughs

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Natural Beauty Quotes

I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy.’
Sylvia Plath

I have never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming ‘War Horse’ on Dartmoor.
Steven Spielberg

There is something of the marvelous in all things of nature.

If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.
Vincent Van Gogh

To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure, is the most perfect refreshment.
Jane Austen

Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms, you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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

Go out, go out, I beg of you
And taste the beauty of the wild.
Behold the miracle of the earth
With all the wonder of a child.
Edna Jaques

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Mother Nature Sayings

And then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?
Vincent Van Gogh

One of the things that people don’t realize is that natural beauty, those recreational forests, they have an economic development impact for the state as well.
Ed Rendell

Each moment of the year has its own beauty.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The destruction of the natural beauty, the ecosystems, and the majesty of mountains affect us in ways we’re not even aware of. Every time a mountain is beheaded, we chop off a little part of our souls.
Gloria Reuben

I am in love with this world . . . I have climbed its mountains, roamed its forests, sailed its waters, crossed its deserts, felt the sting of its frosts, the oppression of its heats, the drench of its rains, the fury of its winds, and always have beauty and joy waited upon my goings and comings.
John Burroughs

The earth has music for those who listen.
William Shakespeare

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Nature Quote

These are brand-new birds of
twelve-months growing,
Which a year ago, or less than twain,
No finches were, nor nightingales,
Nor thrushes,
But only particles of grain,
And earth and air, and rain.
Thomas Hardy

Snow was falling,
so much like stars
filling the dark trees
that one could easily imagine
its reason for being was nothing more
than prettiness.
Mary Oliver

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
William Shakespeare

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.
Rachel Carson

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

Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature.
C.S. Lewis

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God’s Art Quotations

Nature is the art of God.
Thomas Browne

Keep your love for Nature, for that is the true way to understand art more and more.
Vincent van Gogh

We inter-breath with the rain forests; we drink from the oceans. They are part of our own body.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
Lao Tzu

A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth’s eye, looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.
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I will be the gladdest thing under the sun. I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one.
Edna St. Vincent Millay

The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man.
Author Unknown

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.

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Nature goes her own way, and all that to us seems an exception is really according to order.

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Mother Nature Quotations

Nature, like a loving mother, is ever trying to keep land and sea, mountain and valley, each in its place, to hush and angry winds and waves, balance the extremes of heat and cold, of rain and drought, that peace, harmony, and beauty may reign supreme.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

The Natural Law is the final and absolute authority governing E Te No Ha, the earth we call our Mother.
Author Unknown

Nature, with equal mind,
Sees all her sons at play,
Sees man control the wind,
The wind sweeps man away.
Matthew Arnold

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no power greater than the Natural Laws. These powers were set up by the Great Spirit so that the human being has no access to it, except by obeying. If we choose not to follow the Natural Laws, our lives will be filled with confusion, tension, anxiety, and stress. If we poison the Earth, we poison ourselves – If we poison the Water of the Earth, we poison ourselves. As we do to the Earth, we do to ourselves and our children, even the unborn children. May we think about this today and ask ourselves, Are we holding and acting toward the Mother Earth in a good way?
Author Unknown

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.
John Lubbock

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Quotations About Beauty In Nature

Away from the tumult of motor and mill
I want to be carefree; I want to be still!
I’m weary of doing things, weary of words
I want to be one with the blossoms and birds.
Edgar A. Guest

May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, and dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.
Edward Abbey

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
Joyce Kilmer

Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
Robert Frost

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Wonders of the World

I believe the world is incomprehensibly beautiful — an endless prospect of magic and wonder.
Ansel Adams

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

What a joy it is to feel the soft, springy earth under my feet once more,
to follow grassy roads that lead to ferny brooks
where I can bathe my fingers in a cataract of rippling notes,
or to clamber over a stone wall into green fields that
tumble and roll and climb in riotous gladness!
Helen Keller

God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone but on trees and flowers and clouds and stars.
Martin Luther

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once, I saw a crowd,
A host of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
William Wordsworth

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Sayings on Nature

In those vernal seasons of the year, when the air is calm and pleasant, it were an injury and sullenness against Nature not to go out and see her riches and partake in her rejoicing with heaven and earth.
John Milton

The mountains are calling, and I must go.
John Muir

When Nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

What I know of the divine sciences and Holy Scriptures, I learned in woods and fields. I have no other masters than the beeches and the oaks.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

Keep your sense of proportion by regularly, preferably daily, visiting the natural world.
Catlin Matthews

Time destroys the speculation of men, but it confirms the judgment of nature.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

There is new life in the soil for every man. There is healing in the trees for tired minds and for our overburdened spirits; there is strength in the hills if only we will lift up our eyes. Remember that nature is your great restorer.
Calvin Coolidge

In seed, time learns; in harvest, teach; in winter, enjoy.
William Blake

Nature’s Style

Nature never goes out of style.

I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journeywork of the stars.
Walt Whitman

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

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Kahlil Gibran

God is the friend of silence. Trees, flowers, and grass grow in silence. See the stars, moon, and sun, and how they move in silence.
Mother Theresa

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.
John Muir

Best Nature Quotes

Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy.
Isaac Newton

The richness I achieve comes from Nature, the source of my inspiration.
Claude Monet

Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

If you wish to know the divine, feel the wind on your face and the warm sun on your hand.

Come forth into the light of things; let nature be your teacher.
William Wordsworth

An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
Henry David Thoreau

Love of Nature

If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.
Laura Ingalls Wilder

Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
Hans Christian Andersen

In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.
Alice Walker

The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.
Joseph Campbell

If there is any wisdom running through my life now, in my walking on this earth, it came from listening in the Great Silence to the stones, trees, space, the wild animals, to the pulse of all life as my heartbeat.
Vijay Hamilton

We do not see nature with our eyes but with our understandings and our hearts.
William Hazlitt

Beauty in the Outdoors

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Khalil Gibran

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.
George Gordon Byron

If you can’t be in awe of Mother Nature, there’s something wrong with you.
Alex Trebek

Sunshine is delicious; rain is refreshing; wind braces us up; snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.
John Ruskin

Nature’s beauty is a gift that cultivates appreciation and gratitude.
Louie Schwartzberg

Short Nature Quotes

I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.
Anne Frank

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.
Margaret Atwood

Preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.
Carl Sagan

Never, no, never did nature say one thing and wisdom another.
Edmund Burke

Men argue. Nature acts.

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
John Muir

The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure.
D. H. Lawrence

The goal of life is living in agreement with nature.

The poetry of the earth is never dead.
John Keats

By Mike O’Halloran

Mike is an author and editor of Greeting Card Poet.

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