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
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
- Albert Einstein
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
The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.
- Moliere
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
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.
- Helen Keller
There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
- Henri Matisse
He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.
- Socrates
I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.
- e. e. cummings
In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.
- Albert Camus
Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.
- Winston Churchill
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
- Dale Carnegie
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
- Khalil Gibran
Fishes live in the sea, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones.
- William Shakespeare
The good man is the friend of all living things.
- Mahatma Gandhi
One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
- William Shakespeare
To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.
- Helen Keller
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
Earth laughs in flowers.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
- Albert Camus
Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.
- William Wordsworth
In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.
- Aristotle
Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.
- Langston Hughes
If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.
- Carl Sagan
I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things... I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind.
- Leo Buscaglia
What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly.
- Richard Bach
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
The bluebird carries the sky on his back.
- Henry David Thoreau
Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.
Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does.
- George Bernard Shaw
For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.
- Martin Luther
The mountains are calling and I must go.
- John Muir
The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore
I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.
- George Washington Carver
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.
- John Burroughs
By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all nature seems renewed around me and with me. The sky seems to be a pure, a cooler blue, the trees a deeper green. The whole world is charged with the glory of God and I feel fire and music under my feet.
- Thomas Merton
That which is not good for the bee-hive cannot be good for the bees.
- Marcus Aurelius
When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word - religion. Then I go out and paint the stars.
- Vincent Van Gogh
It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.
- Frederick Douglass
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.
- George Eliot
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.
- Edward Abbey
Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.
- Henry Ward Beecher
One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nature knows no pause in progress and development, and attaches her curse on all inaction.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.
- Galileo Galilei
Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.
- Roger Miller
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
- Frank Lloyd Wright
The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.
- e. e. cummings
Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.
- Rainer Maria Rilke
Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.
- Walt Whitman
I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.
- Walt Whitman
A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.
- Walt Whitman
The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
- John Muir
What is the good of your stars and trees, your sunrise and the wind, if they do not enter into our daily lives?
- E. M. Forster
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