What would be ugly in a garden constitutes beauty in a mountain.
- Victor Hugo
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
Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
- John Lubbock
Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth.
- Albert Schweitzer
Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.
- Toni Morrison
I am two with nature.
- Woody Allen
The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.
- Tennessee Williams
To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.
- Jane Austen
Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit.
- Anton Chekhov
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.
- E. B. White
Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man - who has no gills.
- Ambrose Bierce
Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.
- Robert Green Ingersoll
The Universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson.
- Orison Swett Marden
There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew.
- Marshall McLuhan
We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts.
- William Hazlitt
Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space.
- Ansel Adams
Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.
- Russell Baker
Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.
- Francis Bacon
To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee, And revery. The revery alone will do, If bees are few.
- Emily Dickinson
To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
- George Santayana
The poetry of the earth is never dead.
- John Keats
How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!
- Emily Dickinson
Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment.
- R. Buckminster Fuller
Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes - every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man.
- Orison Swett Marden
Land really is the best art.
- Andy Warhol
In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia.
- Charles Lindbergh
It is written on the arched sky; it looks out from every star. It is the poetry of Nature; it is that which uplifts the spirit within us.
- John Ruskin
We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones.
- Jules Verne
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.
- John Muir
Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.
- John Burroughs
Let the gentle bush dig its root deep and spread upward to split the boulder.
- Carl Sandburg
Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
- Hans Christian Andersen
I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings.
- Gustave Flaubert
All things are artificial, for nature is the art of God.
- Thomas Browne
Even Kings and emperors with heaps of wealth and vast dominion cannot compare with an ant filled with the love of God.
- Guru Nanak
Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying.
- Langston Hughes
Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy - your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself.
- Annie Leibovitz
Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.
- Dag Hammarskjold
Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.
- Doug Larson
Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem.
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.
- Hal Borland
The counterfeit and counterpart of Nature is reproduced in art.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.
- Jimmy Carter
I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty.
- Thomas Moore
Nature is wont to hide herself.
Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains.
- Diane Ackerman
The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer, self-sufficient. There is no other time when the whole world seems composed of one thing and one thing only.
- Joseph Wood Krutch
For every person who has ever lived there has come, at last, a spring he will never see. Glory then in the springs that are yours.
- Pam Brown
A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart.
- Hal Borland
Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn.
- Walter Scott
The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago... had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands.
- Havelock Ellis
Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.
- Wallace Stevens
The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides.
- Jules Verne
I knew, of course, that trees and plants had roots, stems, bark, branches and foliage that reached up toward the light. But I was coming to realize that the real magician was light itself.
- Edward Steichen
Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.
- Gerard De Nerval