Nature Quotes

Best selected nature quotes by some famous people of their times. These quotes about nature will motivate and inspire you and will make you much wiser about the subject.


Only nature knows how to justly proportion to the fault the punishment it deserves. Percy Bysshe Shelley
Everything in Nature contains all the powers of Nature. Everything is made of hidden stuff. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
It is easy to replace man, and it will take no great time, when Nature has lapsed, to replace nature. Alice Meynell
That man's best works should be such bungling imitations of Nature's infinite perfection, matters not much; but that he should make himself an imitation, this is the fact which Nature moans over, and deprecates beseechingly. Be spontaneous, be truthful, be free, and thus be individuals! is the song she sings through warbling birds, and whispering pines, and roaring waves, and screeching winds. Lydia M. Child
To the dull mind all nature is leaden. To the illumined mind the whole world burns and sparkles with light. Ralph Waldo Emerson
See one promontory, one mountain, one sea, one river and see all. Socrates
The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness. John Muir
Sympathy with nature is part of a good person's religion. Francis Herbert Hedge
Nature always tends to act in the simplest way. Bernoulli
The unnatural, that too is natural. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
The sky is the part of creation in which nature has done for the sake of pleasing man. John Ruskin
What law, what reason can deny that gift so sweet, so natural that God has given a stream, a fish, a beast, a bird? Pedro Calder=n de la Barca
Only those within whose own consciousness the sun rise and set, the leaves burgeon and wither, can be said to be aware of what living is. Joseph Wood Krutch
Who can explain the secret pathos of Nature's loveliness? It is a touch of melancholy inherited from our mother Eve. It is an unconscious memory of the lost Paradise. It is the sense that even if we should find another Eden, we would not be fit to enjoy it perfectly nor stay in it forever. Henry Van Dyke
I've always regarded nature as the clothing of God. Alan Havhamess
If winds are the spirit of the sky's ocean, the clouds are the texture. Their is easily the most uninhibited dominion of the earth. Nothing in physical shape is too fantastic for them. They can be round as apples or as fine as string, as dense as a jungle, as wispy as a whiff of down, as mild as puddle water or as potent as the belch of a volcano. Some are thunderous anvils formed by violent up drafts from the warm earth. Some are ragged coattails of storms that have passed. Some are stagnant blankets of warm air resting on cold. I have seen clouds in the dawn that looked like a pink Sultan with his pale harem maidens and a yellow slob of eunuch lolling impotent in the background. Guy Murchie
Nature understands no jesting. She is always true, always serious, always severe. She is always right, and the errors are always those of man. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise. George Washington Carver
Occurrences in this domain are beyond the reach of exact prediction because of the variety of factors in operation, not because of any lack of order in nature. Albert Einstein
Nature in America has always been suspect, on the defensive, cannibalized by progress. In America, every specimen becomes a relic. Susan Sontag
Let Nature have her way; she understands her business better than we do. Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
Nature has no principles. She makes no distinction between good and evil. Anatole France
Nature has been for me, for as long as I remember, a source of solace, inspiration, adventure, and delight; a home, a teacher, a companion. Lorraine Anderson
We cannot remember too often that when we observe nature, and especially the ordering of nature, it is always ourselves alone we are observing. Georg C. Lichtenberg
To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment. Jane Austen
Nature never says one thing and wisdom another. Decimus Junius Juvenalis
All that is sweet, delightful, and amiable in this world, in the serenity of the air, the fineness of seasons, the joy of light, the melody of sounds, the beauty of colors, the fragrancy of smells, the splendor our precious stones, is nothing else but Heaven breaking through the veil of this world, manifesting itself in such a degree and darting forth in such variety so much of its own nature. William Law
If only nature is real and if, in nature, only desire and destruction are legitimate, then, in that all humanity does not suffice to assuage the thirst for blood, the path of destruction must lead to universal annihilation. Albert Camus
The Laws of Nature are just, but terrible. There is no weak mercy in them. Cause and consequence are inseparable and inevitable. The elements have no forbearance. The fire burns, the water drowns, the air consumes, the earth buries. And perhaps it would be well for our race if the punishment of crimes against the Laws of Man were as inevitable as the punishment of crimes against the Laws of Nature --were Man as unerring in his judgments as nature. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
In nature we never see anything isolated, but everything in connection with something else which is before it, beside it, under it and over it. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
No sight is more provocative of awe than is the night sky. Llewelyn Powys
The sun will set without thy assistance. The Talmud
Man masters nature not by force but by understanding. This is why science has succeeded where magic failed: because it has looked for no spell to cast over nature. Jacob Bronowski
Man is a complex being; he makes the deserts bloom and lakes die. Gil Stern
Nature is a self-made machine, more perfectly automated than any automated machine. To create something in the image of nature is to create a machine, and it was by learning the inner working of nature that man became a builder of machines. Eric Hoffer
Nature is the art of God. Sir Thomas Browne
Nature is a good name for an effect whose cause is God. William Cowper
Nature is unfair? So much the better, inequality is the only bearable thing, the monotony of equality can only lead us to boredom. Francis Picabia
Disease is the retribution of outraged Nature. Hosea Ballou
And thus they give the time, that Nature meant for peaceful sleep and meditative snores, to ceaseless din and mindless merriment and waste of shoes and floors. Lewis Carroll
Nature... is nothing but the inner voice of self-interest. Charles Baudelaire
Art is man's nature: Nature is God's art. Philip James Bailey
Nature never did betray the heart that loved her. William Wordsworth
All nature is but art unknown to thee. Alexander Pope
Nature does nothing uselessly. Aristotle
The rich mind lies in the sun and sleeps, and is nature. Ralph Waldo Emerson
A man who lives with nature is used to violence and is companionable with death. There is more violence in an English hedgerow than in the meanest streets of a great city. P. D. James
The plastic virtues: purity, unity, and truth, keep nature in subjection. Guillaume Apollinaire
All things are artificial, for nature is the art of God. Sir Thomas Browne
The diversity of the phenomena of nature is so great, and the treasures hidden in the heavens so rich, precisely in order that the human mind shall never be lacking in fresh nourishment. Johannes Kepler
Our task is not to rediscover nature but to remake it. Raoul Vaneigem
We fly to beauty as an asylum from the terrors of finite nature. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, 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 long 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
For I have learned to look on nature, not as in the hour of thoughtless youth, but hearing oftentimes the still, sad music of humanity. William Wordsworth
All men by nature desire to know. Aristotle
We can never have enough of nature. We must be refreshed by the sight of inexhaustible vigor, vast and titanic features, the sea-coast with its wrecks, the wilderness with its living and its decaying trees, the thunder-cloud, and the rain which lasts three weeks and produces freshets. We need to witness our own limits transgressed, and some life pasturing freely where we never wander. Henry David Thoreau
Nature provides exceptions to every rule. Margaret Fuller
The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding. Francis Bacon
Of all the things that oppress me, this sense of the evil working of nature herself --my disgust at her barbarity --clumsiness --darkness --bitter mockery of herself --is the most desolating. John Ruskin
It is absolutely impossible to transcend the laws of nature. What can change in historically different circumstances is only the form in which these laws expose themselves. Karl Marx
Nature has no mercy at all. Nature says, ''I'm going to snow. If you have on a bikini and no snowshoes, that's tough. I am going to snow anyway.'' Maya Angelou
From our earliest hour we have been taught that the thought of the heart, the shaping of the rain-cloud, the amount of wool that grows on a sheep's back, the length of a drought, and the growing of the corn, depend on nothing that moves immutable, at the heart of all things; but on the changeable will of a changeable being, whom our prayers can alter. To us, from the beginning, Nature has been but a poor plastic thing, to be toyed with this way or that, as man happens to please his deity or not; to go to church or not; to say his prayers right or not; to travel on a Sunday or not. Was it possible for us in an instant to see Nature as she is --the flowing vestment of an unchanging reality? Olive Schreiner
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. Khalil Gibran
Nature surpasses nurture. Proverb
A man is related to all nature. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The law of nature is the strictest expression of necessity. Molescholte
As a profession advertising is young; as a force it is as old as the world. The first four words ever uttered, Let there be light, constitute its charter. All nature is vibrant with its impulse. Bruce Barton
The environment is everything that isn't me. Albert Einstein
Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same. Ralph Waldo Emerson
I know no subject more elevating, more amazing, more ready to the poetical enthusiasm, the philosophical reflection, and the moral sentiment than the works of nature. Where can we meet such variety, such beauty, such magnificence? James Thomson
As long as I retain my feeling and my passion for Nature, I can partly soften or subdue my other passions and resist or endure those of others. Lord Byron
The law cannot equalize mankind in spite of nature. Marquis De Vauvenargues
What a book a devil's chaplain might write on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low, and horribly cruel work of nature. Charles Darwin
Nature has made up her mind that what cannot defend itself shall not be defended. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nature is garrulous to the point of confusion, let the artist be truly taciturn. Paul Klee
Nature is a collective idea, and, though its essence exist in each individual of the species, can never in its perfection inhabit a single object. Henry Fuseli
Nature uses as little as possible of anything. Johannes Kepler
I look upon all creatures equally; none are less dear to me and none more dear. But those who worship me with love live in me, and I come to life in them. Bhagavad Gita
A wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the trees stand. I think, I too, have known autumn too long. Edward. E. Cummings
Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature. A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense. Joseph Addison
Nature, like us is sometimes caught without her diadem. Emily Dickinson
Meanings, moods, the whole scale of our inner experience finds in nature the ''correspondence'' through which we may know our boundless selves. Kathleen Raine
Men have an extraordinarily erroneous opinion of their position in nature; and the error is ineradicable. W. Somerset Maugham
All nature wears one universal grin. Henry Fielding
The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage; they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human. Victor Hugo
In nature nothing can be given. All things are sold. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Let us beware of saying there are laws in nature. There are only necessities: there is no one to command, no one to obey, no one to transgress. When you realize there are no goals or objectives, then you realize, too, that there is no chance: for only in a world of objectives does the word ''chance'' have any meaning. Friedrich Nietzsche
Whenever man comes up with a better mousetrap, nature immediately comes up with a better mouse. James Carswell
Nature, like man, sometimes weeps from gladness. Benjamin Disraeli
Nature, who for the perfect maintenance of the laws of her general equilibrium, has sometimes need of vices and sometimes of virtues, inspires now this impulse, now that one, in accordance with what she requires. Marquis De Sade
If you live according to the dictates of nature, you will never be poor; if according to the notions of man, you will never be rich. Seneca
Lightning is the shorthand of a storm, and tells of chaos. Eric Mackay
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled. Richard P. Feynman
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 roars; I love not man the less, but nature more. George Gordon
The ''control of nature'' is a phrase conceived in arrogance, born of the Neanderthal age of biology and the convenience of man. Rachel Carson
Nature... She pardons no mistakes. Her yea is yea, and her nay, nay. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Warm summer sun, shine kindly here. Warm southern wind, blow softly here. Green sod above, lie light, lie light. Good night, dear Heart, Good night, good night. Mark Twain
She seemed a thing that could not feel the touch of earthly years. William Wordsworth
Nature uses human imagination to lift her work of creation to even higher levels. Luigi Pirandello
The exact sciences also start from the assumption that in the end it will always be possible to understand nature, even in every new field of experience, but that we may make no a priori assumptions about the meaning of the word understand. Heisenberg
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. Dolly Parton
Nature breaks through the eyes of the cat. Irish Proverb
Nature's law affirm instead of prohibit. If you violate her laws, you are your own prosecuting attorney, judge, jury, and hangman. Luther Burbank
Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose. Garrison Keillor
Nature goes her own way and all that to us seems an exception is really according to order. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
I am at two with nature. Woody Allen
Like Confucius of old, I am so absorbed in the wonder of the earth and the life upon it, that I cannot think of heaven and the angels. Pearl S. Buck
Nature is not human hearted. Lao-Tzu
However much you knock at nature's door, she will never answer you in comprehensible words. Ivan Turgenev
I am against nature. I don't dig nature at all. I think nature is very unnatural. I think the truly natural things are dreams, which nature can't touch with decay. Bob Dylan
Nature is an endless combination and repetition of a very few laws. She hums the old well-known air through innumerable variations. Ralph Waldo Emerson
After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on -- have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear -- what remains? Nature remains. Walt Whitman
You may drive out nature with a pitchfork, yet she'll be constantly running back. Horace
Nature is commanded by obeying her. Francis Bacon
I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars. Walt Whitman

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