Nature saved my life.
After I lost my girlfriend in a car accident back in 2004, I started spending more time in nature.
I ran for 3-4 hours every week.
I was trying to find myself since I was feeling lost and confused.
I didn’t spend 2 years, 2 months, and 2 days like Thoreau, but I spent enough time to find answers.
As a tribute to nature, here are 100 of my favorite nature quotes collected throughout the years.
Simply to inspire you and make you feel grateful to spend even more time in nature.
You’ll discover quotes by Thoreau, Emerson, John Muir, and many more.
By discovering nature, you discover yourself. Maxime Lagacé
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. John Muir
Going to the mountains is going home. John Muir
Love the world as your own self; then you can truly care for all things. Lao Tzu
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy. Isaac Newton
We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. Native American proverb
The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. John Muir
Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads. Henry David Thoreau
I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees. Henry David Thoreau
And into the forest I go to lose my mind and find my soul. John Muir
The mountains are calling and I must go. John Muir
Between every two pines there is a doorway to a new world. John Muir
The air was soft, the stars so fine, the promise of every cobbled alley so great, that I thought I was in a dream. Jack Kerouac
Nature always wears the colors of the spirit. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark. John Muir
Time spent amongst trees is never time wasted. Katrina Mayer
I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. John Muir
It was for the best, so Nature had no choice but to do it. Marcus Aurelius
If we surrendered to earth’s intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees. Rainer Maria Rilke
The most beautiful gift of nature is that it gives one pleasure to look around and try to comprehend what we see. Albert Einstein
Nature, time and patience are the three great physicians. Chinese proverb
Choose only one master – nature. Rembrandt
Nature never hurries. Atom by atom, little by little, she achieves her work. Ralph Waldo Emerson Click to tweet
Leave the road, take the trails. Pythagoras
The sun illuminates only the eye of the man, but shines into the eye and the heart of the child. Ralph Waldo Emerson
I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck. Emma Goldman
Life sucks a lot less when you add mountain air, a campfire and some peace and quiet. Brooke Hampton
Preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known. Carl Sagan
Nature is just enough; but men and women must comprehend and accept her suggestions. Antoinette Brown Blackwell
For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it. Jacques-Yves Cousteau
Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another. Juvenal
If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll bet they’d live a lot differently. Bill Watterson
There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter. Rachel Carson
Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. Rachel Carson
There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story. Linda Hogan
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
There I feel that nothing can befall me. Ralph Waldo Emerson
And then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough? Vincent van Gogh
Man’s heart away from nature becomes hard. Standing Bear
Part 2. Nature Quotes That Are…
The Most Famous Nature Quotes
Searching for a famous nature quote? Check out those by Einstein, Shakespeare, Feynman, Lao Tzu, etc.
I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it. William Shakespeare
The earth has music for those who listen. William Shakespeare
I think nature’s imagination is so much greater than man’s, she’s never going to let us relax. Richard Feynman
Look into nature, and then you will understand it better. Albert Einstein
How could this earth of ours, which is only a speck in the heavens, have so much variety of life, so many curious and exciting creatures? Walt Disney
All things in nature occur mathematically. René Descartes
Nature is loved by what is best in us. Ralph Waldo Emerson
John Muir Nature Quotes
I never saw a discontented tree. John Muir
Most people are on the world, not in it. John Muir
Who wouldn’t be a mountaineer! Up here all the world’s prizes seem nothing. John Muir
Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. John Muir
Another glorious day, the air as delicious to the lungs as nectar to the tongue. John Muir
When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. John Muir
The sun shines not on us but in us. John Muir
Henry David Thoreau Nature Quotes
An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day. Henry David Thoreau (goodreads.com)
Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth. Henry David Thoreau
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. Henry David Thoreau
This curious world we inhabit is more wonderful than convenient; more beautiful than it is useful; it is more to be admired and enjoyed than used. Henry David Thoreau
Short Nature Quotes
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Nature does nothing uselessly. Aristotle
The poetry of the earth is never dead. John Keats
Nature, to be controlled, must be obeyed. Francis Bacon
Nature is not a place to visit. It is home. Gary Snyder
Watching nature makes you feel more human. Dan Go (Source)
An inflexible tree breaks in a storm. Matshona Dhliwayo
The earth is what we all have in common. Wendell Berry
Colors are the smiles of nature. Leigh Hunt
The first in time and the first in importance of the influences upon the mind is that of nature. Every day, the sun; and, after sunset, night and her stars. Ralph Waldo Emerson
I love places that make you realize how tiny you and your problems are. Unknown
All good things are wild and free. Henry David Thoreau
Nature is our mother. Latin proverb
It is in the still silence of nature where one will find true bliss. Unknown
Beautiful things don’t ask for attention. Unknown
The goal of life is living in agreement with nature. Zeno of Citium
Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light. Theodore Roethke
Nature rarely surrenders one of her magnificent secrets. Albert Einstein
Nothing is art if it does not come from nature. Antoni Gaudi
Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry. Jack Kerouac
A weed is no more than a flower in disguise. James Russell Lowell
Wildness is the preservation of the world. Henry David Thoreau
If you want to shine like a sun, first burn like a sun. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Men argue. Nature acts. Voltaire
Inspirational Nature Quotes
All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child. Marie Curie
Not just beautiful, though — the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they’re watching me. Haruki Murakami
I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars. Walt Whitman
We are now in the mountains and they are in us, kindling enthusiasm, making every nerve quiver, filling every pore and cell of us. John Muir
I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order. John Burroughs
I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news. John Muir
It is said that the forest has a certain limit if you look straight ahead, but the sides are boundless. Riccardo Bozzi
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
Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it. Ralph Waldo Emerson
At one time in the world there were woods that no one owned. Cormac McCarthy
Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled. Henry David Thoreau
We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us. Albert Einstein
There is nothing pleasanter than spading when the ground is soft and damp. John Steinbeck
Everything in nature goes by law, and not by luck. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The sunlight claps the earth, and the moonbeams kiss the sea: what are all these kissings worth, if thou kiss not me? Percy Bysshe Shelley
When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps. John Lennon
If you will stay close to nature, to its simplicity, to the small things hardly noticeable, those things can unexpectedly become great and immeasurable. Rainer Maria Rilke
There’s a whole world out there, right outside your window. You’d be a fool to miss it. Charlotte Eriksson
Part 3. Conclusion
A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Albert Einstein
- Discovering nature is a great way to discover yourself.
- Feeling down? Walk in nature. You’ll get way more than you seek.
- What are the benefits of spending time in nature?
- Better mental and physical health
- Better memory
- More creativity
- Better sleep
- Less stress
- Where’s home? In nature. From an evolutionary standpoint, this is our birthplace.
- Nature is our savior in this hyperconnected world.
A few thoughts on nature…
I was lucky enough to live close to nature when I was young.
What did I learn?
I learned to be curious and discovered the world of animals, insects, flowers, plants, and trees.
I also learned to be alone, enjoy myself, and feel at home even far from my parents.
The best part?
I kept that curiosity today and I still love to spend time in nature every week.
It’s crucial for my physical and mental health.
nature, hiking, and trail running are part of the reason I know myself a lot more today.
I couldn’t be more grateful.
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Do you spend time in nature? What’s your favorite nature quote? And remember: words can transform your life, if you find the right ones.