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Best Quotes About Nature

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A list of the best nature quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous nature quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic nature quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational quotes from that same writer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about nature?" and "What are inspirational nature quotes?"

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    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

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    "What wastrel mankind destroyed takes time for nature to put to rights." Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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    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

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    Nothing walks the earth more savage than a mare enraged. Janet Morris

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    The sun is new every day Janet Morris, Heraclitus

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    If it was true today, it might be untrue tomorrow. Janet Morris

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    Life was never simple, happiness never where you thought you'd left it, and right and wrong no more fixed than clouds in the sky Janet Morris

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    “Something is going on everywhere, most of which no one understands.” Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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    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

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    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

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    All nature is but art unknown to thee. Alexander Pope

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    Nature never says one thing and wisdom another. Juvenal

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    Nature is garrulous to the point of confusion, let the artist be truly taciturn. Paul Klee

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    Nature uses human imagination to lift her work of creation to even higher levels. Luigi Pirandello

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    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

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    Everything in Nature contains all the powers of Nature. Everything is made of hidden stuff. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    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

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    Let Nature have her way; she understands her business better than we do. Michel de Montaigne

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    Men have an extraordinarily erroneous opinion of their position in nature; and the error is ineradicable. W. Somerset Maugham

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    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

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    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

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    You may drive out nature with a pitchfork, yet she'll be constantly running back. Horace

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    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 Christoph Lichtenberg

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    The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage; they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human. Victor Hugo

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    Nature is not human hearted. Laozi

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    Nature surpasses nurture.

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    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

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

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    She seemed a thing that could not feel the touch of earthly years. William Wordsworth

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    I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars. Walt Whitman

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    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

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    The law cannot equalize mankind in spite of nature. Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues

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    Our task is not to rediscover nature but to remake it. Raoul Vaneigem

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    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

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    The sun will set without thy assistance.

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    Nature in America has always been suspect, on the defensive, cannibalized by progress. In America, every specimen becomes a relic. Susan Sontag

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    See one promontory, one mountain, one sea, one river and see all. Socrates

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    Only nature knows how to justly proportion to the fault the punishment it deserves. Percy Bysshe Shelley

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    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 the Younger

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    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

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    The sky is the part of creation in which nature has done for the sake of pleasing man. John Ruskin

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    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

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    Nature breaks through the eyes of the cat.

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    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

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    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.

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    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

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