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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 nature quotes from that same writer.

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Nature never says one thing and wisdom another. Juvenal

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

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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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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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The sun is new every day Janet Morris, Heraclitus

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

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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

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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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Nature is not human hearted. Laozi

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

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

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"Nature has a surer plan than mortals can devise." Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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Nature is the art of God. Dante Alighieri

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

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Nature does nothing uselessly. Aristotle

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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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The environment is everything that isn't me. Albert Einstein

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A man is related to all nature. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The rich mind lies in the sun and sleeps, and is Nature. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment. Jane Austen

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Nature surpasses nurture.

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The sun will set without thy assistance.

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Nature is commanded by obeying her. Francis Bacon

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Nature is a good name for an effect whose cause is God. William Cowper

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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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All men by nature desire to know. Aristotle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Nature goes her own way and all that to us seems an exception is really according to order. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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We fly to beauty as an asylum from the terrors of finite nature. Ralph Waldo Emerson