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The Best Quotes About Nature

Updated June 14, 2019 424 votes 75 voters 10.7k views

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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.

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

This list includes notable nature quotes by various authors, writers, playwrights, speakers, politicians, athletes, poets, and more. Vote on your favorites so that the greatest nature quotes rise to the top, as the order of the list changes dynamically based on votes. Don't let your favorite nature sayings get to the bottom of the list.
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    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
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    Nature... is nothing but the inner voice of self-interest.

    Charles Baudelaire
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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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    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
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    All things are artificial, for nature is the art of God.

    Thomas Browne
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    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
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    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
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    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 Child
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    Nature is a good name for an effect whose cause is God.

    William Cowper
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    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.

    E. E. Cummings
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    Nature, like us is sometimes caught without her diadem.

    Emily Dickinson
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    Nature, like man, sometimes weeps from gladness.

    Benjamin Disraeli
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    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
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    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
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    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
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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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    A man is related to all nature.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Nature has made up her mind that what cannot defend itself shall not be defended.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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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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    In nature nothing can be given. All things are sold.

    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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