Nature Quotes

People have written about the relationship of nature and healing going way back in written history, and continues today with words that so often displays the deep personal connection an author has sharing their relationship with nature. Enjoy this wandering through time revisiting people's emotional thoughts on their personal journey with nature. 

 Albert Einstein

 “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”   

Anthony William 

“Walk in nature and feel the healing power of the trees.”   


"In all things of nature there is something of the   marvelous."    

Buddha,  monk and sage, on whose teaching Buddhism was founded (c. 563/480—c. 483/400   BC) 

"If you wish to know the   divine, feel the wind on your face and the warm sun on your hand."    

Charles Dickens, English   writer, and regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian Era   (1812-1870) 

"Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of   its own."   

Dante Alghieri, Italian poet   of the Middle Ages (1265–1321) 

"Nature is the art of God."   

Eckhart Tolle 

“Nature can bring you to stillness, that   is its gift to you.”    

“The moment you become aware of a plant’s emanation of   stillness and peace, that plant becomes your teacher.”   

Emily Dickinson, American  poet (1830–1886)

 “Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door.”  


 EO Wilson 

“Just being surrounded by bountiful nature, rejuvenates and inspires us.”   

“Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual,   cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.”   

Frank Lloyd Wright 

“Nature is my manifestation of God.”   

"Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will   never fail you."   

Gretel Ehrlich 

“Everything in nature invites us constantly to be what we   are.”   

Hans Christian Andersen 

"Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine,   freedom, and a little flower."  

 Henry David Thoreau

 “Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the   drink, taste hte fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”   

Henry David Thoreau 

"An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.”  

Henry   Morton Stanley, Welsh journalist and explorer (1841–1904) 

“The sky lovingly smiles on the   earth and her children.”    

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,   American poet and educator (1807–1882) 

"Sit in reverie and watch the changing colors of the   waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind."   


Nature itself is the best physician.”   

Jacques Yves  

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder  forever.”    

Jane Austen 

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

John Burroughs “I go to nature to be soothed, healed and have my senses put in order.”  

John Lubbock 

“Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the  sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever   learn from books.”   


John Muir 

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest  wilderness.”    

“Come to the woods for here is rest.”   

“Allow nature’s peace to flow into you as sunshine flows into  trees.” 

"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks."  


Katrina Mayer 

“Time spent amongst trees is never wasted time.”   

L. Wolfe Gilbert 

“Those who find beauty in all of nature will find themselves   at one with the secrets of life itself.”   

Lao Tzu 

"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished."   

Laura Ingalls Wilder 

“If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.”   

Leigh Hunt 19th Century   English, critic, poet and essayist (1784–1859)

"Colors are the smiles of nature."    

Lorraine Anderson 

“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.”   

Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor   and Philosopher (121–180) 

"Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see   yourself running with them."   

John Muir, Our National Parks

“Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.” 


Rachel Carson 

“There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”   

“Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.”    

"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. "  

“If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson 

"Nature always wears the colors of the spirit."  

"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience."   

Rembrandt, Dutch painter regarded as the greatest artist of Holland’s “Golden Age”


"Painting is the grandchild of nature. It is related to God."   

Richard Louv 

“The greener the setting, the more the relief.”   

Santosh Kalwar 

“All our wisdom is stored in the trees.”   

Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar 

“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air,   mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy.’”   

Vincent van Gogh 

"…and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that   is not enough, what is enough?"   

“If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.”   

William Shakespeare , English   poet, playwright and actor (1564–1616) 

"One touch of nature makes the whole world kin."  

“The earth has music for those who listen.”