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Famous Quotes & Quotations About Nature:

I've made an odd discovery. Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that happiness is no longer a possibility. Yet when I talk with my gardener, I'm convinced of the opposite.
~ Bertrand Russell.

A sensitive plant in a garden grew,
And the young winds fed it with silver dew,
And it opened its fan-like leaves to the light,
and closed them beneath the kisses of night.
~ Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Sensitive Plant, 1820.

Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.
~ John Burroughs.

Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.
~ Francis Bacon, Novum Organum, 1620.

Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.
~ Henry David Thoreau.

A wee child toddling in a wonder world... I prefer to their dogma my excursions into the natural gardens where the voice of the Great Spirit is heard in the twittering of birds, the rippling of mighty waters, and the sweet breathing of flowers. If this is Paganism, then at present, at least, I am a Pagan.
~ Zitkala-Sa.

A wise man can do no better than to turn from the churches and look up through the airy majesty of the wayside trees with exultation, with resignation, at the unconquerable unimplicated sun.
~ Llewelyn Powys, The Pathetic Fallacy.

Joy all creatures drink
At nature's bosoms...
~ Friedrich von Schiller, Ode to Joy, 1785, translated from German.

Let us permit nature to have her way. She understands her business better than we do.
~ Michel de Montaigne.

Look at the trees, look at the birds, look at the clouds, look at the stars... and if you have eyes you will be able to see that the whole existence is joyful. Everything is simply happy. Trees are happy for no reason; they are not going to become prime ministers or presidents and they are not going to become rich and they will never have any bank balance. Look at the flowers - for no reason. It is simply unbelievable how happy flowers are.
~ Osho.

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
~ Albert Einstein.

Man's heart away from nature becomes hard.
~ Standing Bear.

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
~ Lao Tzu.

Nature hates calculators.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Nature is a writer's best friend.
~ Agavé Powers.

Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.
~ Henry David Thoreau, Journal, 5 January 1856.

Nature is man's teacher. She unfolds her treasures to his search, unseals his eye, illumes his mind, and purifies his heart; an influence breathes from all the sights and sounds of her existence.
~ Alfred Billings Street.

Nature rejuvenates so quickly, so completely. Though we often view ourselves otherwise, we are nature.
~ Jeb Dickerson, www.howtomatter.com.

Nature reserves the right to inflict upon her children the most terrifying jests.
~ Thornton Wilder.

Nature will not be admired by proxy.
~ Winston Churchill.

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