Nature Quotes


That which is not good for the bee-hive cannot be good for the bees.
– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

It is the nature of every person to error, but only the fool perseveres in error.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero
For myself I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous. Bricks to all greenhouses! Black thumb and cutworm to the potted plant!
– Edward Abbey
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.
– Edward Abbey
Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains.
– Diane Ackerman
Save for the wild force of Nature, nothing moves in this world that is not Greek in its origin.
– John Acton
To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of nature and humanity which live or are latent in all things.
– Ansel Adams
Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space.
– Ansel Adams
In plain words, Chaos was the law of nature Order was the dream of man.
– Henry B. Adams
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
– John Adams
Man is subject to innumerable pains and sorrows by the very condition of humanity, and yet, as if nature had not sown evils enough in life, we are continually adding grief to grief and aggravating the common calamity by our cruel treatment of one another.
– Joseph Addison
Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature. A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense.
– Joseph Addison
Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the greatest weakness of human nature.
– Joseph Addison
The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age, and nature sink in years, But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth, Unhurt amidst the wars of elements, The wrecks of matter, and the crush of worlds.
– Joseph Addison
There is not so variable a thing in nature as a lady's head-dress.
– Joseph Addison
To be perfectly just is an attribute of the divine nature; to be so to the utmost of our abilities, is the glory of man.
– Joseph Addison
As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree,' probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
– Woody Allen
I am two with nature.
– Woody Allen
He who asks of life nothing but the improvement of his own nature... is less liable than anyone else to miss and waste life.
– Henri Frederic Amiel
None of us is responsible for the complexion of his skin. This fact of nature offers no clue to the character or quality of the person underneath.
– Marian Anderson