Nature Quotes

The mind, in proportion as it is cut off from free communication with nature, with revelation, with God, with itself, loses its life, just as the body droops when debarred from the air and the cheering light from heaven.
– William Ellery Channing
Art is nature speeded up and God slowed down.
– Malcolm De Chazal
Good breeding is the result of good sense, some good nature, and a little self-denial for the sake of others.
– Lord Chesterfield
Resistance is feasible even for those who are not heroes by nature, and it is an obligation, I believe, for those who fear the consequences and detest the reality of the attempt to impose American hegemony.
– Noam Chomsky
The principle that human nature, in its psychological aspects, is nothing more than a product of history and given social relations removes all barriers to coercion and manipulation by the powerful.
– Noam Chomsky
It is the nature of babies to be in bliss.
– Deepak Chopra
Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.
– Sir Winston Churchill
Nature abhors annihilation.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero
Of all nature's gifts to the human race, what is sweeter to a man than his children?
– Marcus Tullius Cicero
There are more men ennobled by study than by nature.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero
Virtue is a habit of the mind, consistent with nature and moderation and reason.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero
Human judges can show mercy. But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal.
– Arthur C. Clarke
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
– Karl Von Clausewitz
Swans sing before they die - 'twere no bad thing should certain persons die before they sing.
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge
It is only in the country that we can get to know a person or a book.
– Cyril Connolly
Men speak of natural rights, but I challenge any one to show where in nature any rights existed or were recognized until there was established for their declaration and protection a duly promulgated body of corresponding laws.
– Calvin Coolidge
Nature is a good name for an effect whose cause is God.
– William Cowper
Thus happiness depends, as nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose.
– William Cowper
I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.
– e. e. cummings
The earth laughs in flowers.
– e. e. cummings
The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.
– e. e. cummings
All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
– Marie Curie
All a musician can do is to get closer to the sources of nature, and so feel that he is in communion with the natural laws.
– John Coltrane
There are only two guidelines in good sex, Don't do anything you don't really enjoy and find out what are your partner needs and dont balk them if you can help it.
– Alex Comfort
There is something beautiful about all scars of whatever nature. A scar means the hurt is over, the wound is closed and healed, done with.
– Harry Crews
Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.
– Anthony J. D'Angelo
Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationalize them, understand them thoroughly. After that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them.
– Salvador Dali
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
– Charles Darwin
There's always a period of curious fear between the first sweet-smelling breeze and the time when the rain comes cracking down.
– Don DeLillo
To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.
– Charles Dickens
How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!
– Emily Dickinson
To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee, And revery. The revery alone will do, If bees are few.
– Emily Dickinson
There is a muscular energy in sunlight corresponding to the spiritual energy of wind.
– Annie Dillard
All cartoon characters and fables must be exaggeration, caricatures. It is the very nature of fantasy and fable.
– Walt Disney
I don't like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It's just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess.
– Walt Disney
Nature's great masterpiece, an elephant; the only harmless great thing.
– John Donne
It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.
– Frederick Douglass
Nature has never read the Declaration of Independence. It continues to make us unequal.
– Will Durant
Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.
– Albert Einstein
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
– Albert Einstein
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
Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.
– Albert Einstein
In all private quarrels the duller nature is triumphant by reason of dullness.
– George Eliot
A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Earth laughs in flowers.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Everything in Nature contains all the powers of Nature. Everything is made of one hidden stuff.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nature hates calculators.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
The method of nature: who could ever analyze it?
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nature, more of a stepmother than a mother in several ways, has sown a seed of evil in the hearts of mortals, especially in the more thoughtful men, which makes them dissatisfied with their own lot and envious of another s.
– Desiderius Erasmus
Flying back from New York, the flight attendant said 'God, I wished you were here yesterday, we had a stroke on the plane. I said, if I have a stroke on a plane, I hope the pretend doctor isn't the one on the plane. I want a real doctor.
– Anthony Edwards
The nature of God is a circle of which the center is everywhere and the circumference is nowhere.
– Empedocles
The laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God.
– Euclid
Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry.
– Richard P. Feynman
Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature .
– Dorothy Canfield Fisher
He who knows no hardships will know no hardihood. He who faces no calamity will need no courage. Mysterious though it is, the characteristics in human nature which we love best grow in a soil with a strong mixture of troubles.
– Harry Emerson Fosdick
In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things. In physical terms, I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me.
– John Fowles
Zoos are becoming facsimiles - or perhaps caricatures - of how animals once were in their natural habitat. If the right policies toward nature were pursued, we would need no zoos at all.
– Michael Fox
It is human nature to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion.
– Anatole France
Nature has no principles. She makes no distinction between good and evil.
– Anatole France
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.
– Anne Frank
In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.
– Benjamin Franklin
Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.
– Benjamin Franklin
Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment.
– Richard Buckminster Fuller
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
– Richard Buckminster Fuller
The salary of the chief executive of a large corporation is not a market award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm personal gesture by the individual to himself.
– John Kenneth Galbraith
Man can never be a woman's equal in the spirit of selfless service with which nature has endowed her.
– Mahatma Gandhi
Man's nature is not essentially evil. Brute nature has been know to yield to the influence of love. You must never despair of human nature.
– Mahatma Gandhi
The good man is the friend of all living things.
– Mahatma Gandhi
We should meet abuse by forbearance. Human nature is so constituted that if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse, the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop.
– Mahatma Gandhi
The courage of a soldier is found to be the cheapest and most common quality of human nature.
– Edward Gibbon
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
– Kahlil Gibran
Nature knows no pause in progress and development, and attaches her curse on all inaction.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
– Baltasar Gracian
I did not want to be a tree, a flower or a wave. In a dancer's body, we as audience must see ourselves, not the imitated behavior of everyday actions, not the phenomenon of nature, not exotic creatures from another planet, but something of the miracle that is a human being.
– Martha Graham
It's human nature to be curious about people, and to be more curious about young people than old people. We want to cheer something on at the same time we want to tear it down. That's just so normal.
– Amy Grant
To bare our souls is all we ask, to give all we have to life and the beings surrounding us. Here the nature spirits are intense and we appreciate them, make offerings to them - these nature spirits who call us here - sealing our fate with each other, celebrating our love.
– Alex Grey
The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.
– Galileo Galilei
I just don't think I'm that interesting. I don't think what I have to say is that interesting. To hear me go blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. I mean, who... cares?
– James Gandolfini
I remember a hundred lovely lakes, and recall the fragrant breath of pine and fir and cedar and poplar trees. The trail has strung upon it, as upon a thread of silk, opalescent dawns and saffron sunsets.
– Hamlin Garland
My recollection of a hundred lovely lakes has given me blessed release from care and worry and the troubled thinking of our modern day. It has been a return to the primitive and the peaceful.
– Hamlin Garland
Whenever the pressure of our complex city life thins my blood and numbs my brain, I seek relief in the trail; and when I hear the coyote wailing to the yellow dawn, my cares fall from me - I am happy.
– Hamlin Garland
Understanding the laws of nature does not mean that we are immune to their operations.
– David Gerrold
We all need to look into the dark side of our nature - that's where the energy is, the passion. People are afraid of that because it holds pieces of us we're busy denying.
– Sue Grafton
As in nature, as in art, so in grace; it is rough treatment that gives souls, as well as stones, their luster.
– Thomas Guthrie
If one could conclude as to the nature of the Creator from a study of his creation it would appear that God has a special fondness for stars and beetles.
– John B. S. Haldane
Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.
– Dag Hammarskjold
There are grounds for cautious optimism that we may now be near the end ofthe search for the ultimate laws of nature.
– Stephen Hawking
In our nature, however, there is a provision, alike marvelous and merciful, that the sufferer should never know the intensity of what he endures by its present torture, but chiefly by the pang that rankles after it.
– Nathaniel Hawthorne
The perfect joys of heaven do not satisfy the cravings of nature.
– William Hazlitt
To be happy, we must be true to nature and carry our age along with us.
– William Hazlitt
We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts.
– William Hazlitt
What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning.
– Werner Heisenberg
Nature cannot be tricked or cheated. She will give up to you the object of your struggles only after you have paid her price.
– Napoleon Hill
Everything in excess is opposed to nature.
– Hippocrates
In the state of nature profit is the measure of right.
– Thomas Hobbes
Such is the nature of men, that howsoever they may acknowledge many others to be more witty, or more eloquent, or more learned; yet they will hardly believe there be many so wise as themselves.
– Thomas Hobbes
Creativity is the ability to introduce order into the randomness of nature.
– Eric Hoffer