124 Breathtaking Nature Quotes [That Celebrate Earth]


Have you ever been struck speechless by the marvelous beauty of nature? If you can’t help but marvel about the wonders of nature, you will like the following collection of inspirational nature quotes. And for even more uplifting thoughts, be sure to have a look at our list of gratitude quotes that inspire you to appreciate life to the fullest.

Emerging yourself in nature and taking in the soothing calmness of the natural world can have a profound impact on your entire well-being. The comforting effect of nature can help you to relieve stress and to unplug from the hectic burdens of civilization.

“I declare this world is so beautiful, that I can hardly believe it exists!”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The more you examine and study the workings of nature, the more amazed you become. It’s not uncommon to feel pure joy, wonder, or even amazement about all the magnificent wonders of nature.

Beautiful nature quotes

Nature deserves to be celebrated with these inspirational nature quotes.

The simple act of an unfolding flower that starts facing the sun can leave you wondering about the mechanics of life for hours. Just think about how well-balanced nature’s ecosystems are and how they all contribute to maintaining life on earth.

It’s a sheer delight to simply behold the beauty of nature and to ponder about it. If you know where to look for it, nature will reveal its gracefulness in a multitude of ways. To celebrate Earth’s life-giving qualities, we have created the following list of quotes.

124 Breathtaking Nature Quotes [That Celebrate Earth]

It can be quite difficult to describe the pure joy of spending time outdoors. Thankfully, many brilliant authors have found eloquent words to articulate why nature can leave you speechless. If you’re looking for inspiration that helps you to express how important nature is to you, you’ve come to the right place.

To give you a better overview, we have categorized the following quotes into these sections:

Enjoy reading!

Here’s our list of inspirational nature quotes


“The earth laughs in flowers.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Laugh in flowers quote


“If we surrendered to earth’s intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees.”
Rainer Maria Rilke

Earth's intelligence


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

Find beauty everywhere quote


“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

Nature is imagination itself quote


“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.”
John Muir

Sunshine flows into trees quote


“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

In one acorn quote


“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.”
Khalil Gibran

Earth delights to feel your bare feet quote


“Listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”
John Lubbock

The clouds float across quote


“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.”
Lauren DeStefano

Saving up all year for the grand finale quote


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

Nature does not hurry quote


“Nature is pleased with simplicity.”
Isaac Newton

Nature is pleased with simplicity quote


“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.”
Joseph Campbell

Match your nature with Nature quote


“Trees, for example, carry the memory of rainfall. In their rings, we read ancient weather—storms, sunlight, and temperatures, the growing seasons of centuries. A forest shares a history, which each tree remembers even after it has been felled.”
Anne Michaels

A forest shares a history quote


“The planting of a tree, especially one of the long-living hardwood trees, is a gift which you can make to posterity at almost no cost and with almost no trouble, and if the tree takes root it will far outlive the visible effect of any of your other actions, good or evil.”
George Orwell

The planting of a tree quote


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

The clearest way into the universe quote


“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.”
Gary Snyder


“Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles.”
Terence McKenna


“If nature were not beautiful it would not be worth knowing, and life would not be worth living.”
Henri Poincaré


“Walk with faith, rejoicing in the beauties of nature.”
Gordon B. Hinckley

The beauties of nature quote


“In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.”
John Muir


“Did you ever see the way the clouds love a mountain? They circle all around it; sometimes you can’t even see the mountain for the clouds.”
Toni Morrison


“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. 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 away from you like the leaves of Autumn.”
John Muir


“Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.”
Theodore Roosevelt


“Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.”
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Shield the canyons quote


“Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.”
Khalil Gibran


“I find parallels in nature to be a beautiful reflection of grand orchestration.”
Steve Maraboli


“If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown! But every night come out these envoys of beauty, and light the universe with their admonishing smile.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson


“A flower blossoms for its own joy.”
Oscar Wilde

A flower blossoms quote


“Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete? Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else even cared.”
Tupac Shakur


“Who else goes to the woods to find peace only to discover themself in the process? I find forests unclutter the mind with each breath the trees afford me.”
Michael Poeltl


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


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

Look deep into nature quote


“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike.”
John Muir


“One forgets that there are environments which do not respond to the flick of a switch or the twist of a dial, and which have their own rhythms and orders of existence.”
Robert MacFarlane


“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts… There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”
Rachel Carson


“By speaking of greater forces than we can possibly invoke, and by confronting us with greater spans of time than we can possibly envisage, mountains refute our excessive trust in the man-made. They pose profound questions about our durability and the importance of our schemes. They induce, I suppose, a modesty in us.”
Robert MacFarlane


“We have not inherited this earth from our parents to do with it what we will. We have borrowed it from our children and we must be careful to use it in their interests as well as our own.”
Moss Cass


“Nature didn’t need an operation to be beautiful. It just was.”
Scott Westerfeld

Nature didn't need an operation quote


“People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.”
Iris Murdoch


“Not just beautiful, though—the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they’re watching me.”
Haruki Murakami


“Everything is connected. The wing of the corn beetle affects the direction of the wind, the way the sand drifts, the way the light reflects into the eye of man beholding his reality. All is part of totality.”
Tony Hillerman


“The love of wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyond reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth, the earth which bore us and sustains us, the only paradise we shall ever know, the only paradise we ever need, if only we had the eyes to see.”
Edward Abbey


“These people have learned not from books, but in the fields, in the wood, on the river bank. Their teachers have been the birds themselves, when they sang to them, the sun when it left a glow of crimson behind it at setting, the very trees, and wild herbs.”
Anton Chekhov


“The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can’t.”
Christopher Paolini

The sea is emotion quote


“It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know the sense of wonder and humility. „
Rachel Carson


“The sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.”
John Lennon


“We need the tonic of wildness… At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.”
Henry David Thoreau


Nature doesn’t disdain what lives only for a day. It pours the whole of itself into each moment.”
Tom Stoppard


“Something will have gone out of us as a people if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed … We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we never do more than drive to its edge and look in.”
Wallace Stegner


“Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.”
Jimmy Carter

Love of nature quote


“I hope that while so many people are out smelling the flowers, someone is taking the time to plant some.”
Herbert Rappaport


“You know those plants that are always trying to find the light? Maybe they were planted in a location that didn’t necessarily facilitate growth, but inexplicably they make a circuitous route to not only survive but bloom into a beautiful plant.”
Jonathan Van Ness


“This curious world we inhabit is more wonderful than convenient; more beautiful than it is useful; it is more to be admired and enjoyed than used.”
Henry David Thoreau


“A flower knows, when its butterfly will return, and if the moon walks out, the sky will understand.”
Sanober Khan

A flower knows quote


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


“Wildness is the preservation of the World.”
Henry David Thoreau


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


“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity”
John Muir


“The oceans are the planet’s last great living wilderness, man’s only remaining frontier on Earth, and perhaps his last chance to prove himself a rational species.”
John L. Culliney


“Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.”
Wendell Berry


“So abundant and novel are the objects of interest in a pure wilderness that unless you are pursuing special studies it matters little where you go, or how often to the same place.”
John Muir


“Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
Albert Einstein


“A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in – what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.”
Victor Hugo


“All things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.”
Leonardo da Vinci

Exposed by the light quote


“If you love a flower which happens to be on a star, it is sweet at night to gaze at the sky. All the stars are a riot of flowers.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


“The care of the earth is our most ancient and most worthy and, after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it, and to foster its renewal, is our only legitimate hope.”
Wendell Berry


“The fallen leaves in the forest seemed to make even the ground glow and burn with light.”
Malcolm Lowry


“I’ve found that there is always some beauty left – in nature, sunshine, freedom, in yourself; these can all help you.”
Anne Frank

Always some beauty left quote


“Even broken in spirit as he is, no one can feel more deeply than he does the beauties of nature. The starry sky, the sea, and every sight afforded by these wonderful regions, seems still to have the power of elevating his soul from earth. Such a man has a double existence: he may suffer misery, and be overwhelmed by disappointments; yet, when he has retired into himself, he will be like a celestial spirit that has a halo around him, within whose circle no grief or folly ventures.”
Mary Shelley


“Something will have gone out of us as a people if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed … We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we never do more than drive to its edge and look in.”
Wallace Stegner


“I think it is far more important to save one square mile of wilderness, anywhere, by any means, than to produce another book on the subject.”
Edward Abbey


“The book of nature has no beginning, as it has no end. Open this book where you will, and at any period of your life, and if you have the desire to acquire knowledge you will find it of intense interest, and no matter how long or how intently you study the pages, your interest will not flag, for in nature there is no finality.”
Jim Corbett


“What we do see depends mainly on what we look for. In the same field the farmer will notice the crop, the geologists the fossils, botanists the flowers, artists the colouring, sportsmen the cover for the game. Though we may all look at the same things, it does not all follow that we should see them.”
John Lubbock


“Our ability to perceive quality in nature begins, as in art, with the pretty. It expands through successive stages of the beautiful to values as yet uncaptured by language.”
Aldo Leopold


“The need for wildness is written within our genes, in a language we are just beginning to understand. And in wilderness, we will find the Rosetta Stone that can unravel this ancient language of our bones.”
Krista Schlyer


“Nature is an outcry, unpolished truth; the art—a euphemism—tamed wilderness.”
Dejan Stojanovic

Nature is an outcry quote


“Here grew willows and alders, their trunks twisted like giants’ sinews. Around them, bark lichen bloomed blue-white in the darkness. It felt like a good place, where there was old magic.”
Duncan Harper


“We’re here to know God, to love and serve God, and to be blown away by the beauty and miracle of nature.”
Anne Lamott


“Nobody sees a flower – really – it is so small it takes time – we haven’t time – and to see takes time.”
Georgia O’Keeffe


As individuals, we can make a difference, whether it is to probe the secrets of Nature, to clean up the environment.”
Michio Kaku


“The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.”

Nature cures the disease quote


“Our approach to nature is to beat it into submission. We would stand a better chance of survival if we accommodated ourselves to this planet and viewed it appreciatively, instead of skeptically and dictatorially.”
E.B. White


“There’s a silent voice in the wilderness that we hear only when no one else is around. When you go far, far beyond, out across the Netherlands of the Known, the din of human static slowly fades away.”
Rob Schultheis


“Raindrops blossom brilliantly in the rainbow, and change to flowers in the sod, but snow comes in full flower direct from the dark, frozen sky.”
John Muir

Mother nature quotes


“What Mother Nature does is rigorous until proven otherwise; what humans and science do is flawed until proven otherwise.”
Nassim Nicholas Taleb


“Mother Nature is our teacher – reconnecting us with Spirit, waking us up and liberating our hearts.”
Sylvia Dolson

Mother nature is our teacher quote


“I want to lay naked in golden fields, as I gaze up at an endless sky, dreaming my dreams, as Mother Nature’s love washes over me like spiritual sunshine.”
Jaeda DeWalt


“Nature’s accidents are the universe’s way of throwing chance into a system which would die of too much orderliness. Hurricanes, droughts, floods, volcanic eruptions are all Mother Nature’s way of stirring up the pot to prevent stagnation and putrefaction.”
Luke Rhinehart


“To me, Mother Nature isn’t nearly as scary as human nature.”
Paula Stokes


“Mother Nature’s ruthless to the weak, but isn’t arbitrary cruel or negative. Mother Nature saves aggression for extreme situations, and instead uses consistent leadership–to help keep things running smoothly. Mother nature doesn’t rule by fear and anger, but by calm strength and assertiveness.”
Cesar Millan


“Isn’t that Mother Nature? She’s supposed to have, like, flowers in her hair and birds singing around her and dear and rabbits doing her laundry.”
Rick Riordan


“The sunlight claps the earth, and the moonbeams kiss the sea.”
Percy Bysshe Shelley

The sunlight claps quote


“Everything about her is captivating, like the aftermath of a storm. People aren’t supposed to get pleasure out of the destruction Mother Nature is capable of.”
Colleen Hoover


“Mother Nature is indeed a real mother, creating and destroying in a constant loop.”
Caitlin Doughty


“Listen to the trees as they sway in the wind. Their leaves are telling secrets. Their bark sings songs of olden days as it grows around the trunks. And their roots give names to all things. Their language has been lost.”
Vera Nazarian


“There is a love of wild nature in everybody, an ancient mother-love showing itself whether recognized or no, and however covered by cares and duties”
John Muir


“Mother Nature doesn’t care if you’re having fun. „
Larry Niven


“You are not Atlas carrying the world on your shoulder. It is good to remember that the planet is carrying you.”
Vandana Shiva


“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.”
Rachel Carson


“It is not reasonable that art should win the place of honor over our great and powerful mother nature. We have so overloaded the beauty and richness of her works by our inventions that we have quite smothered her.”
Michel de Montai

Short nature quotes


“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair.”
Susan Schutz

Let us dance in the sun quote


“The poetry of the earth is never dead.”
John Keats


“When you increase the number of gardens, you increase the number of heavens too!”
Mehmet Murat ildan


“Land forests are the coral reefs of the ocean of air.”
Steven Magee


“The outside is the only place we can truly be inside the world.”
Daniel J. Rice


“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.”
John Muir

A single thing in nature quote


“Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature.”
Susan Polis Schutz


“Looking at beauty in the world, is the first step of purifying the mind.”
Amit Ray


“My religion is nature. That’s what arouses those feelings of wonder and mysticism and gratitude in me.”
Oliver Sacks


“In the wilderness, we can only wonder.”
Lailah Gifty Akita


“All our wisdom is stored in the trees.”
Santosh Kalwar


“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson


“I like it when a flower or a little tuft of grass grows through a crack in the concrete.”
George Carlin


“In a rich moonlit garden, flowers open beneath the eyes of entire nations terrified to acknowledge the simplicity of the beauty of peace.”


“There is something in the forest to cure most anything that bothers you.”
Donald Smith


“Nature is never wrong.”
Janna Levin


“All forests are one… They are all echoes of the first forest that gave birth to Mystery when the world began.”
Charles de Lint


“And the yellow sunflower by the brook, in autumn beauty stood.”
William Cullen Bryant


“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”
Rainer Maria Rilke


“When it rains, look for rainbows in the wild.”
Anthony T. Hincks


“There is always an adventure waiting in the woods.”
Katelyn S. Bolds


“Nature brings solace in all troubles.”
Anne Frank


“Every individual is an expression of the whole realm of nature, a unique action of the total universe.”
Alan Wilson Watts


“When you are lost in the wilderness, a tree will always point you in the right direction.”
Anthony T. Hincks

The thoughts in the above can be quite helpful when you are seeking to capture the essence behind nature’s beauty. Even more so, they can help you to find just the right words that describe why nature matters so much.

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