Nature
Quotes To Live By:  F - L

Heraclitus quote: No man ever steps in the same river twice.. For it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

The nature quotes on this page from sources and authors surnames F through to L. The other pages are: A to E, M to R and S to Z. There is also a page of Sayings About Nature all from unknown sources.

Nature quotes are listed alphabetically on surname/source

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Nature Quotes:  F   



Martin Henry Fischer

Martin Henry Fischer  1879 - 1962
Here’s good advice for practice: go into partnership with nature; she does more than half the work and asks none of the fee.


If you don’t know what’s meant by God, watch a forsythia branch or a lettuce leaf sprout.


Minorities are the stars of the firmament; majorities, the darkness in which they float.


Emmet Fox

Emmet Fox   1886 - 1951
I send out thoughts of love and peace and healing to the whole Universe: to all trees and plants and growing things, to all beasts and birds and fishes, and to every man, woman and child on Earth, without any distinction.

Emmet Fox quote: I send out thoughts of love and peace and healing to the whole Universe: to all trees and plants and growing things.. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Buckminster Fuller

Buckminster Fuller  1895 - 1983
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.


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Richard le Gallienn

Richard le Gallienn  1866 - 1947
I meant to do my work today, but a brown bird sang in the apple tree, and a butterfly flitted across the field, and all the leaves were calling.

Richard le Gallienn quote: I meant to do my work today, but a brown bird sang in the apple tree, and a butterfly flitted across the field and all the leaves were calling. Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Chief Dan George

Chief Dan George  1856 - 1950



May the stars carry your darkness away
May the flowers fill your heart with beauty
May hope forever wipe away your tears
And above all, may silence make you strong

Chief Dan George quote: May the stars carry your darkness away, May the flowers fill your heart with beauty, May hope forever wipe away your tears.. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Chief Dan George

Chief Dan George  1856 - 1950



The beauty of the trees
The softness of the air
The fragrance of the grass
Speaks to me

The summit of the mountain
The thunder of the sky
The rhythm of the sea
Speaks to me

The faintness of the stars
The freshness of the morning
The dew drop on the flower
Speaks to me

The strength of fire
The taste of salmon
The trail of the sun
And the life that never goes away
They speak to me
And my heart soars


Geronimo

Geronimo  1829 - 1909
I was warmed by the sun, rocked by the winds, and sheltered by the trees as other Indian babes.


Kahlil Gibran

Kahlil Gibran  1883 - 1931
As between the Soul and the body there is a bond, so are the body and its environment linked together.


All things from the lowest to the loftiest, from the smallest to the greatest, exist within you as equals. In one atom are found all the elements of the Earth. One drop of water contains all the secrets of the oceans. In one motion of the mind are found all the motions of all the laws of existence.


And when you crush an apple with your teeth, say to it in your heart: your seeds shall live in my body, and the buds of your tomorrow shall blossom in my heart, and your fragrance shall be my breath, and together we shall rejoice through all the seasons.


Art arises when the secret of vision of the artist and the manifestation of nature agree to find new shapes.


Education sows not seeds in you, but makes your seeds grow.


Enthusiasm is a volcano on whose top never grows the grass of hesitation.


Forget not that the Earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.

Kahlil Gibran quote: Forget not that the Earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.- Spiritual Quotes To Live ByLucy (2015)

Kahlil Gibran

Kahlil Gibran  1883 - 1931
Give and take...  For to the bee a flower is a fountain of life. For to the flower a bee is a messenger of love. And to both, bee and flower, the giving and the receiving is a need and an ecstasy.

poem on this quote

Kahlil Gibran quote: Give and take...  For to the bee a flower is a fountain of life. For to the flower a bee is a messenger of love.. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Bynature quote

Kahlil Gibran

Kahlil Gibran  1883 - 1931
If the ignorant say to you that the Soul perishes like the body, answer that the flower perishes, but the seeds remain. This is the law of God.


The butterfly will continue to hover over the field and the dewdrops will still glitter upon the grass when the pyramids of Egypt are levelled and the skyscrapers of New York are no more.


The flower that grows above the clouds will never wither. And the song chanted by the lips of the brides of dawn will never vanish.


The millstone may break down, but the river continues its course to the sea.


The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose.

Kahlil Gibran quote: The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Bynature quote

Kahlil Gibran

Kahlil Gibran  1883 - 1931
The tree that contrives to cheat life by living in the shade withers when it is removed and replanted in the sun.


Trees are poems the Earth writes upon the sky.

Kahlil Gibran quote: Trees are poems the Earth writes upon the sky. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Bynature quote

Kahlil Gibran

Kahlil Gibran  1883 - 1931
When I planted my pain in the field of patience, it bore fruit of happiness.


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William Henry Gill  1839 - 1923


We thank thee, Lord, for sunshine, dew, and rain,
Broadcast from Heaven by Thine almighty hand
Source of all life, unnumbered as the sand
Bird, beast, and fish, herb, fruit, and golden grain.


Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh  1853 - 1890
If you truly love nature... you will find beauty everywhere.

Vincent van Gogh quote: If you truly love nature... you will find beauty everywhere. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Bynature quote

Emma Goldman

Emma Goldman  1869 - 1940
I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.

Emma Goldman quote: I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Bynature quote

Elizabeth Porter Gould

Elizabeth Porter Gould  1848 - 1906


We thank, Thee, Lord, for quiet upland lawns,
For misty loveliness of autumn dawns,
For gold and russet of the ripened fruit,
For yet another year’s fulfilment, Lord,
We thank Thee, now.

For joy of glowing colour, flash of wings,
We thank Thee, Lord; for all the little things
That make the love and laughter of our days
For home and happiness and friends, we praise
And thank Thee now.


Dorothy Frances Gurney

Dorothy Frances Gurney  1858 - 1932



The kiss of sun for pardon
The song of the birds for mirth
One is nearer to God’s heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on Earth

Dorothy Frances Gurney quote: - The kiss of sun for pardon, The song of the birds for mirth, One is nearer to God’s heart in a garden, Than anywhere else on Earth. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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Hafiz

Hafiz  1325 - 1389
Even after all this time, the sun never says to the earth, "You owe me." Look what happens with a love like that, it lights up the whole sky.


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Walter Hagen  1892 - 1969
You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry, don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.

Walter Hagen quote: You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry, don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Bynature quote

Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh  1926
I asked the leaf whether it was frightened because it was autumn and the other leaves were falling. The leaf told me, “No. During the whole spring and summer I was completely alive. I worked hard to help nourish the tree, and now much of me is in the tree. I am not limited by this form. I am also the whole tree, and when I go back to the soil, I will continue to nourish the tree. So I don’t worry at all. As I leave this branch and float to the ground, I will wave to the tree and tell her, ‘I will see you again very soon.’”  That day there was a wind blowing and, after a while, I saw the leaf leave the branch and float down to the soil, dancing joyfully, because as it floated it saw itself already there in the tree. It was so happy. I bowed my head, knowing that I have a lot to learn from the leaf because it is not afraid - it knew nothing can be born and nothing can die.


Let us not be afraid of decreasing. It is like the moon, we see the moon increasing and decreasing, but it is always the moon.

Thich Nhat Hanh quote: Let us not be afraid of decreasing. It is like the moon, we see the moon increasing and decreasing, but it is always the moon. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh  1926
Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.

Thich Nhat Hanh quote: Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Bynature quote

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Hasidic Saying
When you walk across the fields with your mind pure and whole, then from all the stones, and all growing things, and all animals, the sparks of their Soul come out and cling to you, and then they are purified and become a holy fire in you.


William Hazlitt

William Hazlitt  1778 - 1830
We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understanding and our hearts.    


Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn  1929 - 1993
To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.


Heraclitus

Heraclitus  535BC - 475BC
No man ever steps in the same river twice..
For it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.


Napoleon Hill

Napoleon Hill  1883 - 1970
The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It's the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the wind and rains and scorching sun.

Napoleon Hill quote: The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun.. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Bynature quote

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Hitopadesa, The
Hospitality is to be shown even towards an enemy. The tree doth not withdraw its shade, even from the woodcutter.


Linda Hogan

Linda Hogan  1947
Walking...  I am listening to a deeper way. Suddenly all my ancestors are behind me. Be still, they say. Watch and listen. You are the result of the love of thousands.


Robert Holden

Robert Holden  1964
Like a fragrance to a flower, true happiness is an expression of your unconditional self...  the real you.

Robert Holden quote: Like a fragrance to a flower, true happiness is an expression of your unconditional self...  the real you. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Bynature quote

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Oliver Wendell Holmes  1809 - 1894
The amen of nature is always a flower.

Oliver Wendell Holmes quote: The Amen of nature is always a flower. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Horace

Horace  65BC - 8BC
You may drive out nature with a pitchfork, yet she’ll be constantly running back.


Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo  1802 - 1885
Laughter is the sun that drives the winter from the human face.


Winter is on my mind... but eternal spring is in my heart.

Victor Hugo quote: Winter is on my mind... but eternal spring is in my heart. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Bynature quote

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Peg Huxtable
The best reflections are there when the wind, water and you are still.

Peg Huxtable quote: The best reflections are there when the wind, water and you are still. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Bynature quote - Emma (1990)

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I Ching
The union of Heaven and Earth is the origin of the whole of nature.

I Ching quote: The union of Heaven and Earth is the origin of the whole of nature. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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Gertrude Jekyll

Gertrude Jekyll  1843 - 1932
The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.


Chief Joseph

Chief Joseph  1840 - 1904
The Earth and myself are of one mind.


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John Keats

John Keats  1795 - 1821
A thing of beauty is a joy forever, its loveliness increases, it will never pass into nothingness.

John Keats quote: A thing of beauty is a joy forever, its loveliness increases, it will never pass into nothingness. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

John Keats

John Keats  1795 - 1821
The poetry of the Earth is never dead.


Rose Kennedy

Rose Kennedy  1890 - 1995
Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?


William Kent

William Kent  1685 - 1748
All gardening is landscape painting.


Garden as though you will live forever.


Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr  1983
A rose can never be a sunflower, and a sunflower can never be a rose. All flowers are beautiful in their own way, and that’s like women too.


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Charles King
A surgeon once had an argument with his gardener about religion. ‘I’ve cut into hundreds of bodies,’ said the doctor, ‘and I’ve never seen a human Soul.’ ‘Well,’ said the gardener, ‘If you had cut into a tulip bulb, you wouldn’t see a flower.’


Akiane Kramarik

Akiane Kramarik  1994
Beauty and inspiration can be found in any natural place of the Earth.

Akiane Kramarik quote: Beauty and inspiration can be found in any natural place of the Earth. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Akiane Kramarik

Akiane Kramarik  1994
Everybody needs time to reflect and contemplate, and the most inspirational and peaceful place to do so is in nature.

Akiane Kramarik quote: Everybody needs time to reflect and contemplate, and the most inspirational and peaceful place to do so is in nature. - Spiritual Quotes To Live BySeth & Lucy

Akiane Kramarik

Akiane Kramarik  1994
We cannot teach a flower how to grow, we can only learn from it.


Jiddu Krishnamurti

Jiddu Krishnamurti  1895 - 1986


Have you ever noticed a tree standing naked against the sky
How beautiful it is?
All its branches are outlined, and in its nakedness
There is a poem, there is a song
Every leaf is gone and it is waiting for spring
When the spring comes, it again fills the tree with
The music of many leaves
Which in due season fall and are blown away
And this is the way of life

Jiddu Krishnamurti quote: Have you ever noticed a tree standing naked against the sky, How beautiful it is?.. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Jiddu Krishnamurti  1895 - 1986
Listen to desire as you listen to the wind among the trees.


Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross  1926 - 2004
To love means never to be afraid of the winds storms of life: should you shield the canyons from the windstorms, you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.


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Jess Lair

Jess Lair  1927 - 2000
Praise is like sunlight to the human spirit, we cannot flower and grow without it.

Jess Lair quote: Praise is like sunlight to the human spirit, we cannot flower and grow without it. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama  1935
Today more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal Responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to all other forms of life.

Dalai Lama quote: Today more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal Responsibility.. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Charles Lamb

Charles Lamb  1775 - 1834
A sweet child is the sweetest thing in nature.

Charles Lamb quote: A sweet child is the sweetest thing in nature. - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByJoey

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Doug Larson
A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill...  except for learning how to grow in rows!


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Edith Rutter Leatham


A Child’s Grace
Thank you for the world so sweet
Thank you for the food we eat
Thank you for the birds that sing
Thank you God for everything
(date: 1908)

Edith Rutter Leatham quote: A Child's Grace. Thank you for the world so sweet. Thank you for the food we eat. Thank you for the birds that sing.. - Spiritual Quotes To Live BySophie & Joey (2014)

Edwin Leibfreed

Edwin Leibfreed



All things bend to help the man
Who sees to harmonise
His own free will with nature's plan
And prove himself most wise.


John Lennon

John Lennon  1940 - 1980
When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.


C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis  1898 - 1963
Something of God flows into us from the blue of the sky, the taste of honey, the delicious embrace of water whether cold or hot, and even from sleep itself.

C.S. Lewis quote: Something of God flows into us from the blue of the sky, the taste of honey, the delicious embrace of water.. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Samuel Longfellow

Samuel Longfellow  1819 - 1892


The summer days are come again
With sun and clouds between
And, fed alike by sun and rain
The trees grow broad and green
Spreads broad and green the leafy tent
Upon whose grassy floor
Our feet, too long in cities pent
Their freedom find once more

The summer days are come again
Once more the glad earth yields
Her golden wealth of ripening grain
And breadth of clover fields
And deepening shade of summer woods
And glow of summer air
And winging thoughts, and happy moods
Of love and joy and prayer

The summer days are come again
The birds are on the wing
God’s praises, in their loving strain
Unconsciously they sing
We know who giveth all the good
That doth our cup o’erbrim
For summer joy in field and wood
We lift our song to Him


‘Tis winter now; the fallen snow
Has left the heav’ns all coldly clear
Through leafless boughs the sharp winds blow
And all the earth lies dead and drear

And yet God’s love is not withdrawn
His life within the keen air breathes
His beauty paints the crimson dawn
And clothes the boughs with glittering wreaths

And though abroad the sharp winds blow
And skies are chill, and frost are keen
Home closer draws her circle now
And warmer glows her light within

O God! Who giv’st the winter’s cold
As well as summer’s joyous rays
Us warmly in Thy love enfold
And keep us through life’s wintry days


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Lord Merlin-Natalie Glasson
The trees have always acted as an anchor of the Creator's Energy into the Earth, it is because of this that most trees exist as a link between the Earth's physical vibration and the quicker vibration of the Creator's Universe.

Lord Merlin-Natalie Glasson quote: The trees have always acted as an anchor of the Creator's Energy into the Earth. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Richard Louv

Richard Louv  1949
Teach children to look at a flower and see all the things it represents: beauty, the health of an ecosystem, and the potential for healing.


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John Lubbock
Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent school masters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.


Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a spring day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.

John Lubbock quote: Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a spring day, listening to the murmur of water.. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Bynature quote

Luther Standing Bear

Luther Standing Bear  1868 - 1939
The American Indian is of the soil, whether it be the region of forests, plains, pueblos, or mesas. He fits into the landscape, for the hand that fashioned the continent also fashioned the man for his surroundings. He once grew as naturally as the wild sunflowers, he belongs just as the buffalo belonged.


The old Lakota was wise. He knew that a man’s heart away from nature becomes hard. He knew that lack of respect for growing, living things soon led to lack of respect for humans, too. So he kept his children close to nature’s softening influence.


We did not think of the open plains, the beautiful rolling hills, the winding streams with tangled growth as wild. Only the white man was nature  a wilderness, and only to him was it ‘infested’ with ‘wild’ animals and ‘savage’ people. To us it was tame. Earth was bountiful and we were surrounded with the blessings of the Great Mystery.



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