The nature quotes on this page are all from sources and authors surnames M through to R. The other pages are: A to E, F to L and S to Z. There is also a page from unknown origins on the Sayings About Naturepage.
Nature quotes are listed alphabetically on surname/source
Nature Quotes: M
Dorothy Maclean 1920 When a smile touches our hearts. When the forest stills us to peace. When music moves us to rapture. When we really love, laugh or dance with joy. We are at one with the Angels.
Pat Fleming & Joanna Macy Wildflower speaks - I offer you my fragrance and sweet face to call you back to life's beauty. Take time to notice me and I'll let you fall in love again with life. This is my gift.
Og Mandino Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.
Steve Maraboli Don't give up. It's not over. The universe is balanced. Every set-back bears with it the seeds of a come-back.
I will be generous with my love today. I will sprinkle compliments and uplifting words everywhere I go. I will do this knowing that my words are like seeds and when they fall on fertile soil a reflection of those seeds will grow into something greater.
Bob Marley 1945 - 1981 Some people FEEL the rain... others just get wet.
Matthew Ward-Suzanne Ward Knowing that you and God and every other of God’s creations are inseparable is love. Knowing that Earth is a sentient, conscious life herself and respecting all of her life forms is love. Realizing that no one can know others at Soul level and therefore does not judge them, but rather does not condone an action seen as injurious, is love.
Listening to one’s Godself is love. Living the kind of life that engenders loving self is love. Feeling joy yourself when you see it in others is love. Doing something that brings joy to another is love. Forgiveness of self and others is love. Sharing your resources with full heart is love. Doing good deeds without attaching expectations is love. Feeling peace of heart and mind is love. The quiet thrill of seeing a sunset or hearing a songbird is love, and a smile is one of the simplest and most radiating expressions of love.
Bradley Millar Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar.
A. A. Milne 1882 - 1890 Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.
Ho Chi Minh 1890 - 1969 Remember the storm is a good opportunity for the pine and the cypress to show their strength and their stability.
Helen Mirren 1945 Gardening is learning, learning, learning. That’s the fun of it. You’re always learning.
Claude Monet 1840 - 1926 The richness I achieve comes from nature... the source of my inspiration.
Maria Montessori 1870 - 1952 When children come into contact with nature, they reveal their strength.
nature quote - Jessica & Shona
Thomas Moore Earth is not a platform for human life. It’s a living being. We’re not on it, but part of it. It’s health is our health.
John Morton Be patient. Like storms, the challenges will pass. Know too, that like the sun, your true Soul self is constantly radiating.
nature quote - Kevin, Emma & Joey
Movie - Mulan The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.
John Muir 1838 - 1914 I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get into the mountains to learn the news.
Prentice Mulford 1834 - 1891 Love is an element which though physically unseen is as real as air or water. It is an acting, living, moving force.. It moves in waves and currents like those of the ocean.
Robert Muller1923 - 2010 Be a good gardener of your life.. Have a green, colourful life thumb.
I will shout to the stars and work until my last breath: let us make a paradise of this beautiful planet.
I wish the world would cover itself again with fruit trees for the happiness of little children. Every child on Earth should have the pleasure of touching and picking live fruits from a tree.
Love the road of your life. There is so much beauty to see, so much music to hear, so many flowers to smell, so many thoughts to be thought, so much love to be had, so much Divinity to be felt.
Our lives resemble those of trees: heavy winds and tempests make us stronger and dig our roots deeper. We must gain strength from every gust of adversity.
Spirituality is a flower with a thousand petals: every act, every thought, every talk, every movement of our heart is a part of it.
The beauty and purity of this planet requires your own beauty and purity of body, mind, heart and Soul.
There is often a great strength in stillness: a fallow land recuperates its energy.
Use the freest goods for happiness.. The stars cost nothing. Nature costs nothing. Your inner life costs nothing. God costs nothing. And yet they are all infinitely precious.
We are all co-responsible for this planet.
We are all passengers on the same planet sailing towards eternity on the vast ocean of the Universe.
We must walk with utmost care on our beautiful planet, the result of such a long, miraculous, cosmic journey. We must love this marvellous jewel in the Universe with all our mind, heart and Soul and make it a Paradise.
Who loves a garden his Eden keeps. May we all love our planet like a garden and be good gardeners of God, helping to create Paradise Earth.
Nature Quotes: N
Guru Nanak 1469 - 1539 As fragrance abides in the flower. As the reflection is within the mirror. So doth thy Lord abide within thee. Why search for Him without?
May the stars carry your sadness away. May the flowers fill your heart with beauty. May hope forever wipe away your tears. And above all, may silence make you strong.
May your life be like a wild flower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day.
The Soul would have no rainbow if the eye had no tears.
Treat the Earth well. It was not given to you by your parents, It was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors We borrow it from our children.
Walk tall as the trees.
nature quote - Seth
Native American We sang songs that carried in their melodies all the sounds of nature.
Native American - Arapaho All plants are our brothers and sisters. They talk to us and if we listen, we can hear them.
When we show respect for other living things, they respond with respect for us.
Native American - Cherokee May the warm winds of Heaven blow softly upon your house. May the Great Spirit bless all who enter there. May your moccasins make happy tracks in many snows, And may the rainbow always touch your shoulder.
Native American - Chinook Teach us, and show us the Way.
We call upon the Earth, our planet home, with its beautiful depths and soaring heights, its vitality and abundance of life, and together we ask that it… Teach us, and show us the Way.
We call upon the mountains, the Cascades and the Olympics, the high green valleys and meadows filled with wild flowers, the snows that never melt, the summits of intense silence, and we ask that they… Teach us, and show us the Way.
We call upon the waters that rim the earth, horizon to horizon, that flow in our rivers and streams, that fall upon our gardens and fields and we ask that they… Teach us, and show us the Way.
We call upon the land which grows our food, the nurturing soil, the fertile fields, the abundant gardens and orchards, and we ask that they… Teach us, and show us the Way.
We call upon the forests, the great trees reaching strongly to the sky and the earth in their roots and the heavens in their branches, the fir and the pine and the cedar, and we ask them to… Teach us, and show us the Way.
We call upon the creatures of the fields and forests and the seas, our brothers and sisters the wolves and deer, the eagle and dove, the great whales and dolphin, the beautiful Orca and salmon who share our Northwest home, and we ask them to… Teach us, and show us the Way.
We call upon all those who have lived on this earth, our ancestors and our friends, who dreamed the best for our future generations, and upon whose lives our lives our built, and with thanksgiving, we call upon them to… Teach us, and show us the Way.
And lastly, we call upon all that we hold most sacred, the presence and power of the Great Spirit of love and truth which flows through all the Universe, to be with us to… Teach us, and show us the Way.
Native American - Como I love the land on which I was born, the trees which cover it, and the grass growing on it. It feeds us well.
Native American - Hopi The rainbow is a sign from Him who is in all things.
Native American - Iroquois We return thanks to our Mother, the Earth, which sustains us. We return thanks to the rivers and streams, which supply us with water. We return thanks to all herbs, which furnish medicines for the cure of our diseases. We return thanks to the moon and stars, which have given us their light when the sun was gone. We return thanks to the sun, that has looked upon the Earth with a beneficent eye. Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit, in whom is embodied all goodness, and who directs all things for the good of her children.
We Return Thanks - Nature Quote Words of thanks to the Great Spirit on a nature photograph. (butterfly & heart not on prints, only share JPG has Spiritual Quotes To Live By on it) The poem pack contains:
3 x Just Text Prints - to use your own background
Black & White Textured Print
Greetings Card - with 5 options on inside wording
4 x 6 Print - with reverse
Bookmark - with reverse
3 Small Cards - with reverse
Share JPG - use on website, post on Facebook etc..
Native American - Kiowa Walk gently in the spring.. Mother Earth is pregnant.
Native American - Ute
Earth teach me quiet… as the grasses are still with new light. Earth teach me suffering… as old stones suffer with memory. Earth teach me humility… as blossoms are humble with beginning. Earth teach me caring… as mothers nurture their young. Earth teach me courage… as the tree that stands alone. Earth teach me limitation… as the ant that crawls on the ground Earth teach me freedom… as the eagle that soars in the sky Earth teach me acceptance… as the leaves that die each fall Earth teach me renewal… as the seed that rises in the spring Earth teach me to forget myself… as melted snow forgets its life Earth teach me to remember kindness… as dry fields weep with rain
Mark Nepo 1951 The flower doesn’t dream of the bee. It blossoms and the bee comes.
Isaac Newton 1643 - 1727 What we know is a drop, what we don’t know is an ocean.
Chief Nikinapi ? - c.1750 Never has the Earth been so lovely nor the sun so bright, as today.
Nature Quotes: O
Cynthia Occelli For a seed to achieve its greatest expression it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. to someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.
Ohiyesa 1858 - 1939 aka Charles Alexander Eastman Whenever, in the course of the daily hunt, the hunter comes upon a scene that is strikingly beautiful, or sublime - a black thundercloud with the rainbow’s glowing arch above the mountain, a white waterfall in the heart of a green gorge, a vast prairie tinged with the blood-red of the sunset - he pauses for an instant in the attitude of worship.
Georgia O'Keeffe 1887 - 1986 Nobody sees a flower, really, it is so small it takes time, and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.
When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for that moment.
Okute aka Shooter All living creatures and all plants derive their life from the sun. if it were not for the sun, there would be darkness and nothing would grow - the earth would be without life. Yet the sun must have the help of the earth. If the sun alone were to act upon animals and plants, the heat would be so great and they would die, but there are clouds that bring rain, and the action of the sun and earth together supplies the moisture that is needed for life. The roots of a plant go down, and the deeper they go the more moisture they find. This is according to the laws of nature and is one of the evidences of the wisdom of Wakan Tanka.
From my boyhood I have observed leaves, trees, and grass, and I have never found two alike. They may have a general likeness, but on examination I have found that they differ slightly. It is the same with animals… it is the same with human beings, there is some place which is best adapted to each…
Mary Oliver 1935 Said the river: imagine everything you can imagine.. And then keep on going.
Snow was falling, so much like stars Filling the dark trees That one could easily imagine Its reason for being was nothing more Than prettiness
Ovid 43BC - 17AD Take rest... a field that has rested gives a beautiful crop.
Grey Owl 1888 - 1938 Remember, you belong to nature, not it to you.
Nature Quotes: P
Dolly Parton 1946 Storms make trees take deeper roots.
George Peele 1556 - 1596
Creatres, as numerous as they be Are subject to His care There’s not a place where we can flee But God is present there Lord how Thy wonders are displayed Where’er I turn mine eye If I survey the ground I tread Or gaze upon the sky
Anna Pereira Don’t invite people to your garden who trample on your flowers.
It only takes one seed to be the mother to hundreds of flowers. Sow seeds of Love, Kindness, Joy and Gratitude for a heart full of blooms that never wither.
Chief Petalesharo c.1797 - c.1836 This brings rest to my heart, I feel like a leaf after a storm, when the wind is still.
Wilbur Pierce Nature - trees, flowers, grass - grow in silence. We need silence to be able to touch Souls.
Sylvia Plath 1932 - 1963 I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery.. Air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, this is what it is to be happy.
Plato 429BC - 347BC This world is indeed a living being endowed with a Soul and intelligence... a single visible living entity containing all other living entities, which by their nature are all related.
Elvis Presley 1935 - 1977 Truth is like the sun... You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away.
Nature Quotes: R
Adabella Radici I love my mother as the trees love water and sunshine. She helps me grow, prosper and reach great heights.
Josh Radnor 1974 We’re like a gardener with a hose and our attention is water - we can water flowers or we can water weeds.
Osho Rajneesh 1931 - 1990 If you love a flower, don’t pick it up because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So, if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession, love is about appreciation.
If you start listening to the body, listening to nature, listening to your inner being, you will be more and more happy. Become a good Listener to nature.
Love yourself. You are needed as much as the trees, as the flowers, as the birds, as the sun, as the moon, as the stars. You have to be here and you have a right to be the way you are.
Helen Steiner Rice 1900 - 1981 Like roses in a garden kindness fills the air, with a certain bit of sweetness as it touches everywhere.
Dianne Robbins The purpose of trees is to express Love in merely Being.
Dianne Robbins THE TREES MESSAGE TO HUMANITY - Know that our love for humanity is deep and profound for you are the Caretakers of the Earth and this is your domain. This is your world to love and to cherish. We only remind you of the great responsibility you have, so that you can fulfill it.
Nora Roberts 1950 Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars? Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic. It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live.
Franklin D. Roosevelt 1882 - 1945 Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to the people.
Chief John Ross 1790 - 1866 We, the great mass of the people, think only of the love we have for our land, for we do love the land where we were brought up.
Christina Rossetti 1830 - 1894 One day in the country is worth a month in town.
Where innocent bright-eyes daisies are With blades of grass between, Each daisy stands up like a star Out of a sky of green.
Jalal Uddin Rumi1207 - 1273 Always search for your innermost nature in those you are with, as rose oil imbibes from roses.
If you find a trusted friend, tell him the secrets of your Soul. If you see a rose, sing from your heart, like a nightingale.
In the garden... I see only your face. From trees and blossoms... I inhale only your fragrance.
Let yourself be loved, O Beloved, in the One. And from this One move out into the world, carrying within you the great potent energies of life to green your world, to create planets, suns, stars, stones, waves, oceans, to create new forms of life and expression - whether friendship, a feeling or a new form of vocation.
Love is a river... drink from it.
Jalal Uddin Rumi1207 - 1273 Maybe you are searching among the branches for what only appears in the roots.
Put your thoughts to sleep, do not let them cast a shadow over the moon of your heart. Let go of thinking.
Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths.
Your thoughts are a veil on the face of the moon. That moon is your heart, and those thoughts cover your heart. So let them go, just let them fall into the water.
John Ruskin 1819 - 1900 Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty, if only we have the eyes to see them.
Listen With Your Heart
I love this video about how trees are record keepers and that we can communicate with them. The video is made by Oribel, using the words from the book 'Tree Talk - Messages From The Earth's Trees' by Dianne Robbins, the music is Forest Gump Suite. It is a beautiful combination of photographs, music and words about one of my favourite things... Trees. I have also added a longer version on my Feel Good Videos page, where you will also find the words for that video which are mostly the same as this one.
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