Nature
Quotes To Live By:  S - Z

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

Nature quotes are listed alphabetically on surname/source

Spiritual Quotes To Live By


Nature Quotes:  S   



Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Radha Sahar
The whole of planet Earth is a sacred site. All people are the chosen people, and the purpose of our lives is a spiritual one. May we care for each other, and for the Earth, for everything relates to everything else.


SaLuSa-Mike Quinsey

SaLuSa-Mike Quinsey
Sow the seeds of truth and one day they will grow and become the flowers of understanding.

SaLuSa-Mike Quinsey quote: Sow the seeds of truth and one day they will grow and become the flowers of understanding. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Bynature quote

George Santayana

George Santayana  1863 - 1952
The Earth has music for those who listen.

George Santayana quote: The Earth has music for those who listen. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Bynature quote

E.F. Schumacher

E. F. Schumacher  1911 - 1977
Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us that we are nothing but acorns and that our greatest happiness will be to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns; but that is of interest only to pigs. Our faith gives us knowledge of something much better... that we can become oak trees.

E.F. Schumacher quote: Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us that we are nothing but acorns and that our greatest happiness will be to become bigger... - Spiritual Quotes To Live Bynature quote

Albert Schweitzer

Albert Schweitzer  1875 - 1965
In the hopes of reaching the moon, men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.


Chief Seattle

Chief Seattle  1780 - 1866
All things share the same breath; the beast, the tree, the man. The air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.


Every part of this soil is sacred in the estimation of my people.


How can you buy or sell the sky, the warmth of the land? The idea is strange to us. If we do not own the freshness of the air and the sparkle of the water, how can you buy them? Every part of this Earth is sacred to my people. We are part of the Earth and it is part of us. The perfumed flowers are our sisters; the deer, the horse, the great eagle, these are our brothers. Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the earth. If men spit upon the ground, they spit upon themselves. All things are connected like the blood which unites one family. All things are connected.


William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare  1564 - 1616
One touch of nature, makes the whole world kin.


Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar  1956
Do  not look for God somewhere in the sky, but see God in every pair of eyes, in the mountains, in water, in trees and animals.


Percy Bysshe Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley  1792 - 1822



And spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the spirit of love felt everywhere,
And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast,
Rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.


If winter comes, can spring be far behind?

Percy Bysshe Shelley quote: If winter comes, can spring be far behind? - Spiritual Quotes To Live Bynature quote

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley  1792 - 1822



Music, when soft voices die
Vibrates in the memory
Odours, when sweet violets sicken
Live within the sense they quicken


The fountains mingle with the river
And the rivers with the ocean
The winds of heaven mix forever
With a sweet emotion
Nothing in the world is single
All things by a law Divine
In one spirit meet and mingle
Why not I with thine?


Leon Shenandoah

Leon Shenandoah  1915 - 1996
Every human being has a sacred duty to protect the welfare of our Mother Earth, from whom all life comes. In order to do this we must recognize the enemy.. the one within us. We must begin with ourselves.


We are the spiritual energy that is thousands of times stronger than nuclear energy. Our energy in the combines will of all people with the spirit of the Natural World, to be of one body, one heart and one mind for peace.


We must live in harmony with the Natural World.


Angelus Silesius

Angelus Silesius  1624 - 1677
The rose that with your earthly eyes you see, has flowered in God from all eternity.

Angelus Silesius quote: The rose that with your earthly eyes you see, has flowered in God from all eternity. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Bynature quote

Chief Sitting Bull

Chief Sitting Bull  1831 - 1890
The Earth has received the embrace of the sun and we shall see the results of that love.


Samuel Smiles

Samuel Smiles  1812 - 1904
Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.


Socrates

Socrates  470BC - 399BC
He is richest who is content with the least,  for contentment is the wealth of nature.


Nicholas Sparks

Nicholas Sparks  1965
Love is like the wind.. You can’t see it but you can feel it.


Ray Stevens

Ray Stevens  1939



Everything is beautiful in it’s own way.
Like the starry summer night,
or a snow-covered winter’s day.
And everybody’s beautiful in their own way.
Under God’s Heaven, the world’s gonna find the way.

There is none so blind as he who will not see.
We must not close our minds,
we must let our thoughts be free.
For every hour that passes by,
we know the world gets a little bit older,
it’s time to realize that beauty lies in
the eyes of the beholder.


Alfred Billings Street

Alfred Billings Street  1811 - 1881
Nature is our teacher. She unfolds her treasures to our search, unseals our eyes, illumines our minds, and purifies our hearts; an influence breathes from all the sights and sounds of her existence.

Alfred Billings Street quote: Nature is our teacher. She unfolds her treasures to our search, unseals our eyes, illumines our minds.. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Patience Strong

Patience Strong  1907 - 1990
In a garden you can find quiet thoughts that calm the mind.


Life is like a field, where we must gather what we grow. Weed or wheat.. This is the law. We reap the crop we sow.


Annamalai Swami

Annamalai Swami
Just remain like the sky and let thought-clouds come and go.


Ray Stevens

Ray Stevens  1939



Everything is beautiful in it's own way.
Like the starry summer night, or a snow-covered winter's day.
And everybody's beautiful in their own way.
Under God's heaven, the world's gonna find the way.    

There is none so blind as he who will not see.
We must not close our minds, we must let our thoughts be free.
For every hour that passes by, we know the world gets a little bit older,
It's time to realize that beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.


Patience Strong

Patience Strong  1907 - 1990
In a garden you can find, quiet thoughts that calm the mind.


Life is like a field, where we must gather what we grow
Weed or wheat... this is the law, we reap the crop we sow.


Spiritual Quotes To Live By


Nature Quotes:  T   



Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore  1861 - 1941
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add colour to my sunset sky.

Rabindranath Tagore quote: Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add colour to my sunset sky. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Bynature quote

Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore  1861 - 1941
The same stream of life that runs through the world, runs through my veins night and day, and dances in rhythmic measure. It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the Earth into numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers.

Rabindranath Tagore quote: The same stream of life that runs through the world, runs through my veins night and day, and dances in rhythmic measure.. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Bynature quote

Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore  1861 - 1941
Trees are the Earths endless effort to speak to the listening Heaven.

Rabindranath Tagore quote: Trees are the Earth's endless effort to speak to the listening Heaven. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Bynature quote

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Tao Te Ching
Surrender yourself humbly - then you can be trusted to care for your things.  Love the world as your own self - then you can truly care for all things.


The Universe is sacred. You cannot improve it, if you try to change it, you will ruin it. If you try to hold it, you will lose it.


Anna Taylor

Anna Taylor
Be as a flower. For she does not question or hinder her needs. She just allows. Neither does she hide or underestimate her natural beauty. She is just as she is in all her imperfect perfection.


We all have times when life feels hard; when we’re frustrated and tired and just want to hide away. If that’s you right now, don’t worry - every caterpillar has to rest to become a butterfly and you’ll soon find your wings again.


Micheal Teal

Micheal Teal
I am a Spiritual gardener sowing seeds of positive transformation.


I walk a rainbow trail where I embrace the world with love.


Chief Tecumseh

Chief Tecumseh  1768 - 1813
Although ice and snow may lie deep upon my wigwam, I should find a warm fire within.


Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa  1910 - 1997
How can there be too many children? That is like saying there are too many flowers.


We need to find God, and He cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence. See the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence. We need silence to be able to touch Souls.


Spiritual Quotes To Live By

John & Lyn St Clair-Thomas
There is much to use of nature's way. It is with you always, available to you always. Take time to hear and see that which is close at hand. There are forces in you untried. They are yours to be used as you find them.


Lewis Thomas

Lewis Thomas  1913 - 1993
We are educated to be amazed by the infinite variety of life forms in nature. We are, I believe, only at the beginning of being flabbergasted by its unity.


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Archibald Thompson
There is no velvet so soft as a mother's lap, no rose as lovely as her smile, no path so flowery as that imprinted with her footsteps.

Archibald Thompson quote: There is no velvet so soft as a mother's lap, no rose as lovely as her smile, no path so flowery as that imprinted with her footsteps. - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByJulie with newborn Amy & Sophie (2011)

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau  1817 - 1862
A single gentle rain makes the grass many shades greener. So our prospects brighten on the influx of better thoughts. We should be blessed if we lived in the present always, and took advantage of every accident that befell us, like the grass which confesses the influence of the slightest dew that falls on it; and did not spend our time in atoning for the neglect of past opportunities, which we call doing our duty. We loiter in winter while it is already spring.


A taste for the beautiful is most cultivated out of doors.


An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.


As long as I have the friendship of the seasons, life will never be a burden to me.


Every blade in the field, every leaf in the forest, lays down its life in its season, as beautifully as it was taken up.


Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it.


I believe there is a subtle magnetism in nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright.


I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.


Man emulates Earth.
Earth emulates Heaven.
Heaven emulates the Way.
The Way emulates Nature.

Henry David Thoreau quote: Man emulates Earth. Earth emulates Heaven. Heaven emulates the Way. The Way emulates Nature. - Spiritual Quotes To live Bynature quote

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau  1817 - 1862
Nature is full of genius, full of divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.

Henry David Thoreau quote: Nature is full of genius, full of divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau  1817 - 1862
The finest workers in stone, are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.


There is just as much beauty visible to us in the landscape as we are prepared to appreciate, and not a grain more - a man sees only what concerns him.


To be admitted to Nature’s hearth costs nothing. None is excluded, but excludes himself. You have only to push aside the curtain.


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.


Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle  1948
If your mind is still...  You can sense the peace that emanates from the Earth.

Eckhart Tolle quote: If your mind is still...  You can sense the peace that emanates from the Earth. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Bynature quote

Thomas Traherne

Thomas Traherne  1636 - 1674
Natural things are glorious, and to know them is glorious.

Thomas Traherne quote: Natural things are glorious, and to know them is glorious. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Bynature quote

Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu  600BC
In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong, nothing can surpass it.


Nature does not hurry... Yet everything is accomplished.

Lao Tzu quote: Nature does not hurry... Yet everything is accomplished. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu  600BC
The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world.


To see things in the seed.. That is genius.


Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and Earth. This shows clearly the principle of softness overcoming hardness.


What is firmly rooted cannot be pulled out.


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Leonardo de Vinci

Leonardo de Vinci  1452 - 1519
In her (nature's) inventions, nothing is lacking and nothing is superfluous.


Doreen Virtue

Doreen Virtue
Fairies are Angels who reside very close to the Earth so that they can perform their Divine mission of protecting nature and animals.


To connect with the fairies... go outdoors.


Voltaire

Voltaire  1694 - 1778
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.


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


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Alice Walker

Alice Walker  1944
I see children, all children, as humanity’s most precious resource, because it will be to them that the care of the planet will always be left.

Alice Walker quote: I see children, all children, as humanity’s most precious resource, because it will be to them that the care of the planet will always be left. - Spiritual Quotes To Live BySophie & Amy

Alice Walker

Alice Walker  1944
In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.


Neale Donald Walsch

Neale Donald Walsch  1943
You are not the flower, nor are you the fruit. You are the tree and your roots are deep, embedded in God.

Neale Donald Walsch quote: You are not the flower, nor are you the fruit. You are the tree and your roots are deep, embedded in God. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Bynature quote

J. Donald Walters

J. Donald Walters  1926 - 2013
In a sense, each of us is an island. In another sense however, we are all one. For though islands appear separate, and may even be situated at great distances from one another, they are only extrusions of the same planet, Earth.


William Arthur Ward

William Arthur Ward  1921 - 1994
Faith sees a beautiful blossom in a bulb,  a lovely garden in a seed, and a giant oak in an acorn.


The pessimist complains about the wind.
The optimist expects it to change.
The realist adjusts the sails.


Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Anna Laetitia Waring  1823 - 1910


Green pastures are before me
Which yet I have not seen
Bright skies will soon be o’er me
Where the dark clouds have been
My hope I cannot measure
My path to life is free
My Saviour has my treasure
And He will walk with me


Alan Watts

Alan Watts  1915 - 1973
You and I are all as much continuous with the physical Universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean.

Alan Watts quote: You and I are all as much continuous with the physical Universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Alan Watts

Alan Watts  1915 - 1973
You will begin to realize that if you contemplate long enough on the leaf of the flower, that it involves the whole Universe.


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Isaac Watts  1674 - 1748
Earth, thou great footstool of our God, who reigns on high; thou fruitful source of all our raiment, life, and food; our house, our parent, and our nurse.


Let me be dressed fine as I will.. Flies, worms, and flowers, exceed me still.


Thou sun, whose beams adorn the spheres, and with unwearied swiftness move to form the circles of our years.


Chief White Eagle

Chief White Eagle  1840 - 1914
When you are in doubt, be still and wait. When doubt no longer exists for you, then go forward with courage. So long as mists envelop you, be still; Be still until the sunlight pours through and dispels the mists - as it surely will - then act with courage.


Stuart Wilde

Stuart Wilde  1946
Watch nature, because it is your greatest teacher. It moves and flows and moves on again. There is an incredible beauty out there in the mountains, in the forests, to teach you it's silence, it's beauty, it's humility. Stay aligned to that.


Anthony Douglas Williams

Anthony Douglas Williams
Like the sun, we are attracted to people who shine with warmth and brightness.

Anthony Douglas Williams quote: Like the sun, we are attracted to people who shine with warmth and brightness. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Anthony Douglas Williams

Anthony Douglas Williams
Lost Souls fight nature.. Spiritual Souls embrace nature.


Our purpose is simple...   To Love. To love each other, to love all life and to love our Earth.


Re-energize your Soul...   Walk with Mother nature.

Anthony Douglas Williams quote: Re-Energize your Soul, walk with Mother Nature. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Bynature quote

Anthony Douglas Williams

Anthony Douglas Williams
The majesty of creation forms my faith in the Creator.

Anthony Douglas Williams quote: The majesty of creation forms my faith in the Creator. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Bynature quote

Anthony Douglas Williams

Anthony Douglas Williams
The more time we spend with Mother nature the more we fall in love with her.


There are places on Earth where we can catch a glimpse of heaven.


Rachel Wolchin

Rachel Wolchin
Bury your past, let flowers grow where they lay.


Wooden Leg

Wooden Leg  1858 - 1940
The old Indian teaching was that it is wrong to tear loose from its place on the Earth anything that may be growing there. It may be cut off, but it should not be uprooted. The trees and the grass have spirits. Whenever one of such growth may be destroyed by some good Indian, his act is done in sadness and with a prayer for forgiveness because of his necessities.


William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth  1770 - 1850


There was a time when meadow, grove and stream
The Earth, and every common sight
To me did seem
Apparelled in celestial light
The glory and the freshness of a dream


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Nature Quotes:  Y   



Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Yuan-Sou
The mountains, rivers, earth, grasses, trees and forests are always emanating a subtle, precious light, day and night, always emanating a subtle precious sound, demonstrating and expounding to all people the unsurpassed ultimate truth.



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