These inspirational nature quotes are all positive sayings and verse that are reminders for us to appreciate the simple things in life that are all around us.
At the beginning of 2010, through learning more and more about the law of attraction, I began to 'see' my world differently. Now, whenever I go out into nature I am totally amazed at the beauty that I see all around me that I was oblivious to before. I am especially attracted to trees and even when I'm driving along I am admiring the trees along the road!
The quotes on this page are all from known sources, the words from unknown origins are now on the Sayings About Nature page.
Nature quotes are listed alphabetically on surnames
A Course In Miracles
Do not accept this little, fenced-off aspect as yourself. The sun and ocean are as nothing beside what you are. The sun beam sparkles only in the sunlight, and the ripple dances as it rests upon the ocean. Yet in neither sun nor ocean is the power that rests in you.
Mitch Albom 1958
There are no random acts. We are all connected. You can no more separate one life from another than you can separate a breeze from the wind.
Maya Angelou 1928 - 2014
Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud.
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
Aristotle 384BC - 322BC
In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.
Francis Bacon 1561 - 1626
God Almighty first planted a garden, and indeed it is the purest of human pleasures.
Natural abilities are like natural plants... they need pruning by study.
Sarah Brana Barak
When one sees the tree in leaf, one thinks the beauty of the tree is in it's leaves, and then one sees the bare tree.
Every flower of the field, every fiber of a plant, every particle of an insect, carries with it the impress of it's Maker, and can - if duly considered - read us lectures of ethics or divinity.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning 1806 - 1861
Earth's crammed with heaven and every common bush, afire with God.
William Cullen Bryant 1794 - 1878
Autumn... The year's last loveliest smile.
Buddha 624BC - 543BC
If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.
John Bunyan 1628 - 1688
A comely sight indeed it is to see, a world of blossoms on an apple tree.
As you love the Earth, so shall she love you.
Lord Byron 1788 - 1824
Ye stars, which are the poetry of heaven.
Eileen Caddy 1917 - 2006
The spring of the New Age is here, bursting forth in perfect harmony, beauty and abundance; and nothing can stop it from coming about.
John Calvin 1509 - 1564
There is not one blade of grass, there is no colour in this world, that is not intended to make us rejoice.
Albert Camus 1913 - 1960
Autumn is a second spring... when every leaf is a flower.
Joseph Campbell 1904 - 1987
The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with nature.
Thomas Campbell 1777 - 1844
'Tis distance lends enchantment to the view,
and robes the mountain in its azure hue.
Prince Charles 1948
To get the best results you must talk to your vegetables.
Carol P. Christ
Watching birds has become part of my daily meditation, affirming my connection to the Earth body.
Marcus Tullius Cicero 106BC - 43BC
Everything is alive... Everything is interconnected.
William Cowper 1731 - 1800
When all within is peace
How nature seems to smile
Delights that never cease
The live-long day beguile
Arthur C. Coxe
Flowers are words which even a baby can understand.
E.E. Cummings 1894 - 1962
I thank God for most this amazing day; for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything which is natural, which is infinite.
Scott Cunningham 1956 - 1993
The magic begins in you. Feel your own energy and realize similar energy exists within the Earth, stones, plants, water, wind, fire, colours and animals.
Dante 1265 - 1321
Nature is the art of God eternal.
Ram Dass 1931
When we see the Beloved in each person, it's like walking through a garden, watching flowers bloom all around us.
Rene Daumal 1908 - 1944
Each time dawn appears, the mystery is there in its entirety.
Take nothing but pictures - leave nothing but footprints - kill nothing but time.
Charles Dickens 1812 - 1870
There is something good in all weathers. If it doesn't happen to be good for my work today, it's good for some other man's today, and will come around for me tomorrow.
Wayne Dyer 1940 - 2015
Arrange photographs of nature scenes, animals and expressions of joy and love in your environment and let their energy radiate into your heart and provide you with their higher frequency.
The snow, the wind, the sun and the sounds of nature, can all be reminders to you that you're an integral part of the natural world.
When you're at peace with your life and in a state of tranquility, you actually send out a vibration of energy that impacts all living creatures, including plants, animals and even babies.
Albert Einstein 1879 - 1955
Nature shows us only the tail of the lion. But I do not doubt that the lion belongs to it even though he cannot at once reveal himself because of his enormous size.
George Eliot 1819 - 1880
Delicious Autumn. My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the Earth seeking the successive autumns.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 - 1882
Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience.
A man is related to all nature.
Earth laughs in flowers.
Everything in our world, even a drop of dew, is a microcosm of the universe.
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.
The sky is the daily bread of the imagination.
What is a weed?...
A plant whose virtues have not been discovered.
Masaru Emoto 1943 - 2014
Words are the vibrations of nature.
Therefore, beautiful words create beautiful nature.
Ugly words create ugly nature.
This is the root of the universe.
Essene Gospel Of Peace
Beside the river stands the holy tree of life. There doth my father dwell, and my home is in him. The heavenly father and I are one.
David Everett 1770 - 1813
Large streams from little fountains flow,
tall oaks from little acorns grow.
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.
Kahlil Gibran 1883 - 1931
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
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.
Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky.
Vincent van Gogh 1853 - 1890
If you truly love nature... you will find beauty everywhere.
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.
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.
Thich Nhat Hanh 1926
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.
When you walk across the fields with your mind pure and hold, 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.
Audrey Hepburn 1929 - 1993
To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.
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.
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 1964
Like a fragrance to a flower, true happiness is an expression of your unconditional self...
the real you.
Oliver Wendell Holmes 1809 - 1894
The amen of nature is always a flower.
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.
The best reflections are there when the wind, water and you are still.
The union of heaven and earth is the origin of the whole of nature.
John Keats 1795 - 1821
A thing of beauty is a joy forever, its loveliness increases, it will never pass into nothingness.
Rose Kennedy 1890 - 1995
Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?
Akiane Kramarik 1994
Beauty and inspiration can be found in any natural place of the earth.
Everybody needs time to reflect and contemplate, and the most inspirational and peaceful place to do so is in nature.
We cannot teach a flower how to grow, we can only learn from it.
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.
Charles Lamb 1775 - 1834
A sweet child is the sweetest thing in nature.
A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill...
except for learning how to grow in rows!
All things bend to help the man
Who sees to harmonise
His own free will with nature's plan
And prove himself most wise.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Always do your best.
What you plant now, you will harvest later.
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.
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.
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.
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 Him without?
Be gentle as the spring rain.
Be kind to everything that lives.
Honor the sacred.
Honor the Earth, our Mother.
Honor all with whom we share the Earth Walk in balance and beauty.
Life is the flash of firefly in the night. It is the breath of the buffalo in the winter. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.
Live strong as the mountains.
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 the warm winds of heaven blow softly upon your house.
May the Great Spirit bless all who enter there.
May your mocassins make happy tracks in many snows,
and may the rainbow always touch your shoulder.
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.
Walk tall as the trees.
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 to 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.
When we show our respect for other living things, they respond with respect for us.
Georgia O'Keeffe 1887 - 1986
When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for that moment.
Ovid 43BC - 17AD
a field that has rested gives a beautiful crop.
Grey Owl 1888 - 1938
Remember, you belong to nature, not it to you.
Dolly Parton 1946
Storms make trees take deeper roots.
Nature - trees, flowers, grass - grow in silence.
We need silence to be able to touch souls.
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.
The purpose of trees is to express Love in merely Being.
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.
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 Rumi 1207 - 1273
In the garden... I see only your face
From trees and blossoms... I inhale only your fragrance
Love is a river... drink from it.
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.
Sow the seeds of truth and one day they will grow
and become the flowers of understanding.
George Santayana 1863 - 1952
The earth has music for those who listen.
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.
Albert Schweitzer 1875 - 1965
In the hopes of reaching the moon,
men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
Chief Seattle 1780 - 1866
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 1564 - 1616
One touch of nature, makes the whole world kin.
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?
Angelus Silesius 1624 - 1677
The rose that with you earthly eyes you see,
has flowered in God from all eternity.
Socrates 470BC - 399BC
He is richest who is content with the least,
for contentment is the wealth of nature.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Trees are the Earths endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.
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.
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 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.
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.
Henry David Thoreau 1817 - 1862
Man emulates Earth.
Earth emulates Heaven.
Heaven emulates the Way.
The Way emulates Nature.
Eckhart Tolle 1948
If your mind is still...
You can sense the peace that emanates from the earth.
Thomas Traherne 1636 - 1674
Natural things are glorious, and to know them is glorious.
Lao Tzu 600BC
Nature does not hurry...
Yet everything is accomplished.
Leonardo de Vinci 1452 - 1519
In her (nature's) inventions,
nothing is lacking and nothing is superfluous.
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 1694 - 1778
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient, while nature cures the disease.
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.
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
Like the sun, we are attracted to people who shine with warmth and brightness.
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.
The majesty of creation forms my faith in the Creator.
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.
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.