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Nature is the art of God eternal - Dante quotes - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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 surname/source

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A Course In Miracles

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.


Aesop

Aesop  620BC - 564BC
The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.


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Astrid Alauda
Did you ever stop to taste a carrot? Not just eat it, but taste it? You can’t taste the beauty and energy of the Earth in a Twinkie.


You must weed your mind as you would weed your garden.


Mitch Albom

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.


Cecil Frances Alexander

Cecil Frances Alexander  1818 - 1895


All things bright and beautiful
All creatures great and small
All things wise and wonderful
The Lord God made them all.


Maya Angelou

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

Aristotle 384BC - 322BC
If one way be better than other, that you may be sure is.. Nature’s way.


In all things of nature, there is something of the marvellous.


Nature does nothing without purpose or uselessly.


Eberhard Arnold

Eberhard Arnold  1883 - 1935
Even the sun directs our gaze away from itself and to the life illumined by it.


The natural world around us shows the way to relief. All of life is maintained by the sun, by the air, by water, by the Earth and its resources. And to whom was the sun given? To everyone.


St Augustine

St Augustine  354 - 430
Miracles do not happen in contradiction with nature, but in contradiction with what we know about nature.


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Richard Bach

Richard Bach  1936
What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.


Francis Bacon

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.


Roger Bannister

Roger Bannister   1929
No longer conscious of my movement, I discovered a new unity with nature. I had found a new source of power and beauty, a source I never dreamt existed.
(on breaking the 4 minute mile)


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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.

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 - Sarah Brana Barak - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati

Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati  1940 - 2012
When you plant a seed of love, it is you that blooms.


William Blake

William Blake  1770 - 1850
A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.


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Thomas Blount
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.


Robert Brault

Robert Brault
Why explain miracles to your kids when you can just have them plant a garden.


Pam Brown

Pam Brown  1948
The work of a garden bears visible fruits - in a world where most of our labours seem suspiciously meaningless.


Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Elizabeth Barrett Browning  1806 - 1861
Earth's crammed with Heaven and every common bush, afire with God.


William Cullen Bryant

William Cullen Bryant  1794 - 1878
Autumn...   The year's last loveliest smile.


Buddha

Buddha  624BC - 543BC
If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change - Buddha - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

John Bunyan

John Bunyan  1628 - 1688
A comely sight indeed it is to see, a world of blossoms on an apple tree.


John Burroughs

John Burroughs  1837 - 1921
I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.


Tony Burroughs

Tony Burroughs
As you love the Earth, so shall she love you.


Lord Byron

Lord Byron  1788 - 1824


There is a pleasure in the pathless woods
There is a rapture on the lonely shore
There is a society, where none intrudes
By the deep sea, and music in its roar
I love not man the less, but Nature more


Ye stars, which are the poetry of Heaven.


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Eileen Caddy

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

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.


Joseph Campbell

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

Thomas Campbell  1777 - 1844
'Tis distance lends enchantment to the view, and robes the mountain in its azure hue.


Albert Camus

Albert Camus  1913 - 1960
Autumn is a second spring...  when every leaf is a flower.


Thomas Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle  1795 - 1881
If you look deep enough you will see music; the heart of nature being everywhere music.


The old cathedrals are good, but the great blue dome that hangs over everything is better.


The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green.


To us also, through every star, through every blade of grass, is not God made visible, if we will open our minds and our eyes.


Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson  1907 - 1964
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.


Prince Charles

Prince Charles  1948
To get the best results you must talk to your vegetables.


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Carol P. Christ
Watching birds has become part of my daily meditation,  affirming my connection to the Earth body.


Marcus Tullius Cicero

Marcus Tullius Cicero  106BC - 43BC
Everything is alive...   Everything is interconnected.


St Bernard of Clairvaux

St Bernard of Clairvaux  1090 - 1153
Believe one who knows; you will find something greater in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from Masters.


William Cowper

William Cowper  1731 - 1800
When all within is peace, how nature seems to smile. Delights that never cease, the live-long day beguile.


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Arthur C. Coxe
Flowers are words which even a baby can understand.

Flowers are words even a baby can understand - Arthur C. Coxe - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByLucy (2003)

E.E. Cummings

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

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.


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Dante

Dante  1265 - 1321
Nature is the art of God eternal.


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Hari Dass
Husband and wife are like the two equal parts of a soybean. If the two parts are put under the Earth separately, they will not grow. The soybean will grow only when the parts are covered by the skin. Marriage is the skin which covers each of them and makes them one.


Ram Dass

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

Rene Daumal  1908 - 1944
Each time dawn appears, the mystery is there in its entirety.


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Hunter Davies
Take nothing but pictures - leave nothing but footprints - kill nothing but time.

Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time - Hunter Davies - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByLucy

Charles Dickens

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.


Timothy Dudley-Smith

Timothy Dudley-Smith  1926



Praise the Lord for times and seasons
Clouds and sunshine, wind and rain
Spring to melt the snows of winter
Till the waters flow again


Wayne Dyer

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.


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Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart  1897 - 1937
A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions and the roots spring up and make new trees.


Albert Einstein

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

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

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.

Earth laughs in flowers - Ralph Waldo Emerson - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson  1803 - 1882
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

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.


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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.


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David Everett  1770 - 1813
Large streams from little fountains flow,
tall oaks from little acorns grow.


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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.


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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.


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.


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.


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.

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


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.


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.


When I planted my pain in the field of patience, it bore fruit of happiness.


Vincent van Gogh

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


Emma Goldman

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

I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck - Emma Goldman - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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


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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.


Thich Nhat Hanh

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.


Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.


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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.


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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.


Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

The Amen of nature is always a flower - Oliver Wendell Holmes - 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.


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


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


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Gertrude Jekyll

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


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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.

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


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.


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.


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.


Charles Lamb

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


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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!


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.


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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.


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.


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Dorothy Maclean

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.


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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

Og Mandino
Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.


Steve Maraboli

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

Bob Marley  1945 - 1981
Some people FEEL the rain...   others just get wet.


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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

A. A. Milne  1882 - 1890
Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.


Ho Chi Minh

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

Helen Mirren 1945
Gardening is learning, learning, learning. That’s the fun of it. You’re always learning.


Claude Monet

Claude Monet  1840 - 1926
The richness I achieve comes from nature...  the source of my inspiration.


Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori  1870 - 1952
When children come into contact with nature, they reveal their strength.


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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.


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John Morton
Be patient. Like storms, the challenges will pass. Know too, that like the sun, your true Soul self is constantly radiating.


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Movie - Mulan
The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.


John Muir

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

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 Muller

Robert Muller  1923 - 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.


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Guru Nanak

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?


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Native American
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.

Honor the sacred, honor the Earth our Mother, honor all with whom we share the Earth, Walk in balance and beauty - Native American - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByTyler (2015)

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Native American
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 moccasins 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.

Native American quote Seth

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Native American
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.


When we show respect for other living things, they respond with respect for us.


Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton  1643 - 1727
What we know is a drop, what we don’t know is an ocean.


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Cynthia Occelli

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.


Georgia O'Keeffe

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.


Mary Oliver

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

Ovid  43BC - 17AD
Take rest... a field that has rested gives a beautiful crop.


Grey Owl

Grey Owl  1888 - 1938
Remember, you belong to nature, not it to you.


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Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton  1946
Storms make trees take deeper roots.


George Peele

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

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.


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Wilbur Pierce
Nature - trees, flowers, grass - grow in silence. We need silence to be able to touch Souls.


Sylvia Plath

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

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

Elvis Presley  1935 - 1977
Truth is like the sun...  You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away.


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Adabella Radici
I love my mother as the trees love water and sunshine. She helps me grow, prosper and reach great heights.


Osho Rajneesh

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.


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

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

Dianne Robbins
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

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt  1882 - 1945
Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to the people.


Christina Rossetti

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

Jalal Uddin Rumi  1207 - 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.


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

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.


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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.


George Santayana

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


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.


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
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



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?


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?


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?


Angelus Silesius

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


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.


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.


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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.


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.

Trees are the Earth's endless effort to speak to the listening Heaven - Rabindranath Tagore - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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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.


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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.


Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau  1817 - 1862



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


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.


Thomas Traherne

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


Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu  600BC
Nature does not hurry...
Yet everything is accomplished.


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


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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.


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.


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.


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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.


You will begin to realise 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.


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.


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.

Re-Energize your Soul, walk with Mother Nature - Anthony Douglas Williams - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Anthony Douglas Williams

Anthony Douglas Williams
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.


Rachel Wolchin

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


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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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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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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