Have you ever been struck speechless by the marvelous beauty of nature? If you can’t help but marvel about the wonders of nature, you will like the following collection of inspirational nature quotes. And for even more uplifting thoughts, be sure to have a look at our list of gratitude quotes that inspire you to appreciate life to the fullest.

Emerging yourself in nature and taking in the soothing calmness of the natural world can have a profound impact on your entire well-being. The comforting effect of nature can help you to relieve stress and to unplug from the hectic burdens of civilization.

“I declare this world is so beautiful, that I can hardly believe it exists!”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The more you examine and study the workings of nature, the more amazed you become. It’s not uncommon to feel pure joy, wonder, or even amazement about all the magnificent wonders of nature.

Beautiful nature quotes

Beautiful nature quotes

Nature deserves to be celebrated with these inspirational nature quotes.

The simple act of an unfolding flower that starts facing the sun can leave you wondering about the mechanics of life for hours. Just think about how well-balanced nature’s ecosystems are and how they all contribute to maintaining life on earth.

It’s a sheer delight to simply behold the beauty of nature and to ponder about it. If you know where to look for it, nature will reveal its gracefulness in a multitude of ways. To celebrate Earth’s life-giving qualities, we have created the following list of quotes.

It can be quite difficult to describe the pure joy of spending time outdoors. Thankfully, many brilliant authors have found eloquent words to articulate why nature can leave you speechless. If you’re looking for inspiration that helps you to express how important nature is to you, you’ve come to the right place.

To give you a better overview, we have categorized the following quotes into these sections:

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Here’s our list of inspirational nature quotes

1.

“The earth laughs in flowers.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Laugh in flowers quote

Laugh in flowers quote

2.

“If we surrendered to earth’s intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees.”
Rainer Maria Rilke

Earth's intelligence

Earth's intelligence

3.

“If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.”
Vincent Van Gogh

Find beauty everywhere quote

Find beauty everywhere quote

4.

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.”
William Blake

Nature is imagination itself quote

Nature is imagination itself quote

5.

“Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.”
John Muir

Sunshine flows into trees quote

Sunshine flows into trees quote

6.

“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

In one acorn quote

In one acorn quote

7.

“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.”
Khalil Gibran

Earth delights to feel your bare feet quote

Earth delights to feel your bare feet quote

8.

“Listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”
John Lubbock

The clouds float across quote

The clouds float across quote

9.

“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.”
Lauren DeStefano

Saving up all year for the grand finale quote

Saving up all year for the grand finale quote

10.

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”
Lao Tzu

Nature does not hurry quote

Nature does not hurry quote

11.

“Nature is pleased with simplicity.”
Isaac Newton

Nature is pleased with simplicity quote

Nature is pleased with simplicity quote

12.

“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.”
Joseph Campbell

Match your nature with Nature quote

Match your nature with Nature quote

13.

“Trees, for example, carry the memory of rainfall. In their rings, we read ancient weather—storms, sunlight, and temperatures, the growing seasons of centuries. A forest shares a history, which each tree remembers even after it has been felled.”
Anne Michaels

A forest shares a history quote

A forest shares a history quote

14.

“The planting of a tree, especially one of the long-living hardwood trees, is a gift which you can make to posterity at almost no cost and with almost no trouble, and if the tree takes root it will far outlive the visible effect of any of your other actions, good or evil.”
George Orwell

The planting of a tree quote

The planting of a tree quote

15.

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”
John Muir

The clearest way into the universe quote

The clearest way into the universe quote

16.

“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.”
Gary Snyder

17.

“Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles.”
Terence McKenna

18.

“If nature were not beautiful it would not be worth knowing, and life would not be worth living.”
Henri Poincaré

19.

“Walk with faith, rejoicing in the beauties of nature.”
Gordon B. Hinckley

The beauties of nature quote

The beauties of nature quote

20.

“In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.”
John Muir

21.

“Did you ever see the way the clouds love a mountain? They circle all around it; sometimes you can’t even see the mountain for the clouds.”
Toni Morrison

22.

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.”
John Muir

23.

“Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.”
Theodore Roosevelt

24.

“Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.”
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Shield the canyons quote

Shield the canyons quote

25.

“Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.”
Khalil Gibran

26.

“I find parallels in nature to be a beautiful reflection of grand orchestration.”
Steve Maraboli

27.

“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.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

28.

“A flower blossoms for its own joy.”
Oscar Wilde

A flower blossoms quote

A flower blossoms quote

29.

“Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete? Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else even cared.”
Tupac Shakur

30.

“Who else goes to the woods to find peace only to discover themself in the process? I find forests unclutter the mind with each breath the trees afford me.”
Michael Poeltl

31.

“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy.’„
Sylvia Plath

32.

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”
Albert Einstein

Look deep into nature quote

Look deep into nature quote

33.

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike.”
John Muir

34.

“One forgets that there are environments which do not respond to the flick of a switch or the twist of a dial, and which have their own rhythms and orders of existence.”
Robert MacFarlane

35.

“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.”
Rachel Carson

36.

“By speaking of greater forces than we can possibly invoke, and by confronting us with greater spans of time than we can possibly envisage, mountains refute our excessive trust in the man-made. They pose profound questions about our durability and the importance of our schemes. They induce, I suppose, a modesty in us.”
Robert MacFarlane

37.

“We have not inherited this earth from our parents to do with it what we will. We have borrowed it from our children and we must be careful to use it in their interests as well as our own.”
Moss Cass

38.

“Nature didn’t need an operation to be beautiful. It just was.”
Scott Westerfeld

Nature didn't need an operation quote

Nature didn't need an operation quote

39.

“People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.”
Iris Murdoch

40.

“Not just beautiful, though—the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they’re watching me.”
Haruki Murakami

41.

“Everything is connected. The wing of the corn beetle affects the direction of the wind, the way the sand drifts, the way the light reflects into the eye of man beholding his reality. All is part of totality.”
Tony Hillerman

42.

“The love of wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyond reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth, the earth which bore us and sustains us, the only paradise we shall ever know, the only paradise we ever need, if only we had the eyes to see.”
Edward Abbey

43.

“These people have learned not from books, but in the fields, in the wood, on the river bank. Their teachers have been the birds themselves, when they sang to them, the sun when it left a glow of crimson behind it at setting, the very trees, and wild herbs.”
Anton Chekhov

44.

“The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can’t.”
Christopher Paolini

The sea is emotion quote

The sea is emotion quote

45.

“It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know the sense of wonder and humility. „
Rachel Carson

46.

“The sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.”
John Lennon

47.

“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.”
Henry David Thoreau

48.

Nature doesn’t disdain what lives only for a day. It pours the whole of itself into each moment.”
Tom Stoppard

49.

“Something will have gone out of us as a people if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed … We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we never do more than drive to its edge and look in.”
Wallace Stegner

50.

“Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.”
Jimmy Carter

Love of nature quote

Love of nature quote

51.

“I hope that while so many people are out smelling the flowers, someone is taking the time to plant some.”
Herbert Rappaport

52.

“You know those plants that are always trying to find the light? Maybe they were planted in a location that didn’t necessarily facilitate growth, but inexplicably they make a circuitous route to not only survive but bloom into a beautiful plant.”
Jonathan Van Ness

53.

“This curious world we inhabit is more wonderful than convenient; more beautiful than it is useful; it is more to be admired and enjoyed than used.”
Henry David Thoreau

54.

“A flower knows, when its butterfly will return, and if the moon walks out, the sky will understand.”
Sanober Khan

A flower knows quote

A flower knows quote

55.

“Everything in nature invites us constantly to be what we are.”
Gretel Ehrlich

56.

“Wildness is the preservation of the World.”
Henry David Thoreau

57.

“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”
Henry David Thoreau

58.

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity”
John Muir

59.

“The oceans are the planet’s last great living wilderness, man’s only remaining frontier on Earth, and perhaps his last chance to prove himself a rational species.”
John L. Culliney

60.

“Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.”
Wendell Berry

61.

“So abundant and novel are the objects of interest in a pure wilderness that unless you are pursuing special studies it matters little where you go, or how often to the same place.”
John Muir

62.

“Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
Albert Einstein

63.

“A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in – what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.”
Victor Hugo

64.

“All things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.”
Leonardo da Vinci

Exposed by the light quote

Exposed by the light quote

65.

“If you love a flower which happens to be on a star, it is sweet at night to gaze at the sky. All the stars are a riot of flowers.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

66.

“The care of the earth is our most ancient and most worthy and, after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it, and to foster its renewal, is our only legitimate hope.”
Wendell Berry

67.

“The fallen leaves in the forest seemed to make even the ground glow and burn with light.”
Malcolm Lowry

68.

“I’ve found that there is always some beauty left – in nature, sunshine, freedom, in yourself; these can all help you.”
Anne Frank

Always some beauty left quote

Always some beauty left quote

69.

“Even broken in spirit as he is, no one can feel more deeply than he does the beauties of nature. The starry sky, the sea, and every sight afforded by these wonderful regions, seems still to have the power of elevating his soul from earth. Such a man has a double existence: he may suffer misery, and be overwhelmed by disappointments; yet, when he has retired into himself, he will be like a celestial spirit that has a halo around him, within whose circle no grief or folly ventures.”
Mary Shelley

70.

“Something will have gone out of us as a people if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed … We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we never do more than drive to its edge and look in.”
Wallace Stegner

71.

“I think it is far more important to save one square mile of wilderness, anywhere, by any means, than to produce another book on the subject.”
Edward Abbey

72.

“The book of nature has no beginning, as it has no end. Open this book where you will, and at any period of your life, and if you have the desire to acquire knowledge you will find it of intense interest, and no matter how long or how intently you study the pages, your interest will not flag, for in nature there is no finality.”
Jim Corbett

73.

“What we do see depends mainly on what we look for. In the same field the farmer will notice the crop, the geologists the fossils, botanists the flowers, artists the colouring, sportsmen the cover for the game. Though we may all look at the same things, it does not all follow that we should see them.”
John Lubbock

74.

“Our ability to perceive quality in nature begins, as in art, with the pretty. It expands through successive stages of the beautiful to values as yet uncaptured by language.”
Aldo Leopold

75.

“The need for wildness is written within our genes, in a language we are just beginning to understand. And in wilderness, we will find the Rosetta Stone that can unravel this ancient language of our bones.”
Krista Schlyer

76.

“Nature is an outcry, unpolished truth; the art—a euphemism—tamed wilderness.”
Dejan Stojanovic

Nature is an outcry quote

Nature is an outcry quote

77.

“Here grew willows and alders, their trunks twisted like giants’ sinews. Around them, bark lichen bloomed blue-white in the darkness. It felt like a good place, where there was old magic.”
Duncan Harper

78.

“We’re here to know God, to love and serve God, and to be blown away by the beauty and miracle of nature.”
Anne Lamott

79.

“Nobody sees a flower – really – it is so small it takes time – we haven’t time – and to see takes time.”
Georgia O’Keeffe

80.

As individuals, we can make a difference, whether it is to probe the secrets of Nature, to clean up the environment.”
Michio Kaku

81.

“The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.”
Voltaire

Nature cures the disease quote

Nature cures the disease quote

82.

“Our approach to nature is to beat it into submission. We would stand a better chance of survival if we accommodated ourselves to this planet and viewed it appreciatively, instead of skeptically and dictatorially.”
E.B. White

83.

“There’s a silent voice in the wilderness that we hear only when no one else is around. When you go far, far beyond, out across the Netherlands of the Known, the din of human static slowly fades away.”
Rob Schultheis

84.

“Raindrops blossom brilliantly in the rainbow, and change to flowers in the sod, but snow comes in full flower direct from the dark, frozen sky.”
John Muir

Mother nature quotes

85.

“What Mother Nature does is rigorous until proven otherwise; what humans and science do is flawed until proven otherwise.”
Nassim Nicholas Taleb

86.

“Mother Nature is our teacher – reconnecting us with Spirit, waking us up and liberating our hearts.”
Sylvia Dolson

Mother nature is our teacher quote

Mother nature is our teacher quote

87.

“I want to lay naked in golden fields, as I gaze up at an endless sky, dreaming my dreams, as Mother Nature’s love washes over me like spiritual sunshine.”
Jaeda DeWalt

88.

“Nature’s accidents are the universe’s way of throwing chance into a system which would die of too much orderliness. Hurricanes, droughts, floods, volcanic eruptions are all Mother Nature’s way of stirring up the pot to prevent stagnation and putrefaction.”
Luke Rhinehart

89.

“To me, Mother Nature isn’t nearly as scary as human nature.”
Paula Stokes

90.

“Mother Nature’s ruthless to the weak, but isn’t arbitrary cruel or negative. Mother Nature saves aggression for extreme situations, and instead uses consistent leadership–to help keep things running smoothly. Mother nature doesn’t rule by fear and anger, but by calm strength and assertiveness.”
Cesar Millan

91.

“Isn’t that Mother Nature? She’s supposed to have, like, flowers in her hair and birds singing around her and dear and rabbits doing her laundry.”
Rick Riordan

92.

“The sunlight claps the earth, and the moonbeams kiss the sea.”
Percy Bysshe Shelley

The sunlight claps quote

The sunlight claps quote

93.

“Everything about her is captivating, like the aftermath of a storm. People aren’t supposed to get pleasure out of the destruction Mother Nature is capable of.”
Colleen Hoover

94.

“Mother Nature is indeed a real mother, creating and destroying in a constant loop.”
Caitlin Doughty

95.

“Listen to the trees as they sway in the wind. Their leaves are telling secrets. Their bark sings songs of olden days as it grows around the trunks. And their roots give names to all things. Their language has been lost.”
Vera Nazarian

96.

“There is a love of wild nature in everybody, an ancient mother-love showing itself whether recognized or no, and however covered by cares and duties”
John Muir

97.

“Mother Nature doesn’t care if you’re having fun. „
Larry Niven

98.

“You are not Atlas carrying the world on your shoulder. It is good to remember that the planet is carrying you.”
Vandana Shiva

99.

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.”
Rachel Carson

100.

“It is not reasonable that art should win the place of honor over our great and powerful mother nature. We have so overloaded the beauty and richness of her works by our inventions that we have quite smothered her.”
Michel de Montai

Short nature quotes

101.

“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair.”
Susan Schutz

Let us dance in the sun quote

Let us dance in the sun quote

102.

“The poetry of the earth is never dead.”
John Keats

103.

“When you increase the number of gardens, you increase the number of heavens too!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

104.

“Land forests are the coral reefs of the ocean of air.”
Steven Magee

105.

“The outside is the only place we can truly be inside the world.”
Daniel J. Rice

106.

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.”
John Muir

A single thing in nature quote

A single thing in nature quote

107.

“Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature.”
Susan Polis Schutz

108.

“Looking at beauty in the world, is the first step of purifying the mind.”
Amit Ray

109.

“My religion is nature. That’s what arouses those feelings of wonder and mysticism and gratitude in me.”
Oliver Sacks

110.

“In the wilderness, we can only wonder.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

111.

“All our wisdom is stored in the trees.”
Santosh Kalwar

112.

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

113.

“I like it when a flower or a little tuft of grass grows through a crack in the concrete.”
George Carlin

114.

“In a rich moonlit garden, flowers open beneath the eyes of entire nations terrified to acknowledge the simplicity of the beauty of peace.”
Aberjhani

115.

“There is something in the forest to cure most anything that bothers you.”
Donald Smith

116.

“Nature is never wrong.”
Janna Levin

117.

“All forests are one… They are all echoes of the first forest that gave birth to Mystery when the world began.”
Charles de Lint

118.

“And the yellow sunflower by the brook, in autumn beauty stood.”
William Cullen Bryant

119.

“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”
Rainer Maria Rilke

120.

“When it rains, look for rainbows in the wild.”
Anthony T. Hincks

121.

“There is always an adventure waiting in the woods.”
Katelyn S. Bolds

122.

“Nature brings solace in all troubles.”
Anne Frank

123.

“Every individual is an expression of the whole realm of nature, a unique action of the total universe.”
Alan Wilson Watts

124.

“When you are lost in the wilderness, a tree will always point you in the right direction.”
Anthony T. Hincks

The thoughts in the above can be quite helpful when you are seeking to capture the essence behind nature’s beauty. Even more so, they can help you to find just the right words that describe why nature matters so much.

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