100+ Best Nature Quotes that Motivate You to Spend More Time Outside

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

~Alice Walker

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

~Khalil Gibran

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

~Albert Einstein

“We still do not know one-thousandth of one per cent of what nature has revealed to us.”

~Albert Einstein

“Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.”

~Henry David Thoreau

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

~Henry David Thoreau

 “Live the life you’ve dreamed.” 

~ Henry David Thoreau

“I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.”

~ Henry David Thoreau

“I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.”

~Henry David Thoreau

“Live in each season as it passes; breathes the air, drinks the drink, tastes the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”

~Henry David Thoreau

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

~ Henry David Thoreau

“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.”

~ John Muir

Between every two pines there is a doorway to a new world.”

~John Muir

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

~ John Muir

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”

~ John Muir

“And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.”

~ John Muir

“Going to the mountains is like going home.”

~John Muir

”There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature~the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”

~Rachel Carson

”Some of nature’s most exquisite handiwork is on a miniature scale, as anyone knows who has applied a magnifying glass to a snowflake.”

~Rachel Carson

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

~Rachel Carson

”I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.” ~Frank Lloyd Wright

“I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day’s work.”

~Frank Lloyd Wright

”Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you. ”

~Frank Lloyd Wright

”The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.”


”Men argue. Nature acts.”


”All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.”

~Marie Curie

”To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.”

~Mahatma Gandhi

“Colors are the smiles of nature.”

~ Leigh Hunt

”The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.”

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

”Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it. ”

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

”Nature is loved by what is best in us.”

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

”The earth laughs in flowers.”

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“In the presence of nature, a wild delight runs through the man, in spite of real sorrows.”

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

”Nature always wears the colours of the spirit.”

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A weed is no more than a flower in disguise.”

~James Russell Lowell

“Although we say mountains belong to the country, actually, they belong to those that love them.”


“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”

~ Winston Churchill

“Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.”

~Winston Churchill

“To me, a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.”

~Helen Keller

“Choose only one master~nature.”


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

~ Laura Ingalls Wilder

“Leave the road, take the trails.”


“Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.”

~John Burroughs

“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.”

~John Burroughs

“The ocean is a mighty harmonist.”

~William Wordsworth

“Come forth into the light things, let nature be your teacher.”

~William Wordsworth

 “We don’t stop hiking because we grow old. We grow old because we stop hiking.”

~ Finis Mitchell

“Hiking in undiscovered places is a lot of fun.”

~ Karolina Kurkova

“Hiking is not escapism; it’s realism. The people who choose to spend time outdoors are not running away from anything; we are returning to where we belong.”

~ Jennifer Pharr Davis

“We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understanding and our hearts.”

~William Hazlett

“All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.”

~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Days of slow walking are very long: they make you live longer, because you have allowed every hour, every minute, every second to breathe, to deepen, instead of filling them up by straining the joints.”

~ Frederic Gros

“After a day’s walk, everything has twice its usual value.”

~ G.M. Trevelyan

“Deep down, at the molecular heart of life, the trees and we are essentially identical.”

~ Carl Sagan

Preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.”

~Carl Sagan

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee, And every. The very thing alone will do, If bees are few.”

~Emily Dickinson

“The Earth has music for those who listen.”

~ William Shakespeare

 One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”

~William Shakespeare

“By discovering nature, you discover yourself.”

~Maxime Lagace

“If you wish to know the divine, feel the wind on your face and the warm sun on your hand.”


“Nature is the art of God.”

~Dante Alighieri

“Man’s heart away from nature becomes hard. “

~Standing Bear

“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.”

~Edward Abbey

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

~ Gary Snyder

“Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy.”

~Isaac Newton

“Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere.”

~Blaise Pascal

“The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.”

~Blaise Pascal

“Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.”

~Henry van Dyke

“The poetry of the earth is never dead.”

~John Keats

“ I just wish the world was twice as big and half of it was still unexplored.”

~David Attenborough

“The best way out is always through.”

~ Robert Frost

“The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.”

~ Henry Longfellow

“You need special shoes for hiking~and a bit of a special soul as well.”

~ Terri Guillemets

“Walking is a man’s best medicine.”

~ Hippocrates

“Hiking and happiness go hand in hand or foot in the boot.”

~ Diane Spicer

“If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.”

~ Raymond Inmon

“The environment, after all, is where we all meet, where we all have a mutual interest. It is one thing that all of us share. It is not only a mirror of ourselves but a focusing lens on what we can become.”

~ Lady Bird Johnson

“A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.”

~Walt Whitman

“Now I see the secret of making the best person, it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.”

~ Walt Whitman

 “I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.”

~Walt Whitman

“Afoot and lighthearted I take to the open road, Healthy, free, the world before me.”

~Walt Whitman

“As human beings, we have an innate need to explore, to see what’s around the corner.”

~ Jimmy Chin

“There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story.”

~Linda Hogan

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.”

~ Beverly Sills

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

~Jimmy Carter

“If one way is better than another, that you may be sure is nature’s way.”


“In all things of nature, there is something marvellous.”


“No matter the risks we take, we always consider the end to be too soon, even though in life, more than anything else, quality should be more important than quantity.”

~ Alex Honnold

 “The antidote to exhaustion isn’t rested. It’s nature.”

~ Shikoba 

“The poetry of the earth is never gone.”

~ John Keats

 “Hiking is not for everyone. Notice the wilderness is mostly empty.”

~ Sonja Yoerg

“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”

~ Ashley Smith

“The wilderness holds answers to questions man has not yet learned to ask.”

~ Nancy Newhall

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.”

~Robert Louis Stevenson

“Love the world as your own self; then you can truly care for all things. “

~Lao Tzu

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

~Lao Tzu

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

~ Lao Tzu

“It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanates from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.”

~Robert Louis Stevenson

“There’s a whole world out there, right outside your window. You’d be a fool to miss it.”

~Charlotte Eriksson

“Land really is the best art.”

~Andy Warhol

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

~Gretel Ehrlich

“Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.”

~Langston Hughes

“Time spent amongst trees is never wasted time.”

~Katrina Mayer

“Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.”

~John Ruskin

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

~Rainer Maria Rilke

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