Thursday, 21 February 2013

Nature Quotes and Sayings

The woods were made for the hunters of dreams,
The brooks for the fishers of song;
To the hunters who hunt for the gunless game
The streams and the woods belong.
{Sam Walter Foss}

I've always regarded nature as the clothing of God.
{Alan Hovhancess}

Nature reserves the right to inflict upon her children the most terrifying jests.
{Thornton Wilder}

And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.
{William Shakespeare}

My heart that was rapt away by the wild cherry blossoms....will it return to my body when they scatter?

The tulip and the butterfly
Appear in gayer coats than I:
let me dressed fine as I will,
Flies, worms, and flowers exceed me still.
{Isaac Watts}

I never had any other desire so strong, and so like covetousness, as that.. I might be master at last of a small house and a large garden, with very moderate conveniences joined to them, and there dedicate the remainder of my life to the culture of them and the study of nature.
{Abrahm Cowley}

Climb up on some hill t sunrise. Everybody needs perspective once in a while and you'll find it there.
{Robb Sagendorph}

What would the world be, once bereft
Of wet and wildness? Let them be left,
O let them be left, wildness and wet,
Long live the weeds and the wildness yet.
{Gerard Manley Hopkins, Inversnaid}

That we find a crystal or a poppy beautiful means that we are less alone, that we are more deeply inserted into existence than the course of a single life would lead us to believe.
{John Berger, The Sense of Sight, 1980}

Nature is man's teacher. She unfolds her treasures to his search unseals his eye, illumes his mind, nd purifies his heart an influence breathes from all the sights and sounds of her existence.
{Alfred Billings Street}

There is nothing in the world more peaceful than apple leaves with an early moon.
{Alice Meynell}

Some people worry that artificial intelligence will make us feel inferior, but then, anybody in his right mind should have an inferiority complex every time he looks at a flower.
{Alan C. Kay}

Let us permit nature to have her way. She understands her business better than we do.
{Michel de Montaigne}

A lawn is nature under totalitarian rule.
{Michael Pollan, Second Nature, 1991}

I am not a lover of lawns. Rather would I see daisies in their thousands, ground ivy, hawkweed and even the hated plantain with tall stems, and dandelions with splendid flowers and fairy down, than the too well tended lawn.
{W.H. Hudson, The Book of a Naturalist, 1919}

I go to nature to be soothed and healed and to have my senses put in order.
{John Burroughs}

Any man that walks the mead
In bud or blade or bloom, may find
A meaning suited to his mind.
{Alfred Tennyson}

Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf and take an insect view of its plain.
{Henry David Thoreau}

Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.
{George Washington Carver}

Nature chose for a tool not the earthquake or lightning to rend and split asunder, not the stormy torrent or eroding rain, but the tender noiselessly falling through unnumbered centuries.
{John Muir}

Nature to be commanded must be obeyed.
{Francis Bacon, Novum Organum, 1620}

Nature cannot be tricked or cheated. She will give up to you the object of your struggles only after you have paid her price.
{Napoleon Hill}

In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things. In physical terms, I move through them yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to mover through me.
{John Flowels}

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