Thursday, 21 February 2013

Quotes about Nature

You can't be suspicious of  tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet.
{Hal Borland, Sundial of the Seasons, 1964}

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.

I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey work of the stars.
{Walt Whitman}

Some keep the Sabbath going to Church,
I keep it staying at Home__
With a bobolink for a Chorister,
And an Orchard, for a Dome.
{Emily Dickinson}

To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.
{Jane Austen}

Good heavens, of what uncostly material is our earthly happiness composed....if we only knew it. What incomes have we not had from a flower, and how unfailing are the dividends of the seasons.
{James Russell Lowell}

Nature does not hurry, yet everything  is accomplished.
{Lao Tzu}

The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.
{Ralph Waldo Emerson}

As you sit on the hillside or lie prone under the trees of the forest or sprawl wet-legged by a mountain stream, the great door, that does not look like a door, opens.
{Stephen Graham, The Gentle Art of Tramping}

Great things are done when men and mountains meet. This is not done by jostling in the street.
{William Blake}

To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.
{Helen Keller}

Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not party leaves and vegetable mould myself.
{Henry David Thoreau}

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
{William Shakespeare}

To one who has been long in city pent,
Tis very sweet to look into the fair
And open face of heaven, to breath a prayer
Full in the smile of the blue firmament.
{John Keats, Sonnet XIV}

Fields have eies and woods have eares.
{John Heywood, 1565}

You must not know too much or be too precise or scientific about birds and trees and flowers and watercraft a certain free....margin, and even vagueness....ignorance, your enjoyment of these things.
{Henry David Thoreau}

A sensitive plant in a garden grew,
And the young winds fed it with silver dew,
And it opened its leaves to the light,
and closed them beneath the kisses of night.
{Percy Bysshe Shelley, ''The Sensitive Plant, 1820}

In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them.
{Aldo Leopold}

Nature hates calculators.
{Ralph Waldo Emerson}

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
{Albert Einstein}

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