Nature Quotes

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A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song. ~Lou Holtz

A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg. ~Samuel Butler

A lawn is nature under totalitarian rule. ~Michael Pollan

A light wind swept over the corn, and all nature laughed in the sunshine. ~ Anne Bronte

A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water. ~Carl Reiner

A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books. ~Walt Whitman

A rhododendron bud lavender-tipped. Soon a glory of blooms to clash with the cardinals and gladden the hummingbirds! ~Dave Beard

A setting sun still whispers a promise for tomorrow. ~Jeb Dickerson

A wee child toddling in a wonder world.... I prefer to their dogma my excursions into the natural gardens where the voice of the Great Spirit is heard in the twittering of birds, the rippling of mighty waters, and the sweet breathing of flowers. If this is Paganism, then at present, at least, I am a Pagan. ~Zitkala-Sa

A wise man can do no better than to turn from the churches and look up through the airy majesty of the wayside trees with exultation, with resignation, at the unconquerable unimplicated sun. ~Llewelyn Powys

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A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart. ~ Hal Borland

Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative. ~H. G. Wells

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

Adults are always so busy with the dull and dusty affairs of life which have nothing to do with grass, trees, and running streams. ~The Little Grey Men

After a thundershower, the weather takes a pledge and signs it with a rainbow. ~Thomas Bailey Aldrich

After all, I don't see why I am always asking for private, individual, selfish miracles when every year there are miracles like white dogwood. ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it. ~ Russell Baker

All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind. ~Abraham Lincoln

All seasons are beautiful for the person who carries happiness within. ~Horace Friess

All things are artificial, for nature is the art of God. ~Thomas Browne

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All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was. ~ Toni Morrison

An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day. ~Henry David Thoreau

And how should a beautiful, ignorant stream of water know it heads for an early release - out across the desert, running toward the Gulf, below sea level, to murmur its lullaby, and see the Imperial Valley rise out of burning sand with cotton blossoms, wheat, watermelons, roses, how should it know? ~Carl Sandburg

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ~Anais Nin

And the heart that is soonest awake to the flowers is always the first to be touch'd by the thorns. ~Thomas Moore

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

April has put a spirit of youth in everything! ~William Shakespeare

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

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. ~Albert Camus

Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying. ~Langston Hughes

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Birds have wings; they're free; they can fly where they want when they want. They have the kind of mobility many people envy. ~Roger Tory Peterson

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them? ~Rose Kennedy

Breathless, we flung us on a windy hill, Laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass. ~Rupert Brooke

By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all nature seems renewed around me and with me. The sky seems to be a pure, a cooler blue, the trees a deeper green. The whole world is charged with the glory of God and I feel fire and music under my feet. ~Thomas Merton

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 off like autumn leaves. ~John Muir

Climb up on some hill at sunrise. Everybody needs perspective once in a while, and you'll find it there. ~Robb Sagendorph

Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher. ~ William Wordsworth

Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while. ~Kin Hubbard

Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines. ~Satchel Paige

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Each moment of the year has its own beauty . . . a picture which was never before and shall never be seen again. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books. ~John Lubbock

Earth laughs in flowers. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature. ~Gerard De Nerval

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. ~John Muir

Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night. ~Rainer Maria Rilke

Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does. ~George Bernard Shaw

Fieldes have eies and woods have eares. ~John Heywood

Fire is the best of servants; but what a master! ~Thomas Carlyle

Fishes live in the sea, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones. ~William Shakespeare

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Flowers are heaven's masterpiece. ~Dorothy Parker

Flowers are like human beings . . . they thrive on a little kindness. ~Fred Streeter

Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into. ~Henry Ward Beecher

For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver. ~Martin Luther

Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes - every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man. ~Orison Swett Marden

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

Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed. ~ Walt Whitman

God is the friend of silence. Trees, flowers, grass grow in silence. See the stars, moon, and sun, how they move in silence. ~Mother Teresa

God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees and flowers and clouds and stars. ~Martin Luther

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

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

Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises. ~Pedro Calderon

Happiness flutters in the air whilst we rest among the breaths of nature. ~Kelly Sheaffer

How cunningly nature hides every wrinkle of her inconceivable antiquity under roses and violets and morning dew! ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains! ~John Muir

How strange that Nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude! ~Emily Dickinson

I am in love with the green earth. ~Charles Lamb

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

I am not bound for any public place, but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees, and in the heat of the day climbed up into the healing shadow of the woods. Better than any argument is to rise at dawn and pick dew-wet red berries in a cup. ~Wendell Berry

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

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

I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings. ~Gustave Flaubert

I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright. ~Henry David Thoreau

I can enjoy society in a room; but out of doors, nature is company enough for me. ~William Hazlitt

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

I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in. ~George Washington Carver

I myself am quite absorbed by the delicate yellow, delicate soft green, delicate violet of a ploughed and weeded piece of soil. ~Vincent van Gogh

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. ~Abraham Cowley

I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. ~John Muir

I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things... I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind. ~Leo Buscaglia

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I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes. ~E. E. Cummings

I think it annoys God if you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice. ~Alice Walker

I walked barefoot - the only way to walk on a muddy road. ~Laurie Gough

If one daffodil is worth a thousand pleasures, then one is too few. ~William Wordsworth

If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature's way. ~Aristotle

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive. ~Eleonora Duse

If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere. ~Vincent Van Gogh

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

If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe. ~ Carl Sagan

I'll tell you how the sun rose a ribbon at a time. ~Emily Dickinson

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In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. ~Aristotle

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

In my garden, after a rainfall, you can faintly, yes, hear the breaking of new blooms. ~Truman Capote

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 move through me. ~John Fowles

In summer, the song sings itself. ~William Carlos Williams

In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. ~ Albert Camus

In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia. ~Charles A. Lindbergh

Innovative capitalists have tried to rewrite nature, but to no avail. ~Terri Guillemets

Is it so small a thing to have enjoyed the sun, to have lived light in the sky, to have loved, to have thought, to have done? ~Mathew Arnold

It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake. ~Frederick Douglass

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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 emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

I've always regarded nature as the clothing of God. ~Alan Hovhaness

I've made an odd discovery. Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that happiness is no longer a possibility. Yet when I talk with my gardener, I'm convinced of the opposite. ~Bertrand Russell

Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. ~Hans Christian Anderson

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow. ~Helen Keller

Keep your sense of proportion by regularly, preferably daily, visiting the natural world. ~Catlin Matthews

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

Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit. ~Anton Chekhov

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

Lie down and listen to the crabgrass grow. ~Marya Mannes

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Look at the trees, look at the birds, look at the clouds, look at the stars... and if you have eyes you will be able to see that the whole existence is joyful. Everything is simply happy. Trees are happy for no reason; they are not going to become prime ministers or presidents and they are not going to become rich and they will never have any bank balance. Look at the flowers - for no reason. It is simply unbelievable how happy flowers are. ~Osho

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

Love comforteth like sunshine after rain. ~Shakespeare

Man's heart away from nature becomes hard. ~Standing Bear

Maybe nature is fundamentally ugly, chaotic and complicated. But if it's like that, then I want out. ~Steven Weinberg

Meandering in a shady stream, it can make a home for green growing things. ~Peggy Wayburn

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

Nature always wears the colors of the spirit. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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 snow-flowers noiselessly falling through unnumbered centuries. ~John Muir

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

Nature hates calculators. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature holds all the answers - go outside and ask some questions - open your heart and listen to the response! ~Amethyst Wyldfyre

Nature is a writer's best friend. ~Agavé Powers

Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand. ~Henry David Thoreau

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

Nature is my medicine. ~Sara Moss-Wolfe

Nature is the art of God. ~Thomas Browne

Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment. ~R. Buckminster Fuller

Nature knows no pause in progress and development, and attaches her curse on all inaction. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Nature never goes out of style. ~Author Unknown

Nature never hurries. Atom by atom, little by little she achieves her work. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature rejuvenates so quickly, so completely. Though we often view ourselves otherwise, we are nature. ~Jeb Dickerson

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

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

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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

Nature will not be admired by proxy. ~Winston Churchill

Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed. ~Francis Bacon

Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another. ~Juvenal, Satires

Never lose an opportunity to see anything that is beautiful. It is God's handwriting - a wayside sacrament.Welcome it in every fair face, every fair sky, every fair flower. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man - who has no gills. ~Ambrose Bierce

Once you have heard the lark, known the swish of feet through hill-top grass and smelt the earth made ready for the seed, you are never again going to be fully happy about the cities and towns that man carries like a crippling weight upon his back. ~Gwyn Thomas

One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today. ~Dale Carnegie

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

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

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, 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

Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself. ~Henry David Thoreau

Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong. ~Winston Churchill

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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

Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet. ~Roger Miller

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

Sounds of the wind or sounds of the sea make me happy just to be. ~June Polis

Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!" ~Robin Williams

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Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush. ~ Doug Larson

Summer afternoon . . . summer afternoon - the two most beautiful words in the English language. ~Henry James

Sunshine has no budget, the sea no red tape. ~Terri Guillemets

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

Swans sing before they die - 'twere no bad thing should certain persons die before they sing. ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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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

That which is not good for the bee-hive cannot be good for the bees. ~ Marcus Aurelius

The best thing about animals is that they don't talk much. ~Thornton Wilder

The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The bluebird carries the sky on his back. ~Henry David Thoreau

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The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. ~Rabindranath Tagore

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

The color of the mountains is Buddha's body; the sound of running water is his great speech. ~Dogen

The dance of the palm trees, the oceans calling, the first rays of sun and heaven is here. ~Mike Dolan

The day, water, sun, moon, night - I do not have to purchase these things with money. ~Plautis

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The earth laughs in flowers. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

The fog comes on little cat feet. It sits looking over the harbor and city on silent haunches and then moves on. ~Carl Sandburg

The good man is the friend of all living things. ~Mahatma Gandhi

The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man. ~Author Unknown

The landscape belongs to the person who looks at it. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The mind, in proportion as it is cut off from free communication with nature, with revelation, with God, with itself, loses its life, just as the body droops when debarred from the air and the cheering light from heaven. ~William Channing

The morning of life is like the dawn of a day, full of purity, visions, and harmony. ~Chateubriand

The mountains are calling and I must go. ~John Muir

The poetry of the earth is never dead. ~John Keats

The rich fire of the orange sunset gloriously announces the coming night. ~Susan S. Florence

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The silence of nature is very real. It surrounds you . . . you can feel it. ~Ted Trueblood

The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world's joy. ~Henry Ward Beecher

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. ~Galileo Galilei

The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit. ~Moliere

The world is a sunny success. ~Terri Guillemets

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The world will never starve for wonder, but only for want of wonder. ~G.K. Chesterson

There are always flowers for those who want to see them. ~Henri Matisse

There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew. ~Marshall McLuhan

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 is not a sprig of grass that shoots uninteresting to me. ~Thomas Jefferson

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There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly. ~R. Buckminster Fuller

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

Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. ~Rachel Carson

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring. ~George Santayana

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To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter; to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring - these are some of the rewards of the simple life. ~John Burroughs

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

To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon the verdant green hills is the most perfect refreshment. ~Jane Austin

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

Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven. ~ Rabindranath Tagore

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Truly it may be said that the outside of a mountain is good for the inside of a man. ~George Wherry, Alpine Notes and the Climbing Foot, 1896

We cannot command Nature except by obeying her. ~Francis Bacon

We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts.~ William Hazlitt

We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones. ~Jules Verne

What humbugs we are, who pretend to live for Beauty, and never see the Dawn! ~Logan Pearsall Smith

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What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

What would be ugly in a garden constitutes beauty in a mountain. ~Victor Hugo

When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word - religion. Then I go out and paint the stars. ~Vincent Van Gogh

When nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. ~Anthony J. D'Angelo

Whoever loves and understands a garden will find contentment within. ~Chinese Proverb

With innovation and technology, seems we have forgotten to cherish the true beauty the world has to offer. ~A.C. Van Cherub

You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. ~Desiderata

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You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet. ~Hal Borland

You know why there are so many whitefish in the Yellowstone River? Because the Fish and Game people have never done anything to help them. ~Russell Chatham

You must not know too much, or be too precise or scientific about birds and trees and flowers and water-craft; a certain free margin, and even vagueness - perhaps ignorance, credulity - helps your enjoyment of these things... ~Walt Whitman

You will find something more in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters. ~St. Bernard

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