A dripping June sets all in tune.
A short horse is soon curried.
John Heywood (c. 1497-1580)
Nature is the art of God.
Latin (on nature)
No man fears what he has seen grow.
Of all the plants that cover the earth and lie like a fringe of hair upon the body of our grandmother, try to obtain knowledge that you may be strengthened in life.
Winnebago (Native American) (on nature)
One step leads to another.
One swallow never makes a summer.
John Heywood (c.1497-1580)
The afternoon knows what the morning never expected.
Swedish (on basic truths)
The day has eyes; the night has ears.
Scottish (on nature)
The early bird gets the worm, the second mouse gets the cheese.
The earth has music for those who listen.
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The sap rises in the spring.
The shoemaker’s children have no shoes.
When the wind is in the east, tis neither good for man nor beast.
You can drive out nature with a pitchfork but she keeps on coming back.
Horace (65-8 BC)
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
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. As age comes on, one source of enjoyment after another is closed, but Nature’s sources never fail.
I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright.
Henry David Thoreau
Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.
I’ve always regarded nature as the clothing of God.
If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.
Vincent Van Gogh
Some of nature’s most exquisite handiwork is on a miniature scale, as anyone knows who has applied a magnifying glass to a snowflake.
The beauty of the natural world lies in the details.
There is new life in the soil for every man. There is healing in the trees for tired minds and for our overburdened spirits, there is strength in the hills, if only we will lift up our eyes. Remember that nature is your great restorer.
All those who love Nature she loves in return, and will richly reward, not perhaps with the good things, as they are commonly called, but with the best things of this world-not with money and titles, horses and carriages, but with bright and happy thoughts, contentment and peace of mind.
Man is Nature’s sole mistake.
Munificent nature follows the methods of the divine and true, and rounds all things to her perfect law. While nations are convulsed with blood and violence, how quietly the grass grows.
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.
Nature is indifferent to our love, but never unfaithful.
Nature is full of wonders; every atom is a standing miracle, and endowed with such qualities, as could not be impressed on it by a power and wisdom less than infinite.
Chaos was the law of nature; Order was the dream of man.
Henry Brooks Adams
Lay aside all conceit. Learn to read the book of nature for yourself. Those who have succeeded best have followed for years some slim thread which has once in a while broadended out and disclosed some treasure worth a life-long search
Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz
Nature is the armory of genius. Cities serve it poorly, books and colleges at second hand; the eye craves the spectacle of the horizon; of mountain, ocean, river and plain, the clouds and stars; actual contact with the elements, sympathy with the seasons as they rise and roll.
Amos Bronson Alcott
Nature has been for me, for as long as I remember, a source of solace, inspiration, adventure, and delight; a home, a teacher, a companion.
Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature’s inexorable imperative.
You think Nature is some Disney movie? Nature is a killer.. It’s feeding time out there 24 hours a day, every step that you take is a gamble with death. If it isn’t getting hit with lightning today, it’s an earthquake tomorrow or some deer tick carrying Lime disease. Either way, you’re ending up on the wrong end of the food chain.
In nature there are neither rewards or punishments – there are consequences.
Robert Green Ingersoll
It’s amazing how quickly nature consumes human places after we turn our backs on them. Life is a hungry thing.
Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own.
The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure.
D. H. Lawrence
Nature is an infinite sphere whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts.
Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy.
Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’
Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy – your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself.
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
Mother Nature is always speaking. She speaks in a language understood within the peaceful mind of the sincere observer.
Nature is an endless combination and repetition of a very few laws.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The laws of nature are written deep in the folds and faults of the earth. By encouraging men to learn those laws one can lead them further to a knowledge of the author of all laws.
John Joseph Lynch
Nature abhors a vacuum.
When one loses the deep intimate relationship with nature, then temples, mosques and churches become important.
The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.
Nature uses human imagination to lift her work of creation to even higher levels.
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
Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.
Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished.
Sir Francis Bacon
Expect Nature to answer to your human values as to come into your house and sit in a chair. The economy of nature, its checks and balances, its measurements of competing life – all this is its great marvel and has an ethic of its own.