1. What if instead of thinking about the shopping season or summer vacation, we lived in the moment? We might shift our entire perspective. We live in a world that lives on cliffhangers and previews of next week’s episode. What if we lived in the moment and counted our time as precious instead of counting down to the season finale?
2. Throughout the year, you’ll find the color to be beautiful if you just look. The next step is finding the beauty in rain and wind and snow. All the beautiful moods that nature shows can be beautiful and refreshing if we are open to their receipt.
3. Percy Bysshe Shelley waits for spring.
4. One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. —William Shakespeare
5. Preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known. —Carl Sagan
6. Nature is not a place to visit. It is home. —Gary Snyder
7. Camus loves the Fall.
8. God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools. John Muir
9. The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea. Vladimir Nabokov
10. Let us permit nature to have her way. She understands her business better than we do. —Michel de Montaigne
11. Nature is often seen as something we can escape to when life is hard. The reality is that the nature that surrounds us is far more meaningful and far more valuable than the money that we chase and obsess over. If we appreciated nature the way we love money, we might just make the world a bit more peaceful… and beautiful.
12. You can find the center of existence by going deep into the forest. The wilderness that exists in the beautiful lush green of the forest can make you see things in yourself that you didn’t see before. It’s a way to connect with all of existence in one moment.
13. Jules Renard sees pieces of Heaven.
14. The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful. e. e. cummings
15. Some would argue that flowers do indeed have a soul. Regardless of where you stand on the issue, I think we can all agree that flowers are pretty sweet. Whether you appreciate them for their soft sweet scent or the beautiful colors they add to our landscape, they definitely make our day a bit brighter.
16. Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was. Dag Hammarskjold
17. The laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God. Euclid
18. Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space. —Ansel Adams
19. We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts. William Hazlitt
20. Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. Albert Einstein
21. Martin Luther King Jr. values nature.
22. By discovering nature, you discover yourself. —Maxime Lagacé
23. John Donne rings a bell for elephants.
24. Nathaniel Hawthorne was a lover of nature. We remember him for the Scarlet Letter and other Gothic works. The truth is that the beauty of that era is in nature. They found the things in life that were not beautiful and shined a spotlight on it so that we could get rid of that ignorance and make the world more beautiful for generations to come.
25. “The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.”
26. …and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?
27. The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach. Henry Beston
28. The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep. Robert Frost
29. “It is said that the forest has a certain limit if you look straight ahead, but the sides are boundless.”
30. Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light. Theodore Roethke
31. “I believe the best way to begin reconnecting humanity's heart, mind, and soul to nature is for us to share our individual stories.”
32. O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind? Percy Bysshe Shelley
33. Nature always wears the colors of the spirit. —Ralph Waldo Emerson
34. The Amen of nature is always a flower. —Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
35. Warhol appreciates the original art form.
36. The earth is what we all have in common. —Wendell Berry
37. I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars. Walt Whitman
38. It’s easy to get lost in the woods. Horror movies change the way we think about the darkness, but we shouldn’t fear it. Instead, we should embrace the beauty and depth of the woods. There are unending adventures waiting for us, just outside.
39. I’ve seen the majestic beauty of nature and the overwhelming perfection of it. To me, there’s nothing closer to God than that. Cote de Pablo
40. There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature. Henry David Thoreau
41. Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. George Eliot
42. Even Helen Keller sees the beauty of nature.
43. The mountains are calling and I must go. John Muir
44. Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed. Walt Whitman
45. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature—the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter. —Rachel Carson
46. We are fully satisfied in nature. We find the aesthetic beauty; the intellectual reason; the cognitive reflection; and the spiritual enrichment. All of those things we crave are most often only found in nature.
47. Langston Hughes romances the rain.
48. John Muir travels the Universe.
49. Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light. —Theodore Roethke
50. Indeed we are getting yet another redundant message. God is an artist and nature is his masterpiece. Don’t overlook all the stars and planets and other galaxies. There could be other worlds out there full of even more divine artwork waiting for us to discover it.
51. “There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature—the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”
52. Josh Reynolds is like a duplex machine.
53. I just wish the world was twice as big and half of it was still unexplored. —David Attenborough
54. Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift. Albert Einstein
55. Hal Borland knows the trees.
56. A mere copier of nature can never produce anything great. Joshua Reynolds
57. On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
58. Walt Whitman smells the flowers.
59. This whole math thing is getting a little weird. Why is nature so intertwined with math. The reality is that math is merely the language of science and nature is indeed science. As far back as Euclid, nature was seen as a way for God himself to express himself to us in a scientific sense.
60. Alfred Sisley appreciates art.
61. Flashback Feels: 'Juno' Turns 15
62. Euclid likes to have order.
63. I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, 'This is what it is to be happy.’ —Sylvia Plath
64. In nature, silence is loud. You can sit and enjoy the subtle sounds that surround you. Deep in the woods, there is a peace and harmony that doesn’t exist in the city or anywhere around human habitats. The best way to experience the divine is through the silence.
65. The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
66. In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are consequences. Robert Green
67. Nature is unforgiving. You hear people say that all the time. It’s true though. There aren’t true rewards and there aren’t really punishments. There is only the circle of life that continues to run through over and over. There are consequences for being too old, too young, or too infirmed. Yet, there are no punishments.
68. There is no forgiveness in nature. Ugo Betti
69. Aristotle sees no vanity.
70. “The antidote to exhaustion isn’t rest. It’s nature.”
71. Tagore measures time like butterflies.
72. Bill Watterson wants to change the world.
73. I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order. —John Burroughs
74. Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.
75. If you wish to know the divine, feel the wind on your face and the warm sun on your hand. —Buddha
76. Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.
77. The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
78. Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. —Hans Christian Andersen
79. “If we surrendered to earth’s intelligence, we could rise up rooted like trees.”
80. The lowercase poet likes nature… maybe.
81. To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug. —Helen Keller
82. The beauty of the natural world lies in the details. —Natalie Angier
83. Between every two pines there is a doorway to a new world. —John Muir
84. Einstein receives gifts from nature.
85. Nature is just enough; but men and women must comprehend and accept her suggestions. —Antoinette Brown Blackwell
86. Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven. Rabindranath Tagore
87. Nature always wears the colors of the spirit. Ralph Waldo Emerson
88. Ralph’s friend Nature.
89. Make it a point to sit outside and look at the stars every night for a week. If you can’t do it this week, try to next week. If you can’t do it all 7 nights, try 3 or 4. Take a few minutes while you read all of the great lists on Brightdrops and sit on the balcony, porch, or deck.
90. If you’ve ever watched a sunset you’re sure to breathe in the reds and pinks and oranges that seem to multiply and bleed together the way no picture or painting could ever hope to capture. And that unique blend of colors can only be matched by the stripes of the rainbow.
91. While it’s great to look at a single piece of nature, it does not tell us everything we want to know. When we look at a flower, we can’t begin to understand the forest. The same is true of all of nature. It’s not enough to be an occasional visitor. We must reside with nature all the time.
92. Emily Dickinson loves company.
93. Even the raging Nic Cage loves nature. He has a real appreciation for animals. Before acting, he considered pursuing a career in zoology. Considering his tone of voice when angry, it’s probably a good thing for the animals that the whole acting thing worked out pretty well.
94. There are always flowers for those who want to see them. Henri Matisse
95. “A weed is no more than a flower in disguise.”
96. “By discovering nature, you discover yourself.”
97. John Muir needs healing.
98. Colors are the smiles of nature.
99. Andy Warhol was the most successful and popular artist in pop art. He found true beauty in nature. One of his favorite artists was the great Ansel Adams. He found inspiration in a soup can because he found the irony in our new industrial art. It was never about being original for him, it was about pointing us away from the culture we began pursuing.
100. 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
101. The flowers are the makeup on the face of Mother Nature. It’s what we see when we bask in her glory. The reason they can reflect her beauty so easy is that they are the essence of light. In a symbolic way, they are the light that shines deep from within her soul.
102. In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful. Alice Walker
103. Everything in nature invites us constantly to be what we are. —Gretel Ehrlich
104. Richard Bach is an optimist.
105. My wish is to stay always like this, living quietly in a corner of nature.
106. If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll bet they’d live a lot differently. Bill Watterson
107. It is said that the forest has a certain limit if you look straight ahead, but the sides are boundless. —Riccardo Bozzi
108. “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.”
109. It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.
110. Nature is the art of God. Dante Alighieri
111. The lowercase poet had quite a unique way of speaking. His command of language is still unmatched. Here we see just a small sampling of the words he made up to express the beauty that exists in the world around us. Look around today for just a piece of the mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful things around you.
112. When you look at the simplest parts of nature, a flower, it is still grounded. How true must it be for complex beings like ourselves? Shouldn’t we be grounded in the soil as well? We must put our roots in the earth and consider ourselves to be at one with the earth. I don’t know about the manure part thought.
113. 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
114. Nature doesn’t forgive so easy.
115. We venture out looking for things to be perfect. We never set out expecting to find mediocrity. If we do have those big dreams, especially when it comes to nature, we must expect the downturns. If you want to find a secluded riverside, you might just twist your ankle on the untrodden path.
116. Preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.
117. Carl Sagan is a master chef.
118. Few poets are known for rhythm. Langston Hughes had such fluid movement in his words, it’s fitting we see this excerpt about rain to explore him. Nature brings us beauty, even in the busy buzzing of the city. We just have to open our eyes, and perhaps our mouths, to receive it.
119. Nature to be commanded must be obeyed.
120. Nature is the best original to make copies of. Even designer Christian Dior uses nature to find his design. It might not seem like he’s modeling his work after nature, but don’t forget to see all the flowers and animals that he’s using.
121. Wordsworth has not been betrayed.
122. Mother Nature is everything. She can be our mentor, our teacher, our caregiver, our provider. There is nothing on this planet that is not ordained by the divine. When you stand at the top of a mountain and take in the view, there is not much you can do but have your breath taken away.
123. Emerson sees the perfection of the whole.
124. When I have a terrible need of – shall I say the word – religion. Then I go out and paint the stars. Vincent Van Gogh
125. John Ruskin loves the flavors of nature.
126. Golf is a good walk spoiled. – Mark Twain
127. This paradox is so true. Nothing is ever perfect, but that’s what makes it so perfect. In modern society, we strive to have everything perfect from our eyeliner to our outfits. We want everything to look perfectly placed. We love nature because there is no perfection and no facade.
128. We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us. —Albert Einstein
129. There’s a whole world out there, right outside your window. You’d be a fool to miss it. —Charlotte Eriksson
130. What a beautiful line from Leaves of Grass. Whitman’s most famous work is his most beautiful of all. He lays out a romance to Mother Nature and to his mysterious lover. What a lovely collection of words for them both. Anyone would be honored to have such a dedication.
131. George Eliot loves Autumn so much he married it.
132. What is the good of your stars and trees, your sunrise and the wind, if they do not enter into our daily lives? E. M. Forster
133. Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you. —Frank Lloyd Wright
134. Alex Pope needs a bigger museum.
135. Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction. E. O. Wilson
136. Love the world as your own self; then you can truly care for all things. —Lao Tzu
137. Nature is focused primarily on giving a consequence. In the animal kingdom, it’s easy to see the consequences of nature. If you are in the path of a hungry lioness and you are a wildabeast, you are going down. If you are grass in the shade of an oak, you may never get started. There’s not a lot of wiggle room.
138. 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
139. “Some people could look at a mud puddle and see an ocean with ships.”
140. William Hazlitt sees with his heart.
141. Trees are huge. Literally. Some of them are big enough to drive through. Some of them are small enough to put in your window sill. There’s nothing better than to sit and listen to the wind blowing through the trees and watch them move. It’s almost like they are talking to each other and even to us.
142. The most wonderful thing about nature is that it can fulfill every need we have. We can find a way to play in the beautiful playground that has been given us. We can also connect in a spiritual way that is almost grounding. At the same time, we are healed in a way we can’t explain.
143. If you’re looking for a role model, Gandhi is a great one. He sets the bar pretty high to befriend all living things. Nature can be our greatest and most rewarding friend. She doesn’t ask for a reciprocating relationship. It feels that Nature is the only true martyr in all creation.
144. Gerard de Nerval lives with flowers.
145. If there are sounds in nature that are the most identifiable, it is these three. We all enjoy the sound of rain, even if we don’t enjoy being locked up all day. We can all remember that first time we heard the wind blowing through the trees. And we long for the beach but only if we can have it all to ourselves.
146. Every small droplet of beauty that is a part of nature only adds to the immeasurable beauty of the entire world. Each piece has a role to play to make the full symphonic beauty that we can enjoy if we simply take the time to reflect and take it all in.
147. Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.
148. “Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.”
149. The earth laughs in flowers.
150. Mattie’s favorite colors.
151. Dante made the divine comedy. He also observed the beauty of nature and credited that creation to God himself. We are a part of that art and we should take that responsibility with the utmost sincerity. We should be the caretakers for nature. Appreciate what is around us and what we have been given.
152. Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises. Pedro Calderon de la Barca
153. On Sundays, wouldn’t it be better if we focused on getting out our brushes and getting into nature? We should take the time to reflect on what’s around us and what’s inside us. Then we should mesh those things together. Chances are the only way you have time to read a list this long is because it’s a weekend.
154. Bertrand Russell makes an odd discovery.
155. We all get so locked into Spring. We even have a holiday that is just to see how close Spring will come to the rescue. It doesn’t make any sense with the whole groundhog and the shadow thing. Either way, let’s start to find the beauty in winter, even if it is all a bit gray.
156. Science experiments are all about nature. The whole point of science is so that we can better understand nature. All these science and math minds are obsessed with nature because they want to understand nature from a logical and methodical perspective, not just see it for the pretty colors and plants.
157. D. H. Laurence thinks flowers are a bit dirty.
158. The earth has music for those who listen. —William Shakespeare
159. “To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.”
160. Nature creates divine art.
161. Thomas Guthrie is like a rock.
162. “Never, no, never did nature say one thing and wisdom another.”
163. Manet made a name for himself for never having lines in his work. Well, he was also often confused with Monet and perhaps got a bit of fame by happenstance. The fact remains that he was simply mimicking nature as best he could. He tried to find a way to convey the smoothness of nature.
164. As the sun rises or falls, we begin to see different shades of green on the same tree. We can see everything from a bright leafy green in the early morning to a deep hunter green in the early evening. Nature changes with the light in the sky.
165. Gray skies are just clouds passing over. Duke Ellington
166. We can never quite capture nature with a camera or a paint brush, but it never stops us from trying. Get in touch with your artistic side and try to capture just a fraction of the beauty you immerse yourself in, whether it’s daily or just on the weekends.
167. “The wilderness holds answers to questions man has not yet learned to ask.”
168. 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
169. Camus is full of Summer.
170. The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature. —Joseph Campbell
171. I like all those painters who loved and had a strong feeling for nature. Alfred Sisley
172. Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!’ —Robin Williams
173. The Huxleys were very religious.
174. Connecting with nature makes us connect with everyone and everything. It’s hard to ingest the beauty of nature and still have squabbles with our fellow man. We can’t be upset about the neighbor leaving out his trash can a little too long. We can be upset about someone cutting us off in traffic. It just makes us more peaceful.
175. Cameo Launches Kid-Friendly Platform
176. Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant. —Robert Louis Stevenson
177. Vincent Van Gogh is undoubtedly remembered as disturbed. Perhaps he was a bit demented, but there is no doubt that he could interpret beauty in a way that all of us can appreciate. His Starry Night is still one of the most popular pieces of art in history, and will be forever.
178. Thoreau felt that anxiety was washed away in the presence of nature. This is probably true. You can’t be terribly anxious about the season finale of Law & Order while you’re focused on starting a fire. You have to have different priorities when you are outside whether you’re surviving in the wilderness or just sitting on your porch.
179. Thirteen strangers become closer than imagined when embarking on a road trip together after a two-day flight delay.
180. Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere. —Blaise Pascal
181. Lush green is one of the most brilliant things to observe in all the world. Without the shade and a cup of tea (or coffee) it isn’t quite the same. However, you have to experience what Ms. Austen is talking about to truly understand where she’s coming from.
182. Jane Austen doesn’t throw shade.
183. “If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.”
184. The earth laughs in flowers. Ralph Waldo Emerson
185. Hippocrates hates excess.
186. “We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.”
187. In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. Aristotle
188. Mark Twain likes long walks.
189. The Duke doesn’t see gray skies.
190. The simplest things in nature are truly the most marvelous things. The tiny ant can lift a hundred times its body weight. Sea turtles lay eggs in the same place every year. Those little babies travel around the world to return to the place they hatched. Everything under the sun has a marvelous journey.
191. All the trial and tribulation in life only makes us more beautiful. The truth is like that in nature and in our own souls. What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger and the same is true for plants and animals and the earth itself. When we face troubles, we are more beautiful.
192. Pedro struggles with primary colors.
193. As long as there has been philosophy, there has been a love of nature. There is nothing vain in the natural world. You don’t see flowers blooming just to be beautiful. They simply are beautiful. You don’t get the sense that they are there just to make the tree beautiful. That’s just a bonus.
194. The poetry of the earth is never dead. —John Keats
195. “The earth is what we all have in common.”
196. Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings. —Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
197. I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.
198. Let’s not forget that all things are connected. Everything flows together in the universe. In order to begin anything from the beginning, you must hit the reset button on the entire universe. That’s not something that most of us can do. The point is, be happy with what you have in life. You don’t have to be such an overachiever.
199. Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. —Khalil Gibran
200. The richness I achieve comes from Nature, the source of my inspiration. —Claude Monet
201. I believe in God, only I spell it Nature. —Frank Lloyd Wright
202. Sunlight is painting. Nathaniel Hawthorne
203. Choose only one master—nature. —Rembrandt
204. Every particular in nature, a leaf, a drop, a crystal, a moment of time is related to the whole, and partakes of the perfection of the whole. Ralph Waldo Emerson
205. Looking at beauty in the world, is the first step of purifying the mind. —Amit Ray
206. Nature’s beauty is a gift that cultivates appreciation and gratitude. —Louie Schwartzberg
207. John Muir goes to the mountains.
208. A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books. —Walt Whitman
209. “Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.”
210. Every single day we should take a moment to appreciate the world around us. Instead of just hustling and bustling down the street to the next stop, we should take a moment to take in the beauty around us. Those stars are lights that are millions and billions of miles away burning, just to make other worlds out there shine a little.
211. 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
212. “All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.“
213. Frederick Douglass likes it rough.
214. The world is not to be put in order. The world is order. It is for us to put ourselves in unison with this order. —Henry Miller
215. In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
216. How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude! Emily Dickinson
217. “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.”
218. In the morning, more than coffee, we need fresh flowers, a walk in the garden, and a quick and easy connection to nature. If we could all start our day that way, it might make our caffeine addiction go into remission.
219. Audubon follows nature.
220. The earth is calling to us. She wants to feel our feet and blow our hair. We are meant to be a little bit wild. At the end of the night you’ll need shelter and warmth but we should pursue to make the earth happy. It will make us well rounded and fill us up better.
221. Nothing makes me so happy as to observe nature and to paint what I see. Henri Rousseau
222. Choose only one master - nature.
223. I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees. —Henry David Thoreau
224. Edward Abbey wants to be crooked.
225. “To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee, And revery. The revery alone will do, If bees are few.”
226. Thoreau never needed Xanax.
227. The ocean is a mighty harmonist. —William Wordsworth
228. “For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realise that, in order to survive, he must protect it.”
229. Nature can have a huge grin during different times of year. If we look around, the same array of colors exist in the cold of winter as in the brisk spring air. You may have to look a little harder, but the smiles of color are here all year long.
230. God gives Mother Teresa the silent treatment.
231. Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. —Rachel Carson
232. Judy Garland is a bit glum.
233. One of the great ironies in the world is our general adoration of trees and our constant battle with them as well. We seem to come up with carbon offsets and everything else to make up for our massive consumption. Today, take a minute to admire the trees that you pass by every single day and don’t quite notice.
234. Men argue. Nature acts. —Voltaire
235. Dag measures from the top.
236. Wouldn’t we all love to be a bird. The gift of flight would keep us intrigued for some time, but the idea of traveling the earth at our leisure would be the truest gift. Flying from place to place to seek the colors and beauty of nature that we love the most.
237. The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. Jacques Cousteau
238. “All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.”
239. Nic Cage yells about animals.
240. 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
241. “To save wildlife and wild places the traction has to come not from the regurgitation of bad news data but from the poets, prophets, preachers, professors, and presidents who have always dared to inspire.”
242. Christian Dior is a natural.
243. Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best. —Henry van Dyke
244. LEAVE THE ROADS, TAKE THE TRAILS - PYTHAGORAS
245. In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful. –Alice Walker
246. Although we say mountains belong to the country, actually, they belong to those that love them. —Dogen
247. “A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.”
248. 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
249. Walt Disney is not a formal man.
250. Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong. —Winston Churchill
251. In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. John Muir
252. There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
253. Forster wants nature daily.
254. Land really is the best art. Andy Warhol
255. Most of John Donne’s quotable moments come from the same paragraph. It’s great to find this little gem hidden in his writings. When you finally delve into nature, it’s easy to forget about the simple majestic creatures that accompany us on this earth. The most harmless giant on the planet is the elephant. They are just about as smart us humans, too.
256. John Muir wants us to save the trees.
257. It seems like in the modern world, people need a reason to be outside. Golf is just one of those reasons. In the 19th century, it was more common to be outdoors just to experience nature. When golf came around, everyone was excited. Well, everyone except the father of American Literature. Take a walk just to enjoy. Not to compete.
258. Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy. —Isaac Newton
259. Gandhi is a good man.
260. Behind every cloud is another cloud. Judy Garland
261. “The ocean is a mighty harmonist.”
262. Believe it or not, Walt likes the natural state of the wilderness. You might not be able to see that after walking in the gardens of Disneyland or Epcot. The perfectly groomed gardens are unreal. But there is something pure about the swamps that surround the Magic Kingdom.
263. Antoine Lavoisier has an outdoor lab.
264. Bluebirds are pretty strong.
265. Einstein understands everything better.
266. Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. –Albert Einstein
267. 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
268. “Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.”
269. In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. —Aristotle
270. The harvest season is the time when all the leaves begin to turn. Seeing the brilliant colors is just as beautiful as watching them bloom and blossom in the Spring. Nature gives us two seasons to enjoy the colorful array of her Beauty.
271. The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. Rabindranath Tagore
272. Mathematicians love nature. It’s a thing. Look it up. Nature brings them all their greatest discoveries and lets them know they are on the right track with all their complicated theories. Whether they are finding surface area or string theory, they find their inspiration in the same place we all do.
273. My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing. Aldous Huxley
274. “I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.”
275. Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.
- Henry David Thoreau
I am glad I will not be young in a future without wilderness."
276. The goal of life is living in agreement with nature. —Zeno
277. The best artists took nature and made it into something different. Salvador Dali had the most beautiful landscapes that incorporated odd geometric shapes and shifting, melted perspectives to change the entire message of the work. The same can be said of Van Gogh. All of the greats had a true love and obsession with nature.
278. 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
279. Land really is the best art. —Andy Warhol
280. “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.”
281. The earth laughs in flowers. —Ralph Waldo Emerson
282. Flowers can blossom anywhere. The leaves on trees are a different kind of bloom but can be just as beautiful as the rarest and most beautiful rose. When you take the time to drink in the nature that is around you everywhere, you need fewer excursions into the mountains and the wilderness.
283. Nature never did betray the heart that loved her. William Wordsworth
284. Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.
285. Emerson finds humor in nature.
286. Cote de Pablo gets close to God.
287. Rain is natural. Instead of moping around wishing that the rain would end so that we can see the sun again, we should embrace the rain for the miracle that it is. The water cycle is essential to life. Even Leonardo could find the beauty in the water falling from the sky.
288. “Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong”
289. All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child. —Marie Curie
290. Trees love to toss and sway; they make such happy noises. Emily Carr
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292. Going to the mountains is like going home. —John Muir
293. Henry Beston’s three favorite sounds.
294. There are no lines in nature, only areas of colour, one against another. Edouard Manet
295. Matisse sees flowers everywhere.
296. Sunset is still my favorite color, and rainbow is second. Mattie Stepanek
297. Water is the driving force of all nature. Leonardo
298. 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
299. We all learned the primary colors in Kindergarten. They were yellow, red, and blue. In nature, it seems to be that green is the first color. When spring blossoms, the most prominent color is green. We seem to get every other color to spring forth from the deep and lovely green.
300. You can never really go wrong if you take nature as an example. Christian Dior
301. Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads. —Henry David Thoreau
302. In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. Albert Camus
303. In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia. Charles Lindbergh
304. Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!'
305. It seems strange the one of the greatest thinkers of all time would give such praise to nature. The reality is that all the great math and science geniuses loved nature. Newton’s apple was the first and Fibonacci observed his sequence in nature before he made note of it. Just about every great discovery has come from a keen observation of nature.
306. “Although we say mountains belong to the country, actually, they belong to those that love them.”
307. Nature is the art of God. —Dante Alighieri
308. Our life is not long. All of human existence is a flash in the pan compared to the history of the universe. From the beginning of life to now, we are just the most recent chapter of life. There may even be something after us. Let’s take a moment to appreciate the world around us before it’s as gone as we are.
309. The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. John Muir
310. On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it. Jules Renard
311. Henry Ward Beecher loves the sweet flowers.
312. Elon Musk Briefly Loses Worlds Richest Title
313. Ingersoll sees the consequences.
314. “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.”
315. Alex Trebek has all the answers.
316. Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.
317. Leonardo needs a glass of water.
318. Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley. -Theodore Roethke
319. Nature does nothing in vain. Aristotle
320. Robert Frost has a long way to go.
321. Hippocrates is remembered for his commitment to theatre. He was a lover of nature. He understood that nature only gave us what we needed and that we shouldn’t take more than that. It’s a lesson that all of us need to relearn and remember, especially today.
322. Aristotle loves the marvelous nature.
323. The famous line is twisted here. The truth is that there isn’t a rainbow behind every cloud. In fact, it’s more beautiful that way. The clouds are constantly floating in and out of the sky to bring rain or just to make a sunset a little more beautiful.
324. Going to the mountains is like going home.
325. Water is the building block of life. Only in recent centuries, we’ve started to explore the oceans. Leonardo had sketches of submarines and boats and other gadgets that he would love to see as a reality today. He observed the truth about the world long before we were ready for it.
326. One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
327. Wordsworth had a way with words, especially when it came to nature. As one of the great transcendental poets, he seemed to write much of his work about nature. This gem is a reminder that nature, too, observes the golden rule. Treat her right and she will do you well.
328. There’s nothing that can compare to the simplicity of walking outside with bare feet. When all you have is your sense of touch, it is probably one of the greatest joys in life. I’m sure that walking around outside was one of Helen’s favorite pastimes.
329. The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure.
330. Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. —Albert Einstein
331. Flowers spring forth from the earth, looking like brilliant bits of laughter. The earth is peppered with little bursts of color and sweetness. It’s good that the earth laughs. It does remind us not to take things so seriously. So don’t get carried away with carbon offsets. Just enjoy the outdoors when you can.
332. Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. Hans Christian Andersen
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334. 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
335. Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into. Henry Ward Beecher
336. Everything in nature is lyrical in its ideal essence, tragic in its fate, and comic in its existence. —George Santanaya
337. Nature can be a teacher. Not only to the Transcendentalists. We can also learn from observing nature. Take a walk in a park. Spend some time in your garden. Go for a long walk in the remote parts of town. You will begin to learn things about the world and even about yourself.
338. There are always flowers for those who want to see them. —Henri Matisse
339. The good man is the friend of all living things. Mahatma Gandhi
340. The leaves begin to turn and life seems to slow down just a bit. It’s wonderful to take in all the beautiful shades of yellow and orange that surround us. We can take a little longer to sip our morning coffee. We can take a few more minutes to eat our lunch. Things just seem smoother.
341. When you finally master the art of nature, you begin to see that mathematical formulas that make the world turn. We can begin to widen the circle that is around us and bring more people toward us, making everyone a bit more fulfilled. Hopefully all the circles will overlap somewhere.
342. Honore de Balzac sees the symbolic nature of clouds.
343. “If you wish to know the divine, feel the wind on your face and the warm sun on your hand.”
344. Longfellow lets it rain.
345. “The beauty of the natural world lies in the details.”
346. Muir enjoys his walks.
347. In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.
348. I think Nature's imagination is so much greater than man's, she's never gonna let us relax!
349. To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee, And revery. The revery alone will do, If bees are few. —Emily Dickinson
350. “The earth has music for those who listen.”
351. The day of the sun is like the day of a king. It is a promenade in the morning, a sitting on the throne at noon, a pageant in the evening. Wallace Stevens
352. A weed is no more than a flower in disguise. —James Russell Lowell
353. I consider nature a vast chemical laboratory in which all kinds of composition and decompositions are formed. Antoine Lavoisier
354. If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere. —Laura Ingalls Wilder
355. Leave the roads; take the trails.
356. Life is very short.
357. John Muir bathes in the wild.
358. As in nature, as in art, so in grace; it is rough treatment that gives souls, as well as stones, their luster. Thomas Guthrie
359. “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.”
360. When you begin to develop a relationship with nature, you will begin to feel a pull. The force begins to call to you and pull you away from the chaotic monotony of everyday life. There’s no greater escape than climbing into the mountains, even if you use a car to get part of the way there.
361. “Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere.”
362. Colors are the smiles of nature. Leigh Hunt
363. Hans Christian Andersen needs sunshine and flowers.
364. “Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it.”
365. Oliver Cromwell has an apple a day.
366. Cousteau made a name for himself as the great sea explorer of the 20th century. He was obsessed with the two-thirds of the earth that we can’t explore as easily as walking around. We became a world that found beauty beneath the surface of the water instead of just using it to expedite travel and trade.
367. This list is a great way to get rid of that Catholic conscience. There’s no need to get up extra early. Instead, plan a trip to the mountains. Return to walking like the great thinkers of previous generations. We might make a better contribution to the world.
368. Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
369. Nature’s great masterpiece, an elephant; the only harmless great thing. John Donne
370. For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it. —Jacques-Yves Cousteau
371. If you can't be in awe of Mother Nature, there's something wrong with you.
372. E. O. Wilson finds satisfaction in nature.
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374. The first way we see nature is with our eyes. Then, we must take it deeper into ourselves. It becomes a part of our very thoughts and our very being. When you connect with nature, you open a path to your heart. That relationship becomes vital to you like any other relationship in life.
375. “Those who find beauty in all of nature will find themselves at one with the secrets of life itself.”
376. To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug. Helen Keller
377. “Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.”
378. The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble. —Blaise Pascal
379. 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
380. Hal Borland shares a few of those lovely lessons with us right here. We can learn the longsuffering of trees. They endure year after year of rain and wind and sun. They grow as tall as the redwoods on the western side of the United States. They can be as twisted as a black locust. At the same time, we can learn the unrelenting and rapid life of grass. All this without leaving the yard.
381. Wordsworth learns from Nature.
382. Van Gogh gets religion.
383. “The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.”
384. “Men argue. Nature acts.”
385. The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure. —D. H. Lawrence
386. Autumn’s the mellow time. William Allingham
387. I don’t like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It’s just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess. Walt Disney
388. John is the same Audubon that the bird society takes its name from. He was the original birder. The truth is that he was a lover of nature and he got sucked into the whole bird thing as an afterthought. Now we honor his legacy by having groups of people track the birds they’ve seen.
389. The bluebird carries the sky on his back. Henry David Thoreau
390. “The world is not to be put in order. The world is order. It is for us to put ourselves in unison with this order.”
391. “To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.”
392. To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves. —Mahatma Gandhi
393. Theo gets back to his roots.
394. In a sense, the bluebirds carry the sky on their backs. I think Thoreau wants us to realize that nature is all connected. The birds bring the sky to us in the sense that without them, we might not even notice it. Today, we probably notice airplanes more than birds, but it sure isn’t nearly as poetic.
395. William Allingham loves mellow yellow.
396. This applies today more than ever. When we are so caught up in the air conditioning and microwaves of the modern world, we need a break. Take a walk in the woods and enjoy the nature around you. Listen to the birds, drink in the views. It will wash you clean.
397. Van Gogh dreams about stars.
398. Nature is loved by what is best in us. —Ralph Waldo Emerson
399. Charles Lindbergh senses a miracle.
400. Light in Nature creates the movement of colors. Robert Delaunay
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402. All nature is but art unknown to thee. Alexander Pope
403. Theo Roethke shows us the path.
404. Storms can be sad. If we linger in the darkness that the clouds bring, we can get lost in that sense of despair. Instead, we should find the beauty in the rain and the life that it brings. The water cycle makes life spring forth.
405. “Being able to smell the fresh air and disconnect from the news and your phone- there’s nothing like it.”
406. Walt Whitman sees more than grass.
407. Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature. Gerard de Nerval
408. Emily Carr watches the trees.
409. Leave the road, take the trails. —Pythagoras
410. 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 King Jr.
411. Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy.
412. Shakespeare is related to everyone.
413. “The goal of life is living in agreement with nature.”
414. “Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.”
415. Human life is as evanescent as the morning dew or a flash of lightning. Samuel Butler
416. Clouds symbolize the veils that shroud God. Honore de Balzac
417. Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.
418. A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature. Ralph Waldo Emerson
419. “The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.”
420. Leo Buscaglia is wildly enthusiastic.
421. Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth. —Henry David Thoreau
422. 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
423. Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. Albert Camus
424. The sky is one of the great wonders of the natural world. During the day, it can be so relaxing to watch the clouds float by overhead. It’s even better to imagine what they are hiding behind them. Perhaps they do shroud the mystery of the divine.
425. When you begin to spend time outside, you feel better. You can ask just about anyone that is outdoors often. When you are in the sun and in the open air, you begin to open up a bit more. The truth is that you probably make healthier hobby and diet decisions, too. Regardless, you will feel much better.
426. This is a blessing of the greatest kind, though it begins a bit off-putting. Crooked and winding paths seem a little bit frightening, but the views you’ll find are unique and the paths are untraveled (or at least less traveled). The journey may be lonesome and dangerous, but it will only make those views more beautiful.
427. Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries. —Jimmy Carter
428. “Nature is the art of God.”
429. When you go in search of honey you must expect to be stung by bees. Joseph Joubert
430. I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars. —Walt Whitman
431. “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.”
432. Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience. —Ralph Waldo Emerson
433. Khalil Gibran remembers the earth’s joy.
434. To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment. —Jane Austen
435. Life sucks a lot less when you add mountain air, a campfire and some peace and quiet. —Brooke Hampton
436. “Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.”
437. The little things in life are what we forget about. Take a moment to stop and smell the roses, sure. But don’t forget to play in the leaves after you rake them, dance in the rain, and just enjoy a breeze. You’re never too old to play.
438. One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. William Shakespeare
439. To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment. Jane Austen
440. The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain. —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
441. Emerson admires Nature’s outfit.
442. Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence. Hal Borland
443. A caterpillar is the perfect illustration for growth and change. We never stop to think about the caterpillar. They only live to become something else. When the butterfly is born, the caterpillar has died. The cocoon serves as a tomb of sorts in a morbid and beautiful way.
444. Zoology has always been interesting to me. Nature is fascinating. Nicolas Cage
445. Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.
446. Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it. —Ralph Waldo Emerson
447. Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. Khalil Gibran
448. Henri Rousseau is happy to paint.
449. Man’s heart away from nature becomes hard. —Standing Bear
450. If you can’t be in awe of Mother Nature, there’s something wrong with you. Alex Trebek
451. The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful. —E. E. Cummings
452. Those who find beauty in all of nature will find themselves at one with the secrets of life itself. —L. Wolfe Gilbert
453. Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature. —Gerard De Nerval
454. Ralph Waldo Emerson was the first and most prolific of the Transcendentalists. He had quite a way with words. Even more than that, he loved Nature. He identified Nature as a friend, the same way we would our colleagues and drinking buddies. What if we all started befriending Nature in such a deep way? Spend some time alone with Nature.
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456. Colors are the smiles of nature. —Leigh Hunt
457. Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
458. Dante’s divine comedy.
459. It seems that when you speak with someone who is an expert in only one thing, you begin to lose hope in humanity. When you shift your perspective and begin to think about the beautiful things that surround you, even in your own front yard, all hope can be restored and even fostered.
460. Getting caught up in the cycle of living is simple. Work, eat, sleep, repeat. Our routine can become us. That’s not living; that’s surviving. You need a little bit of the wild to keep you fresh. Get outside and soak up the sun. Basically, stop and smell the roses.
461. Manet colors outside the lines.
462. The course of Nature is the art of God. Edward Young
463. “Nature is loved by what is best in us.”
464. Mountains seem to be daunting when you are looking up from the ground. When you are at the top, you feel a sense of accomplishment. Whether you are climbing the world’s toughest mile in Colorado or the mild slope of Stone Mountain in Georgia, you can find the strength inside to get through it and enjoy the glory at the top.
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466. Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher. William Wordsworth
467. The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure. D. H. Laurence
468. Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. —Lao Tzu
469. Everything in excess is opposed to nature. Hippocrates
470. Not just beautiful, though - the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they’re watching me.
471. Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature. —Steve Maraboldi
472. “Nature’s beauty is a gift that cultivates appreciation and gratitude.”
473. I think nature’s imagination is so much greater than man’s, she’s never going to let us relax. —Richard Feynman
474. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls. –Mother Teresa
475. “I just wish the world was twice as big and half of it was still unexplored.”
476. Tagore hears the trees’ voices.
477. I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery- air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, 'This is what it is to be happy.
478. Nature in its natural state is something that we can’t seem to capture in words or art. Instead, it captivates us. Our minds, our souls, we are completely transformed by experiencing nature and reflecting on those experiences.
479. May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. Edward Abbey
480. During all these years there existed within me a tendency to follow Nature in her walks. John James Audubon
481. If you can't be in awe of Mother Nature, there's something wrong with you. —Alex Trebek
482. We are blessed on this planet with small glimpses of the divine. They are all around us. We need not look far to find the beauty. Small miracles are all around us. We simply need to go outside and take a look around at all of the great creation to which we belong.
483. Nature can do more than physicians. Oliver Cromwell
484. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly. Richard Bach
485. Nature gives us our sense of purpose and our source of life. There is nothing without the natural world. Long before we built giant flying machines, we lived off the earth. We took what the great Mother Nature gave us and built a life. Then, we started making flying machines and the Internet.
486. Hawthorne is a lover of art.
487. Wallace Stevens serves the king.
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489. Time spent amongst trees is never wasted time. —Katrina Mayer
490. “I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.”
491. “Time spent amongst trees is never wasted time.”
492. In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful.
493. Joseph Joubert is a novice beekeeper.
494. If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature's way. —Aristotle
495. Nature smiles at Leigh Hunt.
496. The trees are reaching skyward like they are trying to get to the heavens. The divine is waiting to hear from the earth and the trees are trying to fulfill that desire. In the Bible it says that the trees and the rocks will cry out to God even if we don’t. Maybe they are making up for those of us who choose to rest on Sundays.
497. I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things… I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind. Leo Buscaglia
498. If we surrendered to earth’s intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees. —Rainer Maria Rilke
499. We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. —Native American proverb
500. Some of the most beautiful art is photography or paintings that attempt to mimic natural landforms and pieces of nature. The truth is that none of us can match the original material. We can only hope to compare favorably to such beauty. That’s probably why the best known artists went in completely unique directions.