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30 Quotes to Inspire a Deeper Love of Nature

June 7, 2016

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Spending time in nature can be the ultimate healing — which is why we try to incorporate hikes, beach time, hot springs, and various other ways to soak in the sun on our yoga retreats.

We are constantly inspired by nature and below you can see 30 of our favorite quotes that really encompass the magic that the elements hold. Read the list below and share your favorite nature quote with us below.

30 Quotes to Inspire a Deeper Love of Nature

1. “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” — Albert Einstein

2. “Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.” — Pedro Calderon de la Barca

3. “Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.” — E. O. Wilson

4. “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

5. “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” — John Muir

6. “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” — Jacques Yves Cousteau

7. “The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.” — Rabindranath Tagore

8. “There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” Henri Matisse

9. “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

10. “The mountains are calling and I must go.” — John Muir

11. “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” Lao Tzu

12. “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, The Bell Jar

13. “Not just beautiful, though—the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they’re watching me.”
— Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

14. “Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” ” Gary Snyder

15. “Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. … There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”
—Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

16. “Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

17. “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, Our National Parks

18. “The forest makes your heart gentle. You become one with it. No place for greed or anger there.” — Pha Pachak

19. “Every child is born a naturalist. Their eyes are, by nature, open to the glories of the stars, the beauty of the flowers, and the mystery of life.” – R. Search

20. “You didn’t come into this world. You came out of it, like a wave from the ocean. You are not a stranger here.” – Alan Watts

21. “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

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

23. “I had an inheritance from my father, it was the moon and the sun. And though I roam all over hte world, the spending of it’s never done.” — Ernest Hemingway

24. “Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste hte fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.” — Henry David Thoreau

25. “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” — John Muir

26. “I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want.” — Andy Warhol

27. “To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves.” — Mahatma Gandhi

28. “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

29. An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” — Henry David Thoreau

30. 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. I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.” — Anne Frank

What’s your favorite nature quote? Comment below.

Photo: Cathy

Living every single day for the mat, Sara is a yoga teacher, a published yoga writer and storyteller, an innovative yoga marketer, a YOGANONYMOUS and YOGASCAPES editor, and a dedicated yoga student.

Sara strives to live from the connection of her head and her heart and encourages her students and clients to do the same by motivating them to step into their full powerful purpose through the transformational magic of yoga.

When not on the mat, you can find this earth sign hiking up a mountain in the beautiful Boulder, Colo., where she’s based or shredding down a ski hill.