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100 Perfect Nature Quotes

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Nature is the perfect place to take a break and enjoy life. It is an eternal source of inspiration, awe and wonder. If you’re looking for the best nature quotes, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve gathered the best quotes for nature including short nature quotes, beautiful quotes about nature, inspirational quotes on nature, nature quotes about life, nature love quotes, quotes about the beauty of nature, quotes about peace and nature, mountain quotes, forest quotes, lake quotes, river quotes and flower quotes.

This collection of the best nature quotes will help us think about the beauty of our world.

We have also combined some of our favorite quotes with our favorite photos of spending time outdoors.

Jump ahead to your favorite category or start scrolling to find your favorite nature quote.

Nature Quotes

Here are some of the best nature quotes that are sure to lift your spirits.

“Nature is my springboard. From her, I get my initial impetus. I have tried to relate the visible drama of mountains, trees, and bleached fields with the fantasy of wind blowing and changing colors and forms.” — Milton Avery

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

“When a man moves away from nature his heart becomes hard.” — Lakota proverb

“Just being surrounded by bountiful nature, rejuvenates and inspires us.” — E.O. Wilson

“Come forth into the light of things, let Nature be your teacher.” — William Wordsworth

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

“Mountains make me believe that nothing can be bigger than nature, not even human ego.” — Jay Kumar Singh

Sunrise over mountains with nature quotes by Singh

“Nature is an endless combination and repetition of a very few laws.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

“The earth is what we all have in common.” — Wendell Berry

“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.” — Edward Abbey

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.” — Mahatma Gandhi

“We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” — Native American proverb

Short Nature Quotes

Here are some of our favorites from our list of Best Short Nature Quotes. You might also want to check out our list of Best Short Quotes.

“Men argue. Nature acts.” — Voltaire

“Nature is the art of God.” — Dante Alighieri

“Nature does nothing uselessly.” — Aristotle

“Colors are the smiles of nature.” – Leigh Hunt

An orange sunset reflected in a lake with mountains behind with a short nature quotes that reads colors are the smiles of nature

“Choose only one master – nature.” — Rembrandt

“Nature is pleased with simplicity.” — Isaac Newton

“I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.” — Frank Lloyd Wright

“The antidote to exhaustion isn’t rest. It’s nature.” — Shikoba

“We can never have enough of nature.” — Henry David Thoreau

“By discovering nature, you discover yourself.” — Maxime Lagacé

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

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

“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” – Aristotle

Rocks in desert with short nature quote by Aristotle

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” — John Muir

If you like this quote head to our list of Best John Muir Quotes for more.

“Everything in nature invites us constantly to be what we are.” — Gretel Ehrlich

“Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift.” — Albert Einstein

“Leave the road, take the trails.” — Pythagoras

“The poetry of the earth is never gone.” — John Keats

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” — Lao Tzu

Beautiful Quotes About Nature

These beautiful quotes about nature will make your day.

“To walk in nature is to witness a thousand miracles.” — Mary Davis

“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.” — William Shakespeare

“Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.” — Jack Kerouac

“Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Never yet was a springtime when the buds forgot to bloom.” — Margaret Elizabeth Sangster

“The earth has music for those who listen.” — William Shakespeare

Ocean and cliffs with beautiful quotes about nature by Shakespeare

“Oh, these vast, calm, measureless mountain days, days in whose light everything seems equally divine, opening a thousand windows to show us God.” — John Muir

“When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.” — John Lennon

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

“The sky is that beautiful old parchment in which the sun and the moon keep their diary.” – Alfred Kreymborg

Mountains and sunset clouds reflected in a river and a beautiful sky quotes by Alfred Kreymborg on top

“Going to the mountains is like going home.” — John Muir

“Mountains teach that not everything in this world can be rationally explained.” — Aleksander Lwow

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

Inspirational Quotes on Nature

Get motivated with these inspirational quotes on nature. If you like inspirational quotes, check out our lists of Short Inspirational Quotes, Inspirational Morning Quotes, Inspirational Quotes for Today, Funny Inspirational Quotes and Inspirational Quotes for Work.

“Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more that what we could learn from books.” — John Lubbock

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” — John Muir

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

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

“I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day’s work.” — Frank Lloyd Wright

Lake, trees and clouds with inspirational quotes on nature by Wright

“As human beings, we have an innate need to explore, to see what’s around the corner.” — Jimmy Chin

“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.” — Anthony J. D’Angelo

“The desire that guides me in all I do is the desire to harness the forces of nature to the service of mankind.” — Nikola Tesla

“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

“Take a course in good water and air; and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you.” — John Muir

If you like this quote check out our list of Water Quotes for more.

“Those who find beauty in all of nature will find themselves at one with the secrets of life itself.” — L. Wolfe Gilbert

“When a man is a traveler, the world is his house and the sky is his roof, where he hangs his hat is his home, and all the people are his family.” — Drew Bundini Brown

“Whenever I have found myself stuck in the ways I relate to things, I return to nature. It is my principal teacher, and I try to open my whole being to what it has to say.”  — Wynn Bullock

“If we surrendered to earth’s intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees.” — Rainer Maria Rilke

Nature Quotes About Life

You’ll find nature quotes about life below. Pick the best quotes about nature and life, then check out our other life quotes, including Short Quotes About Life, Inspirational Quotes About Life, Funny Quotes About Life, Enjoy Life Quotes, Live Your Best Life Quotes, Life’s Good Quotes and Life Changing Quotes.

“My life is part humor, part roses, part thorns.” — Bret Michaels

“Life is the flower for which love is the honey.” — Victor Hugo

“Life stands before me like an eternal spring with new and brilliant clothes.” — Carl Friedrich Gauss

“The goal of life is living in agreement with nature.” — Zeno

“Your deepest roots are in nature.  No matter who you are, where you live, or what kind of life you lead, you remain irrevocably linked with the rest of creation.”  — Charles Cook

“I want to realize brotherhood or identity not merely with the beings called human, but I want to realize identity with all life, even with such beings as crawl on earth.”  — Mahatma Gandhi

“The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” — Alexander Supertramp McCandless

“Life’s a bit like mountaineering – never look down.” — Edmund Hillary

Reflected mountains with nature quotes about life by Hillary

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” — Rachel Carson

“There is no such sense of solitude as that which we experience upon the silent and vast elevations of great mountains. Lifted high above the level of human sounds and habitations, among the wild expanses and colossal features of Nature, we are thrilled in our loneliness with a strange fear and elation – an ascent above the reach of life’s expectations or companionship, and the tremblings of a wild and undefined misgivings.” — J. Sheridan Le Fanu

“Life is like the river, sometimes it sweeps you gently along and sometimes the rapids come out of nowhere.” — Emma Smith

“The River of Life has no meaning, no good, no bad, no better, no worse, no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy. The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation. The River of Life just IS.” — Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nature Love Quotes

You’ll enjoy these nature love quotes. If you like love quotes, you should also check out our lists of Short Love Quotes, Romantic Quotes, True Love Quotes, Funny Love Quotes and Love Yourself Quotes.

“If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” — Laura Ingalls Wilder

“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

“Although we say mountains belong to the country, actually, they belong to those that love them.” — Dogen

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” — Frank Lloyd Wright

Mountains with nature love quotes by Wright

“A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.” — Max Muller

“It’s spring again. I can hear the birds sing again. See the flowers start to bud. See young people fall in love.” — Lou Rawls

“Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.” — John Lennon

“I love to sit on a mountain top and gaze. I don’t think of anything but the people I care about and the view.” — Julian Lennon

“I love the sounds and the power of pounding water, whether it is the waves or a waterfall.” — Mike May

“I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.” — John O’Donohue

“The song of the river ends not at her banks, but in the hearts of those who have loved her.” — Buffalo Joe

“Wildflowers aren’t meant to be cut & tamed. They’re meant to be loved & admired.” – Anthony T. Hincks

Pink flowers and wildflower love quotes by Anthony Hincks

“Like a house that has a home and a river that flows, so does love become when you open your heart, even when the lights go out or the flow encounters rocks.” — Goitsemang Mvula

“Love, like a river, will cut a new path whenever it meets an obstacle.” — Crystal Middlemas

“Love is the world’s river of life.” — Henry Ward Beecher

“And we will meet in the woods far far away from this hustle and bustle… and share love and sunshine.” — Avijeet Das

“I love the forest. It is the place where you hear yourself better.” — Fahadh Faasil

“I love the outdoors and looking at snakes, squirrels, bugs – just going through the woods and being part of it. You can smell the different trees. And I listen. There’s so much you can learn by listening, by sitting and watching things happen.” — Boo Weekley

“No one who loves the woods stays on the path.” — Millie Florence

Quotes About the Beauty of Nature

We love these quotes about the beauty of nature.

“Flowers are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities in the world.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Flowers whisper ‘Beauty!’ to the world, even as they fade, wilt, fall.” — Dr. SunWolf

“Roses do not bloom hurriedly; for beauty, like any masterpiece, takes time to blossom.” — Matshona Dhliwayo

“Nature’s beauty is a gift that cultivates appreciation and gratitude.” — Louie Schwartzberg

Mountain and lake with quotes about the beauty of nature by Schwartzberg

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely, or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite 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.” — Anne Frank

“The river asked me who I was to be gazing so longingly into her curving body of cascading dreams and shifting beauty.” — Todd Crawshaw

“The river is such a tranquil place, a place to sit and think of romance and the beauty of nature, to enjoy the elegance of swans and the chance of a glimpse of a kingfisher.” — Jane Wilson-Howarth

“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.” — Ashley Smith

“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

A river with fall trees reflected on it and mountains behind with a captions on beauty of nature on top

“I love the fact that we are surrounded by this spectacular natural beauty that routinely strikes us dead. Hikers walk off into the woods and are never seen again. And still we tug on our fleece and skip off into the wilderness, not a care in the world.” — Chelsea Cain

“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

Quotes About Peace and Nature

Take a look at these quotes about peace and nature. Check out our list of Finding Peace Quotes for more.

“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 away from you like the leaves of Autumn.” ― John Muir

“Our peace shall stand as firm as rocky mountains.” — William Shakespeare

“Life sucks a lot less when you add mountain air, a campfire and some peace and quiet.” — Brooke Hampton

“Throw me to the mountains, I’ll be at peace as long as I will live.” — Shashank Rayal

“Trees give peace to the souls of men.” — Nora Waln

Mountains reflected in river with quotes about peace and nature by Waln

“When you’re young you think that you’re going to sail into a lovely lake of quietude and peace. This is profoundly untrue.” — Doris Lessing

“Looking out over the lake, I felt enveloped in the most peaceful, loving utopia.” — Laurie Kahn

“The places of quiet are going away, the churches, the woods, the libraries. And it is only in silence we can hear the voice inside of us which gives us true peace.” — James Rozoff

“But more impressive than the facts and figures as to height, width, age, etc., are the entrancing beauty and tranquility that pervade the forest, the feelings of peace, awe and reverence that it inspires.” — George MacDonald

Mountain Quotes

Here are some of our favorite mountain quotes. Then you can head over to our lists of Best Mountain Quotes, Mountains and Clouds Quotes and Mountain Climbing Quotes for more.

“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

“Climb mountains not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world.” — David McCullough Jr

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

“Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.” — Dag Hammarskjold

“How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!” — John Muir

“Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.” – Theodore Roethke

Trees framing a lake with a moutain behind and a inspirationa mountain quotes by Theodore Roethke on top

“Mountains know secrets we need to learn. That it might take time, it might be hard, but if you just hold on long enough, you will find the strength to rise up.” — Tyler Knott

“The mountain remains unmoved at seeming defeat by the mist.” — Rabindranath Tagore

“I learn something every time I go into the mountains.” — Michael Kennedy

“Oh, these vast, calm, measureless mountain days, days in whose light everything seems equally divine, opening a thousand windows to show us, God.” — John Muir

“Mountains are the beginning and end of all natural scenery.” — John Ruskin

“This mountain, the arched back of the earth risen before us, it made me feel humble, like a beggar, just lucky to be here at all, even briefly.” — Bridget Asher

“The lake and the mountains have become my landscape, my real world.” – Georges Simenon

Paddle boarder on a lake with a mountain lake quotes by George Simenon

“Only mountains can feel the frozen warmth of the sun through snow’s gentle caress on their peaks.” — Munia Khan

“In the presence of eternity, the mountains are as transient as the clouds.” — Robert Green Ingersoll

“Gazing out from the mountains, the clouds are whiter, the sky is bluer, the air seeping into your lungs is as clear as the water roaring down from the snow, melting on the high peaks. A place where heaven is a little closer.” — Virginia Alison

If you like this quote check out our lists of Sky Quotes, Blue Sky Quotes and Cloud Quotes for more.

“You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.” — Stanislaw Lem

“You don’t need to climb a mountain to know that it’s high.” — Paulo Coelho

“Mountains are earth’s undecaying monuments.” — Nathaniel Hawthorne

Forest Quotes

Check out these forest quotes from our lists of Tree Quotes and Forest Quotes.

“I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do.” — John Muir

“Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.” — Winston Churchill

“I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.” — Henry David Thoreau

“Time spent amongst trees is never wasted time.” — Katrina Mayer

“Going for a leisurely walk in the forest feels like getting a big ol’ hug from Mother Nature.” – Jamie Erwine

Man walking on trail beside tall skinny trees with a nature forest quotes on top

“Trees are poems that earth writes upon the sky, We fell them down and turn them into paper, that we may record our emptiness.” — Kahlil Gibran

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

“It is said that the forest has a certain limit if you look straight ahead, but the sides are boundless.” — Riccardo Bozzi

“A forest is a living thing like a human body…each part dependent on all the other parts.” — Louis L’Amour

“Every forest branch moves differently in the breeze, but as they sway they connect at the roots.” — Rumi

“I grew up in a forest. It’s like a room. It’s protected. Like a cathedral… it is a place between heaven and earth.” — Anselm Kiefer

“And into the forest, I go to lose my mind and find my soul.” — John Muir

Person on trail with quotes about walking in the forest by John Muir

“Our forests offer much more than just beautiful landscapes and wildlife. Each one has a different story to tell.” — Raveena Tandon

“The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.” — Robert Frost

“The woods invite me into themselves so that I might be drawn out of myself.” — Craig D. Lounsbrough

“I sat staring, staring, staring – half lost, learning a new language or rather the same language in a different dialect. So still were the big woods where I sat, sound might not yet have been born.” — Emily Carr

Lake Quotes

These lake quotes are worth checking out from our list of Best Lake Quotes.

“A lake so vibrant in color that it looks like a fine art painting.” ― Stefanie Payne

“Find a calm lake and wait for the twilight in silence! There, existence will visit you with all its magnificence!” — Mehmet Murat ildan

“Stay close to the serenity of a lake to meet your own peace of mind.” — Munia Khan

“Mindfulness arises when you allow your attention to fall effortlessly on the breathing point like an autumn leaf falling on a lake of still water.” — Amit Ray

Woman looking at lake and mountains with a lake view quotes by Laurie Kahn

“Looking out over the lake, I felt envoleped in the most peaceful, loving utopia.” – Laurie Kahn

“The lake water was reinventing the forest and the white moon above it, and wolves lapped up the cold reflection of the sky.” — Karen Russell

“The still waters of a lake reflect the beauty around it. When the mind is still, the beauty of the Self is seen reflected in it.” — B.K.S Iyengar

“Who could be so lucky? Who comes to a lake for water and sees the reflection of moon.” — Rumi

“A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.” — Henry David Thoreau

River Quotes

Here are some of our favorites from our list of River Quotes.

“A river seems a magic thing. A magic, moving, living part of the very earth itself.” — Laura Gilpin

“I was still water, held by my surroundings. I am now a river, carving my own path.” — Scott Stabile

“I choose to listen to the river for a while, thinking river thoughts, before joining the night and the stars.” — Edward Abbey

“Like the river, keep on flowing.” – Das

“What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn’t have any doubt it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn’t want to go anywhere else.” — Hal Boyle

“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.” — A.A. Milne

“A river is water is its loveliest form, rivers have life and sound and movement and infinity of variation, rivers are veins of the earth through which the lifeblood returns to the heart.” — Roderick Haig-Brown

“The river was so blue it seemed to be breathing.” — Brian Morton

“I thought how lovely and how strange a river is…” — Aidan Chambers

“Rivers flow not past, but through us; tingling, vibrating, exciting every cell and fiber in our bodies, making them sing and glide.” — John Muir

“The flowing river nonchalantly reminds us of life: flowing relentlessly; flowing purposelessly. Life without purpose.” — Girdhar Joshi

“The river embraces me and guides me to swim inside her and to drink the nectar of love from her bosom. She tells me her secrets and I tell her mine.” — Avijeet Das

“A river has many curves, but it always reaches the ocean.” — Donald L. Hicks

Flower Quotes

We love these flower quotes from our lists of Short Flower Quotes, Sunflower Quotes, Rose Quotes, Bloom Quotes, Wildflower Quotes and Daisy Quotes.

“The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure.” — D. H. Lawrence

“Every flower blooms in its own time.” — Ken Petti

“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful.” — Luther Burbank

“May our heart’s garden of awakening bloom with hundreds of flowers.” — Nhat Hanh

“I must have flowers, always and always.” — Claude Monet

“Flowers don’t tell, they show.” — Stephanie Skeem

Orange flower with funny quotes for spring flowers by Stephanie Skeem

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change.” — Buddha

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.” — Pablo Neruda

“Blossom by blossom the spring begins.” — Algernon Charles Swinburne

“We’re all golden sunflowers inside.” — Allen Ginsberg

“Let a hundred flowers bloom.” — Mao Zedong

“Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.” — Theodore Roethke

“Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity.” — John Ruskin

“Flowers are the sweetest things that God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.” — Henry Ward Beecher

“Where flowers bloom, so does hope.” — Lady Bird Johnson

“Spring buds burst to bloom, and the river carries their song of life.” – Jayita Bhattacharjee

Pink flowers with quotes on flowers blooming and spring by Bhattacharjee

“The earth laughs in flowers.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.” — Gerard De Nerval

“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.” — Luther Burbank

Nature Captions

Here are a few of our favorites from our lists of Nature Captions and Captions for Nature Photography.

Feeling good-natured

Letting nature take its course

Heading for the hills

Tree-t yo’self

Trails before ales, pines before wines

Loving the outdoors

I’m lost in nature

Person hiking with short nature instagram captions

Wander the wilderness

Surrounded by greenery

Never lost

Exploring nature

Go where you feel most alive

Go with the flow of nature

Colors of nature

Pink flowers and ocean with nature captions

Find me where the wild things are

If you need me, I’ll be outside

Wonder. Wander. Repeat.

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