Chaos was the law of nature; Order was the dream of man.
– Henry Adams
Modern science says: ‘The sun is the past, the earth is the present, the moon is the future.’ From an incandescent mass we have originated, and into a frozen mass we shall turn. Merciless is the law of nature, and rapidly and irresistibly we are drawn to our doom.
– Nikola Tesla
Nature’s great masterpiece, an elephant; the only harmless great thing.
– John Donne
The poetry of the earth is never dead.
– John Keats
The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The lake and the mountains have become my landscape, my real world.
– Georges Simenon
A forest bird never wants a cage.
– Henrik Ibsen
I think a spiritual journey is not so much a journey of discovery. It’s a journey of recovery. It’s a journey of uncovering your own inner nature. It’s already there.
– Billy Corgan
In nature, light creates the color. In the picture, color creates the light.
– Hans Hofmann
Trees love to toss and sway; they make such happy noises.
– Emily Carr
When you go in search of honey you must expect to be stung by bees.
– Joseph Joubert
The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased.
– Alexander Hamilton
Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.
– Roger Miller
Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.
– Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
I can find God in nature, in animals, in birds and the environment.
– Pat Buckley
Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.
– Hal Borland
There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.
– Lord Byron
The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.
– George Santayana
The moon looks upon many night flowers; the night flowers see but one moon.
– Jean Ingelow
The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers.
– Matsuo Basho
Nature uses human imagination to lift her work of creation to even higher levels.
– Luigi Pirandello
Nature never did betray the heart that loved her.
– William Wordsworth
Truth is, I’ll never know all there is to know about you just as you will never know all there is to know about me. Humans are by nature too complicated to be understood fully. So, we can choose either to approach our fellow human beings with suspicion or to approach them with an open mind, a dash of optimism and a great deal of candour.
– Tom Hanks
So many times, people told me I can’t do this or can’t do that. My nature is that I don’t listen very well. I’m very determined, and I believe in myself. My parents brought me up that way. Thank God for that. I don’t let anything stand in my way.
– Chantal Sutherland
Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.
– Anthony J. D’Angelo
Do activities you’re passionate about – which make your heart and soul feel perky – including things like working out, cooking, painting, writing, yoga, hiking, walking, swimming, being in nature, being around art, or reading inspiring books.
– Karen Salmansohn
Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.
– Gerard De Nerval
In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.
– Alice Walker
My wish is to stay always like this, living quietly in a corner of nature.
– Claude Monet
Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.
– Theodore Roethke
What’s a butterfly garden without butterflies?
– Roy Rogers
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
The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea.
– Vladimir Nabokov
Blue thou art, intensely blue; Flower, whence came thy dazzling hue?
– James Montgomery
Autumn’s the mellow time.
– William Allingham
Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
– Hans Christian Andersen
Colors are the smiles of nature.
– Leigh Hunt
Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.
– Satchel Paige
Twilight drops her curtain down, and pins it with a star.
– Lucy Maud Montgomery
I’m so not stylish by nature, but I’ve learned to work with what I have.
– Julie Bowen
A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature.
– Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.
– Jacques Yves Cousteau
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.
– Marcus Aurelius