Nature Quotations, Quotes, Quotation Collection

The question before the human race is, whether the God of nature shall govern the world by his own laws, or whether priests and kings shall rule it by fictitious miracles.

John Adams

A good disposition is more valuable than gold, for the latter is the gift of fortune, but the former is the dower of nature.

Joseph Addison

We must always take from nature what we paint and always choose the most beautiful things.
 

Leon Battista Alberti

Nature has no mercy at all. Nature says, "I'm going to snow. If you have on a bikini and no snowshoes, that's tough. I am going to snow anyway."

Maya Angelou

The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity...and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.

William Blake

To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.

William Blake

Man masters nature not by force but by understanding. This is why science has succeeded where magic failed: because it has looked for no spell to cast over nature.

Jacob Bronowski

Whenever man comes up with a better mousetrap, nature immediately comes up with a better mouse.
 

James Carswell

Nature, like us is sometimes caught without her diadem.
 

Emily Dickinson

How cunningly nature hides every wrinkle of her inconceivable antiquity under roses and violets and morning dew!
 

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
 

Kahlil Gibran

We cannot remember too often that when we observe nature, and especially the ordering of nature, it is always ourselves alone we are observing.

G. C. Lichtenberg

The Laws of Nature are just, but terrible. There is no weak mercy in them. Cause and consequence are inseparable and inevitable. The elements have no forbearance. The fire burns, the water drowns, the air consumes, the earth buries. And perhaps it would be well for our race if the punishment of crimes against the Laws of Man were as inevitable as the punishment of crimes against the Laws of Nature - were Man as unerring in his judgments as Nature.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Nature is unfair? So much the better, inequality is the only bearable thing, the monotony of equality can only lead us to boredom.

Francis Picabia

The day, water, sun, moon, night - I do not have to purchase these things with money.
 

Plautus

Lose yourself in nature and find peace.
 

Proverb

Three-tenths of good looks are due to nature; seven-tenths to dress.
 

Old Proverb

At first a small line of inconceivable splendour emerged on the horizon, which, quickly expanding, the sun appeared in all of his glory, unveiling the whole face of nature, vivifying every colour of the landscape, and sprinkling the dewy earth with glittering light.

Ann Radcliffe

Of all the things that oppress me, this sense of the evil working of nature herself - my disgust at her barbarity - clumsiness - darkness - bitter mockery of herself - is the most desolating.

John Ruskin

In choosing where to live or vacation, we may be setting the stage for the play of ourselves, treating nature as a prop.

Deborah Tall

I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey - work of the stars.
 

Walt Whitman