Nature quotes and sayings
Swans sing before they die - 'twere no bad thing should certain persons die before they sing.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
Art is the right hand of Nature. The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men.
Law is born from despair of human nature.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
In nature, there is no separation between design, engineering, and fabrication; the bone does it all.
Writers are magpies by nature, always collecting shiny things, storing them away and looking for connections of things.
I'm a fixer by nature.
In nature we never see anything isolated, but everything in connection with something else which is before it, beside it, under it and over it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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.
To be interested in the changing seasons is, in this middling zone, a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
Night comes to the desert all at once, as if someone turned off the light.
Joyce Carol Oates
When nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature, but in truth a metaphysical supplement to the reality of nature, placed alongside thereof for its conquest.
There are times as a parent when you realize that your job is not to be the parent you always imagined you'd be, the parent you always wished you had. Your job is to be the parent your child needs, given the particulars of his or her own life and nature.
Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.
Henry Ward Beecher
The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
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.
Just what future the Designer of the universe has provided for the souls of men I do not know, I cannot prove. But I find that the whole order of Nature confirms my confidence that, if it is not like our noblest hopes and dreams, it will transcend them.
Henry Norris Russell
We live on a planet that is amazing, beautiful, and full of wonder but not protected from powerful destructive forces of nature. We are capable of doing wonderful and selfless things but also self-absorbed and harmful things. This is the world we live in.
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
R. Buckminster Fuller
Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.
In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things. In physical terms, I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me.
God and Nature first made us what we are, and then out of our own created genius we make ourselves what we want to be. Follow always that great law. Let the sky and God be our limit and Eternity our measurement.
Love is the world's river of life.
Henry Ward Beecher
There is no better designer than nature.
Here is my wish and my desire and my pledge as well: that we remember our true nature and our womanhood. That we own and know that we are more than our bodies and yet our bodies are these sacred, beautiful, rhythmic houses for us.
Tracee Ellis Ross
You see in moments of duress not only the darkest parts of human nature but also the brightest, the most noble.
Even if one tree falls down it wouldn't affect the entire forest.
One day I undertook a tour through the country, and the diversity and beauties of nature I met with in this charming season, expelled every gloomy and vexatious thought.
As in nature, as in art, so in grace; it is rough treatment that gives souls, as well as stones, their luster.
We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts.
There are no straight lines or sharp corners in nature. Therefore, buildings must have no straight lines or sharp corners.
There is no such thing as death. In nature nothing dies. From each sad remnant of decay, some forms of life arise so shall his life be taken away before he knoweth that he hath it.
In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.
It's really important to have balance, spend some time in nature, go to a few parties, enjoy my friends and really chill out.
To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature.
Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.
I love not man the less, but Nature more.
I think I'm a bit like a kind of shark, that if I stop swimming, I won't be able to breathe, something like that.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
I am and have always been a strong proponent of public education. But by the virtue of its very nature - publicly funded schools cannot offer the type of spiritual education that Catholic schools have long provided.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
None of us is responsible for the complexion of his skin. This fact of nature offers no clue to the character or quality of the person underneath.
Free expression is the base of human rights, the root of human nature and the mother of truth. To kill free speech is to insult human rights, to stifle human nature and to suppress truth.
During all these years there existed within me a tendency to follow Nature in her walks.
John James Audubon
Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.
E. O. Wilson
When you're on one of the Caribbean islands, sometimes it's hard to picture how they fit in with the rest, but when you see them all joined together like a necklace from space, you see the natural geographic connectedness of them all.
Designs of purely arbitrary nature cannot be expected to last long.
There is something beautiful about all scars of whatever nature. A scar means the hurt is over, the wound is closed and healed, done with.
Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.
Sleep is Mother Nature's best effort yet to counter death.
In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.
They are much to be pitied who have not been given a taste for nature early in life.
Nature is the most beautiful thing we have. It's better than art because it's from the creator.
Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
'Jaws' was the ultimate man vs. nature movie, and it was a movie that was basically three people against the elements, so that was the biggest influence on 'Frozen.'.
Beauty is our weapon against nature; by it we make objects, giving them limit, symmetry, proportion. Beauty halts and freezes the melting flux of nature.
If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature's way.
Nature also forges man, now a gold man, now a silver man, now a fig man, now a bean man.
The man who interprets Nature is always held in great honor.
Zora Neale Hurston
It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony.
Probably because I'm from a middle class family, I have that nature in me that I don't get too excited with big things.
Creativity is the ability to introduce order into the randomness of nature.
War seems to be one of the most salutary phenomena for the culture of human nature; and it is not without regret that I see it disappearing more and more from the scene.
Wilhelm von Humboldt
It's in my nature that when people say something is impossible I like to prove them wrong.
The mission of art is to represent nature not to imitate her.
William Morris Hunt
Global warming would increase the rate of evaporation from the oceans. This would increase rainfall worldwide. In addition, global warming would lengthen the growing season, thereby increasing still further the bounty of both agriculture and nature.
I like to swim. It's good for the body and it helps clear my head.
Carly Rae Jepsen
The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.
Harriet Ann Jacobs
If you look at life with any honesty and intelligence, it's clear that human nature is dark, vile, selfish, and despondent. But I also see a force in human nature, namely grace, that sometimes works against our natural moral entropy.
I'm not fast. But there are a lot of guys that are a hell of a lot slower than I am. Somebody wants to do a pay-per-view race between me and Tom Brady, sign me up.
Nature is my church. The wind in the trees and the bugs and the frogs. All those things are comfort to me.
In nature there are few sharp lines.
A. R. Ammons
Man has the lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end up destroying the earth.
To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.
Hidden nature is secret God.
Human nature doesn't change. When enough people are comfortable enough financially, there is going to be human nature that wants to spend more money on better quality and, to some degree, status symbols as well.
It is only in the country that we can get to know a person or a book.
Bald as the bare mountain tops are bald, with a baldness full of grandeur.
Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit.
The nature of power in the modern world is that it is also constructed in relation to political, moral, intellectual, cultural, ideological, sexual questions.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia.
Relaxing, experiencing nature and laughing are what rejuvenate me and make me feel happy. I believe that when I feel happy, that's when I look beautiful... I make a point of laughing out loud every single day.
Art, as far as it is able, follows nature, as a pupil imitates his master; thus your art must be, as it were, God's grandchild.
Flowers are without hope. Because hope is tomorrow and flowers have no tomorrow.
The nature of an innovation is that it will arise at a fringe where it can afford to become prevalent enough to establish its usefulness without being overwhelmed by the inertia of the orthodox system.
I am not bound for any public place, but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees, and in the heat of the day climbed up into the healing shadow of the woods.
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