44 Inspirational Quotes About Nature’s Beauty

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We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass – grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls. Mother Teresa

Doe Run Garden In Brandywine Valley

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

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

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 off like autumn leaves. John Muir

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Whoever loves and understands a garden will find contentment within. Chinese proverb

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

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

Choose only one master – Nature. Rembrandt

Chanticleer

Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God. George Washington Carver

I think it annoys God if you walk by the color purple in a field and don’t notice. Alice Walker

My profession is to always find God in nature.  Henry David Thoreau

All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child. Marie Curie

Nature is the art of God. Dante Alghieri

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Some of nature’s most exquisite handiwork is on a miniature scale, as anyone knows who has applied a magnifying glass to a snowflake.  Rachel Carson

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

People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us. Iris Murdoch

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

To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug. Helen Keller

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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. Anne Frank

What I know of the divine sciences and Holy Scriptures, I learned in woods and fields. I have no other masters than the beeches and the oaks. Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we only will tune in. George Washington Carver

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is pressed
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
Joyce Kilmer

Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven. Rabindranath Tagore

The poetry of the earth is never dead. John Keats

Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God. George Washington Carver

Chanticleer

The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble. Blaise Pascal

The richness I achieve comes from Nature, the source of my inspiration. Claude Monet

There is nothing pleasanter than spading when the ground is soft and damp. John Steinbeck

The day I see a leaf is a marvel of a day. Kenneth Patton

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

I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.  e.e.cummings

Doe Run Garden In Brandywine Valley

The sky is the daily bread of the eyes. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mold myself. Henry David Thoreau

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

The sun, with all those plants revolving around it and dependent upon it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do. Galileo

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A weed is no more than a flower in disguise. James Russell Lowell

There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story. Linda Hogan

The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world’s joy. Henry Ward Beecher

God is the friend of silence. Trees, flowers, grass grow in silence. See the stars, moon, and sun, how they move in silence. Mother Theresa

We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts. William Hazlett

Now it’s your turn. Share one of your personal quotes or your thoughts on nature’s beauty.

Fran Sorin
The 10th Anniversary Edition of Fran's classic book, Digging Deep: Unearthing Your Creative Roots Through Gardening, has recently been published. Updated with a new foreword by the renowned author, Larry Dossey, M.D., it has dozens of endorsements from renowned spiritual, gardening, and personal development authors and experts in their fields. A graduate of the University of Chicago with Honors in Psychology and One Spirit Interfaith Seminary, Fran is a renowned gardening expert, passionate gardener, deep ecologist, inspirational speaker, ordained interfaith minister, soul tending coach, and CBS Radio news contributor. See less Google+ | LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest

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Chris Woods December 17, 2012, 7:17 am

And I would add, “Just shut up and go outside.”

Donna December 17, 2012, 9:18 am

Very inspirational quotes this morning, Fran. Some I never heard before, thank you for having so many listed. It made my morning.

Karen December 17, 2012, 10:45 am

Thank you. Beautiful way to start my day.

Benjamin Vogt December 17, 2012, 12:46 pm

A wild patience has taken me this far. Adrienne Rich

Toni - Signature Gardens December 17, 2012, 3:13 pm

All of these quotes make me smile :-) I have a little garden plaque that says, “The signature of God is written in flowers.” i used that as the inspiration for naming my garden business and blog…Signature Gardens :-)

Fran Sorin December 18, 2012, 2:15 am

Chris-
Wipe that smirk off your face. I see that the ‘real you’ has returned in good form. xxoo

Fran Sorin December 18, 2012, 2:17 am

Donna-
I’m a quote lover. I keep them posted throughout my home…on several subjects. Am glad you enjoyed. Have a wonderful holiday. :)

Fran Sorin December 18, 2012, 2:17 am

Karen-
It’s my pleasure. Have a beautiful holiday. Fran

Fran Sorin December 18, 2012, 2:20 am

Benjamin-
To one of my favorite writers, thank you. That quote is a keeper. Have a terrific holiday :)

Fran Sorin December 18, 2012, 2:22 am

Toni-
When I read your response, I heard my internal voice say – ‘Hmmm….how magnificent’. Talk about letting your heart lead the way in naming your business. :)

Cheryl December 18, 2012, 8:09 am

Lovely read for a gloomy morning, thanks for lifting my spirits!

gardenbug December 18, 2012, 9:25 pm

Chris, that must be the quote remembered by most of us! Many a Mom has used it. Love it!

Carole December 18, 2012, 10:42 pm

“Every child should have mud pies, grasshoppers, water bugs, tadpoles, frogs, mud turtles, elderberries, wild strawberries, acorns, chestnuts, trees to climb. Brooks to wade, water lilies, woodchucks, bats, bees, butterflies, various animals to pet, hay fields, pine-cones, rocks to roll, sand, snakes, huckleberries and hornets; and any child who has been deprived of these has been deprived of the best part of…education”
-Luther Burbank

Benjamin December 19, 2012, 1:50 am

Great post and images. Thanks for sharing.

Fran Sorin December 19, 2012, 10:12 pm

Cheryl- With pleasure. :)

Fran Sorin December 19, 2012, 10:13 pm

Gardenbug- will pass message onto Chris :)

Fran Sorin December 19, 2012, 10:14 pm

Benjamin- Your welcome :)

Fran Sorin December 19, 2012, 10:16 pm

Carole- I had tears in my eyes after reading this quote. Thank you, thank you. Have a beautiful holiday. Fran

Hiten December 20, 2012, 10:51 am

Hi Fran,

What a lovely set of quotes. Thank you very much for compiling them!

They just go to show how much Nature can teach us and indeed its divine essence.

I loved the quotes by George Washington Carver and the poem by Joyce Kilmer was beautiful.

Vidya Sury December 20, 2012, 12:40 pm

Fran, I so love the cozy feel of this place. Oh, I remember the post about the making of this header. As I read this post, I had the feeling of going on a quick holiday. That poem of the tree – i love it. I quoted it in one of my photo-posts about trees.

Hugs.

Cathy Taughinbaugh December 20, 2012, 7:41 pm

Hi Fran,

Love the quotes – beautiful, as well as the pictures. It makes be yearn for spring! Take care and thanks so much for sharing. Have a wonderful holiday. Enjoy!

Fran Sorin December 21, 2012, 5:19 am

Cathy-
Great to see you here. As I write you, I am looking at my perennial grasses swaying in the wind on a very cold and rainy day – I appreciare your comment about yearning for Spring. Have a beautiful holiday as well. Warmly, Fran

Fran Sorin December 21, 2012, 5:21 am

Vidya-

Thanks so much for your comments about the cozy feel of the site. As you know, I’m a sucker for quotes. Yes, the poem about the tree is a classic. Have a beautiful holiday. :)

Fran Sorin December 21, 2012, 5:23 am

Hi Hiten-
Great to see your face here. I do think that Nature is the greatest teacher. We just need to stop, look, and listen. The Joyce Kilmer poem is a classic. Hope you have a wonderful holiday. Warmly, Fran

Susan Bauer January 1, 2013, 2:32 pm

Dear Fran,
It’s the first day of the New Year 2013, and in my search on the web for gardening blogs in anticipation of spring, I stumbled upon yours–what a treasure! I enjoy all of the gardening/nature quotes and will use many of them in my own scrapbooking. In particular, I love the Kilmer poem about trees which I have hanging in my home as (illustrated and framed) as an heirloom treasure from my own grandmother. I also love the photos which remind me of my own gardens. Keep up the lovely work!

Fran Sorin January 2, 2013, 6:19 am

Susan-
Thanks for your kind words.

I’m happy that the quotes touched something in you. Ahhh…the Kilmer poem….what a beauty. How lovely that your grandmother passed it onto you illustrated and that you have it hanging in your home. She must have been a special woman. Warmly, Fran