If you can’t be in awe of Mother Nature, there’s something wrong with you.
All the lessons are in nature. You look at the way rocks are formed – the wind and the water hitting them, shaping them, making them what they are. Things take time, you know?
The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers.
Tribe follows tribe, and nation follows nation, like the waves of the sea. It is the order of nature, and regret is useless.
Even with all our technology and the inventions that make modern life so much easier than it once was, it takes just one big natural disaster to wipe all that away and remind us that, here on Earth, we’re still at the mercy of nature.
The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.
We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts.
If people think nature is their friend, then they sure don’t need an enemy.
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.
The ocean is a mighty harmonist.
Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.
Even in winter an isolated patch of snow has a special quality.
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
The lake and the mountains have become my landscape, my real world.
There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.
Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.
Pick a flower on Earth and you move the farthest star.
A bee is never as busy as it seems; it’s just that it can’t buzz any slower.
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.
No better way is there to learn to love Nature than to understand Art. It dignifies every flower of the field. And, the boy who sees the thing of beauty which a bird on the wing becomes when transferred to wood or canvas will probably not throw the customary stone.
Such is the nature of men, that howsoever they may acknowledge many others to be more witty, or more eloquent, or more learned; yet they will hardly believe there be many so wise as themselves.
Sunlight is painting.
Man is by nature a political animal.
Twilight drops her curtain down, and pins it with a star.
Everything in excess is opposed to nature.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools.
It is a holy blessing to be born with the exquisite qualities of a daughter of God. Women of God, both old and young, are spiritual and sensitive, tender and gentle. They have a kind, nurturing nature. This is your inheritance. Never belittle the gifts God has given to you. Develop the divinity that is within you.
I’m so not stylish by nature, but I’ve learned to work with what I have.
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
Ocean is more ancient than the mountains, and freighted with the memories and the dreams of Time.
External nature is only internal nature writ large.
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.
In the same way the sun never grows weary of shining, nor a stream of flowing, it is God’s nature to keep His promises. Therefore, go immediately to His throne and say, ‘Do as You promised.’
Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift.
I think it is in collaboration that the nature of art is revealed.
The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea.
The Amen of nature is always a flower.
Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function.
Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.
Slavery is founded in the selfishness of man’s nature – opposition to it is his love of justice. These principles are an eternal antagonism; and when brought into collision so fiercely, as slavery extension brings them, shocks and throes and convulsions must ceaselessly follow.
A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.
It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.
Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.
Nature’s beauty is a gift that cultivates appreciation and gratitude.
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.
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
To feel much for others and little for ourselves; to restrain our selfishness and exercise our benevolent affections, constitute the perfection of human nature.
Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
When I pray, I always thank Mother Nature for all the beauty in the world. It’s about having an attitude of gratitude.
The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.
I’m a real nature lover, so whenever possible, I like to get to the beach or get to a forest or get somewhere there’s fresh air. Apart from that, I’m a film addict and a DVD freak.
Behind every cloud is another cloud.
O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?
The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
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.
Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.
Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.
Human life is as evanescent as the morning dew or a flash of lightning.
The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire.
The poetry of the earth is never dead.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
A forest bird never wants a cage.
I trust in nature for the stable laws of beauty and utility. Spring shall plant and autumn garner to the end of time.
Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’
Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.
What I call my ‘self’ now is hardly a person at all. It’s mainly a meeting place for various natural forces, desires, and fears, etcetera, some of which come from my ancestors, and some from my education, some perhaps from devils. The self you were really intended to be is something that lives not from nature but from God.
Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.
Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.
The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.
The greatest development is achieved during the first years of life, and therefore it is then that the greatest care should be taken. If this is done, then the child does not become a burden; he will reveal himself as the greatest marvel of nature.
The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
The real cure for our environmental problems is to understand that our job is to salvage Mother Nature. We are facing a formidable enemy in this field. It is the hunters… and to convince them to leave their guns on the wall is going to be very difficult.
By nature all men are equal in liberty, but not in other endowments.
I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature.
Nature can do more than physicians.
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.
Nature is infinitely creative. It is always producing the possibility of new beginnings.
There is but one law for all, namely that law which governs all law, the law of our Creator, the law of humanity, justice, equity – the law of nature and of nations.
I want to do with you what spring does with cherry trees.
Human nature is not black and white but black and grey.
Juvenile crime is not naturally born in the boy, but is largely due either to the spirit of adventure that is in him, to his own stupidity, or to his lack of discipline, according to the nature of the individual.
There is no limit to suffering human beings have been willing to inflict on others, no matter how innocent, no matter how young, and no matter how old. This fact must lead all reasonable human beings, that is, all human beings who take evidence seriously, to draw only one possible conclusion: Human nature is not basically good.
I have seen the movement of the sinews of the sky, And the blood coursing in the veins of the moon.
When you go in search of honey you must expect to be stung by bees.
Mother Nature is always speaking. She speaks in a language understood within the peaceful mind of the sincere observer. Leopards, cobras, monkeys, rivers and trees; they all served as my teachers when I lived as a wanderer in the Himalayan foothills.
Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion, and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts.
Look out into the universe and contemplate the glory of God. Observe the stars, millions of them, twinkling in the night sky, all with a message of unity, part of the very nature of God.
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.
Corruption, embezzlement, fraud, these are all characteristics which exist everywhere. It is regrettably the way human nature functions, whether we like it or not. What successful economies do is keep it to a minimum. No one has ever eliminated any of that stuff.
Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.
Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves.
When you have seen one ant, one bird, one tree, you have not seen them all.
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.
Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.
The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.
Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.
Nature is a petrified magic city.
My boy, one small breeze doesn’t make a wind storm.
He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.
Scenery is fine – but human nature is finer.
What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly.
The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach.
The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure.
Water is the driving force of all nature.
For the mind disturbed, the still beauty of dawn is nature’s finest balm.
Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains.
What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other’s folly – that is the first law of nature.
My soul can find no staircase to Heaven unless it be through Earth’s loveliness.
For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.
Sex is a part of nature. I go along with nature.
The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.
The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.
The earth has received the embrace of the sun and we shall see the results of that love.
I can find God in nature, in animals, in birds and the environment.
Another thing I like to do is sit back and take in nature. To look at the birds, listen to their singing, go hiking, camping and jogging and running, walking along the beach, playing games and sometimes being alone with the great outdoors. It’s very special to me.
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.
In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.
Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.
Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.
Going to the woods is going home, for I suppose we came from the woods originally. But in some of nature’s forests, the adventurous traveler seems a feeble, unwelcome creature; wild beasts and the weather trying to kill him, the rank, tangled vegetation, armed with spears and stinging needles, barring his way and making life a hard struggle.
Gray skies are just clouds passing over.
If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.
Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.
One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
Nature is impersonal, awe-inspiring, elegant, eternal. It’s geometrically perfect. It’s tiny and gigantic. You can travel far to be in a beautiful natural setting, or you can observe it in your backyard – or, in my case, in the trees lining New York City sidewalks, or in the clouds above skyscrapers.
It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honor nature’s gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever.
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
The right of nature… is the liberty each man hath to use his own power, as he will himself, for the preservation of his own nature; that is to say, of his own life.
Blue thou art, intensely blue; Flower, whence came thy dazzling hue?
Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.
Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.
Happiness is dependent on self-discipline. We are the biggest obstacles to our own happiness. It is much easier to do battle with society and with others than to fight our own nature.
I’m in love with red. I think it’s such a passionate color. Every flag of every country pretty much has red it it. It’s power, there’s no fence sitting with red. Either you love it or you don’t. I think its blood and strength and life. I do love red. I love all colors. Great shades of blue, you find them in nature. They’re all magic.
I had to live in the desert before I could understand the full value of grass in a green ditch.
When you look at Japanese traditional architecture, you have to look at Japanese culture and its relationship with nature. You can actually live in a harmonious, close contact with nature – this very unique to Japan.
For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.
I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty.
To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.
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.
I’m continually inspired by nature, and the rainbow is one of nature’s greatest optical phenomenons. The sighting of a rainbow never fails to bring a smile to people’s faces. They signify optimism and positivity: with them comes the sunshine after the rain.
What is the good of your stars and trees, your sunrise and the wind, if they do not enter into our daily lives?
Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.
Light in Nature creates the movement of colors.
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.
If we could establish a deep abiding relationship with nature, we would never kill an animal for our appetite; we would never harm, vivisect, a monkey, a dog, a guinea pig for our benefit. We would find other ways to heal our wounds, heal our bodies.
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge… observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts; reflection combines them; experimentation verifies the result of that combination.
Every particular in nature, a leaf, a drop, a crystal, a moment of time is related to the whole, and partakes of the perfection of the whole.
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.
Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.
Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.
The true nature of evil is that it is so very casual.
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.
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.
And finally Winter, with its bitin’, whinin’ wind, and all the land will be mantled with snow.
Winter is nature’s way of saying, ‘Up yours.’
Repeal the Missouri Compromise – repeal all compromises – repeal the Declaration of Independence – repeal all past history, you still cannot repeal human nature. It will be the abundance of man’s heart that slavery extension is wrong; and out of the abundance of his heart, his mouth will continue to speak.
Sunset is still my favorite color, and rainbow is second.
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.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
Mountains are earth’s undecaying monuments.
It is the function of science to discover the existence of a general reign of order in nature and to find the causes governing this order. And this refers in equal measure to the relations of man – social and political – and to the entire universe as a whole.
There’s design, and there’s art. Good design is total harmony. There’s no better designer than nature – if you look at a branch or a leaf, it’s perfect. It’s all function. Art is different. It’s about emotion. It’s about suffering and beauty – but mostly suffering!
Colors are the smiles of nature.
Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.
Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.
A light wind swept over the corn, and all nature laughed in the sunshine.
In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.
There are no lines in nature, only areas of colour, one against another.
Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes – every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man.
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.
Nature is ever at work building and pulling down, creating and destroying, keeping everything whirling and flowing, allowing no rest but in rhythmical motion, chasing everything in endless song out of one beautiful form into another.
My wish is to stay always like this, living quietly in a corner of nature.
Nature reserves the right to inflict upon her children the most terrifying jests.
It’s really important to have balance, spend some time in nature, go to a few parties, enjoy my friends and really chill out.
Winter is not a season, it’s an occupation.
Simplicity is natures first step, and the last of art.
How beautiful the leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.
Your soul is infinitely creative. It is alive and expansive in nature. It is curious and playful, changing with the tides of time.
Wolves and women are relational by nature, inquiring, possessed of great endurance and strength. They are deeply intuitive, intensely concerned with their young, their mate and their pack. Yet both have been hounded, harassed and falsely imputed to be devouring and devious, overly aggressive, of less value than those who are their detractors.
It is the nature of the strong heart, that like the palm tree it strives ever upwards when it is most burdened.
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
All the seven deadly sins are man’s true nature. To be greedy. To be hateful. To have lust. Of course, you have to control them, but if you’re made to feel guilty for being human, then you’re going to be trapped in a never-ending sin-and-repent cycle that you can’t escape from.
In nature, light creates the color. In the picture, color creates the light.
Nature is the source of all true knowledge. She has her own logic, her own laws, she has no effect without cause nor invention without necessity.
Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.
The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.
The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.
It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.
Nature was here a series of wonders, and a fund of delight.
A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature.
The mountains are calling and I must go.
Human nature is complex. Even if we do have inclinations toward violence, we also have inclination to empathy, to cooperation, to self-control.
The good man is the friend of all living things.
Clouds symbolize the veils that shroud God.
I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.
Nature’s great masterpiece, an elephant; the only harmless great thing.
That the sea is one of the most beautiful and magnificent sights in Nature, all admit.
The earth laughs in flowers.