Nature Quotes and Sayings
The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.
– Blaise Pascal
Nature’s great masterpiece, an elephant; the only harmless great thing.
– John Donne
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
– Aldous Huxley
Nature still obstinately refuses to co-operate by making the rich people innately superior to the poor people.
– Sidney and Beatrice Webb
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
– Charles Darwin
Now I see the secret of making the best person, it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.
– Walt Whitman
Everyone needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike.
– John Muir
It’s all still there in heart and soul. The walk, the hills, the sky, the solitary pain and pleasure–they will grow larger, sweeter, lovelier in the days and years to come.
– Edward Abbey
I dressed and went for a walk – determined not to return until I took in what Nature had to offer.
– Raymond Carver
Aha! The canvas of lord is so fascinating, so enticing.
– Anandmurti Gurumaa
When nature speaks to you, you better listen as it is always the most profound and has incredibly calming effect.
When man moves away from nature his heart becomes hard.
– Native American (Lakota) Proverb
Humankind’s greatest priority is to reintegrate with the natural world.
– Jonathon Porritt
Those who wish to pet and baby wild animals “love” them. But those who respect their natures and wish to let them live normal lives, love them more.
– Edwin Way Teale
We’re so self-important. Everybody’s going to save something now. “Save the trees, save the bees, save the whales, save those snails.” And the greatest arrogance of all: save the planet. Save the planet, we don’t even know how to take care of ourselves yet. I’m tired of this shit. I’m tired of f-ing Earth Day. I’m tired of these self-righteous environmentalists, these white, bourgeois liberals who think the only thing wrong with this country is that there aren’t enough bicycle paths. People trying to make the world safe for Volvos. Besides, environmentalists don’t give a shit about the planet. Not in the abstract they don’t. You know what they’re interested in? A clean place to live. Their own habitat. They’re worried that some day in the future they might be personally inconvenienced. Narrow, unenlightened self-interest doesn’t impress me.
The planet has been through a lot worse than us. Been through earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics, continental drift, solar flares, sun spots, magnetic storms, the magnetic reversal of the poles … hundreds of thousands of years of bombardment by comets and asteroids and meteors, worldwide floods, tidal waves, worldwide fires, erosion, cosmic rays, recurring ice ages … And we think some plastic bags and some aluminum cans are going to make a difference? The planet isn’t going anywhere. WE are!
We’re going away. Pack your shit, folks. We’re going away. And we won’t leave much of a trace, either. Maybe a little Styrofoam … The planet’ll be here and we’ll be long gone. Just another failed mutation. Just another closed-end biological mistake. An evolutionary cul-de-sac. The planet’ll shake us off like a bad case of fleas.
The planet will be here for a long, long, LONG time after we’re gone, and it will heal itself, it will cleanse itself, ’cause that’s what it does. It’s a self-correcting system. The air and the water will recover, the earth will be renewed. And if it’s true that plastic is not degradable, well, the planet will simply incorporate plastic into a new paradigm: the earth plus plastic. The earth doesn’t share our prejudice toward plastic. Plastic came out of the earth. The earth probably sees plastic as just another one of its children. Could be the only reason the earth allowed us to be spawned from it in the first place. It wanted plastic for itself. Didn’t know how to make it. Needed us. Could be the answer to our age-old egocentric philosophical question, “Why are we here?”
― George Carlin