Shedding light on nature is apparent in these quotes about nature that provide an inspirational glimpse into what makes our world what it is today. Value seen in nature is not for amusement but for its ability to sustain our own existence.
"Nature is to be appreciated and valued for not what it can do for you to make your life easier but what you can do to preserve it's beauty continuously destroyed by the desire of people.
"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."
Nature is man's religious book, with lessons for every day.
"Birth, life, and death - each took place on the hidden side of a leaf." Toni Morrison
"After sleeping through a hundred million centuries we have finally opened our eyes on a sumptuous planet, sparkling with color, bountiful with life. Within decades we must close our eyes again. Isn't it a noble, an enlightened way of spending our brief time in the sun, to work at understanding the universe and how we have come to wake up in it? This is how I answer when I am asked - as I am surprisingly often - why I bother to get up in the mornings." Richard Dawkins
"The happiest man is he who learns from nature the lesson of worship." Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Those who dwell, as scientists or laymen,
among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life."
"We must go out and re-ally ourselves to Nature every day.
We must make root, send out some little fibre at least, even every winter day."
Henry David Thoreau
"Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed."
"Nature reaches out to us with welcoming arms and
bids us enjoy her beauty; but we dread her silence and
rush into the crowded cities, there to huddle like sheep
fleeing from a ferocious wolf."
"Nature's first green is gold, her hardest hue to hold."
"All art is but imitation of nature."
"There is a serene and settled majesty to woodland scenery
that enters into the soul and delights and elevates it, and
fills it with noble inclinations."
Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.
One of the most satisfying experiences in life is a deep appreciation of Nature.
Dorothea Kopplin, Something to Live By
Make friends with nature by working in harmony with her and she will make friends with you.
Emmet Fox, Make Your Life Worth While
Tune your ear to all the wordless music of the stars, and to the voice of nature.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
As never before it is the duty of parents to train their children to behold the creatures of nature, which can never lose their identities because they can only be what they already are: the flowers "fresh and laughing as on the days of great battles," the beasts who "walk the earth, ignorant, while their splendor lasts, of any weakness," and, most of all, perhaps, the stars of the night sky, in all their unchanging majesty and stateliness of movement.
W.H. Auden, Lessons of Nature
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