Natural World Quotations


Women are like Elephants. I like to watch them, but I wouldn't want to own one.
W.C.Fields 1880-1946

Man has survived hitherto because he was too ignorant to know how to realise his wishes. Now that he can realise them, he must either change them or perish.
William Carlos Williams

Denial ain't just a river in Egypt.
Mark Twain 1835-1920

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.
Aristotle 384BC-322BC

Nature does nothing uselessly.
Aristotle 384BC-322BC

Every individual counts. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference.
Jane Goodall

We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
Immanual Kant

The English country gentleman galloping after a fox - the unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable.
Oscar Wilde

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
Mahatma Gandhi

If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
Albert Einstein

The goal of life is living in agreement with nature.
Zeno 335 BC-264 BC

Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative.
H. G. Wells 1866-1946

I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.
Sir Winston Churchill

I had a linguistics professor who said that it's man's ability to use language that makes him the dominant species on the planet. That may be. But I think there's another thing that separates us from animals. We aren't afraid of vacuum cleaners.
Jeff Stilson

There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before.
Robert Lynd

The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp.
John Berry

A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
Chinese Proverb

An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language.
Martin Buber

You ask of my companions. Hills, sir, and the sundown, and a dog as large as myself that my father bought me. They are better than beings, because they know, but do not tell.
Emily Dickinson

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.
Eleonora Duse

Watching clouds roll by
on a sunny day
Who needs church?
Nature is divine.
Carrie Latet

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
Albert Einstein

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.
Author Unknown

Happiness flutters in the air whilst we rest among the breaths of nature.
Kelly Scheaffer