Natural World Quotations

I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
Frank Lloyd Wright 1869-1959

We are not an endangered species ourselves yet, but this is not for lack of trying.
Douglas Adams

Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.
Edward Abbey

Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.
Rachel Carson

You're a good example of why some animals eat their young.
Jim Samuels

Nature is my medicine.
Sara Moss-Wolfe

Human nature is just about the only nature some people experience.
Abigail Charleson

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

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.
John Burroughs

"Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?"
Douglas Adams

"as a first approximation, all animals are insects"
Robert, Lord May of Oxford, President of The Royal Society

Man's heart away from nature becomes hard.
Chief Luther Standing Bear - 1834 -1908

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds the most discoveries, is not Eureka!
(I found it!) but 'That's funny...'
Isaac Asimov 1920-1992

I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.
Theodore Roosevelt

People are not going to care about animal conservation unless they think that animals are worthwhile.
David Attenborough

Religion began when the first scoundrel met the first fool.

A sure cure for seasickness is to sit under a tree.
Spike Milligan

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all art and science.
Albert Einstein

I think I could turn and live with animals, they are so placid and self-contained, I stand and look at them long and long.
Walt Whitman

The soul is the same in all living creatures, although the body of each is different.

Who can believe that there is no soul behind those luminous eyes!
Theophile Gautier

A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg.
Samuel Butler

And God took a handful of southerly wind, blew His breath over it and created the horse.
Bedouin Legend

We have never understood why men mount the heads of animals and hang them up to look down on their conquerers. Possibly it feels good to these men to feel superior to animals, but does it not seem that if they were sure of it, they would not have to prove it? Often a man who is afraid must constantly demonstrate his courage and, in the case of the hunter, must keep a tangible record of his courage.
John Steinbeck

Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.
John Burroughs

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
Groucho Marx 1890-1977

The World is not dangerous because of those who do harm but because of those who look at it without doing anything.
Albert Einstein

Buy land. They've stopped making it.
Mark Twain 1835-1920

A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition.


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