Nature Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old nature quotes, nature sayings, and nature proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Such beauty, not of human hand / Is there for us to see / All nature is so wonderful / The cost is nil, all free.     

Merretta D.L. Parry-Booth

So Nature keeps the reverent frame / With which her years began, / And all her signs and voices shame / The prayerless heart of man.     

John Greenleaf Whittier

All nature owns with one accord / The great and universal Lord: / The sun proclaims him through the day, / The moon when daylight drops away.     

John Clare

Nature rarer uses yellow / Than another hue; / Saves she all of that for sunsets,-- / Prodigal of blue.     

Emily Dickinson

Nature the gentlest mother is, / Impatient of no child, / The feeblest of the waywardest. / Her admonition mild.     

Emily Dickinson

It's nature's way of telling you something's wrong / It's nature's way of telling you in a song.     

Randy Calfornia

A dripping June sets all in tune.      


A short horse is soon curried.      

John Heywood

Nature is the art of God.     

Latin (on nature)

No man fears what he has seen grow.      

African Proverb

Of all the plants that cover the earth and lie like a fringe of hair upon the body of our grandmother, try to obtain knowledge that you may be strengthened in life.     

Winnebago (Native American) (on nature)

One step leads to another.      


One swallow never makes a summer.      

John Heywood

The afternoon knows what the morning never expected.      

Swedish (on basic truths)

The day has eyes; the night has ears.     

Scottish (on nature)

The early bird gets the worm, the second mouse gets the cheese.      


The earth has music for those who listen.      


The sap rises in the spring.      


The shoemaker's children have no shoes.      


When the wind is in the east, tis neither good for man nor beast.      


You can drive out nature with a pitchfork but she keeps on coming back.      


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

Albert Einstein

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.     

Lord Byron

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.     

Lao Tzu

Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.     


Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.      

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.      

George Washington Carver

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. As age comes on, one source of enjoyment after another is closed, but Nature's sources never fail.     

John Muir

I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright.      

Henry David Thoreau