110 Nature Quotes for Outback and Nature Lovers

No matter the perks of today’s city lifestyle, there always comes a time where we want to take a step back and slow down. One of the things we are naturally drawn to is nature, as it is in our instinct to be connected with our natural roots as our ancestors did. Nothing beats the feeling of the grass grazing your feet as you walk or hearing the sound of the ocean waves crashing by the shore, or even seeing the carpet of stars in a clear night sky.

With today’s fast-paced world, it’s hard to experience these things the way we used to but don’t let that stop you from reconnecting yourself back with nature. Whether it be tending your own personal garden, appreciating the sunshine and the rain, or rediscovering yourself through exploring the wonders our world has to offer, this collection of nature quotes will surely inspire and capture your love of nature (or at least give you some Instagram caption inspiration!).

The Best Nature Quotes for all Lovers of Natural Beauty To Inspire You (& Your Instagram Captions)

Short Travel Quotes

  1. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tzu
  2. “Drive nature out of the door and it will fly in at the window.”― Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  3. Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads. —Henry David Thoreau
  4. We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. —Native American proverb
  5. Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. —Lao Tzu
  6. “The earth is what we all have in common.” —Wendell Berry
  7. “All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.” —Marie Curie
  8. “My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.”― Aldous Huxley
  9. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature—the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter. —Rachel Carson
  10. Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth. —Henry David Thoreau
  11. I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order. —John Burroughs
  12. There’s a whole world out there, right outside your window. You’d be a fool to miss it. —Charlotte Eriksson
  13. Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you. —Frank Lloyd Wright
  14. Some of nature’s most exquisite handiwork is on a miniature scale, as anyone knows who has applied a magnifying glass to a snowflake. —Rachel Carson
  15. Colors are the smiles of nature. —Leigh Hunt
  16. The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble. —Blaise Pascal
  17. The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain. —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  18. There are always flowers for those who want to see them. —Henri Matisse
  19. Everything in nature invites us constantly to be what we are. —Gretel Ehrlich
  20. 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
  21. “The sunlight claps the earth, and the moonbeams kiss the sea: what are all these kissings worth, if thou kiss not me?” – Percy Bysshe Shelley
  22. “If I were a tree, I would have no reason to love a human.” – Maggie Stiefvater
  23. A weed is no more than a flower in disguise. —James Russell Lowell
  24. Time spent amongst trees is never wasted time. —Katrina Mayer
  25. Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space. —Ansel Adams
  26. Never, no, never did nature say one thing and wisdom another. —Edmund Burke
  27. The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure. —D. H. Lawrence
  28. The ocean is a mighty harmonist. —William WordsworthLife sucks a lot less when you add mountain air, a campfire and some peace and quiet. —Brooke Hampton
  29. I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars. —Walt Whitman
  30. “Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.” – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
  31. Looking at beauty in the world, is the first step of purifying the mind. —Amit Ray
  32. If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature’s way. —Aristotle
  33. I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees. —Henry David Thoreau
  34. Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time. —John Lubbock
  35. Man’s heart away from nature becomes hard. —Standing Bear
  36. Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy. —Isaac Newton
  37. The air was soft, the stars so fine, the promise of every cobbled alley so great, that I thought I was in a dream. —Jack Kerouac
  38. “The richness I achieve comes from Nature, the source of my inspiration.” — Claude Monet
  39.  “In every walk in with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” – John Muir
  40.   “It was for the best, so Nature had no choice but to do it.” – Marcus Aurelius
  41. “Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.” – Henry David Thoreau
  42. “The wind soothes, the water purifies and the sun replenishes.” —Becca Sloane
  43.  “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” — Lao Tzu
  44. “Choose only one master—nature.” — Rembrandt
  45. “The poetry of the earth is never dead.” – John Keats
  46. “Nothing is art if it does not come from nature.” – Antoni Gaudi
  47. “Nature is not human hearted.” – Lao Tzu
  48. “Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.” – Gerard De Nerval
  49. “If people think that nature is their friend, then they sure don’t need an enemy.” – Kurt Vonnegut
  50. “One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.” — William Shakespeare
  51. Even if one tree falls down it wouldn’t affect the entire forest. – Chen Shui-bian
  52. Flowers are the sweetest things that God ever made and forgot to put a soul into. – Henry Ward Beecher
  53. The best place to find Peace in the mountains. – Priyanshu Singh
  54. Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant. – Robert Louis Stevenson
  55. For the purpose of freedom in the world of nature, use natural science to understand, conquer, and change nature, and attain freedom from nature. – Mao
  56. Have some fire. Be unstoppable, Be a force of nature, Be better than anyone here, and don’t give a damn what anyone thinks. You’re on your own. Be on your own. – Cristina Yang
  57. Camping is nature’s way of promoting the motel business. – Dave Barry
  58. 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. – John Muir
  59. Learn from Nature because Nature can provide learning and beauty that is unimaginable. – Manakala Villa
  60. Only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, i found, was really going in. –John Muir
  61. “To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  62. “Autumn is the time of year when Mother Nature says, “Look how easy, how healthy, and how beautiful letting go can be.”-Toni Sorenson
  63. “Water is the driving force of all nature.”– Leonardo de Vinci
  64. “My soul can find no staircase to heaven unless it be through Earth’s loveliness.”– Michaelangelo
  65. The dependency of the human element on Planet Earth is a profoundly personal relationship with Nature’s Mom.”-Wes Adamson
  66. “I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.” -Henry David Thoreau
  67. “In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.”-Aristotle
  68. “Our task must be to free ourselves…by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.” – Albert Einstein
  69. “The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.” – Joseph Campbell
  70. “Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” – Gary Snyder
  71. “Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.” – Chad Sugg
  72.  “I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.” – Emma Goldman
  73. “Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” – Hans Christian Andersen
  74. “If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” – Vincent Van Gogh
  75. Wild roses are fairest, and nature a better gardener than art.” ― Louisa May Alcott
  76. “Nature is not our enemy, to be raped and conquered. Nature is ourselves, to be cherished and explored.” ― Terence McKenna
  77. “Architects cannot teach nature anything.” – Mark Twain
  78. “I should like the fields tinged with red, the rivers yellow and the trees painted blue. Nature has no imagination.” ― Charles Baudelaire
  79. “Let us give Nature a chance; she knows her business better than we do.” ― Michel de Montaigne
  80. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day’s work.”― Frank Lloyd Wright
  81. “Autumn leaves don’t fall, they fly. They take their time and wander on this their only chance to soar.”― Delia Owens
  82. “Mother Nature doesn’t care if you’re having fun. ” ― Larry Niven
  83. “Mother Nature speaks in a language understood within the peaceful mind of the sincere observer.” – Radhanath Swami
  84. “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” – Lao Tzu
  85. “We know that God is everywhere; but certainly we feel His presence most when His works are on the grandest scale spread before us; and it is in the unclouded night-sky, where His worlds wheel their silent course, that we read clearest His infinitude, His omnipotence, His omnipresence.” – Charlotte Brontë
  86. “In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”– Margaret Atwood

What is your relationship with nature?

What is your relationship with nature? When was the last time you reconnected with it? Watch sunrises or sunsets from your window. Stop and admire the pretty flowers on your way to work. Try camping on the weekends.

Use your favorite app to help you find great ideas on how to reconnect with Nature. You don’t need to travel far and wide to feel at peace. Look out for local parks, beaches, or lakes that are easily accessible to you.

Schedule some ‘you-time’ among still waters and budding blooms. Or why not bring a friend and share these nature quotes with them. There’s nothing like heart-to-heart talks during a beautiful sunset.

Which of these nature quotes and sayings was your favorite? Do you have any other inspirational quotes to add? Let us know in the comment section below.

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