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)


“Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson


“An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” — Henry David Thoreau


“Beautiful things don’t ask for attention.” — James Thurber


“By discovering nature, you discover yourself.” — Maxime Lagacé


“Camping hair, don’t care” — Unknown


“Choose only one master—nature.” — Rembrandt

Choose only one master—nature.


“Colors are the smiles of nature.”— Leigh Hunt


“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.” — Unknown


“Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more that what we could learn from books.” — John Lubbock


“Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.” — Gerard De Nerval.


“Everything in nature invites us constantly to be what we are.” — Gretel Ehrlich


“Feeling good-natured” — Unknown


“For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it.” — Jacques-Yves Cousteau


“Go where you feel most alive.” — Unknown


“God is discovered entirely through creation – the brilliance of a sunset, the powerful roar of a waterfall, the symphony of sounds you hear in the heart of the forest, or the vastness of space and its countless stars.” — Benjamin Sullivan


“Green is my favorite color of nature.” — Unknown


“Heading for the hills” — Unknown

Heading for the hills


“Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.” — Henry David Thoreau


“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery – air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy.’” — Sylvia Plath


“I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.” — Unknown


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


“I just wish the world was twice as big and half of it was still unexplored.” — David Attenborough


“I now walk into the wild.” — Jon Krakauer


“I think nature’s imagination is so much greater than man’s, she’s never going to let us relax.” — Richard Feynman


“If adventure has a final and all-embracing motive, it is surely this: we go out because it is our nature to go out, to climb mountains, and to paddle rivers, to fly to the planets and plunge into the depths of the oceans… When man ceases to do these things, he is no longer man.” — Wilfrid Noyce


“If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature’s way.” — Aristotle


“If we surrendered to earth’s intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees.” — Rainer Maria Rilke


“If you can’t be in awe of Mother Nature, there’s something wrong with you.” — Alex Trebek


“If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” — Laura Ingalls Wilder


“If you wish to know the divine, feel the wind on your face and the warm sun on your hand.” — Buddha

If you’re interested in Buddha read: The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation


“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” — John Muir

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.


“In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.” — Alice Walker


“Land really is the best art.” — Andy Warhol


“Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer – and often the supreme disappointment.” — Ansel Adams


“Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.” — Langston Hughes


“Let us permit nature to have her way. She understands her business better than we do.” — Michel de Montaigne


“Letting nature take its course” — Unknown

Letting nature take its course


“Life sucks a lot less when you add mountain air, a campfire and some peace and quiet.” — Brooke Hampton


“Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.” — Jimmy Carter


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


“Looking at beauty in the world, is the first step of purifying the mind.” — Amit Ray


“Love the world as your own self; then you can truly care for all things.” — Lao Tzu


“Man’s heart away from nature becomes hard.” — Standing Bear


“Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Men argue. Nature acts.” — Voltaire


“Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson


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


“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” — Gary Snyder

Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.


“Nature is one of the most underutilized treasures in life. It has the power to unburden hearts and reconnect to that inner place of peace.” — Janice Anderson


“Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy.” — Isaac Newton


“Nature, time, and patience are the three great physicians.” — Chinese Proverb


“Nature’s beauty is a gift that cultivates appreciation and gratitude.” — Louie Schwartzberg


“Never, no, never did nature say one thing and wisdom another.” — Edmund Burke


“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.” — William Shakespeare


“Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.” — Steve Maraboldi


“Planting myself here for a while” — Unknown

Planting myself here for a while


“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” — Frank Lloyd Wright


“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.” — Marc Riboud


“The Amen of nature is always a flower.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.


“The beauty of the natural world lies in the details.” — Natalie Angier


“The birds and the bees “ — Unknown


“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” — John Muir


“The earth has music for those who listen.” — William Shakespeare


“The earth is what we all have in common.” — Wendell Berry


“The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure.” — D. H. Lawrence


“The goal of life is living in agreement with nature.” — Zeno


“The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.” — Blaise Pascal


“The mountains are calling and I must go.” — John Muir

The mountains are calling and I must go


“The poetry of the earth is never dead.” — John Keats


“The richness I achieve comes from Nature, the source of my inspiration.” — Claude Monet


“The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.” — Galileo Galilei


“The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.” — E. E. Cummings


“The world is not to be put in order. The world is order. It is for us to put ourselves in unison with this order.” — Henry Miller


“There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature—the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” — Rachel Carson


“There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.” — Jo Walton


“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” — Rachel Carson


“Those who find beauty in all of nature will find themselves at one with the secrets of life itself.” — L. Wolfe Gilbert


“Time spent amongst trees is never wasted time.” — Katrina Mayer


“To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.” — Mahatma Gandhi


“Turns out the grass isn’t always greener on the other side.” — Unknown


“We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” — Native American proverb


“We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.” — Albert Einstein


“Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson


“How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!” — John Muir.


“Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift.” — Albert Einstein.


“The Earth laughs in flowers.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson


If sky is the limit, then go there.

If sky is the limit, then go there


In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.


Life should have more mountains and less stress.


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


Nature is my medicine.


Nature is one of your greatest teachers.


Some paths can only be discovered by getting lost


There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.


There’s no Wi-Fi in the forest, but I promise you’ll find a better connection.


When you stop and look around, the world is pretty amazing.


You are not in the mountains. The mountains are in you.

Which of these nature quotes has resonated with you? Whatever that may be, always take the time to remind yourself to stop and appreciate all of the things nature has to offer. It can be as simple as taking that breath of fresh air, letting the busy world stop for a little while. It is only by being in the present moment can we truly see nature’s beauty and wonder in its own magical way.

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