Quotes and proverbs about nature and the environment.

Another trail to explore nature

A light wind swept over the corn, and all nature laughed in the sunshine.

Anne Bronte

A reasonable agriculture would do its best to emulate nature. Rather than change the earth to suit a crop it would diversify its crops to suit the earth.

Verlyn Klinkenborg

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Art completes what nature cannot bring to finish. The artist gives us knowledge of nature’s unrealized ends.


Art sometimes is as simple as nothing, and other times as mysterious as nature or a woman.

Jeet Aulakh

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.

John Muir

Colors are the smiles of nature.

Leigh Hunt

Fast food may appear to be cheap food and, in the literal sense it often is, but that is because huge social and environmental costs are being excluded from the calculations.

Prince Charles

Grass is the forgiveness of nature – her constant benediction. Forests decay, harvests perish, flowers vanish, but grass is immortal.

Brian Ingalls

I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.

Frank Lloyd Wright

I dressed and went for a walk – determined not to return until I took in what Nature had to offer.

This Morning
Raymond Carver

If one way be better than another,
that you may be sure is Nature's way.


If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere.

Vincent Van Gogh

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


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


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

John Muir

It is vitally important that we can continue to say, with absolute conviction, that organic farming delivers the highest quality, best-tasting food, produced without artificial chemicals or genetic modification, and with respect for animal welfare and the environment, while helping to maintain the landscape and rural communities.

Prince Charles

Live and let live.

Dutch proverb
Don't interfere in other people's life.

Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it. How still they are, how deeply rooted in 'just being'. Allow nature to teach you stillness. When you look at a tree and perceive its stillness, you become still yourself.

Eckhart Tolle

Man is Nature's sole mistake.

W.S. Gilbert

Modern technology
Owes ecology
An apology.

Alan M. Eddison

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.

Lao Tzu

Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own.

Charles Dickens

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

Gary Snyder

Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.


Of course, we are happy to receive this aid, but at the same time, we are trading our dignity for 5 kilograms of sorghum, … The Fulani man has never counted on anybody for assistance, just Mother Nature.

Amadou Doutchi

Organic farming has been shown to provide major benefits for wildlife and the wider environment. The best that can be said about genetically engineered crops is that they will now be monitored to see how much damage they cause.

Prince Charles

Simplicity is natures first step, and the last of art.

Philip James Bailey

Spring is nature's way of saying, “Let's party!

Robin Williams

Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.

Frank Lloyd Wright

The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure.

D. H. Lawrence

The free market should not include the right to pollute our environment.

George S. McGovern

There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed.

Mahatma Gandhi

They kill good trees to put out bad newspapers.

James G. Watt

Water is the driving force in nature.

Leonardo da Vinci

What are young men to rocks and mountains?

Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen

When snow falls, nature listens.

Antoinette van Kleef

You may drive out Nature with a pitchfork, yet she still will hurry back.