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Nature "For myself I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous. Bricks to all greenhouses! Black thumb and cutworm to the potted plant!"Abbey, Edward
Nature "Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains..."Ackerman, Diane
Nature "Hit a tripwire of smell and memories explode all at once. A complex vision leaps out of the undergrowth."Ackerman, Diane
Nature "It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment."Adams, Ansel
Nature "Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space."Adams, Ansel
Nature "Impartial observers from other planets would consider ours an utterly bizarre enclave if it were populated by birds, defined as flying animals, that nevertheless rarely or never actually flew. They would also be perplexed if they encountered in our seas, lakes, rivers, and ponds, creatures defined as swimmers that never did any swimming. But they would be even more surprised to encounter a species defined as a thinking animal if, in fact, the creature very rarely indulged in actual thinking."Allen, Steve
Nature "Just living is not enough... One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower."Anderson, Hans Christian
Nature "There is always music amongst the trees in the garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it."Aumonier, Minnie
Nature "To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment."Austen, Jane
Nature "We cannot command Nature except by obeying her."Bacon, Sir Francis
Nature "Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it."Baker, Russell
Nature "Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away the hunger."Basil, Saint
Nature "Worlds can be found by a child and an adult bending down and looking together under the grass stems or at the skittering crabs in a tidal pool."Bateson, Mary Catherine
Nature "Man's heart away from nature becomes hard."Bear, Standing
Nature "Aim for the stars and you'll make it to the moon. Aim for the moon and you'll never make it through the atmosphere."Bedard, Ray
Nature "Rain! whose soft architectural hands have power to cut stones, and chisel to shapes of grandeur the very mountains."Beecher, Henry Ward
Nature "The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing."Berne, Eric
Nature "To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival."Berry, Wendell
Nature "I am not bound for any public place, but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees, and in the heat of the day climbed up into the healing shadow of the woods."Berry, Wendell
Nature "Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man - who has no gills."Bierce, Ambrose
Nature "Use what talents you possess; The woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best."Blake, William
Nature "Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence."Borland, Hal
Nature "A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart."Borland, Hal
Nature "You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet."Borland, Hal
Nature "What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn't have any doubt - it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn't want to go anywhere else."Boyle, Hal
Nature "Breathless, we flung us on a windy hill, Laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass."Brooke, Rupert
Nature "The only thing that ever sat its way to success was a hen."Brown, Sarah
Nature "For every person who has ever lived there has come, at last, a spring he will never see. Glory then in the springs that are yours."Brown, Pam
Nature "The groves were God's first temples."Bryant, William Cullen
Nature "Weep not that the world changes - did it keep a stable, changeless state, it were a cause indeed to weep."Bryant, William Cullen
Nature "Got no check books, got no banks. Still I'd like to express my thanks - I got the sun in the mornin' and the moon at night."Burns, Irving
Nature "I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order."Burroughs, John
Nature "To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter; to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring - these are some of the rewards of the simple life."Burroughs, John
Nature "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."Burroughs, John
Nature "I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things... I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind."Buscaglia, Leo
Nature "A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg."Butler, Samuel
Nature "Winter is nature's way of saying, "Up yours.""Byrne, Robert
Nature "There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep Sea, and music in its roarI love not Man the less, but Nature more."Byron, Lord
Nature "Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."Camus, Albert
Nature "In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer."Camus, Albert
Nature "One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today."Carnegie, Dale
Nature "Millions of stars blazed in darkness, and on the far shore a few lights burned in cottages. Otherwise there was no reminder of human life."Carson, Rachel
Nature "My companion and I were alone with the stars: the misty river of the Milky Way flowing across the sky, the patterns of the constellations standing out bright and clear, a blazing planet low on the horizon."Carson, Rachel
Nature "It occurred to me that if this were a sight that could be seen only once in a century, this little headland would be thronged with spectators."Carson, Rachel
Nature "One summer night, out on a flat headland, all but surrounded by the waters of the bay, the horizons were remote and distant rims on the edge of space."Carson, Rachel
Nature "Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries."Carter, Jimmy
Nature "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."Carver, George Washington
Nature "I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do."Cather, Willa
Nature "The mind, in proportion as it is cut off from free communication with nature, with revelation, with God, with itself, loses its life, just as the body droops when debarred from the air and the cheering light from heaven."Channing, William Ellery
Nature "Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit."Chekhov, Anton
Nature "I'm not an environmentalist. I'm an Earth warrior."Cherney, Darryl
Nature "Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong."Churchill, Sir Winston
Nature "Swans sing before they die - 'twere no bad thing should certain persons die before they sing."Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
Nature "It is only in the country that we can get to know a person or a book."Connolly, Cyril
Nature "What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset."Crowfoot, 
Nature "I never had any other desire so strong, and so like covetousness, as that... I might be master at last of a small house and a large garden, with very moderate conveniences joined to them, and there dedicate the remainder of my life to the culture of them and the study of nature."Crowley, Abraham
Nature "I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes."Cummings, E. E.
Nature "The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful."Cummings, E. E.
Nature "Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine."D'Angelo, Anthony J.
Nature "There's always a period of curious fear between the first sweet-smelling breeze and the time when the rain comes cracking down."DeLillo, Don
Nature "A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken."Dent, James
Nature "God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages."Deval, Jacques
Nature "How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!"Dickinson, Emily
Nature "I never saw a moor, I never saw the sea; Yet know I how the heather looks, And what a wave must be. I never spoke with God, Nor visited in Heaven; Yet certain am I of the spot, As if a chart were given."Dickinson, Emily
Nature "There is a muscular energy in sunlight corresponding to the spiritual energy of wind."Dillard, Annie
Nature "It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake."Douglass, Frederick
Nature "Use what talent you possess-the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best."Dyke, Henry Van
Nature "Gardens are a form of autobiography."Eddison, Sydney
Nature "Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."Einstein, Albert
Nature "The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago... had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands."Ellis, Henry Havelock
Nature "Earth laughs in flowers."Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Nature "Nature always wears the colors of the spirit."Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Nature "Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience."Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Nature "Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world."Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Nature "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Nature "Plants are the young of the world, vessels of health and vigor; but they grope ever upward towards consciousness; the trees are imperfect men, and seem to bemoan their imprisonment, rooted in the ground."Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Nature "Wolves are very resourceful. All they need to survive is for people not to shoot them."Ferris, Bob
Nature "Many people, other than the authors, contribute to the making of a book, from the first person who had the bright idea of alphabetic writing through the inventor of movable type to the lumberjacks who felled the trees that were pulped for its printing. It is not customary to acknowledge the trees themselves, though their commitment is total."Forsyth, Richard
Nature "In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things. In physical terms, I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me."Fowles, John
Nature "There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly."Fuller, R. Buckminster
Nature "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."Galilei, Galileo
Nature "My recollection of a hundred lovely lakes] has given me blessed release from care and worry and the troubled thinking of our modern day. It has been a return to the primitive and the peaceful."Garland, Hamlin
Nature "Whenever the pressure of our complex city life thins my blood and numbs my brain, I seek relief in the trail; and when I hear the coyote wailing to the yellow dawn, my cares fall from me - I am happy."Garland, Hamlin
Nature "I remember a hundred lovely lakes, and recall the fragrant breath of pine and fir and cedar and poplar trees. The trail has strung upon it, as upon a thread of silk, opalescent dawns and saffron sunsets."Garland, Hamlin
Nature "Sharks have been swimming the oceans unchallenged for thousands of years; chances are, the species that roams corporate waters will prove just as hardy."Gelman, Eric
Nature "Understanding the laws of nature does not mean that we are immune to their operations."Gerrold, David
Nature "Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair."Gibran, Kahlil
Nature "If I thought I was going to die tomorrow, I should nevertheless plant a tree today."Girard, Stephan
Nature "The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life."Giraudoux, Jean
Nature "For the man sound in body and serene of mind there is no such thing as bad weather, every sky has its beauty, and storms which whip the blood do but make it pulse more vigorously."Gissing, George
Nature "One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste."Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Nature "When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word - religion. Then I go out and paint the stars."Gogh, Vincent Van
Nature "As you sit on the hillside, or lie prone under the trees of the forest, or sprawl wet-legged by a mountain stream, the great door, that does not look like a door, opens."Graham, Stephen
Nature "Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day."Hall, W. Earl
Nature "Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was."Hammarskjold, Dag
Nature "If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason."Handey, Jack
Nature "The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit."Henderson, Nelson
Nature "Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while."Hubbard, Kin
Nature "Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying."Hughes, Langston
Nature "Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby."Hughes, Langston
Nature "Will urban sprawl spread so far that most people lose all touch with nature? Will the day come when the only bird a typical American child ever sees is a canary in a pet shop window? When the only wild animal he knows is a rat - glimpsed on a night drive through some city slum? When the only tree he touches is the cleverly fabricated plastic evergreen that shades his gifts on Christmas morning?"Ikard, Frank N.
Nature "Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers."Ingersoll, Robert Green
Nature "It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life."James, P. D.
Nature "The control man has secured over nature has far outrun his control over himself."Jones, Ernest
Nature "The poetry of the earth is never dead."Keats, John
Nature "To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug."Keller, Helen
Nature "Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?"Kennedy, Rose
Nature "I look forward to an America which will not be afraid of grace and beauty, which will protect the beauty of our natural environment, which will preserve the great old American houses and squares and parks of our national past and which will build handsome and balanced cities for our future."Kennedy, John F.
Nature "I am sure it is a great mistake always to know enough to go in when it rains. One may keep snug and dry by such knowledge, but one misses a world of loveliness."Knapp, Adeline
Nature "My heart that was rapt away by the wild cherry blossoms - will it return to my body when they scatter?"Kotomichi, 
Nature "Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world."Kraft, Virgil A.
Nature "Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush."Larson, Doug
Nature "I walk without flinching through the burning cathedral of the summer. My bank of wild grass is majestic and full of music. It is a fire that solitude presses against my lips."Leduc, Violette
Nature "In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them."Leopold, Aldo
Nature "You can live for years next door to a big pine tree, honored to have so venerable a neighbor, even when it sheds needles all over your flowers or wakes you, dropping big cones onto your deck at still of night."Levertov, Denise
Nature "All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind."Lincoln, Abraham
Nature "How long can men thrive between walls of brick, walking on asphalt pavements, breathing the fumes of coal and of oil, growing, working, dying, with hardly a thought of wind, and sky, and fields of grain, seeing only machine-made beauty, the mineral-like quality of life?"Lindbergh, Charles
Nature "In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia."Lindbergh, Charles
Nature "This very moment is a seed from which the flowers of tomorrow's happiness grow."Lindsey, Margaret
Nature "The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain."Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
Nature "The counterfeit and counterpart of Nature is reproduced in art."Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
Nature "Good heavens, of what uncostly material is our earthly happiness composed... if we only knew it. What incomes have we not had from a flower, and how unfailing are the dividends of the seasons."Lowell, James Russell
Nature "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."Lubbock, Sir John
Nature "Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books."Lubbock, Sir John
Nature "For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver."Luther, Martin
Nature "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."Lynd, Robert
Nature "A handful of pine-seed will cover mountains with the green majesty of a forest. I, too, will set my face to the wind and throw my handful of seed on high."MacLeod, Fiona
Nature "The coconut trees, lithe and graceful, crowd the beach like a minuet of slender elderly virgins adopting flippant poses."Manchester, William
Nature "The Universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson."Marden, Orison Swett
Nature "Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes - every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man."Marden, Orison Swett
Nature "There are always flowers for those who want to see them."Matisse, Henri


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