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.


The laws of nature are written deep in the folds and faults of the earth. By encouraging men to learn those laws one can lead them further to a knowledge of the author of all laws.      

John Joseph Lynch

Nature abhors a vacuum.      

Baruch Spinoza

When one loses the deep intimate relationship with nature, then temples, mosques and churches become important.      

Jiddu Krishnamurti

The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.      

Blaise Pascal

Nature uses human imagination to lift her work of creation to even higher levels.     

Luigi Pirandello

Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment.     

R. Buckminster Fuller

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

Jimmy Carter

Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished.      

Sir Francis Bacon

Expect Nature to answer to your human values as to come into your house and sit in a chair. The economy of nature, its checks and balances, its measurements of competing life - all this is its great marvel and has an ethic of its own.      

Henry Beston

In nature reality is selection / The tool of critical intervention.     

Kim Gordon

So Nature deals with us, and takes away / Our playthings one by one, and by the hand / Leads us to rest so gently, that we go.      

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

You can't run or hide from the tears inside / No matter what you say it's only nature's way / And sometimes in your life it's such a lonely climb / And no one takes the blame it's only nature's way.     

Michael Gerard Burns

Cause I know one thing is true / Mother nature's part of you / Don't fight it, don't fight it / It's always there for you.     

Emmanuel Beaubrun

Nature it's all around me / Nature I think it found me / I wonder where it starts / I wonder where it goes / Maybe in our hearts / Only nature knows.     

Sean C. Kelly

The nature of bad news affects the teller.     

William Shakespeare

Nature is relic of pre-human civilizations.     

Toba Beta

Nature never rushes, yet everything gets done.     

Donald L. Hicks

Nature attains perfection, but man never does.     

Eric Hoffer

Nature is not matter only. She is also a spirit.     

Carl Gustav Jung

Nature does not deceive or conceal, but reveals.     

Carl Jung

Nature is our eldest mother; she will do no harm.     

Emily Dickinson

Nature cannot be commanded except by being obeyed.     

Francis Bacon

Nature always resists the artist at the beginning.     

Irving Stone

Nature delights in the most plain and simple diet.     

Joseph Addison

Nature encourages no looseness; pardons no errors.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our nature is the mind. And the mind is our nature.     

Bodhidharma

Nature is not tailored to man. It exists for itself.     

John E. Smelcer

Nature is what you see plus what you think about it.      

John French Sloan

Nature makes nothing incomplete, and nothing in vain.     

Aristotle

Nature is visible Spirit; Spirit is invisible Nature.     

Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling