Nature

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”  (Navajo Proverb)

“Cutting down a tree before its time is like killing a soul.”  (author unknown)

“Nature never did betray the heart that loved her.” (William Wordsworth)

“This feeling of being lonely and very temporary visitors in the universe is in flat contradiction to everything known about man (and all other living organisms) in the sciences. We do not ‘come into’ the world; we come out of it, as leaves from a tree.” (Alan Watts)

Like water, be gentle and strong. Be gentle enough to follow the natural paths of the earth, and strong enough to rise up and reshape the world.   (Brenda Peterson)

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” (John Muir)

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely, or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God.”  (Anne Frank)

“The more lightly we walk on this earth the more she gives to us.” (Rich Heffern)

“My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.” (Aldous Huxley)

“Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.” (Author unknown)

“I think it annoys God if you walk by the color purple in a field and don’t notice.”  (Alice Walker from The Color Purple)

“An echo is nature’s instant reply.” (author unknown)

“We are bleeding at the roots, because we are cut off from the earth and sun and stars, and love is a grinning mockery, because, poor blossom, we plucked it from its stem on the tree of Life, and expected it to keep on blooming in our civilized vase on the table.” (D. H. Lawrence)

“Earth, with her thousand voices, praises God.” (Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

“The world has enough for every man’s need but not enough for every man’s greed.” (Gandhi)

“The real miracle is not to walk on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth.” (Thich Nhat Hanh)

“The world will never starve for wonder, but only for want of wonder.”  (G.K. Chesterson)

“Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. Man does not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.” (Chief Seattle)

“The first step in the ecological journey is to fall in love with the beauty of this place, so that we will defend it and liberate it when justice threatens and abuses it.” (Mathew Fox)

“If we are to restore some kind of balance to the relationship between population and earth resources, we will have to find ways to shift human beings from the present retreat from individual responsibility to a recognition of just how creative and significant each individual can be.”  (Margaret Mead)

“I 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)