99 Inspiring Nature Quotes & Outdoor Quotes We Love


We put together the Top 99 nature quotes and outdoor quotes–quotes about life, nature and inspirational quotes that we think you’ll love (in no particular order). What are your favorite quotes? Let us know by commenting below and enjoy!

1. “There is pleasure in the pathless woods; There is rapture on the lonely shore; There is society, where none intrudes, by the deep sea and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but Nature more.” -Lord Byron

2. “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.” -
Martin Luther

3. “Camping: Nature’s way of promoting the motel industry.” -Dave Barry

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4. “All things are artificial, for nature is the art of God” – Thomas Browne

5. “Don’t knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn’t start a conversation if it didn’t change once in a while.” -
Kin Hubbard 

6. “In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia.”
 -Charles A. Lindbergh

7. “Fishes live in the sea, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones.” 
William Shakespeare

8. “How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!” -
Emily Dickinson

9. “I am two with nature.” -
Woody Allen 

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

11. “I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things… I play with leaves, I skip down the street and run against the wind.” -
Leo Buscaglia

12. “In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” -

13. “In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” -
Albert Camus 

14. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” -
Helen Keller

15. Watch this scene from Into The Wild (CLICK HERE)

16. “Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence. ” -Hal Borland

17. Computers want to kill us in lakes…

video via YouTube user mitchrapp22, (from Fox TV)¹

18. “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 

19. “Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth.”  -
Albert Schweitzer 

20. “Maybe nature is fundamentally ugly, chaotic and complicated. But if it’s like that, then I want out.”  -
Steven Weinberg 

21. “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.”  -
John Burroughs 

22. “Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.”  -
Dag Hammarskjold 

23. “Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man – who has no gills.”  -
Ambrose Bierce 

24. “Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.” -
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross 

25. “Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!”  -
Robin Williams 

26. “Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.”  -
John Ruskin 

27. “The lake and the mountains have become my landscape, my real world.”  -
Georges Simenon 

28. “There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew.”  -
Marshall McLuhan

29. Watch this…

30. “There are always flowers for those who want to see them.”  -
Henri Matisse 

31. “There is no forgiveness in nature.”  -
Ugo Betti 

32. “To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.”  -
Jane Austen 

33. “We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.”  -
Francis Bacon 

34. “We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts.”  -
William Hazlitt 

35. “What would be ugly in a garden constitutes beauty in a mountain.” -
Victor Hugo 

36. “We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones.”  -
Jules Verne 

37. “Winter is nature’s way of saying, “Up yours.”  -
Robert Byrne 

38. “You can’t be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet.”  -
Hal Borland 

39. “Nature always tends to act in the simplest way.”  -

40. “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” -
Ralph Waldo Emerson 

41. “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”  -
Greek Proverb

42. “We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts.”  -
William Hazlitt “On Taste” (1859)

43. “The forest is the poor man’s overcoat.”  -
New England Proverb

44. “A golf course is nothing but a pool room moved outdoors.”  -
Frank Butler

45. “Brass bands are all very well in their place – outdoors and several miles away.”  -
Thomas Beecham 

46. “Hearty laughter is a good way to jog internally without having to go outdoors.”  -
Norman Cousins 

47. “But I love to be outdoors. I prefer being outdoors to, you know, being inside.”  -
Keith Carradine 

48. “I like the outdoors and the natural world. Environmental issues.”  -
Mackenzie Crook 

49. “I’m an introvert… I love being by myself, love being outdoors, love taking a long walk with my dogs and looking at the trees, flowers, the sky.”  -
Audrey Hepburn 

50. “Marry an outdoors woman. Then if you throw her out into the yard on a cold night, she can still survive.”  -
W. C. Fields 

51. “Maybe now that we have the same sponsor in Remington we can spend some time together outdoors.”  -
Dale Earnhardt

52. “Birds have wings; they’re free; they can fly where they want when they want. They have the kind of mobility many people envy.” -
Roger Tory Peterson

53. “My father being an outdoors person, he used to take us on quite a few adventures thorugh the wild areas down there, introducing us to alligators and rattlesnakes and all the trees and plants.”  -
Jim Fowler 

54. “The wonderful world of home appliances now makes it possible to cook indoors with charcoal and outdoors with gas.”  -
Bill Vaughan 

55. “Oppression does not make for hearts as big as all outdoors. Oppression makes us big and small. Expressive and silenced. Deep and dead.”  -
Cherrie Moraga 

56. “We’re playing all these weird festivals, usually outdoors.”  -
Thurston Moore

57. “It’s a lifestyle, it’s a religion…[WATCH THIS]”

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58. “Some national parks have long waiting lists for camping reservations.  When you have to wait a year to sleep next to a tree, something is wrong.+  -George Carlin

59. “I got into an argument with a girlfriend inside of a tent.  That’s a bad place for an argument, because then I tried to walk out and slammed the flap.  How are you supposed to express your anger in this situation?  Zipper it up really quick?”  -Mitch Hedberg

60. “Somebody told me it was frightening how much topsoil we are losing each year, but I told that story around the campfire and nobody got scared.”  -Jack Handey

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

62. “When preparing to climb a mountain – pack a light heart.” -Dan May

63. “The contented person enjoys the scenery of a detour.” -Unknown

64. “Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.” -Edward Abbey

65. Watch this…

66. “May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” -Edward Abbey

67. “All good things are wild and free.
” -Henry David Thoreau

68. “I think that I cannot preserve my health and spirits, unless I spend four hours a day at least – and it is commonly more than that – sauntering through the woods and over the hills and fields, absolutely free from all worldly engagements.” -
Henry David Thoreau

69. “Hiking is the best workout!… You can hike for three hours and not even realize you’re working out. And, hiking alone lets me have some time to myself.” -
Jamie Luner

70. “Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” -
Robert Frost

71. “Men go back to the mountains, as they go back to sailing ships at sea, because in the mountains and on the sea they must face up, as did men of another age, to the challenge of nature. Modern man lives in a highly synthetic kind of existence. He specializes in this and that. Rarely does he test all his powers or find himself whole. But in the hills and on the water the character of a man comes out.” -
Abram T. Collier

72. “You need special shoes for hiking – and a bit of a special soul as well.
” -Emme Woodhull-Bäche

73. “Believe one who knows; you will find something greater in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters.” -
St. Bernard de Clairvaux

74. The nature of human beings is to watch. We are all window shopping…

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

76. “The more civilized man becomes, the more he needs and craves a great background of forest wildness, to which he may return like a contrite prodigal from the husks of an artificial life.” -Ellen Burns Sherman

77. “To me, a wilderness is where the flow of wildness is essentially uninterrupted by technology; without wilderness the world is a cage.
” -David Brower

78. “Now I see the secret of making the best person, it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.
” -Walt Whitman

79. “We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we never do more than drive to its edge and look in. For it can be a means of reassuring ourselves of our sanity as creatures, a part of the geography of hope.” -Wallace Stegner

80. “When Nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it.” -
Ralph Waldo Emerson

81. “Without wilderness, we will eventually lose the capacity to understand America.
” -Harvey Broome

82. “Without enough wilderness America will change. Democracy, with its myriad personalities and increasing sophistication, must be fibred and vitalized by regular contact with outdoor growths animals, trees, sun warmth and free skies or it will dwindle and pale.” -Walt Whitman

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

84. “Nature includes all of the universe and man is not only a part of nature, he is in it up to his neck.
” -N.J. Berrill

85. “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.
” -Mohandas Gandhi

86. “We who are gathered here may represent a particular delete, not of money and power, but of concern for the earth for the earth’s sake.” -
Ansel Adams

87. “I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.” -Henry David Thoreau

88. “Wilderness itself is the basis of all our civilization. I wonder if we have enough reverence for life to concede to wilderness the right to live on?” -Margaret (Mardy) Murie

89. “The earth, like the sun, like the air, belongs to everyone and to no one.
” –Edward Abbey

90. “If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.” -Raymond Inmon

91. “A much more effective and lasting method of facelifting than surgical technique is happy thinking, new interests and outdoor exercise.
” -Dr. Sara Murray Jordan

92. “Returning home is the most difficult part of long-distance hiking; You have grown outside the puzzle and your piece no longer fits.” -Cindy Ross

93. “I was drinking in the surroundings: air so crisp you could snap it with your fingers and greens in every lush shade imaginable offset by autumnal flashes of red and yellow.” -Wendy Delsol (Stork)

94. “To me the outdoors is what you must pass through in order to get from your apartment into a taxicab.” -Fran Lebowitz

95. “Michael Jacksons call for a more responsible world…

96. “Sex outdoors is great. I’m not an exhibitionist, but I love the possibility that people might be able to see.” -Ali Landry

97. “Never a day passes but that I do myself the honor to commune with some of nature’s varied forms.” -George Washington Carver

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

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

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  • Shohel

    Most of the quotes i read, all i thinks from my heart and soul. Thanks for share dear.

  • Foizul

    All quotes increased my internal feelings. I LOVE NATURE.

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