53 Nature Quotes That Capture the Beauty of the Great Outdoors

Celebrate Mother Nature's natural beauty with these sayings.

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Between our phones, tablets, laptops, and televisions, some form of screen time is happening almost 24/7. That's why it's become more imperative than ever for us to unplug and head out into the great outdoors. Spending time outside, whether you're working in the garden, hiking at a nearby park, or even relaxing on the beach, is good for the soul, and now more than ever we all need to take some time for self-care.

Getting out into nature doesn't have to be a big event. Go out for a jog or a brisk walk—without your phone!—and take in the sights and sounds of your surroundings. You might be surprised by how much you're missing—early spring flowers, pretty ground cover plants, even some friendly critters—right in your very neighborhood. But if you're feeling a little more adventurous, you can recite a few hiking quotes or camping quotes, and then plan a family vacation in some of the best camping spots in national parks. Need further inspiration? We got you covered with these 53 quotes by the likes of John Muir and Mahatma Gandhi all about the awesomeness of nature.

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John Muir

"Going to the mountains is like going home."

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Toni Morrison

“At some point in life the world's beauty becomes enough. You don't need to photograph, paint, or even remember it. It is enough.”

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Mahatma Gandhi

“To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves

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Isaac Newton

"Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy."

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Jason Ward

“Birds have always had the ability to bring me out of a dark space and provide relief in bad times.”

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience."

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Henry David Thoreau

"I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees."

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J. Drew Lanham

“I believe the best way to begin reconnecting humanity's heart, mind, and soul to nature is for us to share our individual stories.”

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Rembrandt

"Choose only one master—nature."

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Pythagoras

"Leave the roads; take the trails."

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Carl Sagan

"Preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known."

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Jason Ward

“Being able to smell the fresh air and disconnect from the news and your phone—there’s nothing like it.”

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Syliva Plath

"I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, 'This is what it is to be happy.' "

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Richard Phillip Feynman

"I think Nature's imagination is so much greater than man's, she's never gonna let us relax!"

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Francis Bacon

"Nature to be commanded must be obeyed."

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Claude Monet

"My wish is to stay always like this, living quietly in a corner of nature."

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Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

"Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings."

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Haruki Murakami

"Not just beautiful, though—the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they’re watching me."

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Alice Walker

"In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful."

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Rachel Carson

"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts."

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Steve Maraboli

"Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature."

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J. Drew Lanham

“To save wildlife and wild places the traction has to come not from the regurgitation of bad-news data but from the poets, prophets, preachers, professors, and presidents who have always dared to inspire.”

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Henry David Thoreau

"Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth."

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Aldo Leopold

"I am glad I will not be young in a future without wilderness."

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Aristotle

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

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Vincent van Gogh

"…and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?"

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Laura Ingalls Wilder

“If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.”

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Nature always wears the colors of the spirit."

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Albert Einstein

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."

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Hans Christian Andersen

"Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower."

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