Quotes on Nature

It seems only fitting that I should do such a post, as not only will I be staying in the wildlife of Yosemite for the following four days, but I have been at camp–in nature, of course–for the past two days as well. Below are some ruminations on the beatitude and sublimity of nature, some of which I shall be reflecting upon in my cabin and whilst I am hiking the awesome landscape.

“Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.”
-Frank Lloyd Wright

unknown-4“To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.”
-Jane Austen

“The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers but for the wide world’s joy.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

“Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled.”

“If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.”
-Henry David Thoreau

“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.”
-George Washington Carver

“Keep your love of nature, for that is the true way to understand art more and more.”
-Vincent Van Gogh

Source: The Quotable Intellectual by Peter Archer (2010)

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