77 Short Thoughts On Nature – Bite-Sized Wisdom

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I find the short sayings or quotes to be the most compelling. People that can convey their wisdom or philosophy into one sentence are my kind of folks. If we’re talking about such a magnificent and epic notion that nature sure is, putting one’s thoughts in one or two sentences is even more fascinating.

Hope you’ll enjoy my absolute favorite short thoughts on nature.

Short Thoughts On Nature

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”
― John Muir

“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, “This is what it is to be happy.”
― Sylvia Plath

“I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it.”
― William Shakespeare

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

Short Thoughts On Nature

“I am glad I will not be young in a future without wilderness.”
― Aldo Leopold

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

“If I were a tree, I would have no reason to love a human.”
― Maggie Stiefvater

“The poetry of the earth is never dead.”
― John Keats

Short Thoughts On Nature

“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.”
― Gary Snyder

“Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.”
― Henry David Thoreau

“We kill all the caterpillars, then complain there are no butterflies.”
― John Marsden

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”
― John Muir

Short Thoughts On Nature

“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

“I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.”
― Emma Goldman

“I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.”
― Frank Lloyd Wright

Short Thoughts On Nature

“Looking at beauty in the world, is the first step of purifying the mind.”
― Amit Ray

“There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.”
― Jo Walton

“If we surrendered
to earth’s intelligence
we could rise up rooted, like trees.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke

“Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy”
― Isaac Newton

Short Thoughts On Nature

“Nature does nothing uselessly.”
― Aristotle

“Wild roses are fairest, and nature a better gardener than art.”
― Louisa May Alcott

“Nature is not our enemy, to be raped and conquered. Nature is ourselves, to be cherished and explored.”
― Terence McKenna

“Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Short Thoughts On Nature

“Let us give Nature a chance; she knows her business better than we do.”
― Michel de Montaigne

“Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.”
― Jacques-Yves Cousteau

“Everything in nature invites us constantly to be what we are.”
― Gretel Ehrlich

“There is no better designer than nature.”
― Alexander McQueen

Short Thoughts On Nature

“The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.”
― Michael Pollan

“It’s very, very dangerous to lose contact with living nature.”
― Albert Hofmann

“Remind me that the most fertile lands were built by the fires of volcanoes.”
― Andrea Gibson

“Take nothing but memories, leave nothing but footprints!”
― Chief Seattle

Short Thoughts On Nature

“How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!”
― John Muir

“I love nature, I just don’t want to get any of it on me.”
― Woody Allen

“If nature has taught us anything it is that the impossible is probable”
― Ilyas Kassam

“Because normal human activity is worse for nature than the greatest nuclear accident in history.”
― Martin Cruz Smith

Short Thoughts On Nature

“Earth is the holiest place in the Universe, loving the earth, and loving life is the way to generate positive vibrations.”
― Amit Ray

“Nature is my manifestation of God.
I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day’s work.”
― Frank Lloyd Wright

“Water is the driving force in nature.”
― Leonardo da Vinci

“Never does Nature say one thing and Wisdom another.”
― Juvenal

Short Thoughts On Nature

“Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.”
― Vesta M. Kelly

“It’s amazing how quickly nature consumes human places after we turn our backs on them. Life is a hungry thing.”
― Scott Westerfeld

“Drive nature out of the door and it will fly in at the window”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“Men argue. Nature acts.”
― Voltaire

Short Thoughts On Nature

“Nature is as well adapted to our weakness as to our strength.”
― Henry David Thoreau

“I’m proud to be a freak of nature.”
― Robin Brande

“…for everytime I see the sky I’m aware of belonging to the universe than to just one corner of the earth.”
― Ruskin Bond

“The study of Nature makes a man at last as remorseless as Nature.”
― H. G. Wells

Short Thoughts On Nature

“You wouldn’t think you could kill an ocean, would you? But we’ll do it one day. That’s how negligent we are.”
― Ian Rankin

“A change in the weather is sufficient to recreate the world and ourselves.”
― Marcel Proust

“…the imagination of nature is far, far greater than the imagination of man.”
― Richard P. Feynman

“The earth has its music for those who will listen.”
― George Santayana

Short Thoughts On Nature

“Enjoy the peace of Nature and declutter your inner world.”
― Amit Ray

“Nothing is invented, for it’s written in nature first.”
― Antoni Gaudí

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

“Nature never rushes, yet everything gets done.”
― Donald L. Hicks

Short Thoughts On Nature

“Time obliterates the fictions of opinion and confirms the decisions of nature.”
― Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Nature has a pretty sick sense of humor.”
― Kelly Braffet

“A tree without roots is just a piece of wood.”
― Marco Pierre White

“Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.”
― Gérard de Nerval

Short Thoughts On Nature

“If people think nature is their friend then they sure don’t need an enemy.”
― Kurt Vonnegut

“Man masters nature not by force, but by understanding”
― Jacob Bronowski

“Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished.”
― Sir Francis Bacon

“The smaller the creature, the bolder its spirit.”
― Suzy Kassem

Short Thoughts On Nature

“Tree planting is always an utopian enterprise, it seems to me, a wager on a future the planter doesn’t necessarily expect to witness.”
― Michael Pollan

“Leave the world in better conditions in which you found it.”
― Baden Powell

“She shows us only surfaces but Nature is a million fathoms deep.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“When man will return to nature, nature will return to him.”
― Grigoris Deoudis

Short Thoughts On Nature

“Nature can put on a thrilling show. The stage is vast, the lighting is dramatic, the extras are innumerable, and the budget for special effects is absolutely unlimited.”
― Yann Martel

“There is no such things as magic, though there is such a thing as knowledge of the hidden ways of Nature.”
― H. Rider Haggard

“If we observe the nature, we well learn too many things which human kind may never teach us.”
― Jan Jansen

“All Nature wears one universal grin.”
― Henry Fielding

Short Thoughts On Nature

“We don’t stop hiking because we grow old – we grow old because we stop hiking”
― Finis Mitchell

“A good river is nature’s life work in song.”
― Mark Helprin

“Be like the flower, content with its nature.”
― Seth D.

“It’s hard not to stand in awe and enchantment with the beauty in which nature expresses herself.”
― Steve Maraboli

Short Thoughts On Nature

“Humans are part of nature, and nature is one great big wood chipper. Sooner or later, everything shoots out the other end in a spray of blood, bones, and hair.”
― Douglas Coupland

“Victory takes sides on people who are
more compatible with nature and future.”
― Toba Beta

“Everything is important. To the smallest insect, even the moldering tree, the deepest stone in the drift.”
― Marlene Van Niekerk

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Adrian Volenik

I've lived around animals my whole life and I hold a Diploma in Animal Physiology. When I'm not reading or writing about wild animals, health and fitness, and technology, you can find me playing with my son and two cats. My pastimes include running, playing video games, and solving the NY Times crossword.