Quotations

A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.

Sir Winston Churchill

A love for tradition has never weakened a nation; indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril.

Sir Winston Churchill

All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.

Sir Winston Churchill

Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed.

Sir Winston Churchill

An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.

Sir Winston Churchill

Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all.

Sir Winston Churchill

Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.

Sir Winston Churchill

From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.

Sir Winston Churchill

He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.

Sir Winston Churchill

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.

Sir Winston Churchill

However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.

Sir Winston Churchill

I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colours. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.

Sir Winston Churchill

I have always felt that a politician is to be judged by the animosities he excites among his opponents.

Sir Winston Churchill

If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that we have lost the future.

Sir Winston Churchill

It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.

Sir Winston Churchill

It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.

Sir Winston Churchill

It’s not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what’s required.

Sir Winston Churchill

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.

Sir Winston Churchill

Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room.

Sir Winston Churchill

Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events.

Sir Winston Churchill

One ought never to turn one’s back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half.

Sir Winston Churchill

Personally I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.

Sir Winston Churchill

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.

Sir Winston Churchill

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.

Sir Winston Churchill

The price of greatness is responsibility.

Sir Winston Churchill

The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning.

Sir Winston Churchill

There are a terrible lot of lies going around the world, and the worst of it is half of them are true.

Sir Winston Churchill

To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.

Sir Winston Churchill

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.

Sir Winston Churchill

A peace is of the nature of a conquest; for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loser.
William Shakespeare

A people free to choose will always choose peace.
Ronald Reagan

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
Mahatma Gandhi

Complete peace equally reigns between two mental waves.
Swami Sivananda

Even peace may be purchased at too high a price.
Benjamin Franklin

Every goal, every action, every thought, every feeling one experiences, whether it be consciously or unconsciously known, is an attempt to increase one’s level of peace of mind.
Sydney Madwed

For behind all imperialism is ultimately the imperialistic individual, just as behind all peace is ultimately the peaceful individual.
Irving Babbitt

He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees.
Benjamin Franklin

I believe in the religion of Islam. I believe in Allah and peace.
Muhammad Ali

I can promise you that women working together – linked, informed and educated – can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet.
Isabel Allende

I don’t know whether war is an interlude during peace, or peace an interlude during war.
Georges Clemenceau

I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.
Nelson Mandela

I happen to dig being able to use whatever mystique I have to further the idea of peace.
Garrett Morris

I think it’s naive to pray for world peace if we’re not going to change the form in which we live.
Godfrey Reggio

I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

I’m concentrating on staying healthy, having peace, being happy, remembering what is important, taking in nature and animals, spending time reading, trying to understand the universe, where science and the spiritual meet.
Joan Jett

If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots.
Napoleon Bonaparte

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
Mother Teresa

If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.
Nelson Mandela

 

 

Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will be as one.
John Lennon

It has become impossible to give up the enterprise of disarmament without abandoning the whole great adventure of building up a collective peace system.
Arthur Henderson

It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.
John F. Kennedy

It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.
Andre Gide

It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf.
Thomas Fuller

It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all.
Nelson Mandela

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nonviolence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.
Mahatma Gandhi

Of one thing I am certain, the body is not the measure of healing, peace is the measure.
Phyllis McGinley

One cannot subdue a man by holding back his hands. Lasting peace comes not from force.
David Borenstein

One does not need buildings, money, power, or status to practice the Art of Peace. Heaven is right where you are standing, and that is the place to train.
Morihei Ueshiba

Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
Thomas Jefferson

Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Peace begins with a smile.
Mother Teresa

Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Peace hath higher tests of manhood, than battle ever knew.
John Greenleaf Whittier

Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time.
Lyndon B. Johnson

Peace is its own reward.
Mahatma Gandhi

Peace is liberty in tranquillity.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Baruch Spinoza

Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.
George Bernard Shaw

Peace is rarely denied to the peaceful.
Friedrich Schiller

Peace is the first thing the angels sang.
John Keble

Peace is when time doesn’t matter as it passes by.
Maria Schell

People always make war when they say they love peace.
David Herbert Lawrence

Power to the peaceful!
Michael Franti

The business of peace requires more than showing up with paint brushes, foodstuffs and an oil pipeline or two.
Tony Snow

The Dove, on silver pinions, winged her peaceful way.
James Montgomery

The forces that are driving mankind toward unity and peace are deep-seated and powerful. They are material and natural, as well as moral and intellectual.
Arthur Henderson

The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.
Carlos Santana

The only important thing I have to say is that my father never fought against his country.
Zinedine Zidane

The pursuit of peace and progress cannot end in a few years in either victory or defeat. The pursuit of peace and progress, with its trials and its errors, its successes and its setbacks, can never be relaxed and never abandoned.
Dag Hammarskjold

The quest for peace begins in the home, in the school and in the workplace.
Silvia Cartwright

The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The simplification of life is one of the steps to inner peace. A persistent simplification will create an inner and outer well-being that places harmony in one’s life.
Peace Pilgrim

This enemy of peace in the world today is unlike any we have seen in the past, and our military is learning from, and building on, previous successes while carrying peace and freedom into the future.
Mark Kennedy

Those who are at war with others are not at peace with themselves.
William Hazlitt

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
John F. Kennedy

To attain inner peace you must actually give your life, not just your possessions. When you at last give your life – bringing into alignment your beliefs and the way you live then, and only then, can you begin to find inner peace.
Peace Pilgrim

War will never cease until babies begin to come into the world with larger cerebrums and smaller adrenal glands.
H. L. Mencken

We make war that we may live in peace.
Aristotle

We want to take good tidings home to our people, that they may sleep in peace.
Black Kettle

Yes, we love peace, but we are not willing to take wounds for it, as we are for war.
John Andrew Holmes
You cannot find peace by avoiding life.
Virginia Woolf

You don’t have to have fought in a war to love peace.
Geraldine Ferraro

Nature

A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
Lou Holtz

A hen is only an egg’s way of making another egg.
Samuel Butler

A light wind swept over the corn, and all nature laughed in the sunshine.
Anne Bronte

A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.
Carl Reiner

A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.
Walt Whitman

Woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart.
Hal Borland

Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature’s inexorable imperative.
H. G. Wells

Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.
Russell Baker

All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
Abraham Lincoln

All things are artificial, for nature is the art of God.
Thomas Browne

All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.
Toni Morrison

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Anais Nin

And the heart that is soonest awake to the flowers is always the first to be touch’d by the thorns.
Thomas Moore

And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.
William Shakespeare

As the poet said, ‘Only God can make a tree,’ probably because it’s so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
Woody Allen

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
Albert Camus

Bats drink on the wing, like swallows, by sipping the surface, as they play over pools and streams.
Gilbert White

Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying.
Langston Hughes

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

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?
Rose Kennedy

Breathless, we flung us on a windy hill, Laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass.
Rupert Brooke

By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all nature seems renewed around me and with me. The sky seems to be a pure, a cooler blue, the trees a deeper green. The whole world is charged with the glory of God and I feel fire and music under my feet.
Thomas Merton

Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.
William Wordsworth

Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.
Theodore Roethke

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

Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.
Satchel Paige

Each blade of grass has its spot on earth whence it draws its life, its strength; and so is man rooted to the land from which he draws his faith together with his life.
Joseph Conrad

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
John Lubbock

Earth laughs in flowers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.
Gerard De Nerval

Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.
Rainer Maria Rilke

Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does.
George Bernard Shaw

Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles, watching the birds change color and fall from the trees.
David Letterman

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

Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.
Henry Ward Beecher

Flowers are without hope. Because hope is tomorrow and flowers have no tomorrow.
Antonio Porchia

For every person who has ever lived there has come, at last, a spring he will never see. Glory then in the springs that are yours.
Pam Brown

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

For myself I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous. Bricks to all greenhouses! Black thumb and cutworm to the potted plant!
Edward Abbey

Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes – every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man.
Orison Swett Marden

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Khalil Gibran

Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.
Walt Whitman

Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.
Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Having contemplated this admirable grove, I proceeded towards the shrubberies on the banks of the river, and though it was now late in December, the aromatic groves appeared in full bloom.
William Bartram

Having family responsibilities and concerns just has to make you a more understanding person.
Sandra Day O’Connor

He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.
Socrates

Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.
Robert Green Ingersoll

How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!
Emily Dickinson

I am not bound for any public place, but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees, and in the heat of the day climbed up into the healing shadow of the woods.
Wendell Berry

I am two with nature.
Woody Allen

I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.
Walt Whitman

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

I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings.
Gustave Flaubert

I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty.
Georgia O’Keeffe

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

I knew, of course, that trees and plants had roots, stems, bark, branches and foliage that reached up toward the light. But I was coming to realize that the real magician was light itself.
Edward Steichen

I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do.
Willa Cather

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

 

 

I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do.
John Muir

I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.
Claude Monet

I remember a hundred lovely lakes, and recall the fragrant breath of pine and fir and cedar and poplar trees. The trail has strung upon it, as upon a thread of silk, opalescent dawns and saffron sunsets.
Hamlin Garland

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

I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.
e. e. cummings

I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.
Alice Walker

I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree.
Joyce Kilmer

I’m very gregarious, but I love being in the hills on my own.
Norman MacCaig

I’ve made an odd discovery. Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that happiness is no longer a possibility. Yet when I talk with my gardener, I’m convinced of the opposite.
Bertrand Russell

If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature’s way.
Aristotle

If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.
Carl Sagan

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

In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them.
Aldo Leopold

In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things. In physical terms, I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me.
John Fowles

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

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

It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.
Frederick Douglass

It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.
Robert Louis Stevenson

It is only in the country that we can get to know a person or a book.
Cyril Connolly

It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life.
P. D. James

Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
Hans Christian Anderson

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.
Helen Keller

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

Let a hundred flowers bloom, let a hundred schools of thought contend.
Mao Tse-Tung

Let the gentle bush dig its root deep and spread upward to split the boulder.
Carl Sandburg

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

Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit.
Anton Chekhov

Life has loveliness to sell, all beautiful and splendid things, blue waves whitened on a cliff, soaring fire that sways and sings, and children’s faces looking up, holding wonder like a cup.
Sara Teasdale

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.
Jimmy Carter

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

Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

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

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away the hunger.
Saint Basil

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

Mere goodness can achieve little against the power of nature.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Mother Nature may be forgiving this year, or next year, but eventually she’s going to come around and whack you. You’ve got to be prepared.
Geraldo Rivera

My progress was rendered delightful by the sylvan elegance of the groves, chearful meadows, and high distant forests, which in grand order presented themselves to view.
William Bartram

My recollection of a hundred lovely lakes has given me blessed release from care and worry and the troubled thinking of our modern day. It has been a return to the primitive and the peaceful.
Hamlin Garland

Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy – your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself.
Annie Leibovitz

Nature is wont to hide herself.
Heraclitus

Nature knows no pause in progress and development, and attaches her curse on all inaction.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.
Henry David Thoreau

Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.
Francis Bacon

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

Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains.
Diane Ackerman

Nothing is so beautiful as spring – when weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush; Thrush’s eggs look little low heavens, and thrush through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring the ear, it strikes like lightning to hear him sing.
Gerard Manley Hopkins

Occasionally I have come across a last patch of snow on top of a mountain in late May or June. There’s something very powerful about finding snow in summer.
Andy Goldsworthy

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

One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
Dale Carnegie

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
William Shakespeare

People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.
Iris Murdoch
People in cities may forget the soil for as long as a hundred years, but Mother Nature’s memory is long and she will not let them forget indefinitely.
Henry Cantwell Wallace

Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.
Wallace Stevens

Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!
Wallace Stevens

 

 

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.
John Lubbock

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

Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.
Winston Churchill

Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.
Roger Miller

Sorrows gather around great souls as storms do around mountains; but, like them, they break the storm and purify the air of the plain beneath them.
Jean Paul

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

Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.
Doug Larson

 

 

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

Swans sing before they die – ’twere no bad thing should certain persons die before they sing.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

That which is not good for the bee-hive cannot be good for the bees.
Marcus Aurelius

The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The bluebird carries the sky on his back.
Henry David Thoreau

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
Rabindranath Tagore

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

The counterfeit and counterpart of Nature is reproduced in art.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.
Jean Giraudoux

The ground we walk on, the plants and creatures, the clouds above constantly dissolving into new formations – each gift of nature possessing its own radiant energy, bound together by cosmic harmony.
Ruth Bernhard

The groves were God’s first temples.
William C. Bryant

The lake and the mountains have become my landscape, my real world.
Georges Simenon

The mind, in proportion as it is cut off from free communication with nature, with revelation, with God, with itself, loses its life, just as the body droops when debarred from the air and the cheering light from heaven.
William Ellery Channing

The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing.
Eric Berne

The mountains are calling and I must go.
John Muir

The poetry of the earth is never dead.
John Keats

The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides.
Jules Verne

The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer, self-sufficient. There is no other time when the whole world seems composed of one thing and one thing only.
Joseph Wood Krutch

The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago… had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands.
Havelock Ellis

The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.
Galileo Galilei

The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.
Moliere

The Universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson.
Orison Swett Marden

The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.
Tennessee Williams

The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.
e. e. cummings

There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
Henri Matisse

There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew.
Marshall McLuhan

There is a muscular energy in sunlight corresponding to the spiritual energy of wind.
Annie Dillard

There is no forgiveness in nature.
Ugo Betti

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.
R. Buckminster Fuller

There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before.
Robert Wilson Lynd

There’s always a period of curious fear between the first sweet-smelling breeze and the time when the rain comes cracking down.
Don DeLillo

Those little nimble musicians of the air, that warble forth their curious ditties, with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art.
Izaak Walton

To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
George Santayana

To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.
Wendell Berry

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee, And revery. The revery alone will do, If bees are few.
Emily Dickinson

To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.
Helen Keller

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

Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.
Rabindranath Tagore

Understanding the laws of nature does not mean that we are immune to their operations.
David Gerrold

Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn.
Walter Scott

We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.
Francis Bacon

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

We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones.
Jules Verne

What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn’t have any doubt – it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn’t want to go anywhere else.
Hal Boyle

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly.
Richard Bach

What would be ugly in a garden constitutes beauty in a mountain.
Victor Hugo

When I have a terrible need of – shall I say the word – religion. Then I go out and paint the stars.
Vincent Van Gogh

When I see a bird that walks like a duck and swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, I call that bird a duck.
James Whitcomb Riley

When nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whenever the pressure of our complex city life thins my blood and numbs my brain, I seek relief in the trail; and when I hear the coyote wailing to the yellow dawn, my cares fall from me – I am happy.
Hamlin Garland

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.
Anthony J. D’Angelo

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

Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space.
Ansel Adams

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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