Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.
– Rachel Carson
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a 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.
– George Gordon Byron
Tiger got to hunt, bird got to fly;
Man got to sit and wonder ‘why, why, why?’
Tiger got to sleep, bird got to land;
Man got to tell himself he understand.
– Kurt Vonnegut
Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.
– Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
…and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?
– Vincent van Gogh
A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor — such is my idea of happiness.
– Leo Tolstoy
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
– Ingrid Bergman
He was mastered by the sheer surging of life, the tidal wave of being, the perfect joy of each separate muscle, joint, and sinew in that it was everything that was not death, that it was aglow and rampant, expressing itself in movement, flying exultantly under the stars.
– Jack London
Not just beautiful, though–the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they’re watching me.
– Haruki Murakami
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