“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin”
William Shakespeare – English Poet and Playwright

“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive”
Eleonora Duse – Italian Actress

“Nature gives to every time and season a beauty of its own”
Charles Dickens – English novelist

Ever felt an angel’s breath in the gentle breeze? A teardrop in the falling rain? Hear a whisper amongst the rustle of leaves? Or been kissed by a lone snowflake? Nature is an angel’s favourite hiding place.
Carrie Latet – poet

“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order”
John Burroughs – American Naturalist

“I put a capital N on nature and call it my church”
Frank Lloyd Wright – American Architect and Writer

“There is no season such delight can bring,
As summer, autumn, winter and the spring”
William Browne – English Poet

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you”
Frank Lloyd Wright – American Architect and Writer

“Sunsets are so beautiful that they almost seem as if we were looking through the gates of Heaven”
Sir John Lubbock – English Banker, Biologist and Archaeologist

“The mere thought of walking outdoors on a brilliant golden-blue day causes fire-works of delight to go off in most people’s psyche.  It gives one an instant feeling of happiness and that is meditation!  We are not only in touch, at that moment, with the physical splendour of nature, but also with the beauty of merging our own spiritual nature with it”
Karen Zebroff  – German-born American Yoga Teacher

“Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather”
John Ruskin – British Art Critic, Social Thinker and Poet

Truly, happiness is looking out across fresh fields, gazing at a distant tree, feeling the sun on your back and the wind brushing your skin.

“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”
Sir John Lubbock – English Banker, Biologist and Archaeologist

“Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher”
William Wordsworth – English Romantic Poet

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings
Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
The winds will blow their own freshness into you…
while cares will drop off like autumn leaves”
John Muir – Scottish-born American Naturalist

“Nature is an infinite sphere of which the centre is everywhere and the circumference nowhere”
Blaise Pascal – French Physicist and Religious Philosopher

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better”
Albert Einstein – German Physicist

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.
Lord Byron – English Romantic Poet

“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair”
Kahlil Gibran – Lebanese Poet

“The happiest man is he who learns from nature the lesson of worship”
Ralph Waldo Emerson – American Philosopher and Poet

“In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful”
Alice Walker – American Author

Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction”
Edward Osborne Wilson – American Biologist and Naturalist

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul”
John Muir – Scottish-born American Naturalist

“The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man”

“Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye — it also includes the inner pictures of the soul”
Edvard Munch – Norwegian Artist

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens and nature”
Anne Frank – Diarist & Prisoner of War

“Nature is man’s teacher.  She unfolds her treasures to his search, unseals his eye, illumes his mind, and purifies his heart; an influence breathes from all the sights and sounds of her existence”
Alfred Billings Street – American Author and Poet

“Taking off your shoes is a sacred ritual. It is a hallowed moment of remembering the goodness of space and time. It is a way of celebrating the holy ground on which you stand. If you want to be a child of wonder cherish the truth that time and space are holy. Whether you take off your shoes symbolically or literally matters little. What is important is that you are alive to the holy ground on which you stand and to the holy ground that you are”
Macrina Wiederkehr – American Nun

“I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright”
Henry David Thoreau – American Poet and Naturalist

“Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life”
Rachel Carson – American Conservationist