Last Updated on December 19, 2022
The 21st century has witnessed tremendous technological revolutions. Most of the world’s ingenious inventions, from fiber optics and self-driving cars to 3-D printing and Bluetooth, happened in this age. Yet amidst all these technological marvels, Mother Nature remains the true champion of the universe.
No amount of invention can measure up to the majestic grandeur of our mountains, oceans, valleys, and forests. That explains why most people would still leave the comfort of their air-conditioned apartments to wander aimlessly into the wild outdoors.
No matter how much time we spend gorging ourselves with the joys of modernity, there will always be a part of us craving nature’s gentle touch. The most fulfilling hobbies will forever remain those that involve close interactions with Mother Nature. Similarly, the most scintillating adventures will remain those that entail excursions into natural landscapes.
Mother Nature also offers immense therapeutic benefits. Walking a mile or two in the mid-morning sun allows our skin to harness vitamin D, an essential vitamin required for normal skin growth and development. And when grappling with mental slump or creative blocks, taking a stroll across a wooded or grassy landscape might help stir your creative juices and bring fresh ideas into your mind.
But perhaps the best thing about Mother Nature is that she blesses all her children indiscriminately. When she opens her floodgates, rain falls on everyone within the general vicinity. The same is true for her nourishing sunshine and serenading breeze.
Mother Nature also has a reputation for being so precise and timely in her dealings with humanity. Despite what we might sometimes think of her, she never visits us too soon or too late.
Having been endowed with such a tender and caring mother, it’s only fair that we shower her with praise at every opportunity we can find. One way to embrace the wonder of Mother Nature is by sharing nature-themed quotes.
Mother Nature Quotes
Outlined below are 25 uplifting Mother Nature quotes that might encourage you to appreciate the natural world.
1. “Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.” — John Ruskin
2. “Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.” — Juvenal
3. “It is this earth that, like a kind mother, received us at our birth, and sustains us when born; it is this alone, of all the elements around us, that is never found an enemy of man… though she produces the poison, she still supplies the antidote… and when life is over she piously covers his remains in her bosom.” — Pliny the Elder
4. “The wild woman has a deep love of nature, a love for the ancient mother. Though possibly misunderstood, it has always been in her. When she goes into the wilderness a part of her soul is going home.” — Shikoba
5. “And forget not that the Earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” — Kahlil Gibran
6. “We know ourselves to be made from this earth. We know this earth is made from our bodies. For we see ourselves and we are nature. We are nature, seeing nature. Nature weeping. Nature speaking of nature to nature.” — Susan Griffin
7. “We often forget that we are nature. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we’ve lost our connection to ourselves.” — Andy Goldsworthy
8. “Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet.” — Thich Nhat Hanh
9. “We need to wake up and fall in love with the Earth. Our personal and collective happiness and survival depends on it.” — Thich Nhat Hanh
10. “When we heal the earth, we heal ourselves.” — David Orr
11. “Those who dwell, as scientists or laymen, among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. Whatever the vexations or concerns of their personal lives, their thoughts can find paths that lead to inner contentment and to renewed excitement in living. Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” – Rachel Carson
12. “There is no better designer than nature.” — Alexander Mcqueen
13. “Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” – Frank Lloyd Wright
14. “The poetry of earth is never dead.” — John Keats
15. “The materials of wealth are in the earth, in the seas, and in their natural and unaided productions.” — Daniel Webster
16. “The natural world is the larger sacred community to which we belong. To be alienated from this community is to become destitute in all that makes us human. To damage this community is to diminish our own existence.” — Thomas Berry
17. “To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter… to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring—these are some of the rewards of the simple life.” — John Burroughs
18. “We all have a thirst for wonder. It’s a deeply human quality. Science and religion are both bound up with it. What I’m saying is, you don’t have to make stories up, you don’t have to exaggerate. There’s wonder and awe enough in the real world. Nature’s a lot better at inventing wonders than we are.” — Carl Sagan
19. “Moments of solitude with Mother Nature is sunshine to a soul.” — Anthony Douglas Williams
20. “Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature.” — C.S. Lewis
21. “Go out, go out I beg of you / And taste the beauty of the wild. / Behold the miracle of the earth / With all the wonder of a child.” — Edna Jacques
22. “We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts.” — William Hazlitt
23. “Nothing living should ever be treated with contempt. Whatever it is that lives, a man, a tree, or a bird, should be touched gently, because time is short. Civilization is another word for respect for life.” — Elizabeth Goudge
24. “We need to teach people to go into their backyards, that real healing is all around us.” — Margi Flint
25. “How was it possible, I asked myself, to walk for an hour through the woods and see nothing worthy of note? I who cannot see find hundreds of things to interest me through mere touch. I feel the delicate symmetry of a leaf. I pass my hands lovingly about the smooth skin of a silver birch, or the rough, shaggy bark of a pine. In spring I touch the branches of trees hopefully in search of a bud, the first sign of awakening Nature after her winter’s sleep. I feel the delightful, velvety texture of a flower, and discover its remarkable convolutions; and something of the miracle of Nature is revealed to me. Occasionally, if I am very fortunate, I place my hand gently on a small tree and feel the happy quiver of a bird in full song. I am delighted to have the cool waters of a brook rush through my open fingers. To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug. To me the pageant of seasons is a thrilling and unending drama, the action of which streams through my finger tips.
At times my heart cries out with longing to see all these things. If I can get so much pleasure from mere touch, how much more beauty must be revealed by sight. Yet, those who have eyes apparently see little. The panorama of color and action which fills the world is taken for granted. It is human, perhaps, to appreciate little that which we have and to long for that which we have not, but it is a great pity that in the world of light the gift of sight is used only as a mere convenience rather than as a means of adding fullness to life.” — Helen Keller, Three Days to See