58 Nature Quotes That Will Inspire You to Keep Getting Outside

The mountains and trails are calling, it's time to answer the call and get outside and into the beautiful flora and fauna.

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Noel Hendrickson

This past year, we've definitely discovered new ways to enjoy (or survive) staying inside. Complicated puzzles littered our kitchen tables and we found unique ways to entertain our children, amongst many other creative ways we passed the time indoors. But the bright spot of this pandemic has been the outdoors and nature. With a mask and a little social distancing, many of us kept our sanity only in part because we were able to log off at the end of the day and escape to the trail or the beach, or even just to our neighborhood sidewalks. In the same way, these 58 quotes highlight the wonder and beauty found in nature, we've also found that as time slows down we've started noticing the trees and plants in our own yards as they change through the seasons. We were once too busy to notice the falling leaves or the budding wildflowers, but now we see even the smallest of changes as they happen and enjoy each breath we take of fresh air. If you want even more inspiration to buy those hiking boots you've been eyeing online, check out our hiking quotes and our definitive list of best U.S. hikes.

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Lord Byron

“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”

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William Shakespeare

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

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John Lennon

“When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.”

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Margaret Atwood

“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”

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Andy Warhol

“I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want.”

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John Muir

"Going to the mountains is like going home."

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Toni Morrison

“At some point in life the world's beauty becomes enough. You don't need to photograph, paint, or even remember it. It is enough.”

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Mahatma Gandhi

“To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves

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Isaac Newton

"Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy."

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Jason Ward

“Birds have always had the ability to bring me out of a dark space and provide relief in bad times.”

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience."

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Henry David Thoreau

"I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees."

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J. Drew Lanham

“I believe the best way to begin reconnecting humanity's heart, mind, and soul to nature is for us to share our individual stories.”

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Rembrandt

"Choose only one master—nature."

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Pythagoras

"Leave the roads; take the trails."

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Carl Sagan

"Preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known."

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Jason Ward

“Being able to smell the fresh air and disconnect from the news and your phone—there’s nothing like it.”

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Syliva Plath

"I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, 'This is what it is to be happy.' "

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Richard Phillip Feynman

"I think Nature's imagination is so much greater than man's, she's never gonna let us relax!"

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Francis Bacon

"Nature to be commanded must be obeyed."

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Claude Monet

"My wish is to stay always like this, living quietly in a corner of nature."

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Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

"Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings."

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Haruki Murakami

"Not just beautiful, though—the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they’re watching me."

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Alice Walker

"In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful."

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Rachel Carson

"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts."

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Steve Maraboli

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

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J. Drew Lanham

“To save wildlife and wild places the traction has to come not from the regurgitation of bad-news data but from the poets, prophets, preachers, professors, and presidents who have always dared to inspire.”

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Henry David Thoreau

"Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth."

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Aldo Leopold

"I am glad I will not be young in a future without wilderness."

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Aristotle

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

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