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"We have met the enemy. . . and he is us."
-Pogo (with Walt Kelly)
In the book of life's questions, the answers are not in the back.
Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia.
I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.
A lake is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth's eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.
- Henry David Thoreau
How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is clearly Ocean.
- Arthur C. Clarke
Nature has been for me, for as long as I remember, a source of solace, inspiration, adventure, and delight; a home, a teacher, a companion.
- Lorraine Anderson
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
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
- Kahlil Gibran
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
- Albert Einstein
It occurred to me that if this were a sight that could be seen only once in a century, this little headland would be thronged with spectators. -Rachel Carson
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
I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.
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
Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it.
- Henry David Thoreau
It's hard for the modern generation to understand Thoreau, who lived beside a pond but didn't own water skis or a snorkel.
- Bill Vaughan
I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.
- Walt Whitman
The trouble with weather forecasting is that it's right too often for us to ignore it and wrong too often for us to rely on it.
- Patrick Young
The ignorant man marvels at the exceptional; the wise man marvels at the common; the greatest wonder of all is the regularity of nature.
- George Dana Boardman
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
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.
- Sir John Lubbock
When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.
- John Muir
Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.
- Dag Hammarskjold
Rain! whose soft architectural hands have power to cut stones, and chisel to shapes of grandeur the very mountains.
- Henry Ward Beecher
How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!
- Emily Dickinson
Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.
- Rabindranath Tagore
I frequently tramped eight or ten miles through the deepest snow to keep an appointment with a beech-tree, or a yellow birch, or an old acquaintance among the pines.
- Henry David Thoreau
Earth laughs in flowers.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty.
- Georgia O'keeffe
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
- Niccolo Machiavelli
In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.
- Albert Camus
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
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
Man is a complex being; he makes the deserts bloom and lakes die.
- Gil Stern
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
- Frank Lloyd Wright
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.
- Elwyn Brooks White
We could have saved the Earth but we were too damned cheap.
- Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
When a man wantonly destroys one of the works of man we call him a vandal. When he destroys one of the works of God we call him a sportsman.
- Joseph Wood Krutch
Because we don't think about future generations, they will never forget us.
- Henrik Tikkanen
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature
- trees, flowers, grass
- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
- Mother Teresa
Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.
- John Updike
Worlds can be found by a child and an adult bending down and looking together under the grass stems or at the skittering crabs in a tidal pool.
- Mary Catherine Bateson I'm not an environmentalist. I'm an Earth warrior.
- Darryl Cherney
As you sit on the hillside, or lie prone under the trees of the forest, or sprawl wet-legged by a mountain stream, the great door, that does not look like a door, opens.
- Stephen Graham
I am sure it is a great mistake always to know enough to go in when it rains. One may keep snug and dry by such knowledge, but one misses a world of loveliness.
- Adeline Knapp
For 200 years we've been conquering nature. Now we're beating it to death.
- Tom Mcmillan
Man must go back to nature for information.
- Thomas Paine
A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.
- James Den
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.
I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.
- Claude Monet
In a pond koi can reach lengths of eighteen inches. Amazingly, when placed in a lake, koi can grow to three feet long. The metaphor is obvious. You are limited by how you see the world.
- Vince Poscente
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