TITLE: The Nature Lover's Quotation Book
PUBLISHER: Hatherleigh Press
DATE PUBLISHED: 2018
" A collection of inspirational and meaningful quotes perfect for every lover of the great outdoors.
From simple walks and hikes in the woods, to longer treks and camping, we eagerly search for opportunities to escape into nature. Now there is a beautiful collection of inspired readings to take along the trail and read around the campfire, or just contemplate at home. The Nature Lover's Quotation Book captures the imagination and the senses, while pondering the words and wisdom of some of the greatest writers and thinkers of all time about the natural world. From Thoreau to Muir, Roosevelt to Whitman, you will discover imagination, poetry and prose about the wonders of the great outdoors."
This is a lovely collection of quotes related to nature by a variety of famous (and not so famous) people: artists, scientists, naturalists and philosophers etc.
"Let the clean air blow the cobwebs from your body. Air is medicine."
"Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life."
"Gravity is measured by the bottom of the foot; we trace the density and texture of the ground through our soles. Standing barefoot on a smooth glacial rock by the sea at sunset, and sensing the warmth of the sun-heated stone through one’s soles, is an extraordinarily healing experience, making one part of the eternal cycle of nature. One senses the slow breathing of the earth."
"A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart."
"Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into."
—HENRY WARD BEECHER
"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds."
"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
"Nature is not horrible. Nature is not wonderful. Nature is not cruel. Nature is not beautiful. Nature only is."
"Every oak tree started out as a couple of nuts who stood their ground."
—HENRY DAVID THOREAU
"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished."
"Mountains don’t kill people, they just sit there."
"If there is one thing clear about the centuries dominated by the factory and the wheel, it is that although the machine can make everything from a spoon to a landing-craft, a natural joy in earthly living is something it never has and never will be able to manufacture."
"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."
"It’s amazing how quickly nature consumes human places after we turn our backs on them. Life is a hungry thing."
— SCOTT WESTERFELD
"In nature we never see anything isolated, but everything in connection with something else which is before it, beside it, under it and over it."
—JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
"Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge. Remedies from chemicals will never stand in favor compared with the products of nature, the living cell of the plant, the final result of the rays of the sun, the mother of all life."
—THOMAS A. EDISON