“…and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?”

Vincent van Gogh


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.


Laura Ingalls Wilder

“If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.”



Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.”







Albert Einstein

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”

Frank Lloyd Wright

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.”







Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”


Lao Tzu

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”

William Shakespeare

“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”

John Muir

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”