24 nature quotes that really speak to us and remind us of the really important things in life

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Think of your favorite, most beautiful place in the world. Imagine you were there now…

Do you see skyscrapers and highways? No, neither do we! For most of us, nature is our happy place!

Humans have been trying to express this for thousands of years. The result is a huge, wonderful collection of nature quotes: Quotes praising the tranquility of nature, profound environmental quotes, quotes on sustainability and many more. We have listed our favorites here!

Quotes on sustainability

From the smallest tree frog to the giant sequoia – every living creature has a right to exist. Together, they all make our planet the beautiful, liveable place that it needs to be.

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children”. – Proverb of the indigenous Americans

Each and every one of us is responsible for preserving nature. “The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” – Robert Swan

“The earth is what we all have in common.” – Wendell Berry

Of our quotes on sustainability, this one is particularly close to our hearts. Only if we work together can we save our planet!

Are you feeling totally inspired by these great quotes on sustainability now? Then you should try out our surprisingly simple hacks to protect trees and save money!

Quotes about the peace & beauty of nature

How can you describe how beautiful nature can be? If you sometimes find yourself at a loss for words, perhaps one of these quotes about the peace and beauty of nature will strike a chord!

“I went for a walk in the forest and came out taller than the trees. – Henry David Thoreau

A walk in the forest really builds you up and brings relaxation and inner peace when you need it most. A walk in the woods can therefore be a form of therapy.

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that last as long as life lasts.” – Rachel Carson

“There are so many ways to calm down, but only one that really helps: nature itself.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

It has also inspired generations of artists.

“Nature is both book and scripture, fairy tale, painting and song.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“If you really love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” – Vincent van Gogh

Famous nature quotes

Some nature quotes are so loved by people that they have become very famous. Which of these famous nature sayings have you heard?

“The clearest way into the universe is through a wild forest.” – John Muir

This famous nature saying reflects Muir’s conviction that nature is the key to understanding the universe.

Albert Einstein certainly agreed with him. The man who gave us some of the greatest insights into the workings of the universe famously said: “Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better.”

Nature was also an inspiration for William Shakespeare: “The earth has music for those who listen.”

The music of the earth can be relaxing and invigorating. If we take our cue from nature, we can avoid a lot of stress and tension.

“Nature is in no hurry, and yet everything is accomplished.” – Lao Tzu

Nature quotes from famous people

When it comes to nature, we can all identify with each other. These wonderful nature quotes from famous people show that people never stop appreciating nature, no matter how famous they become.

“To sit in the shade on a fine day and look out over the green hills is the most perfect refreshment.” – Jane Austen

Jane Austen knew how to paint a wonderful picture with words. Wouldn’t you like to be there now?

“In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be crooked, bent in strange ways, and they are still beautiful”. – Alice Walker

We know some beautiful trees like this! The bent roots of the mangrove trees not only look fantastic, they also protect countless people and animals by preventing coastal erosion and storm damage.

“The natural world sustains us all, and protecting it is the most important thing we can do.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

Protecting the natural world really is the most important thing we can do. As Sir David Attenborough once said, “We’re all in the same boat, and this is where we’re going to stay.” We only have one earth.

Environment quotes

The earth we love needs our help. Here are inspirational environmental quotes that you can share with friends and family.

“The earth is a beautiful place and it is worth fighting for.” – Ernest Hemingway

Every tree we plant fights for our earth by purifying our atmosphere and providing shelter and food for countless creatures. Can you think of a better reason to plant a tree today?

“I consider it my first and highest task to live and work for nature with everything in me.” – Hermann Hesse

Nature is our home and we must take care of it. Because as Albert Schweitzer explained, “What happens to the forest also happens to people.”

Nature quotes for Insta

In this section you can find great nature quotes for Insta. We’d love to see your photos with these nature quotes – tag us @clickatree! And if you have any more beautiful nature sayings for Insta, share them with us! As you may have already noticed, we love good quotes! 🙂

“Only where you have been on foot have you really been.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“The earth laughs in the flowers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Nature does not need to create masterpieces, it is one.” – Hermann Hesse

“Colors are nature’s smile.” – Leigh Hunt

“Spring is nature’s way of saying: ‘Let’s celebrate!” – Robin Williams

Nature speaks to us all

Which quote is your favorite? Do you know any other nature sayings that we have missed? Or perhaps inspirational quotes on sustainability? Tell us in a comment!

PS: If you like these quotes and want to find out why trees are so important to us, take a look here.