A collection of quotes on and about nature.


“We call them dumb animals, and so they are, for they cannot tell us how they feel, but they do not suffer less because they have no words.” 

Anna Sewell


“We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones.” 

Jules Verne


"The more we study Art, the less we care for Nature."

Oscar Wilde


“The sun shines not on us but in us.”

John Muir


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

William Shakespeare


“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.”

John Muir


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

John Muir


"The thing that differentiates man from animals is money."

Gertrude Stein


"…we're all part of nature, some day the world will recognise this…"

Radclyffe Hall


"The sea is the vast reservoir of Nature. The globe began with sea, so to speak; and who knows if it will not end with it?"

Jules Verne


“If there were no thunder, men would have little fear of lightning.”

Jules Verne


“On the surface of the ocean, men wage war and destroy each other; but down here, just a few feet beneath the surface, there is a calm and peace, unmolested by man”

Jules Verne


"Nature never did betray the heart that loved her."

William Wordsworth


"Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative."

H.G. Wells


"Nature teaches beasts to know their friends"

William Shakespeare



If you enjoyed this selection of quotes, perhaps you would be interest in a whole audiobook dedicated to various natural subjects. We have the Poetry Of Trees or The Poetry Of Birds.