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1. “Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.”

Tags : Beauty Canyons Carvings Nature Perseverance Suffering Windstorms

2. “Doubt as sin. — Christianity has done its utmost to close the circle and declared even doubt to be sin. One is supposed to be cast into belief without reason, by a miracle, and from then on to swim in it as in the brightest and least ambiguous of elements: even a glance towards land, even the thought that one perhaps exists for something else as well as swimming, even the slightest impulse of our amphibious nature — is sin! And notice that all this means that the foundation of belief and all reflection on its origin is likewise excluded as sinful. What is wanted are blindness and intoxication and an eternal song over the waves in which reason has drowned.”

Tags : Atheism Blind Blind Faith Christian Faith Critical Thinking Critical Thought Doubt Existence Intoxication Meaning Metaphor Nature Origin Philosophy Purpose Reason Religious Faith Resurrection Of Jesus Sin Thoughts Wasted Life
Source : Daybreak: Thoughts on the Prejudices of Morality

3. “When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.”

Tags : Beatles Beauty Life Nature Sadness
Author : John Lennon

4. “You do not have to be good.You do not have to walk on your kneesfor a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.Meanwhile the world goes on.Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rainare moving across the landscapes,over the prairies and the deep trees,the mountains and the rivers.Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,are heading home again.Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,the world offers itself to your imagination,calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting –over and over announcing your placein the family of things.”

Tags : Beauty Birds Nature Poetry Shore Woods
Author : Mary Oliver

5. “No man's advice can change you unless you speak to yourself. Bible school or seminars can't change you, going to church can't change you except you decide to change.Psalm 139:23 - 24”

Tags : Art Business Change Christianity Creativity Depression Dreams Fiction Food For Though Forgiveness Freedom Friends Heart Intelligence Is Attractive Life And Living Life Quotes Literature Loss Men Reality Relationship War Wisdom Quotes Women
Source : Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

6. “The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn”

Tags : Ecology Inspirational Quotes Nature Trees

7. “In youth, it was a way I had,To do my best to please.And change, with every passing ladTo suit his theories.But now I know the things I knowAnd do the things I do,And if you do not like me so,To hell, my love, with you.”

Tags : Adaptation Change Character Empowerment Love Men Nature Pleasing Self Discovery Self Esteem Self Respect Truthfulness Wisdom Women Youth
Source : The Complete Poems of Dorothy Parker

8. “In your handsThe dog, the donkey, surely they know They are alive.Who would argue otherwise?But now, after years of consideration, I am getting beyond that.What about the sunflowers? What about The tulips, and the pines?Listen, all you have to do is start and There’ll be no stopping.What about mountains? What about water Slipping over rocks?And speaking of stones, what about The little ones you can Hold in your hands, their heartbeats So secret, so hidden it may take yearsBefore, finally, you hear them?”

Tags : Geology Mystery Nature Poetry Praying
Author : Mary Oliver
Source : Swan: Poems and Prose Poems

9. “I have received the favor of your letter of August 17th, and with it the volume you were so kind as to send me on the Literature of Negroes. Be assured that no person living wishes more sincerely than I do, to see a complete refutation of the doubts I have myself entertained and expressed on the grade of understanding allotted to them by nature, and to find that in this respect they are on a par with ourselves. My doubts were the result of personal observation on the limited sphere of my own State, where the opportunities for the development of their genius were not favorable, and those of exercising it still less so. I expressed them therefore with great hesitation; but whatever be their degree of talent it is no measure of their rights. Because Sir Isaac Newton was superior to others in understanding, he was not therefore lord of the person or property of others. On this subject they are gaining daily in the opinions of nations, and hopeful advances are making towards their reestablishment on an equal footing with the other colors of the human family.”

Tags : Equal Rights Equality Isaac Newton Limited Nature Negroes Newton Rights Understanding
Source : Letters of Thomas Jefferson

10. “The tree leaves rustled like that noise e-books make when you turn the page.”

Tags : E Books Nature Nayeri Wood House
Author : Daniel Nayeri
Source : Straw House, Wood House, Brick House, Blow

11. “When you hurt someone, it initiates a chemical reaction in that person’s body that changes his/her mental condition. That means you are disturbing the arrangement of subatomic particles like protons and neutrons. These particles are the part of grid that holds all the particles of the Universe. To reset this disturbance of grid caused by you and according to laws of nature, Universe will go to source and destroy it. So, it’s better to say a simple word “sorry” and reset the arrangement yourself before Universe.”

Tags : Apologize Atoms Chemistry Emotions Friendship God Hurt Love Love Quotes Mental Mind Nature Particle Physics Person Physics Relations Science Sorry Space Universe

12. “String theory is an attempt at a deeper description of nature by thinking of an elementary particle not as a little point but as a little loop of vibrating string.”

Tags : Big Bang Description Elementary Particles Gravity Institute For Advanced Study Laws Of Nature M Theory Materialism Naturalism Nature Origin Of The Universe Origin Of Universe Particle Physics Physics Science String Theory
Author : Edward Witten

13. “The history of atomism is one of reductionism – the effort to reduce all the operations of nature to a small number of laws governing a small number of primordial objects.”

Tags : Atomic Theory Atomism Atoms Cern Natural Laws Nature Nobel Laureate Particle Physics Physics Reductionism Science

14. “If nature has taught us anything it is that the impossible is probable”

Tags : Dreams Impossibility Impossible Maths Nature Possibility Probability
Author : Ilyas Kassam

15. “This world is your world but that doesn't mean you can always stop it from burning.”

Tags : Control Inevitability Nature Ownership Reality Sphere Of Influence
Author : Oli Anderson
Source : Personal Revolutions: A Short Course in Realness

16. “You’re throwing stonesacross my waterbut my inner sea stay calm,whatever happens.The peaceful sound of the moving watermakes everything fade . . .and if waves will growit will be just to wash everything away.A clean surface will rise, sand returns white.My heart is see-throughwith brand new intentions.I'm floating with no reason, and I'm so fucking good baby.And he softly whispered: Too many tides will destroy your beautybut it's not your fault, it's the moon to blame.”

Tags : Heart Moon Music Nature Peace Sea Universe Void Waves Zen
Author : Fernweher

17. “Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.”

Tags : Conservation Home Nature
Author : Gary Snyder

18. “Flora took pleasure in the delicacy of her approach and studied the ways of the smallest, sweetest blooms she could find, tiny pimpernels and forget-me-nots hiding in the pockets of the fields. The energy of the sun on her body and the joy of foraging filled her soul. She flew the fields and gathered until the light began to fade and she heard the sound of her forager sisters' wings turning for home. Then she joined them.”

Tags : Bees Nature Prose
Author : Laline Paull
Source : The Bees

19. “I am not convinced within myself that to its core and as a whole, humanity has, as some like to assume, progressed a great deal over the millennia. Human technology? Of course. Human beings? Hardly.”

Tags : Assumptions Century Change Chronological Snobbery Chronology History History Repeating Itself Human Nature Humanity Humans Intelligence Millennium Morality Nature Personality Progression Repetition Stupidity Stupidity Of Man Technology Times Universal World
Author : Criss Jami

20. “Innocence is the beginning of ignorance. Experience is the end of stupidity.”

Tags : Awareness Books End Enlightenment Erudition Experience Happenstance Ignorance Innocence Knowledge Learning Letters Man Nature Reality Stupidity
Source : Master of Maxims

21. “A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one's neighbor — such is my idea of happiness.”

Tags : Books Conduct Of Life Contentment Country Happiness Life Music Nature Neighborliness Rest Usefulness Work
Author : Leo Tolstoy
Source : Family Happiness

22. “Nature is what we know. We do not know the gods of religions. And nature is not kind, or merciful, or loving. If God made me — the fabled God of the three qualities of which I spoke: mercy, kindness, love — He also made the fish I catch and eat. And where do His mercy, kindness, and love for that fish come in? No; nature made us — nature did it all — not the gods of the religions.[October 2, 1910, interview in the NY Times Magazine]”

Tags : Atheism Contradiction Fable Gods Loving Merciful Nature Superstition

23. “Denna is a wild thing," I explained. "Like a hind or a summer storm. If a storm blows down your house, or breaks a tree, you don't say the storm was mean. It was cruel. It acted according to its nature and something unfortunately was hurt. The same is true of Denna.”

Tags : Cruelty Fantasy Insight Love Nature Personality
Source : The Name of the Wind

24. “Vivid simplicity is the articulation, the nature of genius. Wisdom is greater than intelligence; intelligence is greater than philosobabble.”

Tags : Articulate Articulation Babble Babbling Cleverness Comprehension Genius Greater Intelligence Nature Philosobabble Simple Simple Truth Simplicity Truth Vivid Wisdom Wit
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

25. “We ought to regard the present state of the universe as the effect of its antecedent state and as the cause of the state that is to follow. An intelligence knowing all the forces acting in nature at a given instant, as well as the momentary positions of all things in the universe, would be able to comprehend in one single formula the motions of the largest bodies as well as the lightest atoms in the world, provided that its intellect were sufficiently powerful to subject all data to analysis; to it nothing would be uncertain, the future as well as the past would be present to its eyes. The perfection that the human mind has been able to give to astronomy affords but a feeble outline of such an intelligence.”

Tags : Analysis Astronomy Certainty Comprehension Data Determinism Eyes Formula Free Will Human Mind Intelligence Lack Of Free Will Mind Naturalism Nature Omniscience Past Perfection Physics Present Science Space Time Universe

26. “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.”

Tags : Appeasement Human Humor Nature Politics

27. “A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”

Tags : Compassion Einstein Nature Philosophy

28. “Einstein has a feeling for the central order of things. He can detect it in the simplicity of natural laws. We may take it that he felt this simplicity very strongly and directly during his discovery of the theory of relativity. Admittedly, this is a far cry from the contents of religion. I don't believe Einstein is tied to any religious tradition, and I rather think the idea of a personal God is entirely foreign to him.”

Tags : Albert Einstein Einstein Foreign Naturalism Nature Order Relativity Religious Tradition Science Theory Of Relativity

29. “Coyotes have the gift of seldom being seen; they keep to the edge of vision and beyond, loping in and out of cover on the plains and highlands. And at night, when the whole world belongs to them, they parley at the river with the dogs, their higher, sharper voices full of authority and rebuke. They are an old council of clowns, and they are listened to.”

Tags : Coyotes Dogs Nature Night
Source : House Made of Dawn

30. “It was earliest morning, when even small trees cast long shadows and scarlet foxes trot denward through the dew like flecks of fire.”

Tags : Alliteration Nature
Author : Gene Wolfe

31. “As a citizen of the world, I will not confine myself within the gates of one nation or religion. I will not identify with only one species, sex, class or race; for I am a complete being, and that means that I embrace all of humanity, all of nature, every star and universe within the greater universe as a part of me. If we were all created in the image of God, and his love is unconditional, then why can't we love all living things with the same eyes as God? How can anybody say that one race is more superior than another, when we were all created in God's reflection?”

Tags : All Living Things Citizen Class Creator Embrace Identity Equality Fairness Inequality Inferior Inferiority Complex Labels Nation Nature Religion Religion And Science Species Spirituality Star Superior Suzy Kassem Think Thought Unconditional Love Universe World Citizen
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

32. “Labels bias our perceptions, thinking, and behavior. A label or story can either separate us from, or connect us to, nature. For our health and happiness, we must critically evaluate our labels and stories by their effects.”

Tags : Bias Ecology Health Labels Nature Psychology Stories
Source : Reconnecting with Nature: Finding Wellness Through Rebuilding Your Bond with the Earth

33. “Does anything in nature despair except man? An animal with a foot caught in a trap does not seem to despair. It is too busy trying to survive. It is all closed in, to a kind of still, intense waiting. Is this a key? Keep busy with survival. Imitate the trees. Learn to lose in order to recover, and remember that nothing stays the same for long, not even pain, psychic pain. Sit it out. Let it all pass. Let it go.”

Tags : Despair Nature Pain Strength Survival
Author : May Sarton
Source : Journal of a Solitude

34. “Man is not, by nature, deserving of all that he wants. When we think that we are automatically entitled to something, that is when we start walking all over others to get it.”

Tags : Competition Deserving Destruction Dictatorship Entitlement Man Nature Overpowering Power Pride Selfishness Stealing Thieves Tyranny
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

35. “The secret to modeling is not being perfect. What one needs is a face that people can identify in a second. You have to be given what’s needed by nature, and what’s needed is to bring something new.”

Tags : Beauty Bring Chanel Designer Face Fashion Gorgeous Identify Image Karl Lagerfeld Look Model Modeling Narural Nature People Photographer Quote Quotes Second Secret Unique Uniqueness Women

36. “Their song reminds me of a child’s neighborhood rallying cry—ee-ock-ee—with a heartfelt warble at the end. But it is their call that is especially endearing. The towhee has the brass and grace to call, simply and clearly, "tweet". I know of no other bird that stoops to literal tweeting.”

Tags : Animal Birdcall Birdsong Forest Listen Natural World Nature Page 251 2 Pride Stereotype Unique
Author : Annie Dillard
Source : Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

37. “Wearing a smile while claiming to not judge and condemn people as you equate their nature with no less than a carnal and immoral act rather than as understanding their orientation and identity as an intrinsic part of who they are doesn't lessen the harshness and cruelty of that rejection.”

Tags : Carnal Claiming Condemn Cruelty Equate Harshness Identity Immoral Act Intrinsic Judge Lessen Nature Orientation Rejection Smile Understanding Wearing

38. “Nature is an outcry, unpolished truth; the art—a euphemism—tamed wilderness.”

Tags : Art Dejan Stojanovic Euphemism Literature Literature Quotes Nature Outcry Poetry Poetry Quotes Polished Quotes Thoughts Truth Unpolished Wilderness Wisdom

39. “Every morning was a cheerful invitation to make my life of equal simplicity, and I may say innocence, with Nature herself.”

Tags : Morning Nature Simplicity
Source : Walden

40. “How sweet the morning air is! See how that one little cloud floats like a pink feather from some gigantic flamingo. Now the red rim of the sun pushes itself over the London cloud-bank. It shines on a good many folk, but on none, I dare bet, who are on a stranger errand than you and I. How small we feel with our petty ambitions and strivings in the presence of the great elemental forces of Nature!”

Tags : Clouds London Morning Nature Petty Ambitions Sherlock Holmes Strange Errands Strivings Sunrise
Source : Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories, Volume I

41. “Since well before the Kung's engine noise first penetrated the forest, a conversation of sorts has been unfolding in this lonesome hollow. It is not a language like Russian or Chinese but it is a language nonetheless, and it is older than the forest. The crows speak it; the dog speaks it; the tiger speaks it, and so do the men--some more fluently than others.”

Tags : Forest Hunting Nature Poaching Russia Tiger Tigers Wilderness
Author : John Vaillant
Source : The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival

42. “I do believe in an everyday sort of magic -- the inexplicable connectedness we sometimes experience with places, people, works of art and the like; the eerie appropriateness of moments of synchronicity; the whispered voice, the hidden presence, when we think we're alone.”

Tags : Connectedness Magic Nature Synchronicity

43. “All evil and good is petty before Nature. Personally, we take comfort from this, that there is a universe to admire that cannot be twisted to villainy or good, but which simply is.”

Tags : Good Vs Evil Nature
Author : Vernor Vinge
Source : A Fire Upon the Deep

44. “I am glad I will not be young in a future without wilderness.”

Tags : Environment Nature Wilderness
Author : Aldo Leopold

45. “We need the tonic of wildness...At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.”

Tags : Environment Exploration Explore Land Mysterious Mystery Nature Sea Unexplorable Unfathomable Wild Wilderness Wildness
Source : Walden: Or, Life in the Woods

46. “The poetry of the earth is never dead.”

Tags : Environment Nature Poetry
Author : John Keats

47. “Once there were brook trout in the streams in the mountains. You could see them standing in the amber current where the white edges of their fins wimpled softly in the flow. They smelled of moss in your hand. Polished and muscular and torsional. On their backs were vermiculate patterns that were maps of the world in its becoming. Maps and mazes. Of a thing which could not be put back. Not be made right again. In the deep glens where they lived all things were older than man and they hummed of mystery.”

Tags : Allegory Brooks Creation Destruction Earth Environment Fish Glens Loss Man Maps Mystery Nature Parable Past Trout Wonder World
Source : The Road

48. “Something will have gone out of us as a people if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed ... We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we never do more than drive to its edge and look in.”

Tags : Environment Nature Wilderness
Source : The Sound of Mountain Water

49. “Landscapes of great wonder and beauty lie under our feet and all around us. They are discovered in tunnels in the ground, the heart of flowers, the hollows of trees, fresh-water ponds, seaweed jungles between tides, and even drops of water. Life in these hidden worlds is more startling in reality than anything we can imagine. How could this earth of ours, which is only a speck in the heavens, have so much variety of life, so many curious and exciting creatures?”

Tags : Environment Nature

50. “Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.”

Tags : Environment Nature Wilderness
Author : Jimmy Carter

51. “Once I saw a chimpanzee gaze at a particularly beautiful sunset for a full 15 minutes, watching the changing colors [and then] retire to the forest without picking a pawpaw for supper.”

Tags : Animal Nature Sunset

52. “I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”

Tags : Appreciation Nature Seasons Snow Winter
Author : Lewis Carroll
Source : Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

53. “Because the birdsong might be pretty,But it's not for you they sing,And if you think my winter is too cold,You don't deserve my spring.”

Tags : Beautiful Nature Spring Winter
Author : Erin Hanson

54. “"Snow was falling, so much like stars filling the dark trees that one could easily imagine its reason for being was nothing more than prettiness.”

Tags : Beauty Nature Prettiness Snow Winter Winter Night
Author : Mary Oliver

55. “In your hands winteris a book with cloud pagesthat snow pearls of love.”

Tags : Angel Of Earth Days And Seasons Anti Air Pollution Books Cold Weather Ecological Sustainability Environmentalism Famous Poems Famous Quotes Haiku Holiday Romance Inspirational Inspiring Authors Inspiring Books Literature Love Nanowrimo Nature Quotes About Winter Snow The River Of Winged Dreams Winter Season Winter Time Haiku
Author : Aberjhani
Source : Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry

56. “There is no more sagacious animal than the Icelandic horse. He is stopped by neither snow, nor storm, nor impassable roads, nor rocks, glaciers, or anything. He is courageous, sober, and surefooted. He never makes a false step, never shies. If there is a river or fjord to cross (and we shall meet with many) you will see him plunge in at once, just as if he were amphibious, and gain the opposite bank.”

Tags : Fjord Horse Iceland Icelandic Jules Verne Nature River Snow
Author : Jules Verne
Source : Journey to the Center of the Earth

57. “Have you heard the love storyof the blue Cloud and Sea?They were always together as oneuntil separated by the yellow Sun.Cloud drifted into the sky slowly.Sea cried until she became salty. Cloud grew big enough to block Sunbut nothing could be done.Sea became enraged and drowned everyone but still nothing could be done.Cloud’s heart ached and he became grey,watching his beloved from far away.He was too proud and tried to stop his tearsbut they fell and fell for what felt like years.Losing himself drop by drop, he became emptyand was once again reunited with his beloved Sea.”

Tags : Enraged Falling In Love Give In Hubris Kojouri Lose Nature Pride Reunite Salt Sea Separated Spouse Sun Union Wife You And Me

58. “I like it when a flower or a little tuft of grass grows through a crack in the concrete. It's so fuckin' heroic.”

Tags : Grass Hero Heroism Individualism Individuality Nature
Author : George Carlin

59. “Don't be ashamed to weep; 'tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us.”

Tags : Crying Emotion Emotions Flowers Fruit Growing Nature Sadness Sunlight Tears Trees Water
Author : Brian Jacques
Source : Taggerung

60. “Long before the stars died the birds began to sing - cool rippling doves, loud cheery starlings, the long lilting trills of warblers and thrushes.”

Tags : Africa Birds Cool Doves Dusk Loud Nature Savanna Sing Starlings Stars Sunset The Last Savanna
Author : Mike Bond
Source : The Last Savanna

61. “Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.”

Tags : Earth Heaven Heavenly Nature
Source : Walden

62. “You never know who you're inspiring or uninspiring. People notice more than you think.”

Tags : Courage Determination Dreams Expression Faith Friendship Future Honesty Hope Inspire Joy Kindness Literature Living Love Peace Reading Trusting Truth Wonderful Writing

63. “In what terms should we think of these beings, nonhuman yet possessing so very many human-like characteristics? How should we treat them? Surely we should treat them with the same consideration and kindness as we show to other humans; and as we recognize human rights, so too should we recognize the rights of the great apes? Yes.”

Tags : Caring Chimpanzees Chimps Conservation Consideration Great Apes Help Human Rights Kindness Nature Saved Science Treat Understanding
Author : Jane Goodall

64. “He was mastered by the sheer surging of life, the tidal wave of being, the perfect joy of each separate muscle, joint, and sinew in that it was everything that was not death, that it was aglow and rampant, expressing itself in movement, flying exultantly under the stars.”

Tags : Joy Life Nature
Author : Jack London
Source : The Call of the Wild

65. “Inner beauty doesn't try to be seen, it's obvious to all that choose to look”

Tags : Beauty Counselling Counsellor Nature

66. “Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abysses nature leads, or you shall learn nothing. I have only begun to learn content and peace of mind since I have resolved at all risks to do this.”

Tags : Abyss Facts Humble Inspirational Learning Nature Open Minded Peace Peace Of Mind Preconceptions Preparation Risk Science
Source : Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley - Volume 1

67. “The fish is my friend too...I have never seen or heard of such a fish. But I must kill him. I am glad we do not have to try to kill the stars. Imagine if each day a man must try to kill the moon, he thought. The moon runs away. But imagine if a man each day should have to try to kill the sun? We were born lucky; he thought”

Tags : Death Killing Luck Man Moon Nature Stars Sun
Source : The Old Man and the Sea

68. “Nature is only another chimera.”

Tags : Chimera Euphorisms Nature
Author : Julien Torma
Source : 4 Dada Suicides: Selected Texts of Arthur Cravan, Jacques Rigaut, Julien Torma, and Jacques Vaché

69. “The world moves fast, and so do the bees. Can we find the stillness to see them?”

Tags : Nature
Author : Hattie Ellis

70. “We are like travelers using the cinders of a volcano to roast their eggs.”

Tags : Eggs Humans Language Nature

71. “...the winter is kind and leaves red berries on the boughs for hungry sparrows...”

Tags : Berries Boughs Food Nature Poetry Sparrows Winter
Author : John Geddes
Source : A Familiar Rain

72. “I'm not saying that I think one man is better than the other. I'm not saying that either is kinder or wiser or more ambitious, more thoughtful, confident, or able. But the fact is that when I'm with the one, comfort settles into my bones. I feel calm around him, as if the sun is smiling down on me and the world has suddenly become a sweet, safe place to be. I feel good about life―about myself. And it's hard not to want to be near someone who, just by their very nature, makes you feel that way.”

Tags : Character Charisma Charm Disposition Friendship Friendship Quotes Love Nature Personalities Relationships Richelle Richelle Goodrich Temperament
Source : Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

73. “All this he saw, for one moment breathless and intense, vivid on the morning sky; and still, as he looked, he lived; and still, as he lived, he wondered.”

Tags : Awe Living Nature
Source : The Wind in the Willows

74. “Beholdthe azure sea in front of you,the turquoise sky above you,the amber mountain beneath your feet,and the golden daisy in your hands.How are you not the richest person on earth?”

Tags : Daisy Earth Mountain Nature Real Prosperity Real Wealth Sea Sky

75. “Octopuses are tough--and not just in the sense that they can take out sharks (both real and computer generated, as in Mega Shark versus Giant Octopus). They're almost pure muscle. With tridirectional muscles in the arms, they're a tad less supple than a well-marbled sirloin, to say the least (though certainly a lot more healthful). So over the centuries, people have been finding ways to make them a little easier on the jaw.The classic tactic is beating the bejesus out of them on rocks.”

Tags : Dinner Time Food Food Preparation Natural World Nature Octopus
Source : Octopus!: The Most Mysterious Creature in the Sea

76. “Long, blue, spiky-edged shadows crept out across the snow-fields, while a rosy glow, at first scarce discernible, gradually deepened and suffused every mountain-top, flushing the glaciers and the harsh crags above them. This was the alpenglow, to me the most impressive of all the terrestrial manifestations of God. At the touch of this divine light, the mountains seemed to kindle to a rapt, religious consciousness, and stood hushed like devout worshippers waiting to be blessed.”

Tags : Alpenglow Anthropomorphism Mountains Nature
Author : John Muir
Source : The Wild Muir: Twenty-Two of John Muir's Greatest Adventures

77. “Part of her soul ... gloried in the sheer bodacious unnaturalness of it. Putting a great blue-green water park smack down in the red desert complete with cactus, trading posts, genuine Navajo Indians, and five kinds of rattlesnakes was theater of the absurd at its most outrageous.”

Tags : Anthropomorphism Lake Powell Nature
Author : Nevada Barr
Source : The Rope

78. “SEASONS OF LIFESometimes I fallAnd feel myself slowly wilt and die,But then I suddenly spring back on my feetTo go play in the sun outside.I am no different than the weather,The planets or the trees;For there do not always have to be reasonsFor the seasons turning inside of me.The magnetism that swirlsIn the sky, land, and seaAre the exact same currents found twirlingIn the electric ocean within me.I am a moving vessel of energy.And if my emotions do notFlow up, down,Within and around,Then I am not alive.”

Tags : Alive Around Attitudes Cry Crying Die Electric Electricity Emotion Energy Fall Happy Life Poem Life Poetry Magnetism Moody Outside Planets Poem Poetry Sadness Sky Spring Trees Unhappy Vigor
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

79. “Remind me that the most fertile lands were built by the fires of volcanoes.”

Tags : Fertile Fertility Fire Land Nature Volcano
Author : Andrea Gibson
Source : The Madness Vase: By Andrea Gibson

80. “Until we understand what the land is, we are at odds with everything we touch. And to come to that understanding it is necessary, even now, to leave the regions of our conquest - the cleared fields, the towns and cities, the highways - and re-enter the woods. For only there can a man encounter the silence and the darkness of his own absence. Only in this silence and darkness can he recover the sense of the world's longevity, of its ability to thrive without him, of his inferiority to it and his dependence on it. Perhaps then, having heard that silence and seen that darkness, he will grow humble before the place and begin to take it in - to learn from it what it is. As its sounds come into his hearing, and its lights and colors come into his vision, and its odors come into his nostrils, then he may come into its presence as he never has before, and he will arrive in his place and will want to remain. His life will grow out of the ground like the other lives of the place, and take its place among them. He will be with them - neither ignorant of them, nor indifferent to them, nor against them - and so at last he will grow to be native-born. That is, he must reenter the silence and the darkness, and be born again.(pg. 27, "A Native Hill")”

Tags : Creation Darkness Humility Land Nature Rebirth Silence Woods
Author : Wendell Berry
Source : The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays

81. “A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.”

Tags : Conservationist Land Nature Science

82. “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.”

Tags : Beauty Clouds Grass Idleness Inspirational Nature Rest Science Sky Summer Time Trees Water
Author : John Lubbock
Source : The Use Of Life

83. “A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm,waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm likeworship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, theirsongs never cease. -John Muir, naturalist, explorer, and writer (1838-1914)”

Tags : Beauty Being Connectedness Environment Existence Exuberance Joy Nature Song
Author : John Muir

84. “You walk for days among trees and among stones. Rarely does the eye light on a thing, and then only when it has recognized that thing as the sign of another thing: a print in the sand indicates the tiger's passage; a marsh announces a vein of water; the hibiscus flower, the end of winter. All the rest is silent and interchangeable; trees and stones are only what they are.”

Tags : Being Existence Nature Simplicity
Author : Italo Calvino
Source : Invisible Cities

85. “I woke up early and took the first train to take me away from the city. The noise and all its people. I was alone on the train and had no idea where I was going, and that’s why I went there. Two hours later we arrived in a small town, one of those towns with one single coffee shop and where everyone knows each other’s name. I walked for a while until I found the water, the most peaceful place I know. There I sat and stayed the whole day, with nothing and everything on my mind, cleaning my head. Silence, I learned, is some times the most beautiful sound.”

Tags : Adventure Alone Berlin Charlotte Eriksson Dawn Expat Free Free Living Inspiration Morning Motivation Nature Nomad People Silence Simplicity Solitude Sound Stillness The Glass Child Train Vagabonding Wandering

86. “Sound unbound by nature becomes bounded by art.”

Tags : Art Books Dejan Stojanovic Literature Literature Quotes Nature Philosophy Poetry Poetry Quotes Poets Quotes Sound Sounds The Sun Watches The Sun Wisdom

87. “I sat on a somewhat higher sand dune and watched the eastern sky. Dawn in Mongolia was an amazing thing. In one instant, the horizon became a faint line suspended in the darkness, and then the line was drawn upward, higher and higher. It was as if a giant hand had stretched down from the sky and slowly lifted the curtain of night from the face of the earth. It was a magnificent sight, far greater in scale, [...] than anything that I, with my limited human faculties, could comprehend. As I sat and watched, the feeling overtook me that my very life was slowly dwindling into nothingness. There was no trace here of anything as insignificant as human undertakings. This same event had been occurring hundreds of millions - hundreds of billions - of times, from an age long before there had been anything resembling life on earth.”

Tags : Beauty Dawn Earth Landscape Nature Universe Vast View World
Source : The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

88. “Symbolic of life, hair bolts from our head[s]. Like the earth, it can be harvested, but it will rise again. We can change its color and texture when the mood strikes us, but in time it will return to its original form, just as Nature will in time turn our precisely laid-out cities into a weed-way.”

Tags : Hair Life Nature Touch
Source : A Natural History of the Senses

89. “If there were something that Mother Nature or God could do with money, She or He would have sold immortality to the rich a long time ago.”

Tags : Bribe Bribery Corrupt Corruption Dead Death Equality God Graft Humour Hush Money Immortal Immotality Inequality Materialism Money Mortal Mortality Mother Nature Palm Greasing Poor Poverty Rich Satire Subornation Unfair Unfairness Wealth

90. “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”

Tags : Animals Caring Earth Forests Nature Plants Trees Wilderness
Author : John Muir

91. “The conundrum of the twenty-first (century) is that with the best intentions of color blindness, and laws passed in this spirit, we still carry instincts and reactions inherited from our environments and embedded in our being below the level of conscious decision. There is a color line in our heads, and while we could see its effects we couldn’t name it until now. But john powell is also steeped in a new science of “implicit bias,” which gives us a way, finally, even to address this head on. It reveals a challenge that is human in nature, though it can be supported and hastened by policies to create new experiences, which over time create new instincts and lay chemical and physical pathways. This is a helpfully unromantic way to think about what we mean when we aspire, longingly, to a lasting change of heart. And john powell and others are bringing training methodologies based on the new science to city governments and police forces and schools. What we’re finding now in the last 30 years is that much of the work, in terms of our cognitive and emotional response to the world, happens at the unconscious level.”

Tags : Art Of Living Black Lives Matter Color Line Diversity History Humanity Implicit Bias Inclusion John Powell Love Nature Non Violence On Being Race Racism
Source : Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living

92. “Nature is the guardian of Africa. While the sun lights the African sky in day time, the moon begs the world to help her lighting Africa in the night”

Tags : Africa African Africans Darkness Electricity Guardian Help Lack Of Electricity Light Moon Mothernature Nature Night No_Electricity Provide Sky
Author : Munia Khan

93. “A breeze blew softly, slightly rippling the water as it carried the heady scents of late Carolina springtime through the air. Honeysuckle. Jasmine. Ripe, pungent river mud. Ah, the world felt right.”

Tags : Carolina Contentment Nature South Carolina Spring
Author : Caitlin Rush
Source : Curses Beneath Her Feet

94. “At one time in the world there were woods that no one owned”

Tags : Anarchism Nature Property
Source : Child of God

95. “There appears no assurance that in the times of our own grandchildren the world will contain viable populations of wild African Lions, Tigers, Polar Bears, Emperor Penguins, gorillas, or coral reefs. These are the animals expectant parents pain on nursery room walls. Their implied wish: to welcome precious new life in to a world endowed with the magnificence and delight and fright of companions we have traveled with since the beginning. Some people debate the “rights of the unborn” as though a human life begins at conception but we don’t need to concern ourselves with its prospects after birth. Raging over the divine sanctity of anyone else’s pregnancy is a little overwrought and a little too easy when nature itself terminates one out of four by the sixth week. There are much bigger, more compassionate pro-life fish to fry. Passing along a world that can allow real children to flourish and the cavalcade of generations to unfold, and the least to live in modest dignity would be the biggest pro-life enterprise we could undertake.”

Tags : Conservation Ecology Nature Pro Choice Pro Life
Author : Carl Safina
Source : The View from Lazy Point: A Natural Year in an Unnatural World

96. “By Hays' reasoning, penetrating a rectum with a penis is a violation of how God meant humans to function. However, penetrating a human body with a sword, a common way to kill people in biblical times, is acceptable. Apparently human bodies were designed to be penetrated by metal implements, but not by flesh.”

Tags : Atheism Bible Christianity Christianity And Homosexuality God Homophobia Homosexuality Humans Murder Nature Reasoning Religion Religion And Homosexuality Sodomy Swords
Author : Hector Avalos

97. “But anyone who is practically acquainted with scientific work is aware that those who refuse to go beyond fact, rarely get as far as fact; and anyone who has studied the history of science knows that almost every great step therein has been made by the 'anticipation of Nature,' that is, by the invention of hypotheses, which, though verifiable, often had very little foundation to start with.”

Tags : Advance Anticipation Fact History Hypothesis Invention Nature Science Verifiable
Source : The Advance of Science in the Last Half-Century

98. “Do you remember what Darwin says about music? He claims that the power of producing and appreciating it existed among the human race long before the power of speech was arrived at. Perhaps that is why we are so subtly influenced by it. There are vague memories in our souls of those misty centuries when the world was in its childhood.' That's a rather broad idea,' I remarked. One's ideas must be as broad as Nature if they are to interpret Nature,' he answered.”

Tags : Darwin Music Nature Sherlock Holmes Watson
Source : A Study in Scarlet

99. “They knew how to live with nature and get along with nature. They didn't try too hard to be all men and no animal. That's the mistake we made when Darwin showed up. We embraced him and Huxley and Freud, all smiles. And then we discovered that Darwin and our religions didn't mix. Or at least we didn't think they did. We were fools. We tried to budge Darwin and Huxley and Freud. They wouldn't move very well. So, like idiots, we tried knocking down religion. We succeeded pretty well. We lost our faith and went around wondering what life was for. If art was no more than a frustrated outflinging of desire, if religion was no more than self-delusion, what good was life? Faith had always given us answer to all things. But it all went down the drain with Freud and Darwin. We were and still are lost people.”

Tags : Art Darwin Faith Freud Huxley Lost Nature Religion
Author : Ray Bradbury
Source : The Martian Chronicles

100. “This century will be called Darwin's century. He was one of the greatest men who ever touched this globe. He has explained more of the phenomena of life than all of the religious teachers. Write the name of Charles Darwin on the one hand and the name of every theologian who ever lived on the other, and from that name has come more light to the world than from all of those. His doctrine of evolution, his doctrine of the survival of the fittest, his doctrine of the origin of species, has removed in every thinking mind the last vestige of orthodox Christianity. He has not only stated, but he has demonstrated, that the inspired writer knew nothing of this world, nothing of the origin of man, nothing of geology, nothing of astronomy, nothing of nature; that the Bible is a book written by ignorance--at the instigation of fear. Think of the men who replied to him. Only a few years ago there was no person too ignorant to successfully answer Charles Darwin, and the more ignorant he was the more cheerfully he undertook the task. He was held up to the ridicule, the scorn and contempt of the Christian world, and yet when he died, England was proud to put his dust with that of her noblest and her grandest. Charles Darwin conquered the intellectual world, and his doctrines are now accepted facts. His light has broken in on some of the clergy, and the greatest man who to-day occupies the pulpit of one of the orthodox churches, Henry Ward Beecher, is a believer in the theories of Charles Darwin--a man of more genius than all the clergy of that entire church put together....The church teaches that man was created perfect, and that for six thousand years he has degenerated. Darwin demonstrated the falsity of this dogma. He shows that man has for thousands of ages steadily advanced; that the Garden of Eden is an ignorant myth; that the doctrine of original sin has no foundation in fact; that the atonement is an absurdity; that the serpent did not tempt, and that man did not 'fall.'Charles Darwin destroyed the foundation of orthodox Christianity. There is nothing left but faith in what we know could not and did not happen. Religion and science are enemies. One is a superstition; the other is a fact. One rests upon the false, the other upon the true. One is the result of fear and faith, the other of investigation and reason.”

Tags : Astronomy Atonement Biology Clergy Darwin Dogma England Evolution False Fear Garden Of Eden Genius Ignorance Investigation Myth Nature Origin Of Species Original Sin Orthodox Orthodox Christianity Reason Science Superstition Survival Of The Fittest True
Source : Lectures of Col. R.G. Ingersoll: Including His Letters on the Chinese God--Is Suicide a Sin?--The Right to One's Life--Etc. Etc. Etc, Volume 2

101. “[On Schopenhauer in Black and White] Schopenhauer's views of love are flawed. Love can't be merely an illusion of the mind to aid in procreation, but the path to redemption for an otherwise violently selfish species. Past human greatness has proven that when challenged, love can overpower impulsive instinct, and in essence, the vilest aspects of our nature.”

Tags : Challenge Essence Flaw Human Human Condition Human Nature Humanity Illusion Instinct Instincts Love Lover Mind Nature Overpower Power Procreation Redemption Schopenhauer Schopenhauer As Educator Selfish Species Violence Violent

102. “Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.”

Tags : Conservation Earth Life Nature Pollution

103. “You wouldn't think you could kill an ocean, would you? But we'll do it one day. That's how negligent we are.”

Tags : Environment Nature Oceans Pollution Preservation
Author : Ian Rankin
Source : Blood Hunt

104. “Because normal human activity is worse for nature than the greatest nuclear accident in history.”

Tags : Earth Humanity Nature Nuclear Nuclear War Pollution

105. “Talking about pollution, nobody's holy.They who pollute, sinned against nature.”

Tags : Holy Nature Pollution Sin
Author : Toba Beta

106. “The living sinners on deadly ground.”

Tags : Living Nature Pollution Sin
Author : Toba Beta
Source : My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

107. “Many conscientious environmentalists are repelled by the word "abundance," automatically associating it with irresponsible consumerism and plundering of Earth's resources. In the context of grassroots frustration, insensitive enthusing about the potential for energy abundance usually elicits an annoyed retort. "We have to conserve." The authors believe the human family also has to _choose_. The people we speak with at the recycling depot or organic juice bar are for the most part not looking at the _difference_ between harmony-with-nature technologies and exploitative practices such as mountaintop coal mining. "Destructive" was yesterday's technology of choice. As a result, the words "science and technology" are repugnant to many of the people who passionately care about health, peace, justice and the biosphere. Usually these acquaintances haven't heard about the variety of constructive yet powerful clean energy technologies that have the potential to gradually replace oil and nuclear industries if allowed. Wastewater-into-energy technologies could clean up waterways and other variations solve the problem of polluting feedlots and landfills.”

Tags : Ecology Electricity Energy Environment Environmentalism Life Nature Planet Science World
Author : Jeane Manning
Source : Breakthrough Power: How Quantum-Leap New Energy Inventions Can Transform Our World

108. “Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.”

Tags : Beauty Earth Nature Strength
Author : Rachel Carson
Source : The Sense of Wonder

109. “The fact that a cloud from a minor volcanic eruption in Iceland—a small disturbance in the complex mechanism of life on the Earth—can bring to a standstill the aerial traffic over an entire continent is a reminder of how, with all its power to transform nature, humankind remains just another species on the planet Earth.”

Tags : 2010 2010 Eruptions Eyjafjallajokull Aviation Butterfly Effect Earth Eruption Columns Europe Eyjafjallajokull Humankind Iceland Life Nature Volcanic Ash Volcanoes

110. “I am pessimistic about the human race because it is too ingenious for its own good. Our approach to nature is to beat it into submission. We would stand a better chance of survival if we accommodated ourselves to this planet and viewed it appreciatively, instead of skeptically and dictatorially.”

Tags : Environmentalism Mankind Nature
Author : E.B. White

111. “Laziness and cowardice are the reasons why so great a portion of mankind, after nature has long since discharged them from external direction (naturaliter maiorennes), nevertheless remains under lifelong tutelage, and why it is so easy for others to set themselves up as their guardians. It is so easy not to be of age. If I have a book which understands for me, a pastor who has a conscience for me, a physician who decides my diet, and so forth, I need not trouble myself. I need not think, if I can only pay - others will easily undertake the irksome work for me.That the step to competence is held to be very dangerous by the far greater portion of mankind...”

Tags : Competence Cowardice Danger Laziness Mankind Nature Pastor Physician Reason Tutelage
Author : Immanuel Kant
Source : An Answer to the Question: What Is Enlightenment?

112. “I want to learn how to speak to anyone at any time and make us both feel a little bit better, lighter, richer, with no commitments of ever meeting again. I want to learn how to stand wherever with whoever and still feel stable. I want to learn how to unlock the locks to our minds, my mind, so that when I hear opinions or views that don’t match up with mine, I can still listen and understand. I want to burn up lifeless habits of following maps and to-do lists, concentrated liquids to burn my mind and throatand I want to go back to the way nature shaped me. I want to learn to go on well with whatever I have in my hands at the momentin a natural state of mind,certain like the sea.I will find comfort in the rhythm of the sea.”

Tags : Become Becoming Better Certain Charlotte Eriksson Comfort Commitment Develop Friends Growing Learn Love Map Mind Nature Ocean Opinions Rhythm Richer Sea Self Development Songwriter Speak State Of Mind The Glass Child View Writer Young Youth

113. “We have got some very big problems confronting us and let us not make any mistake about it, human history in the future is fraught with tragedy ... It's only through people making a stand against that tragedy and being doggedly optimistic that we are going to win through. If you look at the plight of the human race it could well tip you into despair, so you have to be very strong.”

Tags : Diversity Environmental Justice Nature Social Justice
Author : Bob Brown

114. “Let us imitate nature—not each other.”

Tags : Debasish Mridha Debasish Mridha Md Don T Imitate Others Imitate Nature Inspirational Nature Philosophy Quotes

115. “No one is an outside observer of nature,We're defined by our environment and our interaction with that environment -- by our ecology. And that ecology is necessarily relative, historical and empirical.”

Tags : Beau Beau Lotto Color Colors Colour Harmon Harmon Okinyo Harmon Okish Inspiration Inspirational Quotes Lotto Nature Okinyo Perception Perception And Reality Perception Of Reality Race Race Relations Racism Reality Reason Reasoning Science
Author : Beau Lotto

116. “No body wishes more than I do to see such proofs as you exhibit, that nature has given to our black brethren, talents equal to those of the other colors of men, and that the appearance of a want of them is owing merely to the degraded condition of their existence, both in Africa & America.”

Tags : Africa America Equality Nature Nature Vs Nurture
Source : Letters of Thomas Jefferson

117. “The essence of capitalism is to turn nature into commodities and commodities into capital. The live green earth is transformed into dead gold bricks, with luxury items for the few and toxic slag heaps for the many. The glittering mansion overlooks a vast sprawl of shanty towns, wherein a desperate, demoralized humanity is kept in line with drugs, television, and armed force.”

Tags : Capitalism Drugs Humanity Miltary Nature Television
Source : Against Empire

118. “Insect life was so loud that when you parked the car and got out it sounded as if you had suddenly tuned into a radio frequency from another planet.”

Tags : Buzzing Humming Insects Nature Radio
Author : David Samuels

119. “When I look out on such a night as this, I feel as if there could be neither wickedness nor sorrow in the world; and there certainly would be less of both if the sublimity of Nature were more attended to, and people were carried more out of themselves by contemplating such a scene.”

Tags : Contemplation Nature Night Sorrow Sublime Wickedness
Author : Jane Austen

120. “Man masters nature not by force, but by understanding”

Tags : Force Knowledge Nature Power Understanding Wisdom

121. “But even in the much-publicized rebellion of the young against the materialism of the affluent society, the consumer mentality is too often still intact: the standards of behavior are still those of kind and quantity, the security sought is still the security of numbers, and the chief motive is still the consumer's anxiety that he is missing out on what is "in." In this state of total consumerism - which is to say a state of helpless dependence on things and services and ideas and motives that we have forgotten how to provide ourselves - all meaningful contact between ourselves and the earth is broken. We do not understand the earth in terms either of what it offers us or of what it requires of us, and I think it is the rule that people inevitably destroy what they do not understand.”

Tags : Consumerism Earth Nature Society
Author : Wendell Berry
Source : The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays

122. “The paramount doctrine of the economic and technological euphoria of recent decades has been that everything depends on innovation. It was understood as desirable, and even necessary, that we should go on and on from one technological innovation to the next, which would cause the economy to "grow" and make everything better and better. This of course implied at every point a hatred of the past, of all things inherited and free. All things superceded in our progress of innovations, whatever their value might have been, were discounted as of no value at all.”

Tags : Agriculture Consumerism Environment Nature Technology
Author : Wendell Berry

123. “Everybody is unique and different. Nobody is the same as anyone else. there is no 'normal' - it is a lie taught to us by a system so flawed that it is threatened by the awesome diversity of nature.”

Tags : Awesome Different Diversity Everybody Flawecd Lie Nature Nobody Normal System Taught Threatened Unique
Source : Demonspawn

124. “Gazing around, looking up at the lofty pinnacles above, which seemed to pierce the sky, looking down upon the world,--it seemed the whole world, so limitless it stretched away at her feet,--feeling that infinite unspeakable sense of nearness to Heaven, remoteness from earth which comes only on mountain heights, she drew in a long breath of delight, and cried: "At last! at last, Alessandro! Here we are safe! This is freedom! This is joy!”

Tags : American Indian Beauty California Climbing Female Author Heaven Helen Hunt Jackson Hiking History Love Story Mountain Native American Natural Beauty Nature Old California Ramona Spirituality
Source : Ramona

125. “Voting on things is democratic, yes - but not on deciding on whether or not people should be equal or have human rights. That isn't democracy, it is mob rule.Everybody should be equal in a democracy - that is the nature of a democracy.”

Tags : Deciding Democracy Democratic Equal Everybody Human Rights Mob Rule Nature Voting Yes
Source : Inanna Rising: Women Forged in Fire

126. “Everybody should be equal in a democracy - that is the nature of a democracy.”

Tags : Democracy Equal Everybody Nature
Source : Fearotica: An Anthology of Erotic Horror

127. “People today have forgotten they're really just a part of nature. Yet, they destroy the nature on which our lives depend. They always think they can make something better. Especially scientists. They may be smart, but most don't understand the heart of nature. They only invent things that, in the end, make people unhappy. Yet they're so proud of their inventions. What's worse, most people are, too. They view them as if they were miracles. They worship them. They don't know it, but they're losing nature. They don't see that they're going to perish. The most important things for human beings are clean air and clean water.”

Tags : Air Humanity Humankind Invention Nature Science Technology Water
Source : Yume

128. “Laws of nature have no physical properties of mass /energy. They are platonic truths in transcendent realm that create & govern the Universe.”

Tags : Create Creation Creativity Deepak Chopra Energy Govern Law Laws Mass Nature Physical Plato Properfy Properties Quote Quotes Realm Science Transcendent Truth Universal Universe
Author : Deepak Chopra

129. “All religions are good except when they try to resist nature.”

Tags : Belief Control Dogma Dogmatism Faith Faithfaithless Falsehood Feminism Firm Formless Hell Life Metaphysics Natural Order Nature Non Resistance Religion Resistance Rhetorical Questions Sexism Strong Truth Wisdom Women Women And Religion

130. “I couldn't sew on a day like this. There's something in the air that gets in the blood and makes a sort of glory in my soul. My fingers would twitch and I'd sew a crooked seam. So it's ho for the park and the pines.”

Tags : Nature Sewing
Source : Anne Of The Island

131. “Love is a chemical reaction,But it cannot be fully understood or defined by science.And though a body cannot exist without a soul,It too cannot be fully understood or defined by science.Love is the most powerful form of energy,But science cannot decipher its elements.Yet the best cure for a sick soul is love,But even the most advanced physicianCannot prescribe it as medicine.INCOMPLETE SCIENCE by Suzy Kassem”

Tags : Chemical Chemical Reactions Cures Doctor Doctors Elements Energy Healthcare Illness Incomplete Science Love Medical Medicine Nature Philosophy Philosophy Of Science Physician Physics Poem Poetry Science Soul Spirit Suzy Kassem Treatement Understand Understanding
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

132. “When a mother gives birth, her body is not only able to provide nourishment to her baby, but is also designed to be its own personal medicine cabinet. Breast milk is the best and most natural food you can give a child, and applying it sparingly on a baby's head, eye or skin will eliminate cradle cap, acne, rashes, dryness, and even eye infections.”

Tags : Baby Benefits Breast Milk Breastfeeding Child Cradle Cradle Cap Eye Food Health Healthcare Kids Medicine Medicine Cabinet Mother Motherhood Mothers Natural Food Nature Rashes Suzy Kassem
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

133. “People go on marrying because they can't resist natural forces, although many of them may know perfectly well that they are possibly buying a month's pleasure with a life's discomfort.”

Tags : Discomfort Force Of Nature Marriage Matrimony Nature Pleasure Self Deception
Author : Thomas Hardy
Source : Jude the Obscure

134. “-We need more love, to supersede hatred, -We need more strength, to resist our weaknesses, -We need more inspiration, to lighten up our innermind. -We need more learning, to erase our ignorance, -We need more wisdom, to live longer and happier, -We need more truths, to suppress deceptions, -We need more health, to enjoy our wealth, -We need more peace, to stay in harmony with our brethren -We need more smiles, to brighten up our day, -We need more hero's, and not zero's, -We need more change of ourselves, to change the lives of others, -We need more understanding, to tackle our misunderstanding, -We need more sympathy, not apathy, -We need more forgiveness, not vengeance, -We need more humility to be lifted up, -We need more patience and not undue eagerness, -We need more focus, to avoid distraction, -We need more optimism, not pessimism -We need more justice, not injustice, -We need more facts, not fiction,-We need more education, to curb illiteracy, -We need more skills, not incompetence, -We need more challenges, to make attempts, -We need more talents, to create the extraordinary, -We need more helping hands, not stingy folks, -We need more efforts, not laziness, -We need more jokes, to forget our worries, -We need more spirituality, not mean religion, -We need more freedom, not enslavement, -We need more peacemakers, not revolutionaries...with these, we create an heaven on earth.”

Tags : Ability Apathy Competence Concept Discovery Distraction Enlightenment Fact Fair Play Focus Fundamental Right Hero Humility Incompetence Life Lesson Longevity Mental Discoveries Mental Discovery Nature Peacemaking Perseverance Pessimism Skills Talent Togetherness Understanding Virtue Weakness

135. “Nana always said the rain was Nature's way of adding sparkle to the outdoors.”

Tags : Nature Rain Sparkle
Source : Cry on Hallow's Eve

136. “Nobody that has seen a baby born can believe in god for a second. When you see your child born, and the panic, and the amount of technology that is saving the life of the two people you love most in the world, when you see how much stainless steel and money it takes to fight off the fact that god wants both those people dead, no one, no one can look into the eyes of a newborn baby and say there's a god, because I'll tell ya, if we were squatting in the woods, the two people I love most would be dead. There's just no way around that. If I were in charge, no way. We need technology to fight against nature; nature so wants us dead. Nature is trying to kill us.”

Tags : Atheism Childbirth Love Nature Technology
Author : Penn Jillette

137. “I am of old and young, of the foolish as much as the wise,Regardless of others, ever regardful of others,Maternal as well as paternal, a child as well as a man,Stuffed with the stuff that is course, and stuffed with the stuff that is fine, one of the nation, of many nations, the smallest the same and the the largest”

Tags : Maternal Nation Nationality Naturalism Nature Old Paternal Poetry Self Wisdom Youth Youthful
Author : Walt Whitman
Source : Song of Myself

138. “The wastes of snow on the hill were ghostly in the moonlight. The stars were piercingly bright.”

Tags : Bobsledding Hills Moonlight Nature Snow Stars Winter
Source : Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown

139. “How is itthat everything mustbegin and end with you?There you are, before sunrise, perfuming the world with your scent.Have you made a dealwith the moon so that you can lingereven when she tapers off?And what about the wind?Even when he has been scolded and is sitting in a corner, there you are, my calm before the storm.Despite the inevitable destructionand my ruin, there you are again, my calm after the storm.I must, I really must know:'How is it that there was never youuntil there wasand then all was you?”

Tags : Crave Desire Fate Friend God Harmony How Is It Inevitable Inspirational Kamand Kojouri Kojouri Love Love Poem Love Quote Nature Poem Perfuming Pine Sunset Transcend Transcendence Wedding Wind

140. “Up past the old lime kiln built into the side of a hill we take a hard right at a clearing lined by brittle apple trees still willing to bear fruit.I snap sticks beneath my feetand steal pictures of the view while you reach for something sweet, as much as it bowsto you.”

Tags : Apple Beauty Cherry Valley Fruit Hill Love Poem Nature Photograph Sweet Trees View Walk

141. “I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house."[Notebook, Oct. 10, 1842]”

Tags : Autumn Nature Sunshine
Source : The American Notebooks

142. “The sea loved the moonWhen she was supposed to love the shore.The moon knewAnd hence made his intentions known. That she should love the shoreWho was destined for her.Yet his protests seemed weak. And even when he pushed her towards the shore-She always retreated back.To want, to need, to love the moonFor all she's worth.Everyone said, it wasn't meant to happen.Yet, the Tsunami rose that night for their union.”

Tags : Flash Fiction Forbidden Love Hope Life Love Love Affair Love Poem Love Quote Love Quotes Magic Moon Nature Night Passion Poem Poetry Rebel Relationships Romance Romantic Saiber Sea Stardust And Sheets Story Tsunami
Author : Saiber
Source : Stardust and Sheets

143. “Love is always fresh as morning dew.”

Tags : Couple Daily Dew Friendship Inspiration Lailah Gifty Akita Affirmations Life Love Marriage Morning Nature New Day Refreshness Shine Your Light Wedding Words Of Wisdom
Source : Think Great: Be Great!

144. “The whispers inside the red wheelbarrow's dew.”

Tags : Dew Nature Philosophy Poetry Whisper
Source : Bonemeal

145. “Over the plains of Ethiopia the sun rose as I had not seen it in seven years. A big, cool, empty sky flushed a little above a rim of dark mountains. The landscape 20,000 feet below gathered itself from the dark and showed a pale gleam of grass, a sheen of water. The red deepened and pulsed, radiating streaks of fire. There hung the sun, like a luminous spider's egg, or a white pearl, just below the rim of the mountains. Suddenly it swelled, turned red, roared over the horizon and drove up the sky like a train engine. I knew how far below in the swelling heat the birds were an orchestra in the trees about the villages of mud huts; how the long grass was straightening while dangling locks of dewdrops dwindled and dried; how the people were moving out into the fields about the business of herding and hoeing.”

Tags : Dawn Ethiopia Nature Sunrise
Author : Doris Lessing
Source : Going Home

146. “Giving Birth by Marcus Amaker do you remember when the earth was just a baby, settling in its skin,safe in the arms of mother naturewith fire breathing from within.you were not shackled by timeand life roamed around your heartwith the weight of dinosaurs,leaving footprints in your lungs.and the first time you saw the sunyou could barely breathebecause the possibility of endless lightplanted a seedso you admire the strength of trees,who naturally grew into unwavering beauty, staring down the mouth oftime. do you remember being 11 years oldwhen your mother told you“birth is more painful than dying”and you burst with dreamswithout even trying, seeking light in your heart, where shadows now restcomfortably next to fear.but you come out of the woods clear,with nature’s breathunder your tongue, and a weightless bliss, no longer scared of death.”

Tags : Beauty Birth Death Earth Journey Nature Seeking Sorrow Wisdom
Author : Marcus Amaker

147. “Go outside. Don’t tell anyone and don’t bring your phone. Start walking and keep walking until you no longer know the road like the palm of your hand, because we walk the same roads day in and day out, to the bus and back home and we cease to see. We walk in our sleep and teach our muscles to work without thinking and I dare you to walk where you have not yet walked and I dare you to notice. Don’t try to get anything out of it, because you won’t. Don’t try to make use of it, because you can’t. And that’s the point. Just walk, see, sit down if you like. And be. Just be, whatever you are with whatever you have, and realise that that is enough to be happy. There’s a whole world out there, right outside your window. You’d be a fool to miss it.”

Tags : Adventure Charlotte Eriksson Happy Journey Nature Open Road Outside Road Trip Roads Stillness Sweden The Glass Child Vagabonding Walking Wandering

148. “When people tell me they can’t afford to join a gym, I tell them to go outside; planet Earth is a gym and we’re already members. Run, climb, sweat, and enjoy all of the natural wonder that is available to you.”

Tags : Climb Earth Gym Nature Outside Run Sweat Weight Loss Working Out
Source : Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

149. “As nature has uncovered from under this hard shell the seed for which she most tenderly cares - the propensity and vocation to free thinking - this gradually works back upon the character of the people, who thereby gradually become capable of managing freedom; finally, it affects the principles of government, which finds it to its advantage to treat men, who are now more than machines, in accordance with their dignity.”

Tags : Advantage Character Dignity Free Thinking Freedom Freethought Government Machines Nature Principles Propensity Vocation
Author : Immanuel Kant
Source : An Answer to the Question: What Is Enlightenment?

150. “That not adhering to those notions Reason dictates (concerning the nature of God), has been the occasion of all superstition, and those innumerable mischiefs that mankind (on account of religion) have done to themselves or to one another.”

Tags : Deism Mischief Nature Reason Religion
Source : Christianity as Old as the Creation

151. “We must imagine our lives well. We must engage our conscience. Conscience is the voice of God in the nature and heart of man.”

Tags : Conscience God Heart Imagine Lives Nature The Life Before Her Eyes
Source : The Life Before Her Eyes

152. “You must carry on my spirit. It can no longer be carried by a god. It must be taken up by all of you. - Pan”

Tags : Nature Pan
Author : Rick Riordan
Source : The Battle of the Labyrinth

153. “Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves and withered hedges, and from repeating to herself some few of the thousand poetical descriptions extant of autumn--that season of peculiar and inexhaustible influence on the mind of taste and tenderness--that season which has drawn from every poet worthy of being read some attempt at description, or some lines of feeling.”

Tags : Autumn Fall Nature Pleasure Poets Seasons Walking
Author : Jane Austen
Source : Persuasion

154. “[Patricia Highsmith] was a figure of contradictions: a lesbian who didn't particularly like women; a writer of the most insightful psychological novels who, at times, appeared bored by people; a misanthrope with a gentle, sweet nature.”

Tags : Bored Contradictions Gentle Insight Insightful Lesbian Like Misanthrope Nature Novels People Psychological Sweet Women Writer Writing
Author : Andrew Wilson
Source : Patricia Highsmith, Ζωή στο σκοτάδι

155. “Art is the child of nature in whom we trace the features of the mothers face.”

Tags : Art Child Face Mother Nature

156. “Before marriage, develop your yourself like a magnet - so that anytime you propose or being proposed to, by other magnets; rivers of joy will follow attractions to drop on the ring. It'll be like homecoming of readiness.On that eve, the souls will dream,Anxiety will match the sun's heat.As you say "yes", the world becomes empty as you cuddle in the kiss.Your "Yes" will be like Abel's smoke-offerring to God;You'll experience the eclipse of the Jupiter.That's what one experiences when a prepared soul comes to complement a prepared soul, in the sweet journey of partnership!”

Tags : Alive Attractions Attractive Death Down Electricity Emotion Energy Feeling Life Poem Living Love Melancholy Planets Sadness Self Development Spring Stages Of Life Sun Unhappy Vessel Wedding Rings

157. “The use of sea and air is common to all; neither can a title to the ocean belong to any people or private persons, forasmuch as neither nature nor public use and custom permit any possession therof.”

Tags : Air All Belong Common Environmental Fair User Freedom Nature Ocean Private Queen Elizabeth Sea Wisdom
Author : Elizabeth I
Source : Letters

158. “Every lake belongs to the quietness desired by the swans.”

Tags : Belong Belongs Lake Natural Nature Quiet Quietness Swan Swans
Author : Munia Khan

159. “We can always be humanMeeting each day a wise new manBut the Animal Kingdom to which we belongAnimals we are; this truth can’t be wrong.”

Tags : Animal Animal Kingdom Animals Belong Human Human Nature Humanbeing Kingdom Meeting Nature Truth Wisdom Wisdom Quotes Wise Wise Words Wrong
Author : Munia Khan
Source : Beyond The Vernal Mind

160. “You can't study the darkness by flooding it with light.”

Tags : Darkness Ecology Insight Nature Study
Author : Edward Abbey
Source : The Best of Edward Abbey

161. “Out yonder they may curse, revile, and torture one another, defile all the human instincts, make a shambles of creation (if it were in their power), but here, no, here, it is unthinkable, here there is abiding peace, the peace of God, and the serene security created by a handful of good neighbors living at one with the creature world.”

Tags : Big Sur California Ecology Environment Good Neighbors Nature Peace Serenity
Author : Henry Miller
Source : Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch

162. “as jolaha ka maram na jana, jinh jag ani pasarinhh tana;dharti akas dou gad khandaya, chand surya dou nari banaya;sahastra tar le purani puri, ajahu bine kathin hai duri;kahai kabir karm se jori, sut kusut bine bhal kori;No one could understand the secret of this weaver who, coming into existence, spread the warp as the world; He fixed the earth and the sky as the pillars, and he used the sun and the moon as two shuttles; He took thousands of stars and perfected the cloth; but even today he weaves, and the end is difficult to fathom.Kabir says that the weaver, getting good or bad yarn and connecting karmas with it, weaves beautifully. ”

Tags : Ecology Fate Mystery Nature Norns Old Songs
Author : Kabir
Source : The Bijak of Kabir

163. “There is something deep within us that sobs at endings. Why, God, does everything have to end? Why does all nature grow old? Why do spring and summer have to go?”

Tags : Endings And Beginnings God Nature Summer

164. “Look! A trickle of water running through some dirt! I'd say our afternoon just got booked solid!”

Tags : Calvin Calvin And Hobbes Comic Comic Strips Comics Hobbes Humor Kids Nature

165. “Do you suppose, gentlemen, that our children as they grow up and begin to reason can avoid such questions? No, they cannot, and we will not impose on them an impossible restriction. The sight of an unworthy father involuntarily suggests tormenting questions to a young creature, especially when he compares him with the excellent fathers of his companions. The conventional answer to this question is: 'He begot you, and you are his flesh and blood, and therefore you are bound to love him.' The youth involuntarily reflects: 'But did he love me when he begot me?' he asks, wondering more and more. 'Was it for my sake he begot me? He did not know me, not even my sex, at that moment, at the moment of passion, perhaps, inflamed by wine, and he has only transmitted to me a propensity to drunkenness- that's all he's done for me.... Why am I bound to love him simply for begetting me when he has cared nothing for me all my life after?Oh, perhaps those questions strike you as coarse and cruel, but do not expect an impossible restraint from a young mind. 'Drive nature out of the door and it will fly in at the window'.”

Tags : Fatherhood Nature
Source : The Brothers Karamazov

166. “I fancied my luck to be witnessing yet another full moon. True, I’d seen hundreds of full moons in my life, but they were not limitless. When one starts thinking of the full moon as a common sight that will come again to one’s eyes ad-infinitum, the value of life is diminished and life goes by uncherished. ‘This may be my last moon,’ I sighed, feeling a sudden sweep of sorrow; and went back to reading more of The Odyssey.”

Tags : Full Moon Homer Life Moon Nature Poetry Romanticism Sorrow The Odyssey The Wanderess Time Time Passing
Author : Roman Payne

167. “The sunlight claps the earth, and the moonbeams kiss the sea: what are all these kissings worth, if thou kiss not me?”

Tags : Kiss Love Nature

168. “A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.”

Tags : Kiss Love Nature Trick Words

169. “She ran as the first maples started to change color, then the oak.She jumped over roots, she sidestepped brambles, her footfalls echoing off plank bridges traversing streams.She was the first person at practice. The last to go home.She ran for speed. She ran for distance. She stretched carefully first thing in the morning and last thing before bed.”

Tags : Girl Quotes Nature Nature Quotes Runner Running Quotes
Author : C.D. Bell
Source : Weregirl

170. “When one tunes in into nature's frequency, life becomes change, change becomes hope!”

Tags : Belief Systems Calm Comfort Desire Experiments Frame Frequency Happy Hour Land Loyalty Moment Research Science Sea Serenity Spirit Test

171. “The people who keep their lifestyle natural as much as possible to the decency level meet quite often in life a beautiful person.”

Tags : Artificial Childlike Generousity Gentle Gentleman Giving Nature Hearty Helping Nature Ingenuous Inspiring Inspiring Writer Lifestyle Living Standards Motivation Naive Natural Nature Nice Non Materialistic Outfit Simple Living Simplicity Sincere Thinking True Mentor True Motivational Speaker
Author : Anuj Somany

172. “Only mountains can feel the frozen warmth of the sun through snow's gentle caress on their peaks”

Tags : Caress Feel Frozen Gentle Highest Mountain Mountains Nature Nature Quotes Peak Snow Snow White Sun The Sun Warmth
Author : Munia Khan

173. “How was she created? I'm not sure if you realize this, but it was in God's image. How can anybody dare to speak ill of something which bears such a noble imprint?”

Tags : Female God Medieval Misogyny Nature Society Woman
Source : The Book of the City of Ladies

174. “To see the first sun rise in New Year is the most sacredness of existence.”

Tags : Abundant Living Blessings Curses Christian Life Christmas God S Grace Hope Inspirational Joy Lessons Learnt Life Life Philosophy Living Motivated Nature New Year New Year S Resolutions Philosophy Resolutions Sacred Stars Sunset Uplifting Wise Thoughts
Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

175. “May you find the beauty in every moment.”

Tags : Beautiful Life Blessings Christian Life Faith Grateful Hope Inspiration Joy Life Moment Motivational Nature Uplifting
Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

176. “Seek the miracles in a sacred moment.”

Tags : Abundant Life Adventure Advice Beautiful Life Christian Life Faith Hope Inspiration Inspirational Life Journey Life And Living Life Lessons Miracles Moment Motivational Nature Philosophy Possibilities Sacred Seek Spiritual Wisdom Spirituality Travel Uplifting Wise Words
Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

177. “Nature can be cruel. Predators are everywhere. Those who don't need to be protected from outside forces often need to be protected from themselves. In society, women are referred to as "the fairer sex". But in the wild, the female species can be far more ferocious than their male counterparts. Defending the nest is both our oldest and strongest instinct. And sometimes, it can also be the most gratifying.”

Tags : Cruel Defend Female Gratifying Instinct Male Nature Predators Protect Revenge Revenge Tv Series Society Women
Author : Emily Thorne

178. “Harmony with land is like harmony with a friend; you cannot cherish his right hand and chop off his left. That is to say, you cannot love game and hate predators... The land is one organism.”

Tags : Harmony Nature Predators
Author : Aldo Leopold

179. “It was great to see the owls," I said.She smiled."Yes. They're wild things, of course. Killers, savages. They're wonderful.”

Tags : Animals Killers Nature Owls Predators Prey Savage Wild
Author : David Almond
Source : Skellig

180. “How can you stand to do it? The poor little mouse!"Grover shrugged. "It's nature," he said. "Nature likes the snake just as much as the mouse.”

Tags : Nature Predators Predatory And Prey Prey
Author : Jeanne DuPrau
Source : The Prophet of Yonwood

181. “Naysayers at their polite best chided the rewilders for romanticizing the past; at their sniping worst, for tempting a 'Jurassic Park' disaster. To these the rewilders quietly voiced a sad and stinging reply. The most dangerous experiment is already underway. The future most to be feared is the one now dictated by the status quo. In vanquishing our most fearsome beasts from the modern world, we have released worse monsters from the compound. They come in disarmingly meek and insidious forms, in chewing plagues of hoofed beasts and sweeping hordes of rats and cats and second-order predators. They come in the form of denuded seascapes and barren forests, ruled by jellyfish and urchins, killer deer and sociopathic monkeys. They come as haunting demons of the human mind. In conquering the fearsome beasts, the conquerors had unwittingly orphaned themselves.”

Tags : Ecology Extinction Nature Predators Rewilding Wild Animals Wilderness
Source : Where the Wild Things Were: Life, Death, and Ecological Wreckage in a Land of Vanishing Predators

182. “The sun is roaring, it fills to bursting each crystal of snow. I flush with feeling, moved beyond my comprehension, and once again, the warm tears freeze upon my face. These rocks and mountains, all this matter, the snow itself, the air- the earth is ringing. All is moving, full of power, full of light.”

Tags : Beauty Holiness Mountains Mysticism Nature Sacredness Wonder
Source : The Snow Leopard

183. “I grow into these mountains like a moss. I am bewitched. The blinding snow peaks and the clarion air, the sound of earth and heaven in the silence, the requiem birds, the mythic beasts, the flags, great horns, and old carved stones, the silver ice in the black river, the Kang, the Crystal Mountain. Also, I love the common miracles-the murmur of my friends at evening, the clay fires of smudgy juniper, the coarse dull food, the hardship and simplicity, the contentment of doing one thing at a time… gradually my mind has cleared itself, and wind and sun pour through my head, as through a bell. Though we talk little here, I am never lonely; I am returned into myself. In another life-this isn’t what I know, but how I feel- these mountains were my home; there is a rising of forgotten knowledge, like a spring from hidden aquifers under the earth. To glimpse one’s own true nature is a kind of homegoing, to a place East of the Sun, West of the Moon- the homegoing that needs no home, like that waterfall on the supper Suli Gad that turns to mist before touching the earth and rises once again to the sky.”

Tags : Beauty Buddhism Holiness Landscape Meditation Mountains Nature Sacred Places Sacredness Zen
Source : The Snow Leopard

184. “In what is now known as Bodh Gaya…a Buddhist temple stands beside an ancient pipal, descended from that bodhi tree, or “enlightenment tree,” and I watched the rising of the morning star and came away no wiser than before. But later I wondered if the Tibetan monks were aware that the Bodhi tree was murmuring with gusts of birds, while another large pipal, so close by that it touched the holy tree with many branches, was without life. I make no claim for the event: I simply declare what I saw at Bodh Gaya.”

Tags : Buddhism Enlightenment Holiness Nature Sacredness Sprituality Wonder
Source : The Snow Leopard

185. “A far cicada rings high and clear over the river’s heavy wash. Morning glory, a lone dandelion, cassia, orchids. So far from the nearest sea, I am taken aback by the sight of a purple land crab, like a relict of the ancient days when the Indian subcontinent, adrift on the earth’s mantle, moved northward to collide with the Asian landmass, driving these marine rocks, inch by inch, five miles into the skies. The rise of the Himalaya, begun in the Eocene, some fifty million years ago, is still continuing: an earthquake in 1959 caused mountains to fall into the rivers and changed the course of the great Brahmaputra, which comes down out of Tibet through northeastern India to join the Ganges near its delta at the Bay of Bengal.”

Tags : Beauty Geology Holiness Mountains Mysticism Nature Sacredness
Source : The Snow Leopard

186. “Listen to the trees as they sway in the wind.Their leaves are telling secrets. Their bark sings songs of olden days as it grows around the trunks. And their roots give names to all things.Their language has been lost.But not the gestures.”

Tags : Attention Bark Gestures Hear Hearing Listen Nature Paying Attention Perception Root Roots Secret Secrets Speaking Speech Tree Tree Parable Trees
Author : Vera Nazarian
Source : The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

187. “Those who wish to seek out the cause of miracles and to understand the things of nature as philosophers, and not to stare at them in astonishment like fools, are soon considered heretical and impious, and proclaimed as such by those whom the mob adores as the interpreters of nature and the gods. For these men know that, once ignorance is put aside, that wonderment would be taken away, which is the only means by which their authority is preserved.”

Tags : Adoration Astonishment Authority Causation Cause Foolish Fools Gods Heresy Heretical Ignorance Impious Interpret Knowledge Miracles Mob Philosopher Piety Stare The Gods Understanding Wonder
Source : Ethics

188. “Everything turns in circles and spirals with the cosmic heart until infinity. Everything has a vibration that spirals inward or outward — and everything turns together in the same direction at the same time. This vibration keeps going: it becomes born and expands or closes and destructs — only to repeat the cycle again in opposite current. Like a lotus, it opens or closes, dies and is born again. Such is also the story of the sun and moon, of me and you. Nothing truly dies. All energy simply transforms.”

Tags : Birth Born Cycles Dies Evolution Expands Harmonic Principles Harmonics Life Matter Metaphysics Nature Opposite Philosophy Poet Reborn Reincarnation Relgion Repeat Spiritual Spirituality Suzy Kassem Theory Time Transforms True Universe Vibration
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

189. “Looking at beauty in the world, is the first step of purifying the mind.”

Tags : Beauty Beauty In Nature Inspirational Love Meditation Mind Mindfulness Nature Nature S Beauty Pure Awareness Purifying Relaxation
Author : Amit Ray
Source : Meditation: Insights and Inspirations

190. “Walking and talking are two very great pleasures, but it is a mistake to combine them. Our own noise blots out the sounds and silences of the outdoor world; and talking leads almost inevitably to smoking, and then farewell to nature as far as one of our senses is concerned. The only friend to walk with is one who so exactly shares your taste for each mood of the countryside that a glance, a halt, or at most a nudge, is enough to assure us that the pleasure is shared.”

Tags : Appreciation Enjoyment Nature Senses Silence Solitude Talking Walking
Author : C.S. Lewis
Source : Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life

191. “Not too long ago thousands spent their lives as recluses to find spiritual vision in the solitude of nature. Modern man need not become a hermit to achieve this goal, for it is neither ecstasy nor world-estranged mysticism his era demands, but a balance between quantitative and qualitative reality. Modern man, with his reduced capacity for intuitive perception, is unlikely to benefit from the contemplative life of a hermit in the wilderness. But what he can do is to give undivided attention, at times, to a natural phenomenon, observing it in detail, and recalling all the scientific facts about it he may remember. Gradually, however, he must silence his thoughts and, for moments at least, forget all his personal cares and desires, until nothing remains in his soul but awe for the miracle before him. Such efforts are like journeys beyond the boundaries of narrow self-love and, although the process of intuitive awakening is laborious and slow, its rewards are noticeable from the very first. If pursued through the course of years, something will begin to stir in the human soul, a sense of kinship with the forces of life consciousness which rule the world of plants and animals, and with the powers which determine the laws of matter. While analytical intellect may well be called the most precious fruit of the Modern Age, it must not be allowed to rule supreme in matters of cognition. If science is to bring happiness and real progress to the world, it needs the warmth of man's heart just as much as the cold inquisitiveness of his brain.”

Tags : Awareness Connection Consciousness Ecstasy Intuition Journey Life Logic Mind Nature People Perception Reality Science Self Solitude Soul Spirit Time
Author : Franz Winkler

192. “Every creature was designed to serve a purpose. Learn from animals for they are there to teach you the way of life. There is a wealth of knowledge that is openly accessible in nature. Our ancestors knew this and embraced the natural cures found in the bosoms of the earth. Their classroom was nature. They studied the lessons to be learned from animals. Much of human behavior can be explained by watching the wild beasts around us. They are constantly teaching us things about ourselves and the way of the universe, but most people are too blind to watch and listen.”

Tags : Ancestors Animal Animals Animals And Man Beasts Class Classroom Cure Cures Earth Environementalism Environment Knowledge Lessons Life Medicine Natural Medicine Nature Nature Classroom Purpose Suzy Kassem Teach Wild Wildlife Wisdom
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

193. “Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.”

Tags : Autumn Encourage Fall Inspirational Life Love Nature Trees
Author : Chad Sugg

194. “Go inside you, feel the silence, use the eternal now that rules the past and the future.”

Tags : Another Chance Awareness Awareness Quotes Breathing In Awareness Challenges Confusion Depression Facing Reality Focusing Genuis Instinct Living In The Moment Living In The Present Living In The Present Moment Living Life To The Fullest Meditation Nature Now Peace Poetry Present Moment Relaxation Rule Your Mind Sensory Impressions Silence Stress Relief

195. “In the great meteor shower of August, the Perseid, I wail all day for the shooting stars I miss. They’re out there showering down, committing hari-kiri in a flame of fatal attraction, and hissing perhaps into the ocean. But at dawn what looks like a blue dome clamps down over me like a lid on a pot. The stars and planets could smash and I’d never know. Only a piece of ashen moon occasionally climbs up or down the inside of the dome, and our local star without surcease explodes on our heads. We have really only that one light, one source for all power, and yet we must turn away from it by universal decree. Nobody here on the planet seems aware of that strange, powerful taboo, that we all walk about carefully averting our faces, this way and that, lest our eyes be blasted forever.”

Tags : Beauty Faith Meteors Nature Science Sky Spirit Taboo Wonder
Author : Annie Dillard
Source : Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

196. “If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown! But every night come out these envoys of beauty, and light the universe with their admonishing smile.”

Tags : Astronomy Beauty Heavens Nature Night Night Sky Religion Sky Stars
Source : Nature and Selected Essays

197. “Philosophy [nature] is written in that great book which ever is before our eyes -- I mean the universe -- but we cannot understand it if we do not first learn the language and grasp the symbols in which it is written. The book is written in mathematical language, and the symbols are triangles, circles and other geometrical figures, without whose help it is impossible to comprehend a single word of it; without which one wanders in vain through a dark labyrinth.”

Tags : Astronomy Cosmology Geometry Math Nature Science

198. “The weather is nature's disruptor of human plans and busybodies. Of all the things on earth, nature's disruption is what we know we can depend on, as it is essentially uncontrolled by men.”

Tags : Busybody Calm Control Dependence Disruption Earth Humanity Interruption Life Man Nature Peace Plans Restoration Snow Snowstorm Snowstorms Storm Storms Storms Of Life Thunder Thunderstorm Thunderstorms Weather
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

199. “Your blessings are very important to melt down the stony hearts.”

Tags : Blessing Blessings Blessings Quotes Heart Of Love Human Nature Humanity Humanity And Society Love Melt Down Nature Non Violence Nonviolence Nonviolence Quotes Peace Power Relationships Respect Stony Heart World Peace
Author : Amit Ray
Source : Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

200. “...the care of the earth is our most ancient and most worthy and, after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it, and to foster its renewal, is our only legitimate hope.”

Tags : Care Earth Nature Responsibility Stewardship
Author : Wendell Berry
Source : The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays