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                        QUOTES ABOUT NATURE
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Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.
-Sir Winston Churchill

Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and
the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.
-Cree Indian Proverb

The tree which moves some to tears of joy is, in the eyes of others,
only a green thing which stands in their way. -William Blake

Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world. -John Muir

If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is
in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as
a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald
before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.
-Henry David Thoreau

A tree never hits an automobile except in self defense. -Woody Allen

Trees are poems that earth writes upon the sky. We fell them and turn
them into newspapers that we may record our emptiness. -Kahlil Gibran

He who plants a tree plants a hope. -Welsh proverb

Rain is snow that shovels itself.

In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our
scientific accomplishments fade to trivia. -Charles Lindbergh 

The wonder of a single snowflake outweighs the wisdom of a million
meteorologists.

Butterflies are not insects, they are selfpropelled flowers. -Heinlein 

The most beautiful sunsets are made by cloudy skies.

Life is like a field of newly fallen snow. Where I choose to walk,
every step will show. -Denis Waitley

A gentle stream can split a mountain, given enough time.

Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves.
-Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The willow knows what the storm does not: that the power to endure
harm outlives the power to inflict it. 

There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew. 
-Marshall McLuhan

And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the
winds long to play with your hair. -Kahlil Gibran

While there may be no "right" way to value a forest or a river, there
is a wrong way, which is to give it no value at all. How do we decide
the value of a 700-year-old tree? We need only to ask how much it
would cost to make a new one, or a new river, or even a new
atmosphere. -Paul Hawken

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing,
wind braces up, snow is exhilarating;
there is no such thing as bad weather,
only different kinds of good weather.
-John Ruskin

There is something about nature out of control that touches a primal
terror. We are used to the idea that we're the masters of our domain
and that God has given us this earth to rule over. We need this
illusion like a good night-light. The truth is more fearsome: we are
as frail as young trees in tornadoes, and our beloved homes are one
flood away from driftwood. We plant our roots in trembling earth, we
live where mountains rose and fell and prehistoric seas burned away in
mist. We and the towns we build are not permanent; the earth itself is
a passing train. When you stand in muddy water that is rising toward
your waist and you hear people shouting against the darkness and see
their figures struggling to hold back the currents that will not be
denied, you realize the truth of it: we will not win, but we cannot
give up. -Robert McCammon

Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.
-Albert Camus

Harmony with land is like harmony with a friend; you cannot cherish
his right hand and chop off his left. -Aldo Leopold

The wilderness needs no defense, only more defenders.
-Edward Abbey

Every piece of the universe, even the tiniest little snow crystal,
matters somehow. I have a place in the pattern, and so do you...
-T. G. Barron

We have not inherited the earth from our ancestors, we have only
borrowed it from our children.


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