Famous writers and scholars of all faiths and beliefs discovered long ago that nature is closer to God than religion itself. No matter what faith you follow, and even if you don't, nature speaks a universal language that everyone can understand, no matter what part of the Earth a person lives on, or what faith, nationality, political persuasion, age, profession, or income. Nature holds the answers to life.
"Look deep into nature, and
then you will understand
not in the
but on trees,
"You will find something more
in woods than in books. Trees
and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters."
~Saint Bernard of Clarivaux
“And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in everything.”
"Nature teaches more than she preaches. There
are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a
spark out of a stone than a moral."
Nature is just enough; but
men and women must understand
and accept her suggestions."
"Reading about nature is fine,
but if a person walks in the
woods and listens carefully,he
can learn more than what is in
books, for they speak with the
voice of God."
~George Washington Carver
"The best place to seek God
is in a garden. You can dig
for him there."
~George Bernard Shaw
My father considered a walk
among the mountains as the
equivalent of churchgoing."
"Climb up on some hill at sunrise. Everybody needs perspective once in a while, you'll find it there."
"Truly it may be said that the outside of a mountain is good for the inside of a man."
"Nature often holds up a mirror so we can see more clearly the ongoing processes of growth, renewal and transformation in our lives."
~Mary Ann Brussat
"I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station through which God speaks to us every hour, if we only will tune in."
~George Washington Carver
MORE NATURE QUOTES FROM FAMOUS PEOPLE
“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.” Anne Frank (1929-1945), German-born Jewish girl who wrote a diary while in hiding with her family in Amsterdam during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II.
“Birth, life, and death -- each took place on the hidden side of a leaf.” Toni Morrison, African American Author
“There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story.” Linda Hogan (born 1947) Native American poet, storyteller, academic, playwright, novelist, environmentalist and writer.
“Nature is man's teacher. She unfolds her treasures to his search, unseals his eye, illumes his mind, and purifies his heart; an influence breathes from all the sights and sounds of her existence.” Alfred Billings Street American author
“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.” John Burroughs (1837- 1921), American naturalist and essayist
“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you” Frank Lloyd Wright (1867–1959), American architect, interior designer, writer, educator, and philosopher
"Adopt the pace f nature, her secet is patience." Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), American essayist
“The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.” Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862), Philosopher
“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.” John Muir (1838–1914), One of the first modern preservationists. He wrote famous letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, and wildlife.
“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”
“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.” Eleonora Duse (1858-1924), Italian actress
“Any man that walks the mead, in bud, or blade, or bloom, may find a meaning suited to his mind.” Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892), English poet
“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” Rachel Louise Carson (1907–1964), Marine biologist and nature writer whose writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement.
“Go to the winter woods: Listen there. Look, watch, and the “dead months” will give you a subtler secret than any you have yet found in the forest.” Fiona Macleod (1855-1905) Real Name William Sharp, Scottish writer, of poetry and literary biography in particular, wrote also as Fiona MacLeod, a pseudonym kept almost secret during his lifetime.
“Weather is a great metaphor for life - sometimes it's good, sometimes it's bad, and there's nothing much you can do about it but carry an umbrella.” Pepper Giardino, Inspirational Writer
“The moon is like a mystery novel, the sun like a motivational self-help book, and the stars a coffee table book of photography. The sky is the whole library, and God the librarian.” Pepper Giardino
“God Won’t Grow What You Don’t Sow”
Joanne Taylor (1958-), Author, Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker, Professional Gardener
“There are lessons in nature that we don’t recognize that can teach us how to live, grow, and survive.”
“Seasons Come and Seasons Grow”
“A snowflake is one of God's most fragile creations, but look what they can do when they stick together!”
MY 2ND BOOK, "HIGHER GROUND"
IS COMING SOON!!!
YOU DON'T NEED A GREEN THUMB TO
LEARN FROM GOD'S GREEN EARTH!!
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