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Famous Quotes on Exploring Nature and Well-Being

Famous Quotes on Exploring Nature and Well-Being

Motivational Quotes on the Benefits of Going Outside to Explore


by Whitney Hopler, Communications Manager

Humans are deeply connected to the natural world outside, so the exploration process in nature can strengthen well-being. Exposure to natural environments can be associated with many health benefits, according to research that cites less stress, reduced symptoms for depression and anxiety, and better cognition. Every day brings fresh opportunities to explore nature’s wonders – from walking in a forest to working in a garden. Let these famous quotes on exploring nature for well-being motivate you to explore the outdoors often:

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein

“We were meant to explore this earth like children do, unhindered by fear, propelled by curiosity and a sense of discovery. Allow yourself to see the world through new eyes and know there are amazing adventures here for you.” – Laurel Bleadon Maffei

“All those hours exploring the great outdoors made me more resilient and confident.” – David Suzuki

“I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day’s work.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and winds long to play with your hair.” -Kahli Gibran

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” – Rachel Carson

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” – John Muir

“Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own.” – Charles Dickens

“Wilderness is not a luxury but necessity of the human spirit.” – Edward Abbey

“Choose only one master – nature.” – Rembrandt

“The richness I achieve comes from nature, the source of my inspiration.” – Claude Monet

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite 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. … I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.” – Anne Frank

“Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.” – E.O. Wilson

“The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world’s joy.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” – Lao Tzu

“We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts.” –William Hazlett

“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put together.” – John Burroughs

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

“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

“Come forth into the light things; let nature be your teacher.” – William Wordsworth

“Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach of us more than we can ever learn from books.” – John Lubbock

“Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.” – Wallace Stevens

“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” – Aristotle

“Earth laughs in flowers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“We know that God is everywhere; but certainly we feel his presence most when his works are on the grandest scale spread before us; and it is in the unclouded night sky, where his worlds wheel their silent course, that we read clearest his infinitude, his omnipotence, his omnipresence.” – Charlotte Bronte

“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with nature.” – Joseph Campbell

“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” – Gary Snyder

“Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it. How still they are, how deeply rooted in being.” – Eckhart Tolle

“Nature is the art of God.” – Dante Alighieri

“A miracle constantly repeated becomes a process of nature.” – Lyman Abbott

“Exploration is curiosity put into action.” – Don Walsh

“Until you cross the bridge of your insecurities, you can’t begin to explore your possibilities.” – Tim Fargo

“Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit.” – Frank Borman

“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” – T.S. Eliot

“Success is an act of exploration. That means the first thing you have to find is the unknown. Learning is searching; anything else is just waiting.”Dale Dauten

“Exploration is what you do when you don’t know what you’re doing. That’s what scientists do every day. If a scientist already knew what they were doing, they wouldn’t be discovering anything, because they already knew what they were doing.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

“Exploration is in our nature. We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still.”Carl Sagan