To live is truly a blessing but we can’t also deny that it’s also an ordeal. Not only do we deal with failures, disappoinments and grief, we also need to make ends meet — constantly. To live with a bit of comfort is in itself a major undertaking that takes a toll on our mind and emotions. Survival alone is stressful and draining.
We need to earn money for food, pay bills on time, plan for encroaching retirement, think about the future, and wonder how we will take care of our loved ones. And that’s just to mention a few of our worries. No wonder that many people today are suffering from depression and negative thoughts. Everything is just simply exhausting.
There are no shortcuts to getting through these difficult times. But there are ways to make ourselves feel better. And you don’t have to look farther, it’s just around you. The sound of the birds chirping, the smell of trees, the sound of water running…
So step out from the confinement of your walls. Still your mind and open yourself up to the immense sky, the rain and snow on your skin, and the gentle whisper of the wind in your ears. Nature offers some respite. It is healing and profound, and it’s yours for the taking.
Read our nature quotes and see what the best minds say about nature and how it can help you see the beauty in things despite your daily struggles.
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. – Anne Frank
You can’t make positive choices for the rest of your life without an environment that makes those choices easy, natural, and enjoyable. – Deepak Chopra
An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day. – Henry David Thoreau
Stop every now and then. Just stop and enjoy. Take a deep breath. Relax and take in the abundance of life.
My profession is to always find God in nature. – Henry David Thoreau
Nature is the art of God. – Dante Alghieri
The silence of nature is very real. It surrounds you. You can feel it. – Ted Trueblood
The poetry of the earth is never dead. – John Keats
The rainbows of life follow the storm.
If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere. – Vincent Van Gogh
Snowflakes are one of natures most fragile things, but look what they can do when they stick together.
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you. – Frank Lloyd Wright
Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts. – William Hazlett
Go living close to nature, you will feel more comfortable and happy.
Not just beautiful, though—the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they’re watching me. – Haruki Murakami, “Kafka on the Shore”
Just like natural beauty, peace and love can grow just about anywhere.
The earth has its music for those who will listen. – George Santayana
One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. – William Shakespeare
Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
– Robert Frost, “Nothing Gold Can Stay”
Whoever loves and understands a garden will find contentment within. – Chinese Proverb
Nature is not a place to visit. It is home. – Gary Snyder
Only when the last river has been polluted, and the last tree been cut down, and the last fish been caught, will we realize we cannot eat money.
To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure, is the most perfect refreshment. – Jane Austen, “Mansfield Park”
Nature. Cheaper than therapy.
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. – Anton Chekhov, “A Day in the Country”
Nature is full of infinite causes that have never occurred in experience. – Leonardo Da Vinci
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, “Our National Parks”
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. – Albert Einstein
Look at the trees, look at the birds, look at the clouds, look at the stars… and if you have eyes you will be able to see that the whole existence is joyful. Everything is simply happy. Trees are happy for no reason; they are not going to become prime ministers or presidents and they are not going to become rich and they will never have any bank balance. Look at the flowers — for no reason. It is simply unbelievable how happy flowers are. – Osho
Share these nature quotes as a reminder that there’s a way for us to find solace in nature.