70+ Quotes About Nature and the Environment

Quotes About Nature blue bullet point This page contains a large list of quotes about nature that are ideal to use for science class, lessons about the environment, educational publications, and social media.

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Below you will find 72 quotes about nature.
There are 14 FREE posters to download on this page.

For your convenience, my list of quotes about nature is in alphabetical order.

Over 40 Environmental Quotes About Nature and the Environment blue bullet point For some of the quotes on this page, I have designed a one page printable poster that you can download for free.

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Advice From A Tree:
Be content with your natural beauty.
Go out on a limb.
Stand tall and be proud.
Be flexible.
Remember your roots.
Enjoy the view.

Advice From a Tree Quotes About Nature

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Advice From the Moon:

Take time to reflect.
Light up the night.
Live life to the fullest.
Be someone to look up to.

Advice From The Moon Quotes About Nature

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"An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language." ~ Martin Buber


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"Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms." ~ George Eliot


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"A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees." ~ Amelia Earhart


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"A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children." ~ John James Audubon

Earth Day John James Audubon Environmental Quote


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"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." ~ Albert Camus


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"Be a rainbow in someone's cloud." ~ Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou Quote - Be a rainbow in someone's cloud.


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"Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter." ~ Carol Bishop Hipps


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"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns." ~ George Eliot


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"Discover wildlife: be a teacher!" ~ Author Unknown

Discover Wildlife:  Be a Teacher!


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"Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got till it's gone
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."
~ from Joni Mitchell's song "Big Yellow Taxi" written in 1970

They paved paradise and put up a parking lot. Joni Mitchell


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"Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon." ~ Paul Brandt

Quotes About The Moon - Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon. Paul Brandt

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Quote About Nature Footprints On the Moon


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"Each species is a masterpiece, a creation assembled with extreme care and genius." ~ Edward O. Wilson


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"EARTH and HEART are spelled with the same letters. Think about it."

Environmental Quote About Earth and Heart


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


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"Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference." ~ Jane Goodall


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"For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad." ~ Edwin Way Teale


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"God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools." ~ John Muir


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"Happy Earth Day!" ~ April 22

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"How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days." ~ John Burroughs


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"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment to improve the world." ~ Anne Frank


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"Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect." ~ Chief Seattle
1855


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"I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees for the trees have no tongues." ~ Dr. Seuss
The Lorax

Quotes and Sayings by Dr Seuss - I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees for the trees have no tongues.

Quotes About Nature: Download a free graphic and poster for this quote below.



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"If people destroy something replaceable made by mankind, they are called vandals; if they destroy something irreplaceable made by God, they are called developers." ~ Joseph Wood Krutch


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"If people were superior to animals, they'd take better care of the world." ~ A. A. Milne
The Tao of Pooh


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"If you are planning for a year, sow rice;
if you are planning for a decade, plant trees;
if you are planning for a lifetime,
educate people."
~ Chinese Proverb

If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.  Chinese Proverb

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"I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library." ~ Jorge Luis Borges

Quotes About Libraries - I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library. Jorge Luis Borges

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"I have deep faith that the principle of the universe will be beautiful and simple." ~ Albert Einstein

Famous Einstein Quotes - I have deep faith that the principle of the universe will be beautiful and simple.

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"In a gentle way, you can shake the world." ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi Quote In a gentle way, you can shake the world.

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Mahatma Gandhi
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"In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous." ~ Aristotle

Aristotle Quote - In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.


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"Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean." ~ Ryunosuke Satoro

Quote About Nature Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.


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"In the end, we will conserve only that which we love, we will love only that which we understand, and we will understand only that which we are taught." ~ Baba Dioum
African Conservationist


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"It's Earth Day! We are so excited that we wet our plants!" ~ Heidi McDonald

Funny Earth Day April 22 Environment Quote


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"I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority." ~ E.B. White


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"Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over,it became a butterfly." ~ English Proverb

Quote About Nature - Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over,it became a butterfly.


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"Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." ~ Marcel Proust

Marcel Proust quote about nature Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy.

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"Little by little one walks far." ~ Peruvian Proverb

Quotes About Learning - Little by little one walks far. Peruvian Proverb

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Learning Quotes
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Learning Quotes
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"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." ~ Albert Einstein

Einstein Quotes - Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.

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Albert Einstein Quote - Look deep into nature


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"Lots of people talk to animals ... Not very many listen, though ... That's the problem." ~ Benjamin Hoff


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"Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination." ~ Voltaire


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"Man does not weave this web of life. He is merely a strand of it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself." ~ Chief Seattle


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"May the sun bring you new energy by day,
may the moon softly restore you by night.
May the rain wash away your worries,
may the breeze blow new strength into your being.
May you walk gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life."
~ Apache Blessing

Apache Blessing May the sun bring you new energy by day.

Quotes About Nature: Download a free graphic and poster for this quote below.



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"My friends come from many species." ~ Anthony Douglas Williams


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"No other animal on earth has portrayed such a disregard for life than mankind." ~ Anthony Douglas Williams


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"Only in the darkness can you see the stars." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.


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"Our task must be to free ourselves ... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty." ~ Albert Einstein

Einstein Quotes - Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.

Quotes About Nature: Download a free graphic and poster for this quote below.



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"Please clean up your mess.
Love, Mother"
~ Mother Earth

Environmental Note From Mother Earth


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"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss,
you will land among the stars."
~ Les Brown

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars. Les Brown quote

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"The earth, like the sun, like the air, belongs to everyone, and to no one." ~ Edward Abbey

Edward Abbey Quote - The earth, like the sun, like the air, belongs to everyone, and to no one.


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"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." ~ Mohandas Gandhi


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"The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man." ~ Author Unknown


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"There are millions of animal species but, man is the only animal capable of destroying them all." ~ Anthony Douglas Williams


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"There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew." ~ Marshall McLuhan

Environmental Quote - There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth.  We are all crew.


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"There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October." ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne


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"There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly." ~ Buckminster Fuller


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"The shell must break before the bird can fly." ~ Alfred Tennyson


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"The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit." ~ Nelson Henderson


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"The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children." ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Environmental Earth Day Quote by Dietrich Bonhoeffer


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"The whole world is made of miracles, its just we're so used to seeing them we call them ordinary things." ~ Hans Christian Andersen


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"Today I have grown taller from walking with the trees." ~ Karle Wilson


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"To waste, to destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed." ~ Theodore Roosevelt


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"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." ~ Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

Dr Seuss The Lorax Quotes - Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.

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"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children." ~ Native American Proverb

Environmental Quote - We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.


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"We must protect the forests for our children, grandchildren and children yet to be born. We must protect the forests for those who can't speak for themselves such as the birds, animals, fish and trees." ~ Qwatsinas.


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"We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive." ~ Albert Einstein


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"We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us." ~ Albert Einstein


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"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world." ~ John Muir


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"Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all." ~ Stanley Horowitz


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"You and I are separate, perhaps, only in the way petals on the same unfolding flower are. We share a common source and stem." ~ Jacob Nordby


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"You must teach your children that the ground beneath their feet is the ashes of your grandfathers. So that they will respect the land, tell your children that the earth is rich with the lives of our kin. Teach your children what we have taught our children, that the earth is our mother. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. If men spit upon t he ground, they spit upon themselves." ~ Native American saying


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"Your mind is a garden. Your thoughts are the seeds. You can grow flowers or you can grow weeds." ~ Author Unknown


Your mind is a garden. Your thoughts are the seeds. Education Quote

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