65 Natural Environment Quotes On Success In Life

These natural environment quotes will inspire you. Natural environment means all living and non-living things occur naturally, meaning not because of humans.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging natural environment quotes, natural environment sayings, and natural environment proverbs.

Best Natural Environment Quotes

  1. “Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.” ~ Luther Burbank
  2. “If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food, either.” ~ Joseph Wood Krutch
  3. “We could have saved the earth, but we were too damned cheap.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut
  4. “There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.” ~ Lord Byron
  5. “To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.” ~ Helen Keller

  6. “We shall never understand the natural environment until we see it as a living organism. Land can be healthy or sick, fertile or barren, rich or poor, lovingly nurtured or bled white. Our present attitudes and laws governing the ownership and use of land represent an abuse of the concept of private property…. Today you can murder land for private profit. You can leave the corpse for all to see and nobody calls the cops.” ~ Paul Brooks
  7. “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
  8. “What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  9. “Till now man has been up against Nature; from now on he will be up against his own nature.” ~ Dennis Gabor
  10. “Man’s heart away from nature becomes hard.” ~ Standing Bear

  11. “And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” ~ Khalil Gibran
  12. “The jarring change going from an urban environment to an extremely remote natural environment is extremely inspiring. It’s constantly stimulating, it’s like a slap in the face.” ~ Carter Burwell
  13. “The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased; and not impaired in value.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  14. “There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness, that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy and its charm.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  15. “We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment.” ~ Margaret Mead

  16. “We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.” ~ Aldo Leopold
  17. “When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” ~ John Muir
  18. “We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.” ~ Francis Bacon
  19. “It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.” ~ Ansel Adams
  20. “In America today you can murder land for private profit. You can leave the corpse for all to see, and nobody calls the cops.” ~ Paul Brooks

  21. “It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.” ~ David Attenborough
  22. “Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.” ~ Pedro Calderon de la Barca
  23. “I love not man the less, but Nature more.” ~ Lord Byron
  24. “The Senegalese conservationist Baba Dioum can summarize: “In the end, we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught.”” ~ Ursula Goodenough
  25. “All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.” ~ Marie Curie

  26. “Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we’ve been ignorant of their value.” ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
  27. “And although our bodies are bounded with skin, and we can differentiate between outside and inside, they cannot exist except in a certain kind of natural environment.” ~ Alan Watts
  28. “I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?” ~ Robert Redford
  29. “And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.” ~ William Shakespeare
  30. “The natural environment sustains the life of all beings universally.” ~ Dalai Lama

  31. “We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us.” ~ Aldo Leopold
  32. “We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.” ~ Thomas Fuller
  33. “In wilderness I sense the miracle of life.” ~ Charles Lindbergh
  34. “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  35. “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” ~ Albert Einstein

  36. “Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites.” ~ William Ruckelshaus
  37. “For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.” ~ Richard P. Feynman
  38. “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 away from you like the leaves of Autumn.” ~ John Muir
  39. “The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.” ~ Ross Perot

  40. “There is a delight in the hardy life of the open. There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness, that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy and its charm. The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased; and not impaired in value. Conservation means development as much as it does protection.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  41. “The best friend on earth of man is the tree: When we use the tree respectfully and economically, we have one of the greatest resources of the earth.” ~ Frank Lloyd Wright
  42. “The Truly Healthy environment is not merely safe but stimulating.” ~ William H. Stewart
  43. “Man must feel the earth to know himself and recognize his values. God made life simple. It is man who complicates it.” ~ Charles Lindbergh

  44. “And Man created the plastic bag and the tin and aluminum can and the cellophane wrapper and the paper plate, and this was good because Man could then take his automobile and buy all his food in one place and He could save that which was good to eat in the refrigerator and throw away that which had no further use. And soon the earth was covered with plastic bags and aluminum cans and paper plates and disposable bottles and there was nowhere to sit down or walk, and Man shook his head and cried: “Look at this Godawful mess.” ~ Art Buchwald
  45. “Civilization… wrecks the planet from seafloor to stratosphere.” ~ Richard Bach
  46. “The heart of our relationship, this natural environment that has blessed us really all along the west coast of North America, on both sides of the border we’ve realized that this incredible natural wealth comes with a price.” ~ Dan Miller
  47. “Bankers cannot afford to be concerned with only the economic aspects of projects. There may be serious implications on the natural environment, the urban environment, on human culture.” ~ Arthur Erickson
  48. “There is a delight in the hardy life of the open.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt

  49. “Man is a complex being: he makes deserts bloom – and lakes die.” ~ Gil Scott-Heron
  50. “Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.” ~ John Muir
  51. “Conservation means development as much as it does protection.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  52. “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread.” ~ John Muir
  53. “God made life simple. It is man who complicates it.” ~ Charles Lindbergh

  54. “Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.” ~ John Ruskin
  55. “Modern society will find no solution to the ecological problem unless it takes a serious look at its lifestyle.” ~ Pope John Paul II
  56. “All our efforts to defeat poverty and pursue sustainable development will be in vain if environmental degradation and natural resource depletion continue unabated.” ~ Kofi Annan
  57. “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
  58. “Water is the driving force of all nature.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci

  59. “In its broadest ecological context, economic development is the development of more intensive ways of exploiting the natural environment.” ~ Richard G. Wilkinson
  60. “On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.” ~ Jules Renard
  61. “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” ~ John Muir
  62. “Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.” ~ John Muir
  63. “The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside” ~ Anne Frank

  64. “Lose yourself in nature and find peace” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  65. “If you live according to nature, you never will be poor; if according to the world’s caprice, you will never be rich.” ~ Seneca the Younger

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