65 Natural World Quotes On Success In Life

These natural world quotes will inspire you. The natural world, all of the animals, plants, and other things existing in nature and not made or caused by people.

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

Best Natural World Quotes

  1. “An understanding of the natural world and what’s in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment…” ~ David Attenborough
  2. “Who does not sometimes envy the good and the brave, who are no more to suffer from the tumults of the natural world, and await with curious complacency the speedy term of his own conversation with finite nature?” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  3. “The natural world is the larger sacred community to which we belong. To be alienated from this community is to become destitute in all that makes us human. To damage this community is to diminish our own existence.” ~ Thomas Berry
  4. “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” ~ Albert Einstein

  5. “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
  6. “I honor the wisdom of life. I learn from life in all its forms. The tree teaches me. The sparrow and the wren sing my song. I am open to the lessons Life brings me from the earth. I learn from the wind, from the sun, from the small flowers, and from the stars. I walk without arrogance. I learn from all I encounter. I open my mind and heart to the guidance and love that come to me from the natural world.” ~ Julia Cameron , Natural world quotes flower
  7. “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
  8. “We have turned away from the natural world. Instead, it’s all about money and power.” ~ Jane Goodall

  9. “For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.” ~ Martin Luther
  10. “It’s coming home to roost over the next 50 years or so. It’s not just climate change; it’s sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde. Either we limit our population growth or the natural world will do it for us, and the natural world is doing it for us right now.” ~ David Attenborough
  11. “It is my intention to present – through the medium of photography – intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to the spectators.” ~ Ansel Adams
  12. “Teaching children about the natural world should be seen as one of the most important events in their lives.” ~ Thomas Berry

  13. “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.” ~ John Burroughs
  14. “The total amount of suffering per year in the natural world is beyond all decent contemplation. During the minute that it takes me to compose this sentence, thousands of animals are being eaten alive, many others are running for their lives, whimpering with fear, others are slowly being devoured from within by rasping parasites, thousands of all species are dying of starvation, thirst, and disease. The universe that we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but pitiless indifference.” ~ Richard Dawkins
  15. “And so The Snow Queen also became a story about the need to seek equilibrium, in our own lives, with the natural world, even within the universe at large.” ~ Joan D. Vinge
  16. “I began taking pictures in the natural world to be able to show people what I was experiencing when I climbed and explored in Yosemite in the High Sierra.” ~ Galen Rowell

  17. “Moreover, no one is judged from the natural man, thus not so long as he lives in the natural world, for man is then in a natural body; but everyone is judged in the spiritual man, and therefore when he comes into the spiritual world, for man is then in a spiritual body.” ~ Emanuel Swedenborg
  18. “The inner world is very potent for me – I don’t ascribe to any God or Jesus or Buddha – I just have a sense of it and revere it along with the natural world and human consciousness.” ~ Annie Lennox
  19. “I’m exchanging molecules every 30 days with the natural world and in a spiritual sense I know I am a part of it and take my photographs from that emotional feeling within me, rather than from an emotional distance as a spectator” ~ Galen
  20. “All isn’t well with the world.” ~ Ray Bradbury

  21. “What I mean by photographing as a participant rather than observer is that I’m not only involved directly with some of the activities that I photograph, such as mountain climbing, but even when I’m not I have the philosophy that my mind and body are part of the natural world” ~ Galen
  22. “Unless we are willing to encourage our children to reconnect with and appreciate the natural world, we can’t expect them to help protect and care for it.” ~ David Suzuki
  23. “Man wants to see nature and evolution as separate from human activities. There is a natural world, and there is man. But man also belongs to the natural world. If he is a ferocious predator, that too is part of evolution. If cod and haddock and other species cannot survive because man kills them, something more adaptable will take their place. Nature, the ultimate pragmatist, doggedly searches for something that works. But as the cockroach demonstrates, what works best in nature does not always appeal to us.” ~ Mark Kurlansky
  24. “I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.” ~ John Burroughs

  25. “The truth is: the natural world is changing. And we are totally dependent on that world. It provides our food, water and air. It is the most precious thing we have and we need to defend it.” ~ David Attenborough
  26. “The natural world is the only one we have. To try to not see the natural world – to put on blinders and avoid seeing it – would for me seem like a form of madness. I’m also interested in the way landscape shapes individuals and populations, and from that, cultures.” ~ Rick Bass
  27. “Why do we so mindlessly abuse our planet, our only home? The answer to that lies in each of us. Therefore, we will strive to bring about understanding that we are–each one of us–responsible for more than just ourselves, our family, our football team, our country, or our own kind; that there is more to life than just these things. That each one of us must also bring the natural world back into its proper place in our lives, and realize that doing so is not some lofty ideal but a vital part of our personal survival.” ~ Lawrence Anthony
  28. “Going to the mountains is going home.” ~ John Muir

  29. “Science is… a powerful way, indeed – to study the natural world. Science is not particularly effective… in making commentary about the supernatural world. Both worlds, for me, are quite real and quite important. They are investigated in different ways. They coexist. They illuminate each other.” ~ Francis Collins
  30. “Jesus’ healings are not supernatural miracles in a natural world. They are the only truly ‘natural’ things in a world that is unnatural, demonized and wounded.” ~ Jürgen Moltmann
  31. “There is a deep interconnectedness of all life on earth, from the tiniest organisms, to the largest ecosystems, and absolutely between each person.” ~ Bryant H. McGill
  32. “The beauty of the natural world lies in the details.” ~ Natalie Angier

  33. “Today we have a temporary aberration called “industrial capitalism” which is inadvertently liquidating its two most important sources of capital, the natural world and properly functioning societies.
    No sensible capitalist would do that.” ~ Amory Lovins
  34. “Something will have gone out of us as a people if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed … so that never again can we have the chance to see ourselves single, separate, vertical and individual in the world, part of the environment of trees and rocks and soil, part of the natural world and competent to belong in it.” ~ Wallace Stegner
  35. “Humankind’s greatest priority is to reintegrate with the natural world.” ~ Jonathon Porritt
  36. “The beauty and variety of the natural world are merely the visible legacies of endless war.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert

  37. “The Lockean assumption that if we put our labor to it then it becomes our own is totally fallacious. We have to figure out how to leave things alone, and build an economic system that’s not built on a linear model, but instead on a cyclical model, because that’s the natural world – it’s cyclical and not linear. That is going to take a lot of transformation.” ~ Winona LaDuke
  38. “I love writing and photography and the natural world that inspires them both. I’m working on getting as lost as I can in the beauty before it is completely wiped clean by the madness of man.” ~ Jason Reeves
  39. “I find the remark, “Tis distance lends enchantment to the view” is no less true of the political than of the natural world.” ~ Franklin Pierce
  40. “The highest truths a person could discover were rooted in the natural world.” ~ Anne Rice

  41. “Hopefully there will come a time when I have no words, when I can honor and hold that kind of stillness that I so need, crave, and desire in the natural world.” ~ Terry Tempest Williams
  42. “I think we have powerful role-models among us in the American West. Certainly the Hopis, a timeless civilization that understands sustainability and what that means about living in harmony, in tandem with the natural world. We have much to learn from them, and they will survive us, I feel certain about that.” ~ Terry Tempest Williams
  43. “In the last 10 years, children have been locked inside their rooms, glued to their PCs. … But now with mobile technology, we can actually take our children outside into the natural world with their technology.” ~ Shilo Shiv Suleman
  44. “What’s important is that children have an opportunity to bond with the natural world, to learn to love it and feel comfortable in it, before being asked to heal its wounds.” ~ David Sobel

  45. “In spite of the fact that religion looks backward to revealed truth while science looks forward to new vistas and discoveries, both activities produce a sense of awe and a curious mixture of humility and arrogance in their practitioners. All great scientists are inspired by the subtlety and beauty of the natural world that they are seeking to understand. Each new subatomic particle, every unexpected object, produces delight and wonderment. In constructing their theories, physicists are frequently guided by arcane concepts of elegance in the belief that the universe is intrinsically beautiful.” ~ Paul Davies , Natural world quotes beautiful
  46. “Rick Bass is one of a dwindling handful of American fiction writers still celebrating the importance of place, the natural world, and the struggle of a few brave souls to live and work respectfully in what’s left of our western wilderness…The Lives of Rocks is his most lyrical and powerful book to date…a masterwork.” ~ Howard Frank Mosher
  47. “Once again…Rick Bass draws us into his magical human worlds, rendered urgently by a hypnotic prose that tracks a parallel and untamed natural world, often with a trace of loss and always patrolled by unmistakable decency. He is a master of this form.” ~ Doug Peacock
  48. “I think every pet lover has an appreciation for nature – I’ve never met an animal lover who didn’t have some kind of connection to the natural world.” ~ Glenn Close

  49. “Rosanne Daryl Thomas’s tale of her enchantment by bees is a delight to read. It also contains close observations of the natural world, tales of failure and triumph with the hives, and a stellar cast of characters that includes her daughter, their cats, the hapless Farmer Tom, Pete the crossing guard, and, most important, the Bee Master. Every word tastes sweet as honey.” ~ Janet Lembke
  50. “Nature works with five polymers. Only five polymers. In the natural world, life builds from the bottom up, and it builds in resilience and multiple uses.” ~ Janine Benyus4
  51. “For my own part, I commonly attend more to nature than to man, but any affecting human event may blind our eyes to natural objects. I was so absorbed in him as to be surprised whenever I detected the routine of the natural world surviving still, or met persons going about their affairs indifferent.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  52. “I think an analogue synth is an extension of the natural world.” ~ John Frusciante

  53. “All the advantages that man has gained from his ever-deepening understanding of the natural world that surrounds him, his technological, chemical and medical progress, all of which should seem to alleviate human suffering… tends instead to favor humanity’s destruction.” ~ Konrad Lorenz
  54. “Certainly in order to understand the natural world one needs clarity, logic, and the capacity for theory building. But that understanding tends to improve because and to the extent that it is provisional, hypothetical, when it looks for disconfirmation in the particular rather than final proof as a universal.” ~ Talal Asad
  55. “I’m extremely interested in science as the mythos within which I live. Science tells me what kind of animal I am, what kind of a universe I live in. It’s always deepening my understanding of the natural world.” ~ Alison Hawthorne Deming
  56. “I have a deep attachment to the natural world. It’s a major influence on my writing, and as I look out over the wonderful snow-covered Santa Fe hills, I’m grateful for every day that I live here.” ~ Pat Mora

  57. “Canoes, too, are unobtrusive; they don’t storm the natural world or ride over it, but drift in upon it as a part of its own silence. As you either care about what the land is or not, so do you like or dislike quiet things–sailboats, or rainy green mornings in foreign places, or a grazing herd, or the ruins of old monasteries in the mountains. . . . Chances for being quiet nowadays are limited.” ~ John Graves
  58. “Man has sought to take from the natural world not only that which is necessary for his stability and survival, but often seeks to satisfy his perceived and ultimately false psychological needs, such as his need for self-display, luxuries and the like. Twenty percent of humanity consumes eighty percent of the world’s wealth and is accountable for an equal percentage of the world’s ecological catastrophes.” ~ Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople
  59. “One of the greatest gifts science has brought to the world is continuing elimination of the supernatural, and it was a lesson that my father passed on to me, that knowledge liberates mankind from superstition. We can live our lives without the constant fear that we have offended this or that deity who must be placated by incantation or sacrifice, or that we are at the mercy of devils or the Fates. With increasing knowledge, the intellectual darkness that surrounds us is illuminated and we learn more of the beauty and wonder of the natural world.” ~ James D. Watson
  60. “TThe most effective way to save the threatened and decimated natural world is to cause people to fall in love with it again, with its beauty and its reality.” ~ Peter Scott

  61. “The trend lines in research and innovation look good for places such as India and China and less good for America as we go forward. So even if you’re not enchanted by the prospect of cosmic discovery, the prospect of dying poor may be what it takes to understand the role of this adventure in the future of the natural world in which we live.” ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson
  62. “Now, science cannot completely exclude the possibility of supernatural explanation. It is possible though very unlikely that our whole world is controlled by elves. But supernatural explanations like these are simply never needed; we manage to understand the natural world just fine using reason and materialism.” ~ Jerry A. Coyne
  63. “Being part of the natural world reminds me that innocence isn’t ever lost completely; we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it.” ~ Jewel

  64. “You can have a strong economy or you can help the environment, but you can’t do both at the same time. That’s ridiculous. In fact, as a sustainable vision for a healthy economy has to involve changing our energy policy and changing with respect to the natural world. Because we’re hitting nature’s thresholds, we’re hitting nature’s limits with respect to water and crop yields and energy use and fossil fuels heating the atmosphere at the same time we’re past global peak and running out of that.” ~ James Cameron
  65. “Surely knowledge of the natural world, knowledge of the human condition, knowledge of the nature and dynamics of society, knowledge of the past so that one may use it in experiencing the present and aspiring to the future–all of these, it would seem reasonable to suppose, are essential to an educated man. To these must be added another–knowledge of the products of our artistic heritage that mark the history of our esthetic wonder and delight.” ~ Jerome Bruner

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