Favorite Quotations ~  Nature, 2 Creativity Book

"To create a little flower is the labor of ages." ~ William Blake

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My beloved is the mountains, the solitary wooded valleys, strange islands... silent music. ~ St. John of the Cross

The career of flowers differs from ours only inaudibleness. ~ Emily Dickinson

Nature is always hinting at us. It hints over and over again. And suddenly we take the hint. ~ Robert Frost

And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~ Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

Deviation from nature is deviation from happiness. ~ Samuel Johnson

The worse I get along with people the more I learn to have faith in Nature and concentrate on her. ~ Vincent Van Gogh

Give me a spark of Nature's fire. That's all the learning I desire. ~ Robert Burns

Like a great poet, Nature knows how to produce the greatest effects with the most limited means. ~ Heinrich Heine, Heinrich Heine's Pictures of Travel

At twilight nature becomes a wonderfully suggestive effect, and is not without loveliness, though perhaps its chief use is to illustrate quotations from the poets. ~ Oscar Wilde, Works of Oscar Wilde

It is clear to me that unless we connect directly with the earth, we will not have the faintest clue why we should save it. ~ Helen Caldicott, If You Love This Planet

In the woods is perpetual youth. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

All of our ideas come from the natural world: trees equal umbrellas. ~ Wallace Stevens, Adagia

We must return to nature and nature's god. ~ Luther Burbank

Seek art and abstraction in nature by dreaming in the presence of it. ~ Paul Gauguin

Every formula which expresses a law of nature is a hymn of praise to God. ~ Maria Mitchell, Life, letters, and journals

Every now and again take a good look at something not made with hands—a mountain, a star, the turn of a stream. There will come to you wisdom and patience and solace, and above all, the assurance that you are not alone in the world. ~ Sidney Lovett

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