In honor of Earth Day this weekend, we wanted to inspire our hiking community with 10 moving quotes about nature, from well-known naturalists, conservationists, and writers, and more.
“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” ~John Muir
“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” ~Frank Lloyd Wright
“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” ~Edward Abbey
“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.” ~Eleonora Duse
“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
“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
“Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” ~Hans Christian Andersen
“A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.” ~Franklin D. Roosevelt
“Nature’s beauty is a gift that cultivates appreciation and gratitude.” ~Louie Schwartzberg
“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” ~Albert Einstein
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