The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
We have forgotten how to be good guests, how to walk lightly on the earth as its other creatures do.
The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.
Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.
The sun illuminates only the eye of the man, but shines into the eye and heart of the child. The lover of nature is he whose inward and outward senses are still truly adjusted to each other; who has retained the spirit of infancy even into the era of manhood.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
A lake is a landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.
No matter how intently one studies the hundred little dramas of the woods and meadows, one can never learn all the salient facts about any of them.
Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac: with Other Essays on Conservation from Round River
Our ability to perceive quality in nature begins, as in art, with the pretty. It expands through successive stages of the beautiful to values as yet uncaptured by language.
All those who love Nature she loves in return, and will richly reward, not perhaps with the good things, as they are commonly called, but with the best things of this world- not with money and titles, horses and carriages, but with bright and happy thoughts, contentment and peace of mind.
If you will stay close to nature, to its simplicity, to the small things hardly noticeable, those things can unexpectedly become great and immeasurable.
I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery- air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, "This is what it is to be happy".
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar