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The Nature Lover's Quotation Book: An Inspired Collection for Hiking, Camping and the Great Outdoors From simple walks and hikes in the woods, to longer treks and camping, we eagerly search for opportunities to escape into nature. Now there is a beautiful collection of inspired readings to take along the trail and read around the campfire, or just contemplate at home.

Quotes About the Outdoors and Nature

Nature has a way of inspiring us, calming our minds, and recharging our souls. The great outdoors has been a source of wisdom and inspiration for many throughout history. Given that, it is no surprise that there are so many famous quotes about nature and the outdoors. Here is a collection of our favorite quotes that capture the beauty and wonder of nature and the great outdoors.

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.

“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.” ~ Edward Abbey

“Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” ~ Hans Christian Andersen

“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” ~ Aristotle

“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.” ~ John Burroughs

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” ~ Rachel Carson

“Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.” ~ Jimmy Carter

“To walk in nature is to witness a thousand miracles.” ~ Mary Davis

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better” ~ Albert Einstein

“Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“In the presence of nature, a wild delight runs through the man, in spite of real sorrows.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better.” ~ Albert Einstein

“There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.” ~ Sir Ranulph Fiennes

“We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts.” ~ William Hazlett

“There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story.” ~ Linda Hogan

“The poetry of the earth is never gone.” ~ John Keats

“To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.” ~ Helen Keller

“Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization.” ~ Charles Lindbergh

“And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.” ~ John Muir

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity.” ~ John Muir

“The wilderness holds answers to questions man has not yet learned to ask.” ~ Nancy Newhall

“The farther one gets into the wilderness, the greater is the attraction of its lonely freedom.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt

“Deep down, at the molecular heart of life, the trees and we are essentially identical.” ~ Carl Sagan

“The Earth has music for those who listen.” ~ William Shakespeare

“And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling.” ~ Shanti

“The antidote to exhaustion isn’t rest. It’s nature.” ~ Shikoba

“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” ~ Gary Snyder

“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.” ~ Ashley Smith

“Between every two pines there is a doorway to a new world.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

“One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between man and nature shall not be broken” ~ Leo Tolstoy

“In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.” ~ Alice Walker

“If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll bet they’d live a lot differently.” ~ Bill Watterson

“Now I see the secret of making the best person, it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.” ~ Walt Whitman

“If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder

“To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from.” ~ Terry Tempest Williams

“And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling.” ~ Shanti

“Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.” - Jimmy Carter

Quotes About Camping

Camping is a great way to unplug, connect with nature and spend quality time with friends and family. Whether you’re roughing it in a tent or glamping in an RV, there’s something special about spending time in the great outdoors. Here is a collection of quotes that celebrate the special joys of camping and the beauty of nature.

Light a campfire and everyone’s a storyteller.

“The camp is the space that is opened when the state of exception begins to become the rule.” ~ Giorgio Agamben

“I love how wholesome camping makes me feel; I get a feel good booster just at the thought of getting back to basics.” ~ Josie Curran

“The stars were better company anyway. They were very beautiful, and they almost never snored.” ~ David Eddings

“Light a campfire and everyone’s a storyteller.” ~ John Geddes

“Sleep under a blanket of stars, and your heart will forever be kept warm by your love of life.” ~ Anthony T. Hincks

“The glories of a mountain campfire are far greater than may be guessed.” ~ John Muir

“The more civilized man becomes, the more he needs and craves a great background of forest wildness, to which he may return like a contrite prodigal from the husks of an artificial life.” ~ Ellen Burns Sherman

“A perfect day would be to get into the car, drive out to Yosemite, and go camping.” ~ Michael Steger

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

“The fire is the main comfort of the camp, whether in summer or winter, and is about as ample at one season as at another. It is as well for cheerfulness as for warmth and dryness.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

“Now I see the secret of making the best person, it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.” ~ Walt Whitman

“Light a campfire and everyone’s a storyteller.” - John Geddes

Quotes About Hiking

Hiking is a wonderful way to explore the great outdoors, get some exercise and find inspiration in nature. Whether you’re trekking through the mountains, wandering through the woods or taking a leisurely stroll through the countryside, hiking is a great way to reconnect with the natural world. Here is a collection of quotes that capture the beauty and wonder of hiking and the great outdoors.

And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling.

“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

“I have never been lost, but I will admit to being bewildered for several weeks.” ~ Daniel Boone

“I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” ~ Rosalia de Castro

“If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” ~ Frank A. Clark

“Hiking is not escapism; it’s realism. The people who choose to spend time outdoors are not running away from anything; we are returning to where we belong.” ~ Jennifer Pharr Davis

“A walk in nature walks the soul back home.” ~ Mary Davis

“The long-distance hiker, a breed set apart, from the likes of the usual pack. He’ll shoulder his gear, be hittin’ the trail; long gone, long ‘fore he’ll be back.” ~ M.J. Eberhart

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you’re on the right path it will always be uphill” ~ Henry B. Eyring

“The best way out is always through.” ~ Robert Frost

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” ~ Robert Frost

“Days of slow walking are very long: they make you live longer, because you have allowed every hour, every minute, every second to breathe, to deepen, instead of filling them up by straining the joints.” ~ Frederic Gros

“Walking is a man’s best medicine.” ~ Hippocrates

“Hiking in undiscovered places is a lot of fun.” ~ Karolina Kurkova

“Time spent amongst trees is never wasted time.” ~ Katrina Mayer

“We don’t stop hiking because we grow old. We grow old because we stop hiking.” ~ Finis Mitchell

“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” ~ John Muir

“Leave the road, take the trails” ~ Pythagoras

“Returning home is the most difficult part of long-distance hiking. You have grown outside the puzzle and your piece no longer fits.” ~ Cindy Ross

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” ~ Beverly Sills

“Hiking and happiness go hand in hand or foot in boot.” ~ Diane Spicer

“We live in a fast-paced society. Walking slows us down.” ~ Robert Sweetgall

“Not all who wander are lost.” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

“The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

“Live the life you’ve dreamed.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

“I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

“After a day’s walk, everything has twice its usual value.” ~ G.M. Trevelyan

“Afoot and lighthearted I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me.” ~ Walt Whitman

Quotes About Mountains

Mountains have a certain allure and mystique that has captivated people for centuries. They are a symbol of strength, endurance and natural beauty. Whether you’re climbing to the summit or just taking in the view from below, mountains have a way of inspiring and rejuvenating us. Here is a collection of quotes that capture the majesty and wonder of mountains.

“Mountains have a way of dealing with overconfidence.” ~ Hermann Buhl

“Mountains are not stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion.” ~ Anatoli Boukreev

“Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb.” ~ Greg Child

“Each fresh peak ascended teaches something.” ~ Sir Martin Conway

“It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” ~ Sir Edmund Hillary

“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in an office or mowing the lawn. Climb that mountain.” ~ Jack Kerouac

“Climb mountains, not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world” ~ David McCullough Jr

“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you are climbing it.” ~ Andy Rooney

“You’re off to great places, today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.” ~ Dr. Seuss

“I like being near the top of a mountain. One can’t get lost here.” ~ Wislawa Szymborska

Quotes About Conservation

We only have one planet and conservation is an essential aspect of preserving and protecting it. These quotes highlight the importance of conservation, the beauty of nature, and the significance of protecting it for future generations. It is a reminder of our responsibility to care for the planet and the life it sustains. Here is a collection of quotes that will inspire you to take action and be a part of the conservation movement.

Unless someone like you care a whole lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.

“If you are not an environmentalist, you are either selfish or ignorant” ~ Andwar Bundini

“He that plants trees loves others besides himself” ~ Thomas Fuller

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

"Only if we understand, will we care. Only if we care, will we help. Only if we help, shall all be saved.” ~ Jane Goodall

“The Earth is a fine place and worth fighting for” ~ Ernest Hemingway

"If we wait for the meek to inherit the earth there won’t be anything left to inherit” ~ Bob Hunter

“The greatest threat to the planet is the belief someone else will take care of it.” ~ Robert Swan

“I really wonder what gives us the right to wreck this poor planet of ours.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut

What Are Your Favorite Quotes?

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