When the well is dry, we know the worth of water.
Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.
All things are connected like the blood which unites one family.
We experience ourselves our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.
Let children walk with Nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity.
Most people are on the world, not in it.
How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!
A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe; a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts, and his feelings as something separate from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of consciousness.
Everything in Nature contains all the powers of Nature. Everything is made of one hidden stuff.
The same stream of life that runs through the world runs through my veins night and day.
Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself.
As long as I live, I'll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing.
If you violate Nature's laws you are your own prosecuting attorney, judge, jury, and hangman.
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.
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.
Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!'
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.
One impulse from a vernal wood May teach you more of man, Of moral evil and of good, Than all the sages can.
You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet.
I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in the kindness of human beings. I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and angels.
To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.
In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.
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