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  • Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.
  • In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.
  • We cannot command nature except by obeying her.
  • The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity ... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.
  • Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.
    • Rachel Carson
  • Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.
  • We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
    • Navajo Proverb
  • What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.
    • Crowfoot, Native American warrior and orator (1821-1890)
  • Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting -- over and over announcing your place in the family of things.
  • When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.
  • Fortunately science, like that nature to which it belongs, is neither limited by time nor by space. It belongs to the world, and is of no country and no age. The more we know, the more we feel our ignorance; the more we feel how much remains unknown.
  • Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.
  • In the landscape of spring, there is neither better nor worse. The flowering branches grow naturally, some long, some short.
  • Leave it as it is . . . The ages have been at work on it, and man can only mar it.
    • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Nature answers only when she is questioned.
  • Nothing is rich but the inexhaustible wealth of nature. She shows us only surfaces, but she is a million fathoms deep.
  • Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.
  • Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
    • Frank Lloyd Wright
  • The moment one give close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.