10 Inspirational Nature Quotes

James Dziezynski March 16, 2010 5

For a mid-week boost, we’ve decided to pair some of our favorite nature quotes with photos from our amazing trips. From our polar bear tours to the penguins of Antarctica and everywhere between, enjoy some of the best:

Each species is a masterpiece, a creation assembled with extreme care and genius. ~Edward O. Wilson


Grizzly Bear Charge

Our task must be to free ourselves… by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. ~Albert Einstein

Monarch Butterfly Migration

Some of nature’s most exquisite handiwork is on a miniature scale, as anyone knows who has applied a magnifying glass to a snowflake. ~Rachel Carson


King lion

We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals… In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth. ~Henry Beston














Galapagos Tortoise

Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you. ~Frank Lloyd Wright


Harp Seal

Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it. ~Henry David Thoreau













Yellowstone Wolf Trio

If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men. ~St. Francis of Assisi













Baby Gorilla

Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures. ~His Holiness The Dalai Lama

Gentoo Penguin Antarctica

Tree Frog


  1. Jay Reed July 1, 2018 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    Very inspiring. I am always looking for motivation when it comes to saving the planet. here is another great list of conservation quotes for my fellow environmental activists: https://theuprootedrose.com/blog/inspiring-quotes-about-protecting-nature-that-will-make-you-want-to-quit-your-job-and-move-to-the-forest

  2. Sobia August 7, 2011 at 7:31 am - Reply

    Wow super awesome ! 🙂

    • Dorjey Yudey December 26, 2012 at 6:21 am - Reply

      simply touching..I juts love nature…more…

  3. Wendy Redal March 16, 2010 at 9:56 pm - Reply

    Magnificent photos that are made all the more moving by the compelling thoughts accompanying them. Thanks for such an uplifting set of images and words, James!

  4. GoodNatureFan March 16, 2010 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    Awesome quotes! The butterfly one is great – makes me want to buy a magnifying glass in preparation for the next snowfall!

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