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As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life. ~ John Lubbock

 

As a follow-up to my post about mimicking nature, today’s quotes are all about nature, spring, the earth, the sun, and the stars.

Take a break to enjoy the sunrise, sunset, and everything in between.  Hello Spring!

 

...[R]emember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. ~ Stephen Hawking

…[R]emember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. ~ Stephen Hawking

One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. ~ André Gide

One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. ~ André Gide

You don’t have to remind a flower when its time to bloom is near; it has been preparing for it all of its life. ~ Matshona Dhliwayo

You don’t have to remind a flower when its time to bloom is near; it has been preparing for it all of its life. ~ Matshona Dhliwayo

Lost — Yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered, for they are gone forever. ~ Horace Mann

Lost — Yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered, for they are gone forever. ~ Horace Mann

It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out; it is the grain of sand in your shoe. ~ Anonymous

It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out; it is the grain of sand in your shoe. ~ Anonymous

Nature’s beauty is a gift that cultivates appreciation and gratitude. ~ Louie Schwartzberg

Nature’s beauty is a gift that cultivates appreciation and gratitude. ~ Louie Schwartzberg

When you can’t change the direction of the wind, adjust your sails. ~ H. Jackson Brown

When you can’t change the direction of the wind, adjust your sails. ~ H. Jackson Brown

As a storm purifies the air, so does misfortune sweeten life. ~ James Gates Percival

As a storm purifies the air, so does misfortune sweeten life. ~ James Gates Percival

Nature never deceives you; the rocks, the mountains, the streams, always speak the same language. ~ Humphrey Davy

Nature never deceives you; the rocks, the mountains, the streams, always speak the same language. ~ Humphrey Davy

This a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before. ~ Maya Angelou

This a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before. ~ Maya Angelou

In fair weather prepare for foul. ~ Thomas Fuller

In fair weather prepare for foul. ~ Thomas Fuller

You haven’t seen the power of a cyclone till you’ve seen the calm at the eye. ~ Anonymous

You haven’t seen the power of a cyclone till you’ve seen the calm at the eye. ~ Anonymous

Not only are we in the universe, the universe is in us. I don’t know of any deeper spiritual feeling than what that brings upon me. ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson

Not only are we in the universe, the universe is in us. I don’t know of any deeper spiritual feeling than what that brings upon me. ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson

Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet. ~ Thích Nhất Hạnh

Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet. ~ Thích Nhất Hạnh

Change, like sunshine, can be a friend or a foe, a blessing or a curse, a dawn or a dusk. ~ William Arthur Ward

Change, like sunshine, can be a friend or a foe, a blessing or a curse, a dawn or a dusk. ~ William Arthur Ward

Make use of the sun while it shines. ~ Johann Rist

Make use of the sun while it shines. ~ Johann Rist

Nature is our best guide, whom if we follow, we shall never go astray. ~ Aristotle

Nature is our best guide, whom if we follow, we shall never go astray. ~ Aristotle

The luminous part of a comet is something in the nature of a smoke, fog, or cloud, suspended in a transparent atmosphere. ~ John Herschel

The luminous part of a comet is something in the nature of a smoke, fog, or cloud, suspended in a transparent atmosphere. ~ John Herschel

The sun sets that night may come, and men may again rejoice over a new dawn. ~ Johann Gottfried Herder

The sun sets that night may come, and men may again rejoice over a new dawn. ~ Johann Gottfried Herder

The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green Earth in the present moment, to appreciate the peace and beauty that are available now. ~ Thích Nhất Hạnh

The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green Earth in the present moment, to appreciate the peace and beauty that are available now. ~ Thích Nhất Hạnh

I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship. ~ Louisa May Alcott

I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship. ~ Louisa May Alcott

Stars are best viewed from a mountain top. ~ Aristarchus

Stars are best viewed from a mountain top. ~ Aristarchus

Forget yesterday – it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow – you haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift – today. ~ Steve Maraboli

Forget yesterday – it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow – you haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift – today. ~ Steve Maraboli

The rising sun is an example to mankind; always smiling, even upon angry clouds. ~ Mrs. J. A. Kinzie

The rising sun is an example to mankind; always smiling, even upon angry clouds. ~ Mrs. J. A. Kinzie

...[T]he storms and waves of life add force to the character of man. ~ Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington

…[T]he storms and waves of life add force to the character of man. ~ Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington

The moon’s calm radiance in a serene night, fills our heart with pleasure. ~ Solomon Gessner

The moon’s calm radiance in a serene night, fills our heart with pleasure. ~ Solomon Gessner

Moonlight softens what is harsh, renders fairer what is fair, and disposes the mind to a tender melancholy in harmony with all around. ~ David Page

Moonlight softens what is harsh, renders fairer what is fair, and disposes the mind to a tender melancholy in harmony with all around. ~ David Page

A love of flowers is a love of the beautiful: a love of the beautiful is a love of the good. ~ Solon Robinson

A love of flowers is a love of the beautiful: a love of the beautiful is a love of the good. ~ Solon Robinson

An almanac is the voice of the stars. ~ William Thomas Moore

An almanac is the voice of the stars. ~ William Thomas Moore

To our eyes the stars seem small; but the littleness is not the fault of the stars, but of our eyes. ~ Al-Maʿarrī

To our eyes the stars seem small; but the littleness is not the fault of the stars, but of our eyes. ~ Al-Maʿarrī

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Flowers are nature’s jewels. ~ George Croly

Flowers are nature’s jewels. ~ George Croly

There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter. ~ Rachel Carson

There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter. ~ Rachel Carson

Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads. ~ Henry David Thoreau

Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads. ~ Henry David Thoreau

I am speaking of the life of a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children. ~ Wendell Berry

I am speaking of the life of a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children. ~ Wendell Berry

Nature never hurries. Atom by atom, little by little, she achieves her work. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature never hurries. Atom by atom, little by little, she achieves her work. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

Don’t be ashamed to weep; ’tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. ~ Brian Jacques

Don’t be ashamed to weep; ’tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. ~ Brian Jacques

The very perfume of flowers seems to be an incense ascending up to heaven. ~ Edward Jesse

The very perfume of flowers seems to be an incense ascending up to heaven. ~ Edward Jesse

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

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

If we surrendered to earth’s intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

If we surrendered to earth’s intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Love the world as your own self; then you can truly care for all things. ~ Lao Tzu

Love the world as your own self; then you can truly care for all things. ~ Lao Tzu

The earth has music for those who listen. ~ George Santayana

The earth has music for those who listen. ~ George Santayana

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time. ~ John Lubbock

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time. ~ John Lubbock

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet. ~ James Oppenheim

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet. ~ James Oppenheim

If you tend to a flower, it will bloom, no matter how many weeds surround it. ~ Matshona Dhliwayo

If you tend to a flower, it will bloom, no matter how many weeds surround it. ~ Matshona Dhliwayo

The only imperative that nature utters is, “Look. Listen. Attend.” ~ C. S. Lewis

The only imperative that nature utters is, “Look. Listen. Attend.” ~ C. S. Lewis

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. ~ Oscar Wilde

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. ~ Oscar Wilde

Water flows free and wild...Not bothered about anything gone or left behind...knowing the best is yet to come. ~ Harshada Pathare

Water flows free and wild…Not bothered about anything gone or left behind…knowing the best is yet to come. ~ Harshada Pathare

When the sun has set, no candle can replace it. ~ George R.R. Martin

When the sun has set, no candle can replace it. ~ George R.R. Martin

There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope. ~ Bernard Williams

There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope. ~ Bernard Williams

...[T]he sight of the stars always makes me dream. ~ Vincent Van Gogh

…[T]he sight of the stars always makes me dream. ~ Vincent Van Gogh

Rainbows apologize for angry skies. ~ Sylvia Voirol

Rainbows apologize for angry skies. ~ Sylvia Voirol

Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven. ~ Rabindranath Tagore

Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven. ~ Rabindranath Tagore

Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life. ~ John Updike

Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life. ~ John Updike

Man may alter the face of nature, but he cannot alter her laws. ~ Samuel Gustavus Hermelin

Man may alter the face of nature, but he cannot alter her laws. ~ Samuel Gustavus Hermelin

Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley. ~ Theodore Roethke

Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley. ~ Theodore Roethke

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. ~ William Blake

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. ~ William Blake

The aeronaut, who spurns the earth in his puffed balloon, is still indebted to it for his impetus and his wings. ~ Frederic Henry Hedge

The aeronaut, who spurns the earth in his puffed balloon, is still indebted to it for his impetus and his wings. ~ Frederic Henry Hedge

As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life. ~ John Lubbock

As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life. ~ John Lubbock

Learn to be like the soul of water; clean, compassionate, loving yet strong enough to endure anything. ~ Harshada Pathare

Learn to be like the soul of water; clean, compassionate, loving yet strong enough to endure anything. ~ Harshada Pathare

 

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