A Quote by Van Morrison on light, nature, summer, and words

The summer breeze was blowing on your face
Within your violet you treasure your summery words
And as the shiver from my neck down to my spine
Ignited me in daylight and nature in the garden

Van Morrison

Source: In the Garden

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on nature and spirit

Nature is made to conspire with spirit to emancipate us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Nature

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on nature


I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: Walking

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A Quote by unknown on life, nature, and circle

Life tends to be circular in nature.


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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on connection, nature, and space

Shakespeare possesses the power of subordinating nature for the purposes of expression, beyond all poets.  His imperial muse tosses the creation like a bauble from hand to hand, and uses it to embody any caprice of thought that is uppermost in his mind.  The remotest spaces of nature are visited, and the farthest sundered things are brought together, by subtle spiritual connection.  We are made aware that magnitude of material things is relative, and all objects shrink and expand to serve the passion of the poet.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Treasury of Thought: Forming an Encyclopædia of Quotation from Ancient & Modern Authors

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A Quote by John Burroughs on life, nature, quest, spring, and stars

To see the fire that warms you or, better yet, to cut the wood that feeds the fire that warms you; to see the spring where the water bubbles up that slakes your thirst and to dip your pail into it; to see the beams that are the stay of your four walls and the timbers that uphold the roof that shelters you; to be in direct and personal contact with the sources of your material life; to find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter; to find a quest of wild berries more satisfying than a gift of tropical fruit; to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird's nest or a wild flower in spring - these are some of the rewards of the simple life.

John Burroughs (1837 - 1921)

Source: John Burroughs' America: Selections from the Writings of the Naturalist

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A Quote by Helen Adams Keller on life, nature, security, danger, risk, and adventure

Security is mostly a superstition.  It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.  Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.  Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.

Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)

Source: The Open Door

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on circle, life, and nature

Our life is an apprenticeship to the truth that around every circle another can be drawn; that there is no end in nature, but every end is a beginning; that there is always another dawn risen on mid-noon, and under every deep a lower deep opens.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Circles

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A Quote by Ian on nature


Walk the lines of nature's palm crossed with silver and with gold.

Ian Anderson

Source: Cup of Wonder

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A Quote by Arthur Eddington on light, nature, science, and spirit

Whether in the intellectual pursuits of science or in the mystical pursuits of the spirit, the light beckons ahead, and the purpose surging in our nature responds.

Arthur Eddington

Source: The Nature of the Physical World

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