nature

A Quote by Gary Snyder on nature and self

After weeks of watching the roof leak
          I fixed it tonight
by moving a single board

Gary Snyder

Source: Haiku Mind: 108 Poems to Cultivate Awareness & Open Your Heart

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by Virginia Brady Young on light, moon, and nature

moonlight-
         a sand dune
         shifts

Virginia Brady Young

Source: Haiku Mind: 108 Poems to Cultivate Awareness & Open Your Heart

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on eternity, joy, mind, nature, perception, science, space, stars, time, unity, and universe

The perception of this law of laws awakens in the mind a sentiment which we call the religious sentiment, and which makes our highest happiness.  Wonderful is its power to charm and to command.  It is a mountain air.  It is the embalmer of the world.  It is myrrh and storax, and chlorine and rosemary.  It makes the sky and the hills sublime, and the silent song of the stars is it.  By it, is the universe made safe and habitable, not by science or power.  Thought may work cold and intransitive in things, and find no end or unity; but the dawn of the sentiment of virtue on the heart, gives and is the assurance that Law is sovereign over all natures; and the worlds, time, space, eternity, do seem to break out into joy.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Divinity School Address

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on circle and nature

The eye is the first circle; the horizon which it forms is the second; and throughout nature this primary figure is repeated without end.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Circles

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A Quote by John Muir on music, nature, space, and stars

Contemplating the lace-like fabric of streams outspread over the mountains, we are reminded that everything is flowing - going somewhere, animals and so-called lifeless rocks as well as water.  Thus the snow flows fast or slow in grand beauty-making glaciers and avalanches; the air in majestic floods carrying minerals, plant leaves, seeds, spores, with streams of music and fragrance; water streams carrying rocks both in solution and in the form of mud particles, sand, pebbles, and boulders.  Rocks flow from volcanoes like water from springs, and animals flock together and flow in currents modified by stepping, leaping, gliding, flying, swimming, etc.  While the stars go streaming through space pulsed on and on forever like blood globules in Nature's warm heart.

John Muir (1838 - 1914)

Source: Meditations of John Muir: Nature's Temple

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on circles and nature

Our moods do not believe in each other.  To-day I am full of thoughts, and can write what I please.  I see no reason why I should not have the same thought, the same power of expression, to-morrow.  What I write, whilst I write it, seems the most natural thing in the world; but yesterday I saw a dreary vacuity in this direction in which now I see so much; and a month hence, I doubt not, I shall wonder who he was that wrote so many continuous pages.  Alas for this infirm faith, this will not strenuous, this vast ebb of a vast flow!  I am God in nature; I am a weed by the wall.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Circles

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by John Muir on earth, nature, people, and universe

The world, we are told, was made especially for humans - a presumption not supported by all the facts...  Why should humanity value itself as more than a small part of the one great unit of creation?  And what creature of all that the Lord has taken the pains to make is not essential to the completeness of that unit - the cosmos?  The universe would be incomplete without humans; but it would also be incomplete without the smallest transmicroscopic creature that dwells beyond our conceitful eyes and knowledge.  From the dust of the earth, from the common elementary fund, the Creator has made Homo Sapiens.  From the same material God has made every other creature, however noxious and insignificant to us.  They are earth-born companions and our fellow mortals.

John Muir (1838 - 1914)

Source: Meditations of John Muir: Nature's Temple

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on nature

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Throb thine with Nature's throbbing breast.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Meditations of John Muir: Nature's Temple

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A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on deep, song, music, sphere-harmonies, poetry, vision, and nature

All deep things are Song. It seems somehow the very central essence of us, Song; as if all the rest were but wrappages and hulls! The primal element of us; of us, and of all things. The Greeks fabled of Sphere-Harmonies: it was the feeling they had of the inner-structure of Nature that the soul of all her voices and utterances was perfect music. Poetry, therefore, we will call musical Thought. The poet is he who thinks in that manner. At bottom, it turns still on the power of intellect; it is man's sincerity and depth of vision that makes him Poet. See deep enough, and you see musically; the heart of Nature being everywhere music, if you can only reach it.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

Source: On Heroes, Hero-Worship and the Heroic in History, pp.83-85

Contributed by: Nicole

A Quote by unknown on life, design, intricacy, and nature

Life is an intricate pattern of simple designs; we see the intricacy, but once awareness is raised, we can then see simplicity in all things! Start with nature - get outside and embrace it today!


Cheryl Batoon

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Contributed by: Inspireme2

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