Words to Live by

Native American proverb

We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.


Nature is cheaper than therapy. 

Vincent van Gogh

And then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough? 

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature never hurries. Atom by atom, little by little, she achieves her work.

Brooke Hampton

Life sucks a lot less when you add mountain air, a campfire and some peace and quiet.

Albert Einstein

The most beautiful gift of nature is that it gives one pleasure to look around and try to comprehend what we see.

Jacques-Yves Cousteau

For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it.

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.


If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll bet they would live a lot differently.

Chinese proverb

Nature, time and patience are the three great physicians.


Nature is the phenomena of the physical world collectively, including plants, animals, the landscape, and other features and products of the earth, as opposed to humans or human creations.

Gary Snyder

Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.