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160 Outdoor Quotes on Nature’s Therapeutic Relief

3. “The antidote to exhaustion isn’t rest. It’s nature.” – Shikoba

4. “Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.” – Edward Abbey

5. “Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization.” – Charles Lindbergh

6. “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein

7. “At some point in life the world’s beauty becomes enough. You don’t need to photograph, paint, or even remember it. It is enough.” –

8. “There is a pleasure in the pathless woods. There is a rapture on the lonely shore. There is society, where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar. I love not man the less, but nature more.” – Lord Byron

9. “I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright.” – Henry David Thoreau

10. “Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and winds long to play with your hair.” – Kahlil Gibran

11. “Nature never hurries. Atom by atom, little by little, she achieves her work.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

12. “Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

13. “By discovering nature, you discover yourself.” – Maxime Lagacé

14. “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” – John Muir

15. “I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it.” – William Shakespeare

16. “Going to the mountains is like going home.” – John Muir

17. “If you can’t be in awe of Mother Nature, there’s something wrong with you.” – Alex Trebek

18. “Anywhere is within walking distance.” – Anonymous

19. “If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” – Vincent Van Gogh

20. “The earth laughs in flowers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

21. “Keep close to nature’s heart—and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” – John Muir

22. “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” – Lao Tzu

23. “Now I see the secret of making the best person, it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.” – Walt Whitman

24. “Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own.” – Charles Dickens

25. “I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day’s work.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

26. “Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.” – Ashley Smith

27. “The richness I achieve comes from nature, the source of my inspiration.” – Claude Monet

28. “I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put together.” – John Burroughs

29. “Hiking isn’t for everyone. Notice the wilderness is mostly empty.” – Sonja Yoerg

30. “Hiking and happiness go hand in hand or foot in boot.” – Diane Spicer

31. “A bad day camping is still better than a good day working.” – Anonymous

32. “If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.” – Raymond Inmon

33. “Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’” –

34. “Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” – Hans Christian Andersen

35. “Walking is a man’s best medicine.” – Hippocrates

36. “I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.” – Henry David Thoreau

37. “An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” – Henry David Thoreau

38. “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” – Beverly Sills

39. “Birds have always had the ability to bring me out of a dark space and provide relief in bad times.” – Jason Ward

40. “Come forth into the light things, let nature be your teacher.” – William Wordsworth

41. “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

42. “Not just beautiful, though—the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they’re watching me.” – Haruki Murakami

43. “In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” – Aristotle

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

45. “It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.” – David Attenborough

46. “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

47. “My wish is to stay always like this, living quietly in a corner of nature.” – Claude Monet

48. “The environment, after all, is where we all meet, where we all have a mutual interest. It is one thing that all of us share. It is not only a mirror of ourselves but a focusing lens on what we can become.” – Lady Bird Johnson

49. “Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach of us more than we can ever learn from books.” – John Lubbock

50. “Hiking in undiscovered places is a lot of fun.” – Karolina Kurkova

51. “Time spent amongst trees is never wasted time.” – Katrina Mayer

52. “As human beings, we have an innate need to explore, to see what’s around the corner.” – Jimmy Chin

53. “In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.” – Alice Walker

54. “The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.” – JRR Tolkien

55. “Land really is the best art.” – Andy Warhol

56. “Leave the roads; take the trails.” – Pythagoras

57. “Walk in nature and feel the healing power of the trees.” – Anthony William

58. “Hiking is not escapism; it’s realism. The people who choose to spend time outdoors are not running away from anything; we are returning to where we belong.” – Jennifer Pharr Davis

59. “And into the I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.” – John Muir

60. “In the presence of nature, a wild delight runs through the man, in spite of real sorrows.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

61. “Being able to smell the fresh air and disconnect from the news and your phone—there’s nothing like it.” – Jason Ward

62. “It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

63. “Earth has no sorrow that earth can not heal.” – John Muir

64. “Looking at the beauty in nature is the first step of purifying the mind.” – Amit Ray

65. “The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature, and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.” – Anne Frank

66. “Everything in nature invites us constantly to be what we are.” – Gretel Ehrlich

67. “Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.” – Wallace Stevens

68. “The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.” – George Santayana

69. “My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.” – Aldous Huxley

70. “Some of us are drawn to mountains the way the moon draws the tide. Both the great forests and the mountains live in my bones. They have taught me, humbled me, purified me and changed me.” – Joan Halifax

71. “You need special shoes for hiking—and a bit of a special soul as well.” – Terri Guillemets

72. “If the winter is too cold and the summer is too hot, you are not a hiker.” – Anonymous

73. “Returning home is the most difficult part of long-distance hiking. You have grown outside the puzzle and your piece no longer fits.” – Cindy Ross

74. “We don’t stop hiking because we grow old. We grow old because we stop hiking.” – Finis Mitchell

75. “Days of slow walking are very long: they make you live longer because you have allowed every hour, every minute, every second to breathe, to deepen, instead of filling them up by straining the joints.” – Frederic Gros

76. “The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man.” – Anonymous

77. “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” – John Muir

78. “I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy.’” –

79. “Life sucks a lot less when you add mountain air, a campfire, and some peace and quiet.” – Brooke Hampton

80. “Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.” – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

81. “Backpacking: An extended form of hiking in which people carry double the amount of gear they need for half the distance they planned to go in twice the time it should take.” – Anonymous

82. “Spending time outdoors makes you feel great.” – Elizabeth Hurley

83. “There is no WiFi in the forest but I promise you will find a better connection.” – Anonymous

84. “I slept finally that night in the woods somewhere outside the Whitehorse Campground.” – Cheryl Strayed

85. “The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.” – John Muir

86. “Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.” – Walt Whitman

87. “To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon the verdant green hills is the most perfect refreshment.” – Jane Austin

88. “I jabbed my ski pole into the snow, skidded onto its icy surface, and began to walk.” – Cheryl Strayed

89. “The landscape below us was as flat as a pancake—a poorly drained lowland that seemed more water than land.” – Adam Shoalts

90. “To early explorers, the distant mountains on the far side of the continent were a foreboding place of dark legends.” – Adam Shoalts

91. “Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.” – Barry Finlay

92. “Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn’t mean to take.” – Angela N Blount

93. “All those hours exploring the great outdoors made me more resilient and confident.” – David Suzuki

94. “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” –

95. “The outdoors, the beautiful environment, both in fresh and saltwater. And the thing that concerns me is the amount of kids that stand on street corners or go into pinball parlours, and call it recreation.” – Rex Hunt

96. “I love anything that involves the ocean. Swimming, snorkeling, or surfing are all fun, which distracts from your mind that you are actually doing a workout. Being outdoors in the sun and the saltwater is great for freeing your mind and feeling alive.” – Samantha Stosur

97. “Be healthy by being outdoors in the natural daylight with nature!” – Steven Magee

98. “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” – John Muir

99. “To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.” – Helen Keller

100. “The best views come after the hardest climb.” – Anonymous

101. “No single mountain ever came to me―so I always go to them.” – Erik Tanghe

102. “ is much less about the fishing, and much more about the time alone with your kid, away from the hustle and bustle of the every day.” – Dan Pearce

103. “After a day’s walk, everything has twice its usual value.” – G.M. Trevelyan

104. “In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” – Margaret Atwood

105. “You’re off to great places, today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.” – Dr. Seuss

106. “All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

107. “Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you are climbing it.” – Andy Rooney

108. “The summit is what drives us, but the climb itself is what really matters.” – Conrad Anker

109. “Climb the mountain not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air and behold the view. Climb it so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.” – David McCullough Jr

110. “We had climbed well that day to establish ourselves by nightfall just a few hundred feet from the summit.” – Joe Simpson

111. “I couldn’t shake off the dread feelings I had experienced while traversing the ridge.” – Joe Simpson

112. “Listen to the trees to hear their stories.” – Steven Magee

113. “Sometimes, the most productive thing that you can do is to step outside and do nothing―relax and enjoy nature.” – Melanie Charlene

114. “Smart people that like good health spend several hours outdoors daily in the shade of trees.” – Steven Magee

115. “Whenever the sun is shining, I feel obligated to play outside!” – Charles M. Schulz

116. “Should humans conquer the mountain or should they wish for the mountain to possess them?” – Kiran Desai

117. “He stood there a moment, listened to the creek, and let the mountain air blow against his face. Even with all this heartache, it was beautiful here.” – Eowyn Ivey

118. “The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” – Alexander Supertramp Mccandless

119. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao-Tzu

120. “May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” – Edward Abbey

121. “Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb.” – Greg Child

122. “I just wish the world was twice as big and half of it was still unexplored.” – David Attenborough 

123. “Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.” – Barry Finlay

124. “I began panting and sweating immediately, dust caking my boots and calves as the trail turned north.” – Cheryl Strayed

125. “When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen.” – A.A. Milne

126. “I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news.” – John Muir

127. “The mountains are calling, and I must go.” – John Muir

128. “Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

129. “A walk in nature walks the soul back home.” – Mary Davis

130. “Between every two pines there is a doorway to a new world.” – John Muir

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

132. “To me the outdoors is what you must pass through in order to get from your apartment into a taxicab.” – Fran Lebowitz

133. “To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.” – Mahatma Gandhi

134. “I was drinking in the surroundings: air so crisp you could snap it with your fingers and greens in every lush shade imaginable offset by autumnal flashes of red and yellow.” – Wendy Delsol

135. “None of your knowledge, your reading, your connections will be of any use here: two legs suffice, and big eyes to see with. Walk alone, across mountains or through forests. You are nobody to the hills or the thick boughs heavy with greenery. You are no longer a role, or a status, not even an individual, but a body, a body that feels sharp stones on the paths, the caress of long grass and the freshness of the wind.” – Frédéric Gros

136. “I feel better when I am surrounded, not by humans, but by trees.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

137. “It should be expected that we will find wonder in a vast mountain landscape, but it is a more serious challenge to find wonder in a hill. It is a great achievement to find it in a molehill.” – Tristan Gooley

138. “You lift your head, you’re on your way, but really just to be walking, to be out of doors. That’s it, that’s all, and you’re there. Outdoors is our element: the exact sensation of living there.” – Frédéric Gros

139. “The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.” – Robert Frost

140. “The wall of white snow-ice loomed out from the mountain, and the further I abseiled the more impending it became.” – Joe Simpson

141. “We still do not know one-thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.” – Albert Einstein

142. “A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.” – Walt Whitman

143. “Sky above me, earth below me, fire within me.” – Anonymous

144. “The sky’s the daily bread of the eyes.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

145. “There’s a whole world out there, right outside your window. You’d be a fool to miss it.” – Charlotte Eriksson

146. “The poetry of the earth is never gone.” – John Keats

147. “Colors are the smiles of nature.” – Leigh Hunt

148. “Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” – Gary Snyder

149. “The Earth has music for those who listen.” – William Shakespeare

150. “Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

151. “Most people spend less time outside than prisoners.” – J.R. Rim

152. “I love being outdoors. I love just spending time in the sun and hanging out with my friends.” – Nina Agdal

153. “Hearty laughter is a good way to jog internally without having to go outdoors.” – Norman Cousins

154. “When I’m outside with my students, it is so different from inside. Somehow everyone’s guard goes down. It’s like we’re real people again. These are my favorite times with students because I get to know them a lot better.” – Anonymous

155. “All things share the same breath – the beast, the tree, the man. The air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.” – Chief Seattle

156. “A good roast of sun, it slows you, lets you relax–and out here if there’s anything wrong, you can see it coming with bags of time to do what’s next. This is the place and the weather for peace, for the cultivation of a friendly mind.” – A.L. Kennedy

157. “Outside, quiet children start to talk more, and children who find it hard to be constrained begin to relax. Children need to be outside long enough to feel at home there.” – Emma Shaw

158. “The older I get, the more I appreciate my rural childhood. I spent a lot of time outdoors, unsupervised, which is a blessing.” – Barbara Kingsolver

159. “For young people and adults alike, outdoor adventure is perceived as a vehicle for building values and ideals, for developing creativity and enterprise, for enhancing a sense of citizenship, and for widening physical and spiritual horizons.” – Lord Hunt

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