"Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful.
Welcome it in every face, in every sky, in every flower."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly,
our whole life would change."
"People from a planet without flowers would think we must be
mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us."
- Iris Murdoch
"'Tis my faith that every flower enjoys the air it breathes!"
- William Wordsworth
"Nature provides exceptions to every rule."
- Margaret Fuller
"In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect.
Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're
- Alice Walker
"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the
storms their energy, while cares will drop off
like autumn leaves."
- John Muir
"The pebble in the brook secretly thinks itself a precious stone."
- Jerome P.
"Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful,
more simple or more direct than does nature, because in her
inventions, nothing is lacking and nothing is superfluous."
- Leonardo da Vinci
"It is a good idea to be alone in a garden at dawn or dark
so that all its shy presence may haunt you and possess you
in a reverie of suspended thought."
- James Douglas
"I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck."
- Emma Goldman