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“We inter-breath with the rain forests, we drink from the oceans.  They are part of our own body.”  Thich Nhat Hanh

“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”  William Shakespeare

“Shall I not have intelligence with the earth?  Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself? ” Henry David Thoreau

“If there is one thing clear about the centuries dominated by the factory and the wheel, it is that although the machine can make everything from a spoon to a landing-craft, a natural joy in earthly living is something it never has and never will be able to manufacture.”  Henry Beston

“There is something of the marvelous in all things of nature.”  Aristotle

What a joy it is to feel the soft, springy earth under my feet once more,
to follow grassy roads that lead to ferny brooks
where I can bathe my fingers in a cataract of rippling notes,
or to clamber over a stone wall into green fields that
tumble and roll and climb in riotous gladness!  Helen Keller

“I am in love with this world . . . I have climbed its mountains, roamed its forests, sailed its waters, crossed its deserts, felt the sting of its frosts, the oppression of its heats, the drench of its rains, the fury of its winds, and always have beauty and joy waited upon my goings and comings.”  John Burroughs

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

Go out, go out I beg of you
And taste the beauty of the wild.
Behold the miracle of the earth
With all the wonder of a child.  Edna Jaques

“The forest makes your heart gentle.  You become one with it… No place for greed or anger there.”  Pha Pachak

“Look!  Look!  Look deep into nature and you will understand everything.”  Albert Einstein

“One should pay attention to even the smallest crawling creature for these too may have a valuable lesson to teach us.”  Black Elk

“Every child is born a naturalist. His eyes are, by nature, open to the glories of the stars, the beauty of the flowers, and the mystery of life.”  R. Search

“Must we always teach our children with books? Let them look at the stars and the mountains above. Let them look at the waters and the trees and flowers on Earth. Then they will begin to think, and to think is the beginning of a real education.”  David Polis

“The garden is where you take the time in your life to tune in and listen.  It just takes being still long enough, opening your heart, opening your spirit up to what the plants have to tell you.”  Gabriel Howearth

“I want to realize brotherhood or identity not merely with the beings called human, but I want to realize identity with all life, even with such beings as crawl on earth.”  Mahatma Gandhi