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40 Outdoor Quotes To Appreciate Nature

Despite a rigorous hike or a swim on a sweltering day, walking in nature always soothes my mind. The vast outdoors gifts our minds and bodies with countless benefits. Across centuries, its beauty has sparked creativity in inventors and poets alike. Explore this collection of outdoor quotes and discover the beauty of nature articulated through words.

Best Great Outdoors Quotes

This first selection combines the best quotes encapsulating our relationship with the great outdoors. Hiking through the lush trails, we think of John Muir, the father of America's National Parks. Or, visualize the seamless blend of nature and living space in American architect Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater. 

Through their quotes, these figures remind us of the importance of integrating our lives with the natural world around us. Let their words encourage you to find joy and peace in the embrace of nature. 

"Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you." -Frank Lloyd Wright #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #takeaction #outdoor #nature #love

"Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you."
- Frank Lloyd Wright

"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 #trvst #quotes #bethechange #beinspired #outdoor #woods #spirit

"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

"Adventure is calling, and I must go." -John Muir #trvst #quotes #bethechange #takeaction #outdoor

"Adventure is calling, and I must go."
- John Muir

"Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization." -Charles Lindbergh #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #planetearthfirst #outdoor #freedom

"Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization."
- Charles Lindbergh

"As human beings, we have an innate need to explore, to see what's around the corner." -Jimmy Chin #trvst #quotes #bethechange #planetearthfirst #outdoor #human

"As human beings, we have an innate need to explore, to see what's around the corner."
- Jimmy Chin

"Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit." -Edward Abbey #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #takeaction #outdoor #human #spirit

"Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit."
- Edward Abbey

Outdoor Quotes Appreciating The Natural World

Look around. Nature paints a masterpiece every day. Every color sings from the deepest greens of ancient forests to the bright blues of sprawling skies and sparkling waters. Wild creatures, big and small, fill these spaces with life, each playing their part in the ecosystem. This vast and quiet beauty doesn't beg for attention yet deserves every recognition. 

After digesting the following outdoor quotes, step outside, breathe and let nature impress you.

"The beauty of the natural world lies in the details." -Natalie Angier #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #socialimpact #outdoor #world #natural #beauty

"The beauty of the natural world lies in the details."
- Natalie Angier

"Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own." -Charles Dickens #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #ecoconscious #outdoor

"Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own."
- Charles Dickens

"To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug." -Helen Keller #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #thinkgreen #outdoor

"To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug."
- Helen Keller

"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." -Toni Morrison #trvst #quotes #bethechange #dogood #outdoor #beauty #life #photograph

"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."
- Toni Morrison

"We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm, and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open." -Jawaharlal Nehru #trvst #quotes #bethechange #changetheworld #outdoor #beauty #world

"We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm, and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open."
- Jawaharlal Nehru

"I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want." -Andy Warhol #trvst #quotes #socialchange #ecoconscious #outdoor

"I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want."
- Andy Warhol

"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 #trvst #quotes #gogreen #takeaction #outdoor #nature

"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

Quotes About The Benefits Of The Outdoors

Spending time outdoors offers numerous advantages, directly impacting physical and mental well-being. Outside activities ensure physical exercise, while sunlight provides essential vitamin D. 

Beyond the physical perks, immersing oneself in nature, such as forest bathing, significantly boosts mental health. Research supports its efficacy in bolstering not only our immune system2 but also the moods of those with depressive tendencies1

After reading the following quotes, schedule weekend outdoor activities and feel the earth beneath your feet daily as part of your healthy lifestyle.

"In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks." -John Muir #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #takeaction #outdoor #nature

"In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks."
- John Muir

"Come forth into the light things, let nature be your teacher." -William Wordsworth #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #changetheworld #outdoor #light #nature

"Come forth into the light things, let nature be your teacher."
- William Wordsworth

"After a day's walk, everything has twice its usual value." -G.M. Trevelyan #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #ecoconscious #outdoor

"After a day's walk, everything has twice its usual value."
- G.M. Trevelyan

"Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach us more than we can ever learn from books." -John Lubbock #trvst #quotes #impact #socialimpact #outdoor #woods #books

"Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach us more than we can ever learn from books."
- John Lubbock

"To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment." -Jane Austen #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #collectiveaction #outdoor #perfect

"To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment."
- Jane Austen

"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 #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #socialimpact #outdoor #happy #nature #beauty #people

"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

"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 #trvst #quotes #dogood #impact #outdoor #earth #sleep #person

"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

Exciting Sentiments About Outdoor Adventures

The outdoors offers more than peaceful solace and soothing souls. It also invites thrilling adventures. Think camping in dense woods or rappelling down sheer cliffs—each activity presents unique challenges and excitement. 

Reflecting on my first hike up Mt. Ugis, I realize even with little experience, the joy of conquering a mountain is unparalleled. So, why don't you dare yourself to try something new? 

If you are a beginner, make sure to tag along with an experienced friend or join a community. Here are more outdoor quotes that will entice you with the wonderful things from a promised adventure.

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"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." -Helen Keller #trvst #quotes #bethechange #gogreen #outdoor

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."
- Helen Keller

"Adventure isn't all about rowing oceans or climbing mountains. Adventure, in its purest form, is simply a way of thinking." -Sean Conway #trvst #quotes #impact #gogreen #outdoor

"Adventure isn't all about rowing oceans or climbing mountains. Adventure, in its purest form, is simply a way of thinking."
- Sean Conway

"Because in the end, you won't remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain." -Jack Kerouac #trvst #quotes #takeaction #gogreen #outdoor

"Because in the end, you won't remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain."
- Jack Kerouac

"We don't stop hiking because we grow old – we grow old because we stop hiking." -Finis Mitchell #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #impact #outdoor

"We don't stop hiking because we grow old – we grow old because we stop hiking."
- Finis Mitchell

"There's no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing." -Alfred Wainwright #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #bethechange #outdoor

"There's no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing."
- Alfred Wainwright

"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." -Christopher McCandless #trvst #quotes #bethechange #socialchange #outdoor #life #sun

"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."
- Christopher McCandless

"Every twenty minutes on the Appalachian Trail, Katz and I walked farther than the average American walks in a week." -Bill Bryson #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #bethechange #outdoor

"Every twenty minutes on the Appalachian Trail, Katz and I walked farther than the average American walks in a week."
- Bill Bryson

Outdoor And Nature Quotes From Literature

Literary minds, from Henry David Thoreau to Lord Byron, have found endless inspiration in the outdoors for centuries. Their words serve as a bridge connecting us to the innate beauty and lessons of the natural world, whether through direct descriptions or symbolism.

These luminaries, alongside painters, scientists, and inventors, have celebrated the outdoors, integrating its essence into their creations, from evocative prose to innovations based on biomimicry

Let the words of these literary artists inspire your next adventure or a mindful journaling session.

"There is pleasure in the pathless woods. There is 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 #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #gogreen #outdoor #woods #music #love

"There is pleasure in the pathless woods. There is 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

"A single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives." -Henry David Thoreau #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #beinspired #outdoor #earth

"A single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives."
- Henry David Thoreau

"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and winds long to play with your hair." -Kahlil Gibran #trvst #quotes #bethechange #gogreen #outdoor #earth

"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and winds long to play with your hair."
- Kahlil Gibran

"In the presence of nature, a wild delight runs through the man, in spite of real sorrows." -Ralph Waldo Emerson #trvst #quotes #socialchange #gogreen #outdoor #wild #nature

"In the presence of nature, a wild delight runs through the man, in spite of real sorrows."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"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 #trvst #quotes #gogreen #ecoconscious #outdoor

"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

Short Outdoor Captions To Post Online

Hopefully, after reading all the quotes above, the power of nature has already inspired you to venture outside more frequently. Remember, our experiences and reflections can serve as a source of inspiration, nudging more people to explore the outdoors.

Add these additional quotes in your social media posts to encourage a similar love and appreciation for exploring our planet.

"Choose only one master: nature." -Rembrandt #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #socialimpact #outdoor #nature

"Choose only one master: nature."
- Rembrandt

"Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air." -Ralph Waldo Emerson #trvst #quotes #bethechange #thinkgreen #outdoor #wild

"Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The mountains are calling and I must go." -John Muir #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #planetearthfirst #outdoor

"The mountains are calling and I must go."
- John Muir

"The greatest adventure is what lies ahead." -J.R.R. Tolkien #trvst #quotes #dogood #beinspired #outdoor

"The greatest adventure is what lies ahead."
- J.R.R. Tolkien

"If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere." -Laura Ingalls Wilder #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #dogood #outdoor #nature #beauty #love

"If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere."
- Laura Ingalls Wilder

"The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness." -John Muir #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #impact #outdoor #wilderness #forest

"The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness."
- John Muir

"The wilderness holds answers to questions man has not yet learned to ask." -Nancy Newhall #trvst #quotes #bethechange #takeaction #outdoor #wilderness

"The wilderness holds answers to questions man has not yet learned to ask."
- Nancy Newhall

"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." -Lao Tzu #trvst #quotes #beinspired #dogood #outdoor

"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step."
- Lao Tzu

1

Furuyashiki, A., Tabuchi, K., Norikoshi, K., Kobayashi, T., & Oriyama, S. (2019). A comparative study of the physiological and psychological effects of forest bathing (Shinrin-yoku) on working age people with and without depressive tendenciesEnvironmental health and preventive medicine24(1), 46.

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Li, Q. (2010). Effect of forest bathing trips on human immune function. Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine, 15(1), 9-17.

By Isabela Sedano, BEng.

Isabela is a determined millennial passionate about continuously seeking out ways to make an impact. With a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering with honors, Isabela’s research expertise and interest in artistic works, coupled with a creative mindset, offers readers a fresh take on different environmental, social, and personal development topics.

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