10 Quotes about the Great Outdoors

There is nothing more satisfying than exploring the world around us, reconnecting with Mother Nature. We find a calming peace within the trees and a quiet mind away from the man-made world. Spending time outside has even been linked to lower depression symptoms and an overall improved mental well-being. Plan a backpacking trip, head out for a hike, or hop into your kayak after reading these quotes about the great outdoors!

Barr Trail in Manitou Springs, CO

1. “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

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

3. “We both loved the birds and animals and plants. We both felt far happier out of doors. I felt a peace in nature that I could never find in the human world, as you know.” -Tracy Rees

4. “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

5. “The world is a book, and those who do not travel, read only a page.”  -Saint Augustine

Whatcom Falls Park in Bellingham, WA
6. “Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it. How still they are, how deeply rooted in Being. Allow nature to teach you stillness.” -Eckhart Tolle

7. “A good traveler has no plans, and is not intent on arriving.”  -Lao Tzu

8. “Happiness is a direction, not a place.”  -Sydney J. Harris

9. “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.” -Mahatma Gandhi

10. “Your deepest roots are in nature.  No matter who you are, where you live, or what kind of life you lead, you remain irrevocably linked with the rest of creation.”  -Charles Cook

Lake Whatcom in Bellingham, WA
If you enjoy this list of quotes, make sure to check out 18 Quotes about Motherhood and 13 Running Quotes to Encourage You!

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