Our collection of outdoor quotes is guaranteed to inspire wanderlust and adventure! Timeless wisdom and modern sayings combine for perfect travel inspiration.
Inspirational Outdoor Quotes
This selection of the best quotes about the outdoors draws inspiration from philosophers, writers, and even physicists! They all share a sense of respect and wonder for the beauty of nature.
Some of these outdoors quotes come from famous people like John Muir and Ralph Waldo Emerson, while others are more general sayings about the beauty and importance of nature. Whether you're looking for inspiration to get outside more often, or simply want to appreciate the world around you, these quotes are sure to provide some food for thought.
Matched with beautiful images from nature, these outdoor quotes are inspiring and motivating. Just what you need when planning a vacation or travel adventure!
– Leigh Hunt
“Colors are the smiles of nature.”
After a day’s walk everything has twice its usual value.
— G. M. Trevelyan
“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
“And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair”
― Khalil Gibran
– Robin Williams
Spring is nature's way of saying, ‘Let's party!'
– Alex Trebek
“If you can't be in awe of Mother Nature, there's something wrong with you.”
“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread. A civilization which destroys what little remains of the wild, the spare, the original, is cutting itself off from its origins and betraying the principle of civilization itself.”
― Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire
– Laura Ingalls Wilder
“If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.”
– Gerard De Nerval
“Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.”
“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”
– Anthony J. D'Angelo
“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.”
– Hans Christian Andersen
“Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”
“If you seek creative ideas go walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.”
― Raymond I. OD Myers
– Albert Einstein
“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”
– Vincent van Gogh
“…and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?”
Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization.
– Charles Lindbergh
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Quotes about the Outdoors
Hiking can be an incredibly rewarding and beautiful way to explore a particular place, especially a national park. If I am escaping from my city I can walk along trails. These incredible outdoors quotes ignites a wonder of outdoor adventures even if our path is nowhere close.
– Frank Lloyd Wright
“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.”
– Theodore Roethke
“Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.”
“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.”
– Aldo Leopold
“I am glad I will not be young in a future without wilderness.”
– Henry David Thoreau
“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”
– Steve Maraboli
“Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature”
– Alice Walker
“In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful.”
– Rachel Carson
“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.”
– Haruki Murakami
“Not just beautiful, though—the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they’re watching me.”
Quotes about the Outdoors and Nature
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– Edmund Gibbon
“The wind and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigator.”
“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
– Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
“Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.”
– Claude Monet
“My wish is to stay always like this, living quietly in a corner of nature.”
– Ernest Hemingway
“A man is never lost at sea.”
– JRR Tolkien
“Not all who wander are lost.”
– Nicholas Monsarrat
“Sailors, with their built-in sense of order, service and discipline, should really be running the world.”
– Pete Culler
“To be successful at sea we must keep things simple.”
“Do or do not. There is no try.”
– Pete Goss
“If you are going to do something, do it now. Tomorrow is too late.”
– Bernard Moitessier
“A sailor’s joys are as simple as a child’s.”
Inspiring Outdoor and Nature Quotes
Are you a nature lover? This next section of quotes about nature and the outdoors has more great sayings which provide material for contemplation.
– Lao Tzu
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
“The best view comes after the hardest climb.”
I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.”
― Anne Frank
– Mary Davis
“To walk in nature is to witness a thousand miracles.”
– Sir Martin Conway
“Each fresh peak ascended teaches something.”
The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
– John Muir
– Terri Guillemets
“You need special shoes for hiking—and a bit of a special soul as well.”
– Carl Sagan
“Deep down, at the molecular heart of life, the trees and we are essentially identical.”
“If you think you’ve peaked, find a new mountain.”
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
– Sir Edmund Hillary
“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.”
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– John Muir
“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.”
– John Muir
“Between every two pines there is a doorway to a new world.”
– Greg Child
“Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb.””
I really believe that, as human beings, we have an innate need to explore, to see what's around the corner.
– Jimmy Chin
– John Burroughs
“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.”
Outdoor Adventure Quotes
“For hiking is one of those things that you can only do when you have the determination in you.”
– Gary Snyder
“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.”
– Dr. Seuss
“You’re off to great places, today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.””
– Andy Rooney
“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you are climbing it.”
“In the presence of nature, a wild delight runs through the man, in spite of real sorrows. Nature says, — he is my creature, and maugre all his impertinent griefs, he shall be glad with me”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
– Mary Davis
“A walk in nature walks the soul back home.”
“The wilderness holds answers to questions man has not yet learned to ask.”
– Nancy Newhall
“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.”
What are the best Outdoor Quotes?
Here's some other inspiring nature quotes to make you want to go outside:
- “The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world's joy.” Henry Ward Beecher.
- “The earth has music for those who listen.” William Shakespeare.
- “Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.” Jimmy Carter.
What are some funny outdoor quotes?
- “I don't need therapy I just need to go hiking.”
- “When life gives you mountains, put those boots and start hiking.”
- “And into the forest, I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.”
- “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.”
- “Always hike with someone in worse shape than you.
What are the best nature captions for Instagram?
- The Earth has music for those who listen.
- Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better.
- To walk in nature is to witness a thousand miracles.
- The Earth laughs in flowers.
- Nature is the art of God.
- Lightning is incredible.
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“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
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