Nature--The Ultimate Quotation Collection

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Nature—The Ultimate Quotation Collection


21 Page Essay—How to Effectively Use Quotations in Your Classroom ©

111 Page Quotation Collection on Nature

This 111 page quotation collection contains the most interesting, thought-provoking, and useful quotations on Nature. A unique collection presenting only pertinent and straightforward quotes that address all aspects of Nature, this set of quotations includes the classic quotes as well as quotes carefully chosen from primary sources with particular attention given to quotes from women and minorities. In addition to the wisdom and guidance quotes provide, the quotations in this collection function particularly well in displays, presentations, speeches, research, students’ papers, and classroom lessons and discussions. Teachers using quotations as a lesson component directly address the Common Core Standards by facilitating critical thinking and promoting skills such as analyzing, inferencing, paraphrasing, and comparing and contrasting.

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Sample Quotes on Nature:

When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.

—A. D. Williams

Teach a child to play solitaire, and she’ll be able to entertain herself when there’s no one around. Teach her tennis, and she’ll know what to do when she’s on a court. But raise her to feel comfortable in nature, and the whole planet is her home.

--Joyce Maynard

One can get just as much exultation in losing oneself in a little thing as in a big one. It is nice to think how one can be recklessly lost in a daisy.

--Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Think of the fierce energy concentrated in an acorn! You bury it in the ground, and it explodes into a giant oak! Bury a sheep, and nothing happens but decay!

--George Bernard Shaw

We have not inherited the Earth from our fathers—we are borrowing it from our children.

--Chief Seattle

The silence of the snowy aisles of the forest, the whirring flight of partridges, the impudent bark of squirrels, the quavering voices of owls and coons, the music of the winds in the high trees—all these impressions unite in my mind like parts of a woodland symphony.

--Hamlin Garland

There are many paths leading to a garden and many experiences awaiting those who venture in. No matter what your motive—whether to grow healthy, delicious food; spend time outdoors feeling more alive than your desk job allows; help save the planet; find relaxation, solace, or healing; meet your neighbors; get your hands in the sweet earth; or discover for yourself just how abundant and generous nature can be—a garden rarely disappoints. It’s a magnet for life in all its quirky, beautiful forms.

—Jane Shellenberger

Whenever man comes up with a better mousetrap, nature immediately comes up with a better mouse.

––James Carswell

The way most people ‘like animals’ is very insulting to them. They look down upon them from the height of ‘superior intelligence.’ When I feel for a moment a ‘superior being,’ I remember the hawk’s optic nerve and compare it with my own. Or I compare my powers of scent with those of the dog, or my nerve telegraphy with that of the cat, or my strength with that of almost any animal.

--Algernon S. Logan

God must have made some parts of creation for sheer fun—how else would you

account for the kangaroo?

—G. K. Chesterton

I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls, and they say, ‘Because it’s such a beautiful animal.’ There you go. Well, I think my mother’s attractive, but I have photographs of her.

--Ellen DeGeneres

Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.

—Jacques Yves Cousteau

Sunshine is a form of energy, and the winds and the tides are manifestations of

energy. Do we use them? Oh, no; we burn up wood and coal, as renters burn up

the front fence for fuel. We live like squatters, not as if we owned the property.

—Thomas Edison

When I was twelve, I went hunting with my father and we shot a bird. He was

laying there and something struck me. Why do we call this fun to kill this creature who was as happy as I was when I woke up this morning.

—Marv Levy

Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Earth laughs in flowers.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson

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