Our Favorite Quotes

Our team has compiled a collection of our favorite quotes in the hope that you find them inspiring, illuminating, and enchanting.

“A true healer is an intermediary to the sacred, cultivating the dual roles of shaman, master of intuited knowledge, and sage, master of scholarly knowledge, connecting above and below, inside and outside, energy and matter.” –Taoist medicine

“Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other.” –Mark Twain

“Even a wounded world is feeding us. Even a wounded world holds us, giving us moments of wonder and joy. I choose joy over despair. Not because I have my head in the sand, but because joy is what the earth gives me daily and I must return the gift.” –Robin Wall Kimmerer

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” –John Muir

The wilderness holds answers to questions man has not yet learned to ask.” –Nancy Newhall

“This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.” –John Muir

When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” –Willie Nelson

“In the mountains, worldly attachments are left behind, and in the absence of material distractions, we are opened up to spiritual thought. We should be attempting to carry the spiritual experience of the mountains with us everywhere.” –Jamling Tenzing Norgay

“I have aged. When I look in my polished bronze mirror, there are lines upon my face. I am thickened too and my skin has begun growing loose. I cut myself with my herbs and the scars stay. Sometimes I like it. Sometimes I am vain and dissatisfied. But I do not wish myself back. Of course my flesh reaches for the earth. That is where it belongs.” –Madeline Miller

“Make a habit of two things — to help, or at least, to do no harm.” –Hippocrates

“There's a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they're absolutely free. Don't miss so many of them.” –Jo Walton

“Until man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge. Remedies from chemicals will never stand in favor compared with the products of nature, the living cell of the plant, the final result of the rays of the sun, the mother of all life.” –Thomas A. Edison

“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.” –Eleanora Duse

“For those who have experienced the joy of being alone with nature there is really little need for me to say much more; for those who have not, no words of mine can even describe the powerful, almost mystical knowledge of beauty and eternity that come, suddenly, and all unexpected.” –Jane Goodall