8 Quotes about Nature from Nature (by Ralph Waldo Emerson)

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Nature quotes about nature

The world is emblematic. Parts of speech are metaphors, because the whole of nature is a metaphor of the human mind.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature


The happiest man is he who learns from nature the lesson of worship

— Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature


Have mountains, and waves, and skies, no significance but what we consciously give them, when we employ them as emblems of our thoughts?

— Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature


But if a man be alone, let him look at the stars. The rays that come from those heavenly worlds, will separate between him and vulgar things. One might think the atmosphere was made transparent with this design, to give man, in the heavenly bodies, the perpetual presence of the sublime. Seen in the streets of cities, how great they are! If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown! But every night come out these envoys of beauty, and light the universe with their admonishing smile.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature


There is a property in the horizon which no man has but he whose eye can integrate all parts, that is, the poet.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature


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, Nature


The sky is less grand as it shuts down over less worth in the population.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature


Every man’s condition is a solution in hieroglyphic to those inquiries he would put. He acts it as life, before he apprehends it as truth. In like manner, nature is already, in its forms and tendencies, describing its own design. Let us interrogate the great apparition, that shines so peacefully around us. Let us inquire, to what end is nature?

— Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature