Best Outdoor Quotes for People that Care About the Natural World

These Outdoor Quotes are perfect for everyone that loves the natural world, adventure and living a rich and meaningful life.

Short Outdoor Quotes

“Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization.” – Charles Lindbergh

“Not all who wander are lost.” – J. R. R. Tolkien

“Live the life you’ve dreamed.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.” –Edward Abbey

“The Earth has music for those who listen.” – William Shakespeare

“Sky above me, earth below me, fire within me.” – Unknown

“The poetry of the earth is never gone.” – John Keats

Clear lake water and mountains
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“All good things are wild and free.” – Unknown

“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” – John Muir

“An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Hiking and happiness go hand in hand or foot in boot.” – Diane Spicer

Outdoor Quotes About Life

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

Mountain and outdoors quotes
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“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.” –Edward Abbey

“No matter the risks we take, we always consider the end to be too soon, even though in life, more than anything else, quality should be more important than quantity.” – Alex Honnold

“Come forth into the light things, let nature be your teacher.” –William Wordsworth

“Deep down, at the molecular heart of life, the trees and we are essentially identical.” – Carl Sagan

“Now I see the secret of making the best person, it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.” – Walt Whitman

“The environment, after all, is where we all meet, where we all have a mutual interest. It is one thing that all of us share. It is not only a mirror of ourselves, but a focusing lens on what we can become.” – Lady Bird Johnson

“My wish is to stay always like this, living quietly in a corner of nature.” – Claude Monet

“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.” – Ashley Smith

Mountains in the snow
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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

“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

Outdoor Quotes with Friends

“The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.” – J. R. R. Tolkien

“Hiking is not for everyone. Notice the wilderness is mostly empty.” – Sonja Yoerg

“You need special shoes for hiking—and a bit of a special soul as well.” – Terri Guillemets

“Backpacking: An extended form of hiking in which people carry double the amount of gear they need for half the distance they planned to go in twice the time it should take.” – Unknown

“If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder

“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.” –John Burroughs

“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” – Gary Snyder

“A bad day camping is still better than a good day working.” – Unknown

Best Outdoor Quotes

“Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” – John Muir

“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” – Aristotle

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Enjoy the moment ©Ian Keefe

“And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.” – John Muir

“The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein

“Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Motivational Outdoors Quotes

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao-Tzu

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill

“Anywhere is within walking distance.” – Unknown

“The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” – Beverly Sills

“The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.” – Henry Longfellow

“The antidote to exhaustion isn’t rest. It’s nature.” – Shikoba

“If the winter is too cold and the summer is too hot, you are not a hiker.” – Unknown

“I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day’s work.” –Frank Lloyd Wright

Outdoor Fitness Quotes

“Walking is a man’s best medicine.” – Hippocrates

“Walking: the most ancient exercise and still the best modern exercise.” – Carrie Latet

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