Ever since I was in middle school, I have been a huge fan of quotes – happy, sad, inspirational, educational, wise – sometimes a combination of a few. You name it, I dug it.

There’s just something about the power of words that connects my mind and spirit in a way that fills my heart and invokes powerful emotion, that always seems to come at a time when my soul most needs it. I still have my 8,789 Words of Wisdom book I got when I was a junior in high school, and used to make a collage of photographs and quotes for my close friends at graduation.

When I was an elementary school teacher and now currently as a yoga teacher, I give my students a quote of the day to ponder on the topic we are discussing and ask what it means to them. I think the beauty of inspirational quotes is that they mean a little something different to everyone, based on people’s unique and individual experiences and mindsets.

I have quotes hanging in frames and on sticky notes all around my home (well, not literally all around, but you get the point.) Quotes are kind of my thing.

Since spending time in nature is my favorite form of self care, I thought I would just share a few of my most favorite quotes about the healing power and beauty in nature.

I hope you find some of these to really resonate with you, refresh your soul, and take them with you for years to come!

Where flowers bloom, so does hope. – Ladybird Johnson

Those who contemplate the beauty of the Earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. – Rachel Carson

I believe there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright. – Henry David Thoreau

The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination, and brings eternal joy in the soul. – Wyland

Go out, go out I beg of you and taste the beauty of the wild. Behold the miracle of the earth with all the wonder of a child. -Edna Jaques

And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. – William Shakespeare

Now I see the secret of making the best persons. It is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth. -Walt Whitman

Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. – Hans Christian Andersen

Nature never hurries. Atom by atom, little by little, she achieves her work. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. – Kahil Gibran

All good things are wild and free. – Henry David Thoreau

We are all wonderers on this earth. Our hearts are full of wonder, and our souls are deep with dreams. – Gypsy proverb

When you realize how perfect everything is, you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky. – Unknown

Look past your thoughts so you may drink the pure nectar of this moment. – Rumi

Let us dance in the sun, wearing wildflowers in our hair. – Susan Polis Schutz