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, As You Like It
Pistyll Rhaeadr, Wales
The poetry of the earth is never dead.
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere.
Vincent Van Gogh
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more.
George Gordon, Lord Byron, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage