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God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees and flowers and clouds and stars.

—Martin Luther

If people think Nature is their friend, then they sure don’t need an enemy.

—Kurt Vonnegut, 1988

Men argue, nature acts.

—Voltaire, 1764

Nature’s rules have no exceptions.

—Herbert Spencer, 1851

Animals are such agreeable friends—they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.

—George Eliot, 1857

The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers.

—Basho, c. 1690

I always think of nature as a great spectacle, somewhat resembling the opera.

—Bernard de Fontenelle, 1686

Nature never breaks her own laws.

—Leonardo da Vinci, c. 1500

Those things are better which are perfected by nature than those which are finished by art.

—Cicero, c. 45 BC

We never are definitely right; we can only be sure we are wrong.

—Richard P. Feynman, 1965

Drive out nature with a pitchfork, and she will always come back. 

—Horace, c. 25 BC

There is not a sprig of grass that shoots uninteresting to me.

—Thomas Jefferson, 1790

Animals hear about death for the first time when they die.

—Arthur Schopenhauer, 1819