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Nature resolves everything into its component elements, but annihilates nothing.

—Lucretius, c. 57 BC

Men argue, nature acts.

—Voltaire, 1764

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

—Horace, c. 25 BC

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

—Martin Luther

Nature never breaks her own laws.

—Leonardo da Vinci, c. 1500

When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.

—Chinese proverb

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

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

—Richard P. Feynman, 1965

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

—Kurt Vonnegut, 1988

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

—Thomas Jefferson, 1790

Nature is immovable.

—Euripides, c. 415 BC

A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast.

—The Bible