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Men argue, nature acts.

—Voltaire, 1764

Nature is immovable.

—Euripides, c. 415 BC

Nature is the art of God.

—Thomas Browne, 1635

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

—Horace, c. 25 BC

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

—Basho, c. 1690

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

—Cicero, c. 45 BC

Nature never breaks her own laws.

—Leonardo da Vinci, c. 1500

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

—Kurt Vonnegut, 1988

A garden must be looked into, and dressed as the body.

—George Herbert, 1640

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

—Martin Luther

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

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

—Thomas Jefferson, 1790

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

—George Eliot, 1857