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

—George Eliot, 1857

Men argue, nature acts.

—Voltaire, 1764

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

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

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

—Bernard de Fontenelle, 1686

A tree’s a tree. How many more do you need to look at?

—Ronald Reagan, 1965

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

—Arthur Schopenhauer, 1819

Nature is immovable.

—Euripides, c. 415 BC

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

—Martin Luther

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

—Thomas Jefferson, 1790

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

—George Herbert, 1640

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

—Horace, c. 25 BC