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

—Thomas Jefferson, 1790

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

—Bernard de Fontenelle, 1686

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

A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast.

—The Bible

Nature is the art of God.

—Thomas Browne, 1635

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

—Arthur Schopenhauer, 1819

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

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

—Horace, c. 25 BC

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

—Ronald Reagan, 1965

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

—George Herbert, 1640

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

—Richard P. Feynman, 1965

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

—Martin Luther