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

—Martin Luther

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

—Horace, c. 25 BC

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

Nature is immovable.

—Euripides, c. 415 BC

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

—Bernard de Fontenelle, 1686

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

—Basho, c. 1690

Nature’s rules have no exceptions.

—Herbert Spencer, 1851

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

Nature is the art of God.

—Thomas Browne, 1635

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

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

—Kurt Vonnegut, 1988