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

—Thomas Jefferson, 1790

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

—Basho, c. 1690

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

—George Herbert, 1640

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

—Bernard de Fontenelle, 1686

Nature is the art of God.

—Thomas Browne, 1635

Nature never breaks her own laws.

—Leonardo da Vinci, c. 1500

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

—Horace, c. 25 BC

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

—Lucretius, c. 57 BC

Men argue, nature acts.

—Voltaire, 1764

Nature’s rules have no exceptions.

—Herbert Spencer, 1851

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

—Richard P. Feynman, 1965

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

—Cicero, c. 45 BC

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

—Arthur Schopenhauer, 1819