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

—Arthur Schopenhauer, 1819

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

—Basho, c. 1690

Nature is the art of God.

—Thomas Browne, 1635

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

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

—Cicero, c. 45 BC

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

—George Eliot, 1857

Nature is immovable.

—Euripides, c. 415 BC

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

—Richard P. Feynman, 1965

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

—Bernard de Fontenelle, 1686

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

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

—Thomas Jefferson, 1790

Nature never breaks her own laws.

—Leonardo da Vinci, c. 1500