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

—George Herbert, 1640

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

—Thomas Jefferson, 1790

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

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

—Lucretius, c. 57 BC

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

—Cicero, c. 45 BC

Men argue, nature acts.

—Voltaire, 1764