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The earth is our existence, and our body is attached to the earth.

—Daulat Qazi, c. 1650

It is hard when nature does not respect your intentions, and she never does exactly respect them.

—Wendell Berry, 1985

There is something stirring in the way civilization gapes like a savage at the achievements of nature.

—Karl Kraus, 1909

Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished.

—Francis Bacon, 1625

Attend to earth,
for it is to earth that kings are truly wedded.

—Kalidasa, c. 450

You may drive out nature with a pitchfork, yet she’ll be constantly running back.

—Horace, 20 BC

Nature never jests.

—Albrecht von Haller, 1751

We have forgotten how to be good guests, how to walk lightly on the earth as its other creatures do.

—Barbara Ward, 1972

Are we not ourselves nature, nature without end?

—Stanisław Lem, 1961

A change in the weather is sufficient to create the world and oneself anew.

—Marcel Proust, c. 1920

Man’s great mission is not to conquer nature by main force but to cooperate with her intelligently but lovingly for his own purposes.

—Lewis Mumford, 1962

It raineth every day, and the weather represents our tearful despair on a large scale.

—Mary Boykin Chesnut, 1865

It is the little causes, long continued, which are considered as bringing about the greatest changes of the earth.

—James Hutton, 1795