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I believe in the forest, and in the meadow, and in the night in which the corn grows.
Henry David Thoreau

Nature is not human-hearted.
Lao Tzu

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social
boundaries.
Jimmy Carter

To waste, to destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using
it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the
very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed.
Theodore Roosevelt

I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to
us every hour, if we will only tune in.
George Washington Carver

Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.
Sir Francis Bacon

Nature has given us two ears, two eyes, and but one tongue - to the end that we should
hear and see more than we speak.
Socrates

He who lives according to nature will never be poor, and he who lives according to opinion
will never be rich.
English proverb

The study of Nature makes a man at last as remorseless as Nature.
H. G. Wells

Never, no, never did Nature say one thing and Wisdom say another.
Edmund Burke

April hath put a spirit of youth in every thing.
William Shakespeare

Spring is nature's way of saying: "Let's party!"
Robin Williams

Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand
and for a talk beside the fire: It is the time for home.
Edith Sitwell

I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human
being.
Abraham Lincoln

If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great
is our sin.
Charles Darwin

Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night,
as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we
can scarcely mark their progress.
Charles Dickens

Whatever nature does least, man does most.
American proverb

In Nature there are neither rewards nor punishment – there are consequences.
Robert G. Ingersoll

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.
Aristotle

Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning
hand.
Henry David Thoreau

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
William Shakespeare

This planet, with all its appalling immensity, is to electric currents virtually no more than a
small metal ball.
Nikola Tesla

Nature never appeals to intelligence until habit and instinct are useless. There is no
intelligence where there is no need of change.
H. G. Wells

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
Albert Camus

Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Baltasar Gracian

A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the
air and giving fresh strength to our people.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

What makes mankind tragic is not that they are the victims of nature, it is that they are
conscious of it.
Joseph Conrad

The beauty of nature has been one of the great inspirations in my life.
Jim Henson

Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are
not the only experiment.
Richard Buckminster Fuller

We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts.
William Hazlitt

The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.
Carl Sagan

What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?
Henry David Thoreau

Nature made us individuals, as she did the flowers and the pebbles; but we are afraid to be
peculiar, and so our society resembles a bag of marbles, or a string of mold candles. Why
should we all dress after the same fashion? The frost never paints my windows twice alike.
Lydia Maria Child

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