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Surely there is something in the unruffled calm of nature that overawes our little anxieties and doubts: the sight of the deep-blue sky, and the clustering stars above seem to impart a quiet to the mind.

Swans sing before they die - 'twere no bad thing should certain persons die before they sing.

Sympathy with nature is a part of the good man's religion.

Thank God men cannot as yet fly and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.

The beauty of the world and the orderly arrangement of everything celestial makes us confess that there is an excellent and eternal nature, which ought to be worshiped and admired by all mankind.

The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain.

The bluebird carries the sky on his back.

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.

The chess-board is the world; the pieces are the phenomena of the universe; the rules of the game are what we call the Laws of Nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us. We know that his play is always fair, just and patient. But also we know, to our cost, that he never overlooks a mistake, or makes the smallest allowance for ignorance.

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. See quote detail

The counterfeit and counterpart of nature are reproduced in art.

The course of nature is the art of God.

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.

The dinosaur's eloquent lesson is that if some bigness is good, an overabundance of bigness is not necessarily better.

The expression often used by Mr. Herbert Spencer of the Survival of the Fittest is more accurate and is sometimes equally convenient.

The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.

The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life. See quote detail

The greatest joy in nature is the absence of man.

The groves were God's first temples. Ere man learned to hew the shaft, and lay the architrave, and spread the roof above them, - ere he framed the lofty vault, to gather and roll back the sound of anthems; in the darkling wood, amidst the cool and silence, he knelt down and offered to the Mightiest solemn thanks and supplication.

The ignorant man marvels at the exceptional; the wise man marvels at the common; the greatest wonder of all is the regularity of nature.


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