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The laws of nature are but the thoughts and agencies of God - the modes in which he works and carries out the designs of his providence and will.

The Laws of Nature are just, but terrible. There is no weak mercy in them. Cause and consequence are inseparable and inevitable. The elements have no forbearance. The fire burns, the water drowns, the air consumes, the earth buries. And perhaps it would be well for our race if the punishment of crimes against the Laws of Man were as inevitable as the punishment of crimes against the Laws of Nature /were Man as unerring in his judgments as Nature.

The laws of nature are the rules according to which effects are produced; but there must be a lawgiver - a cause which operates according to these rules. - The laws of navigation never steered a ship, and the law of gravity never moved a planet.

The man who can really, in living union of the mind and heart, converse with God through nature, finds in the material forms around him, a source of power and happiness inexhaustible, and like the life of angels. - The highest life and glory of man is to be alive unto God; and when this grandeur of sensibility to him, and this power of communion with him is carried, as the habit of the soul, into the forms of nature, then the walls of our world are as the gates of heaven.

The mastery of nature is vainly believed to be an adequate substitute for self-mastery.

The mind, in proportion as it is cut off from free communication with nature, with revelation, with God, with itself, loses its life, just as the body droops when debarred from the air and the cheering light from heaven.

The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing.

The poetry of the earth is never dead.

The radiance in some places is so great as to be fairly dazzling . . . every crystal, every flower a window opening into heaven, a mirror reflecting the Creator.

The richness I achieve comes from Nature, the source of my inspiration.

The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.

The soil, in return for her service, keeps the tree tied to her; the sky asks nothing and leaves it free.

The sun - my almighty physician.

The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago, had they happened to be within reach of predatory human hands.

The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.

The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination, but the combination is locked up in the safe.

The universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson. The mountain teaches stability and grandeur; the ocean immensity and change. Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes--every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man.

The unnatural - that too is natural.

The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.

The whole of nature is a conjugation of the verb to eat, in the active and passive.


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