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Nature has always had more force than education.

Nature has perfections, in order to show that she is the image of God; and defects, in order to show that she is only His image.

Nature hath nothing made so base, but can read some instruction to the wisest man.

Nature imitates herself. A grain thrown into good ground brings forth fruit; a principle thrown into a good mind brings forth fruit. Everything is created and conducted by the same Master; the root, the branch, the fruits,--the principles, the consequences.

Nature is a frugal mother, and never gives without measure. When she has work to do, she qualifies men for that and sends them equipped.

Nature is a volume of which God is the author.

Nature is an AEolian harp, a musical instrument, whose tones are the reecho of higher strings within us.

Nature is avariciously frugal. - In matter it allows no atom to elude its grasp; in mind, no thought or feeling to perish. - It gathers up the fragments that nothing be lost.

Nature is beautiful, always beautiful! Every little flake of snow is a perfect crystal, and they fall together as gracefully as if fairies of the air caught water-drops and made them into artificial flowers to garland the wings of the wind!

Nature is but a name for an effect whose cause is God.

Nature is commanded by obeying her.

Nature is no sentimentalist - does not cosset or pamper us. We must see that the world is rough and surly, and will not mind drowning a man or a woman, but swallows your ships like a grain of dust. The cold, inconsiderate of persons, tingles your blood, benumbs your feet, freezes a man like an apple. The diseases, the elements, fortune, gravity, lightning, respect no persons.

Nature is not human hearted.

Nature is pleased with simplicity.

Nature is reckless of the individual. When she has points to carry, she carries them

Nature is saturated with deity.

Nature is the armory of genius. Cities serve it poorly, books and colleges at second hand; the eye craves the spectacle of the horizon; of mountain, ocean, river and plain, the clouds and stars; actual contact with the elements, sympathy with the seasons as they rise and roll.

Nature is the glass reflecting God, as by the sea reflected is the sun, too glorious to be gazed on in his sphere.

Nature is the living, visible garment of God.

Nature is the most thrifty thing in the world; she never wastes anything; she undergoes change, but there's no annihilation - the essence remains.


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