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" And Fall, with her yeller harvest moon and the hills growin' brown and golden under a sinkin' sun. "
" Zoology has always been interesting to me. Nature is fascinating. "
" There is so much of good in human nature that men grow to like each other upon better acquaintance, and this points to another way in which we may strive to promote the peace of the world. "
" In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things. In physical terms, I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me. "
" Gentlemen, I find the law very explicit on murdering your fellow man, but there's nothing here about killing a Chinaman. Case dismissed. "
" We must consider the distinctive characters and the general nature of plants from the point of view of their morphology, their behavior under external conditions, their mode of generation, and the whole course of their life. "
" Whatever the universal nature assigns to any man at any time is for the good of that man at that time. "
" The scientific observer of Nature is a kind of mystic seeker in the act of prayer. "
" Behind every cloud is another cloud. "
" The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life. "
" There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. "
Henry David Thoreau
" Bats drink on the wing, like swallows, by sipping the surface, as they play over pools and streams. "
" Nature's music is never over; her silences are pauses, not conclusions. "
" Men speak of natural rights, but I challenge any one to show where in nature any rights existed or were recognized until there was established for their declaration and protection a duly promulgated body of corresponding laws. "
" Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises. "
Pedro Calderon de la Barca
" I think we are bound to, and by, nature. We may want to deny this connection and try to believe we control the external world, but every time there's a snowstorm or drought, we know our fate is tied to the world around us. "
" My recollection of a hundred lovely lakes has given me blessed release from care and worry and the troubled thinking of our modern day. It has been a return to the primitive and the peaceful. "
" 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. "
" There's an easygoing nature that comes with a perspective of things that aren't as important as we make them sometimes. "
" 'Healing,' Papa would tell me, 'is not a science, but the intuitive art of wooing nature.' "
W. H. Auden
" The world, when you look at it, it just can't be random. I mean, it's so different than the vast emptiness that is everything else, and even all the other planets we've seen, at least in our solar system, none of them even remotely resemble the precious life-giving nature of our own planet. "
" Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax. "
" Because impudence is a vice, it does not follow that modesty is a virtue; it is built upon shame, a passion in our nature, and may be either good or bad according to the actions performed from that motive. "
Bernard de Mandeville
" I went to South Africa on safari and came eye to eye with a beautiful leopard. We were so close; I was staring at him for a long time and I felt a recognition with my own nature. "
" By nature, I keep moving, man. My theory is, be the shark. You've just got to keep moving. You can't stop. "
" Whenever a new technology is introduced into society, there must be a counterbalancing human response - that is, high touch - or the technology is rejected... We must learn to balance the material wonders of technology with the spiritual demands of our human nature. "
" Nature is the art of God. "
" Human nature is potentially aggressive and destructive and potentially orderly and constructive. "
" To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring. "
" When you go in search of honey you must expect to be stung by bees. "
" Nothing is so beautiful as spring - when weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush; Thrush's eggs look little low heavens, and thrush through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring the ear, it strikes like lightning to hear him sing. "
Gerard Manley Hopkins