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" Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books. "
" 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. "
" What is there more unruly than the sea, with its winds, its tornadoes, and its tempests? And yet in what department of her works has Nature been more seconded by the ingenuity of man than in this, by his inventions of sails and of oars? "
Pliny the Elder
" Whatever is received is received according to the nature of the recipient. "
" Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished. "
" Nature, of course, has its share in the life of the soul and in numerous manifestations deeply influences human life. But this natural life of the soul is peripheral, mere appendix to the material phenomena of nature. "
Rudolf Christoph Eucken
" I enjoy my John Deere tractor quite a lot. It's a tool that I must use to keep Mother Nature at bay. I have all kinds of things encroaching on my property. "
" There is a very remarkable inclination in human nature to bestow on external objects the same emotions which it observes in itself, and to find every where those ideas which are most present to it. "
" Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. "
" In our nature, however, there is a provision, alike marvelous and merciful, that the sufferer should never know the intensity of what he endures by its present torture, but chiefly by the pang that rankles after it. "
" As pessimistic as I am about the nature of human beings and our capacity for atrocity and malevolence and betrayal and laziness and inertia, and all those things, I think we can transcend all that and set things straight. "
" The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble. "
" Mountains are earth's undecaying monuments. "
" Nature never did betray the heart that loved her. "
" America is still mostly xenophobic and racist. That's the nature of America, I think. "
" Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. "
" I remember a hundred lovely lakes, and recall the fragrant breath of pine and fir and cedar and poplar trees. The trail has strung upon it, as upon a thread of silk, opalescent dawns and saffron sunsets. "
" One who is kind is sympathetic and gentle with others. He is considerate of others' feelings and courteous in his behavior. He has a helpful nature. Kindness pardons others' weaknesses and faults. Kindness is extended to all - to the aged and the young, to animals, to those low of station as well as the high. "
Ezra Taft Benson
" When I see a bird that walks like a duck and swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, I call that bird a duck. "
James Whitcomb Riley
" Earth is a flower and it's pollinating. "
" I am fascinated by people's flaws and delusions: all the messy bits of human nature we all try to pretend we don't have. "
" Abstraction is real, probably more real than nature. "
" It is often my nature to be abstract, hidden in plain sight, or nowhere at all. "
" There is not a sprig of grass that shoots uninteresting to me. "
" Man can never be a woman's equal in the spirit of selfless service with which nature has endowed her. "
" Nature also forges man, now a gold man, now a silver man, now a fig man, now a bean man. "
" The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers. "
" Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand. "
Henry David Thoreau
" The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. "
" Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear. "
" Human judges can show mercy. But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal. "
Arthur C. Clarke