Everything is flowing going somewhere, animals and so-called lifeless rocks as well as water. Thus the snow flows fast or slow in grand beauty-making glaciers and avalanches; the air in majestic floods carrying minerals, plant leaves, seeds, spores, with streams of music and fragrance; water streams carrying rock... While the stars go streaming through space pulsed on and on forever like blood globules in Nature's warm heart.john muir
Joy in looking and comprehending is Nature's most beautiful gift.Albert Einstein
It is so hard for an evolutionary biologist to write about extinction caused by human stupidity. […] Let me then float an unconventional plea, the inverse of the usual argument. […] The extinction of Partula is unfair to Partula . That is the conventional argument, and I do not challenge its primacy. But we need a humanistic ecology as well, both for the practical reason that people will always touch people more than snails do or can, and for the moral reason that humans are legitimately the measure of all ethical questions for these are our issues, not Nature's.stephen jay gould
The extinction of Partula is unfair to Partula . That is the conventional argument, and I do not challenge its primacy. But we need a humanistic ecology as well, both for the practical reason that people will always touch people more than snails do or can, and for the moral reason that humans are legitimately the measure of all ethical questions for these are our issues, not Nature's.
With inexpressible delight you wade out into the grassy sun-lake, feeling yourself contained in one of Nature's most sacred chambers, withdrawn from the sterner influences of the mountains, secure from all intrusion, secure from yourself, free in the universal beauty. And notwithstanding the scene is so impressively spiritual, and you seem dissolved in it, yet everything about you is beating with warm, terrestrial, human love, delightfully substantial and familiar.john muir
“We are able to breathe, drink, and eat in comfort because millions of organisms and hundreds of processes are operating to maintain a liveable environment, but we tend to take Nature's services for granted because we don't pay money for most of them.”
I care to live only to entice people to look at Nature's loveliness.john muir
I have thought some of Nature's journeymen had made men and not made them well, they imitated humanity so abominably.william shakespeare
The moral ambivalence of the great mother goddesses has been conveniently forgotten by those American feminists who have resurrected them. We cannot grasp Nature's bare blade without shedding our own blood.camille paglia
You cannot rob me of free Nature's grace, You cannot shut the windows of the sky Through which Aurora shows her brightening face.james thomson
Perhaps the wind Wails so in winter for the summer's dead, And all sad sounds are Nature's funeral cries For what has been and is not.george eliot
Slave to no sect, who takes no private road, But looks thro' Nature, up to Nature's God.Alexander Pope
Time has been called God's way of making sure that everything doesn't happen at once. In the same spirit, noise is Nature's way of making sure that we don't find out everything that happens. Noise, in short, is the protector of information.hans christian von baeyer
....But words came halting forth, wanting Invention's stay, Invention, Nature's child, fled step-dame Study's blows, And others' feet still seemed but strangers in my way. Thus great with child to speak, and helpless in my throes, Biting my truant pen, beating myself for spite: "Fool," said my Muse to me, "look in thy heart and write."philip sidney
And there my little doves did sit With feathers softly brown And glittering eyes that showed their right To general Nature's deep delight.
Nature's great law, and law of all men's minds? To its own impulse every creature stirs; Live by thy light, and earth will live by hers!Matthew Arnold
Nature, and Nature's laws lay hid in Night. God said Let Newton be! and All was Light .
Bright flower! whose home is everywhere Bold in maternal Nature's care And all the long year through the heir Of joy or sorrow, Methinks that there abides in thee Some concord with humanity, Given to no other flower I see The forest through.william wordsworth
Slow, slow, fresh fount, keep time with my salt tears: Yet, slower, yet; O faintly, gentle springs: List to the heavy part the music bears, Woe weeps out her division, when she sings. Droop herbs, and flowers, Fall grief in showers, Our beauties are not ours; O, I could still, Like melting snow upon some craggy hill, Drop, drop, drop, drop, Since Nature's pride is now, a withered daffodil.Ben Jonson
Long stood the noble youth oppress'd with awe, And stupid at the wondrous things he saw, Surpassing common faith, transgressing Nature's law.john dryden
Philosophy only is the true one which reproduces most faithfully the statements of nature , and is written down, as it were, from Nature's dictation, so that it is nothing but a copy and a reflection of nature, and adds nothing of its own, but is merely a repetition and echo.Francis Bacon