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delight you wade out into the grassy sun-lake, feeling yourself contained in one of Nature's most sacred chambers, withdrawn from the sterner influences of the mountains, secure from all intrusion, secure from yourself, free in the universal beauty.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
But what is woman?only one of Nature's agreeable blunders.Hannah Cowley
[Nature's] world isbrazen, thepoets onlydeliveragolden.
Nature's chief masterpiece is writing well.villiers, george, 2nd duke of buckingham
All Nature's wildness tells the same story: the shocks and outbursts of earthquakes, volcanoes, geysers, roaring, thundering waves and floods, the silent uprush of sap in plants, storms of every sort, each and all, are the orderly, beauty-making love-beats of Nature's heart.john muir
His Nature's a glass of champagne with the foam on 't, As tender as Fletcher, as witty as Beaumont; So his best things are done in the flash of the moment.james russell lowell
Of all those arts in which the wise excel, Nature's chief masterpiece is writing well.
And not from Nature up to Nature's God, But down from Nature's God look Nature through.robert montgomery
Calmly he looked on either Life, and here Saw nothing to regret, or there to fear: From Nature's temp'rate feast rose satisfy'd, Thank'd Heaven that he had lived, and that he died.
Of one so young, so rich in Nature's store, Who could not say,'tis pity she's a whore?John Ford
Corruption is Nature's way of restoring our faith in democracy.peter ustinov
Nature has mysterious infinities and imaginative power. It is always varying the productions it offers to us. The artist himself is one of Nature's means.Paul Gauguin
In Nature's infinite book of secrecy A little I can read.