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Animals hear about death for the first time when they die.

- Arthur Schopenhauer, 1819

The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers.

- Basho, c. 1690

Nature is the art of God.

- Thomas Browne, 1635

When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.

- Chinese proverb,

Those things are better which are perfected by nature than those which are finished by art.

- Cicero, c. 45 BC

Animals are such agreeable friends—they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.

- George Eliot, 1857

Nature is immovable.

- Euripides, c. 415 BC

We never are definitely right; we can only be sure we are wrong.

- Richard P. Feynman, 1965

I always think of nature as a great spectacle, somewhat resembling the opera.

- Bernard de Fontenelle, 1686

A garden must be looked into, and dressed as the body.

- George Herbert, 1640

Drive out nature with a pitchfork, and she will always come back. 

- Horace, c. 25 BC

There is not a sprig of grass that shoots uninteresting to me.

- Thomas Jefferson, 1790

Nature never breaks her own laws.

- Leonardo da Vinci, c. 1500