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Painters understand nature and love her and teach us to see.
Vincent Willem van Gogh - Letters to Theo  






Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.
Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis - Satires  






Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.
Francis Bacon  






Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.
Blaise Pascal - Pensées  



Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.

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Truly, art is embedded in nature; he who can extract it, has it.
Albrecht Dürer - Four Books of Human Proportion  



Truly, art is embedded in nature; he who can extract it, has it.

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It is in man's heart that the life of nature's spectacle exists; to see it, one must feel it.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Emile, or On Education  






Nature is always too strong for principle.
David Hume - An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding  






Nature is wont to hide herself.
Heraclitus of Ephesus  






Philosophy is written in this grand book, which stands continually open before our eyes (I say the Universe), but can not be understood without first learning to comprehend the language and know the characters as it is written. It is written in mathematical language, and its characters are triangles, circles and other geometric figures, without which it is impossible to humanly understand a word; without these one is wandering in a dark labyrinth.
Galileo Galilei  






How sad to think that nature speaks and mankind doesn't listen.
Victor Hugo  






Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure.
Jeremy Bentham - Principles of Morals and Legislation  






Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.
Albert Einstein  






Nature does nothing in vain.
Aristotle  






People must help one another it is nature's law.
Jean de La Fontaine - Fables  






Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.
Gérard de Nerval  



Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.

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Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye... it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.
Edvard Munch  



Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye... it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.

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Reason misleads us more often than nature.
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims  






It seems to me that we all look at Nature too much, and live with her too little.
Oscar Wilde  






Art is the transition from nature to education, and from education to nature.
Friedrich Hölderlin  






We are so fond of being out among Nature, because it has no opinions about us.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Human, All Too Human  






By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart.
Confucius  






Flowers are the beautiful words and hieroglyphics of Nature, by which she indicates how much she loves us.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe  






Nature does not make jumps.
Gottfried Leibniz  






Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
Albert Einstein  



Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.

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Nature never said to me: Do not be poor; still less did she say: Be rich; her cry to me was always: Be independent.
Nicolas Chamfort - Maximes et pensées  






Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason is absurd.
Baruch Spinoza  






Nature never breaks her own laws.
Leonardo da Vinci  






Water is the driving force of all nature.
Leonardo da Vinci  



Water is the driving force of all nature.

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Every morning was a cheerful invitation to make my life of equal simplicity, and I may say innocence, with Nature herself.
Henry David Thoreau - Walden; or, Life in the Woods  






Two things teach man about his whole nature: instinct and experience.
Blaise Pascal - Pensées  










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