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Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.”
Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis - Satires
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Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.”
Francis Bacon
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Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.”
Blaise Pascal - Pensées
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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
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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
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Nature is wont to hide herself.”
Heraclitus of Ephesus
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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
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How sad to think that nature speaks and mankind doesn't listen.”
Victor Hugo
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Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure.”
Jeremy Bentham - Principles of Morals and Legislation
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Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.”
Albert Einstein
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Nature does nothing in vain.”
Aristotle
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People must help one another it is nature's law.”
Jean de La Fontaine - Fables
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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
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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
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It seems to me that we all look at Nature too much, and live with her too little.”
Oscar Wilde
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Art is the transition from nature to education, and from education to nature.”
Friedrich Hölderlin
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We are so fond of being out among Nature, because it has no opinions about us.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Human, All Too Human
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By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart.”
Confucius
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Flowers are the beautiful words and hieroglyphics of Nature, by which she indicates how much she loves us.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Nature does not make jumps.”
Gottfried Leibniz
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Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”
Albert Einstein
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Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.

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

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Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason is absurd.”
Baruch Spinoza
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Water is the driving force of all nature.”
Leonardo da Vinci
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Water is the driving force of all nature.

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There are no contradictions in nature.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims
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Whatever great advantages nature may give, it is not she alone, but fortune also that makes the hero.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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Babies and animals are the mirrors of nature.”
Epicurus
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Nature has a great simplicity and, therefore, a great beauty.”
Richard Phillips Feynman
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It seems to me, when I see nature, that I see it ready made, completely written — but then, try to do it!”
Claude Monet
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Motion or change, and identity or rest, are the first and second secrets of nature: Motion and Rest. The whole code of her laws may be written on the thumbnail, or the signet of a ring.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson - Nature
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