Nature Quotations


Nature has found her hoarse summer voice again, like the lowing of a cow let out to the pasture. It is Nature's rutting season.—Journal, 19 May 1856
Even as the birds sing tumultuously and glance by with fresh and brilliant plumage, so now is Nature's grandest voice heard, and her sharpest flashes seen.—Journal, 19 May 1856
No wonder the Orientals rested the world on such a broad back. Such broad health and strength underlies Nature.—Journal, 20 May 1856
Nature is moderate and loves degrees.—Journal, 16 November 1858
Very few men can speak of Nature with any truth. They confer no favor; they do not speak a good word for her.—Journal, 7-10 March 1841
Nature is beautiful as in repose, not promising a higher beauty to-morrow. Her actions are level to one another, and so are never unfit or inconsistent.—Journal, 7-10 March 1841
Simple arithmetic might have corrected it; for the life of every man has, after all, an epic integrity, and Nature adapts herself to our weakness and deficiencies as well as talents.—Journal, 1845-47
Is Nature so easily tamed? Is she not as primitive and vigorous here as anywhere?—Journal, 30 August 1856
Nature makes no noise. The howling storm, the rustling leaf, the pattering rain are no disturbance, there is an essential and unexplored harmony in them.—Journal, 18 November 1837
It suggests that Nature is a kind of gall, that the Creator stung her and man is the grub she is destined to house and feed.—Journal, 30 July 1853
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