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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Nature, like man, sometimes weeps for gladness.
            —Earl of Beaconsfield
  Fine natures are like fine poems,—a glance at the first two lines suffices for a guess into the beauty that waits you if you read on.
            —Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  Our nature is like the sea, which gains by the flow of the tide in one place what it has lost by the ebb in another.
            —Sir Richard Cecil
Nature, like liberty, is but restrained
By the same laws which first herself ordained.
            —Alexander Pope
  Nature, like oil, will rise uppermost.
            —James Ralph
  Nature, like a loving mother, is ever trying to keep land and sea, mountain and valley, each in its place, to hush the angry winds and waves, balance the extremes of heat and cold, of rain and drought, that peace, harmony, and heart may reign supreme.
            —Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom on fruits, can be preserved only by the most delicate handling.
            —Henry D. Thoreau

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