|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Go forth under the open sky, and list|
To Natures teachings.
| To him who in the love of Nature holds|
Communion with her visible forms, she speaks
A various language; for his gayer hours
She has a voice of gladness, and a smile
And eloquence of beauty, and she glides
Into his darker musings, with a mild
And healing sympathy, that steals away
Their sharpness, ere he is aware.
|Nature ever faithful is|
To such as trust her faithfulness.
Emerson.Poems: Wood-notes, Part I. Stanza 4.
|Nature is always seriousdoes not jest with us.|
|She paints with white and red the moors,|
To draw the nations out of doors.
Emerson.Poems: Fragments on Nature and Life, Nature.
|Nature will not be in full possessed,|
And they who truliest love her, heralds are
And harbingers of a majestic race,
Who, having more absorbed, more largely yield,
And walk on earth as the sun walks in the sphere.
|Earth is but the frozen echo of the silent voice of God.|
Samuel Miller Hageman.Silence.
|Our old mother Nature has pleasant and cheery tones enough for us when she comes in her dress of blue and gold over the eastern hill-tops; but when she follows us up-stairs to our beds in her suit of black velvet and diamonds, every creak of her sandals and every whisper of her lips is full of mystery and fear.|
Holmes.The Professor at the Breakfast Table, Chap. VII.
|Nature is religious only as it manifests God.|
Mark Hopkins.Sermon, delivered before the Pastoral Association of Massachusetts, May 30, 1843.
|Nature is hieroglyphic. Each prominent fact in it is like a type; its final use is to set up one letter of the infinite alphabet, and help us, by its connections, to read some statement of statute applicable to the conscious world.|
Thomas Starr King.The White Hills: The Connecticut Valley.
|Nature seems to have been created to inspire feeling.|
Thomas Starr King.The White Hills: The Androscoggin Valley.
| No tears|
Dim the sweet look that Nature wears.
Longfellow.Sunrise on the Hills.
|Who loves and lives with nature tolerates|
Baseness in nothing; high and solemn thoughts
Are his, clean deeds and honorable life.
Stoddard.The Dead Master.