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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
By nature all men are alike, but by education widely different.  Chinese.  1
Drive away nature and back it comes at a gallop.  2
He that follows nature is never out of his way.  3
If we shut nature out at the door, she will come in at the window.  Sir Roger L’Estrange.  4
Know Nature’s children all divide her care;
The fur that warms a monarch warmed a bear.  Pope.
Nature and love cannot be hid.  German.  6
Nature draws more than seven oxen.  German.  7
Nature equips all people with what is most expedient for them.  Fielding.  8
Nature furnishes genuine gold but art makes false.  German.  9
Nature has given us two ears, two eyes and but one tongue, to the end that we should hear and see more than we speak.  Socrates.  10
Nature has placed nothing so high that virtue cannot reach it.  Quintus Curtius Rufus.  11
Nature is beyond all teaching.  12
Nature is content with little.  Latin.  13
Nature is frugal and her wants are few.  Young.  14
Nature is a frugal mother and never gives without measure.  Emerson.  15
Nature is stronger than education.  16
Nature must obey necessity.  17
Nature never did betray the heart that loved her.  18
Nature never says one thing and science another.  Juvenal.  19
Nature on all like powers has not bestowed.  Horace.  20
Nature requires little—fancy much.  German.  21
Nature passes nurture.  22
Nature takes as much pains in the forming of a beggar as an emperor.  23
Nature teaches us to love our friends but religion our enemies.  24
Nature, the vicar of Almightie God.  Chaucer.  25
One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.  Shakespeare.  26
The nature of things will not be altered by our fancies of them.  27
The secret powers of nature are generally discovered unsolicited.  Hans Andersen.  28
Though you cast out nature with a fork it will still return.  29
Though you expel nature with a club, she will always return.  Latin.  30
What belongs to nature lasts to the grave.  Italian.  31

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